The Best Restaurants for Dim Sum in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars)
In this post, I will give some recommendations about the best places to eat Dim Sum in Jakarta. Since the offer is plentiful, I made small categories to help you choose which restaurant is the one for you:

The "Top 5": The following restaurants are generally regarded as serving the best Dim Sum in Jakarta: 

1) Ah Yat Abalone in Golden Boutique Hotel Angkasa (Tel: +62-21 6220 2388) and in Mid Plaza 2 (Tel: +62-21 570 7333) with non-halal available.

2) May Star (Halal) in Central Park Mall LG (Tel: +62-21 5698 5422), in Gandaria City GF (+62-21 2905 2922), in Hotel Le Grandeur Mangga Dua ( Tel: +62-21 612 7880), in Mall Pluit Emporium (Tel: +62-21 6667 6280). The ones in Pluit and Mangga Dua have non halal available.

3) Samudra Seafood Restaurant in BRI Tower, Jl. Sudirman (Tel: +62 21 571 3600) and in Living World (Alam Sutera)

4) Taipan in WTC Mangga Dua (Tel: +62-21 3001 8877). Non halal available. All you can eat for Rp108,000++. 

5) Sun City in Mall Lindeteves, Jl. Hayam Wuruk (Tel:+62-21 6220 1900). Non halal available.

Chinese restaurants located in Jakarta's 5-star hotels: Usually more expensive, though not always tastier, but with better design and atmosphere. They are non-halal.

Table 8, Hotel Mulia Senayan (T: 021 574 7777)

Shang Palace in 
Shangri-La (
Tel: +62-21 570 7440) with a very famous "All You Can Eat" (AYCE) lunch for Rp138,000 all taxes included.

Xin Hwa, Mandarin Oriental (Tel: +62 21 2993 8888) with AYCE at Rp128,000 all included.

Pearl, JW Marriott (Tel: +62-21 5798 8888)

Teratai, Hotel Borobudur (Tel: +62-21 3805555) with AYCE at Rp141,000 all included.

Lai Ching, Four Seasons Hotel (Tel: +62-21 252 3456) with AYCE at Rp118,000 all included.

Tien Chao in Gran MeliĆ  Kuningan (Tel: +62-21 5268080) - Currently under renovation.

Large Chinese restaurants chains:

Crystal Jade: Under different names, it can be found in Grand Indonesia, Pacific Place, Plaza Senayan. Halal.

Duck King, halal, and its non-halal branch Imperial Chef

Din Tai Fung (Halal)

From the Tung Lok group (behind Taipan and Sun City), you also have:
Ming Dine and Chill in Epicentrum Building I (Tel: +62-21 2991 2323)
Ming in Kelapa Gading (Tel: +62-21 4585 0039)

Ming Village in Senayan City (Tel: +62-21 7278 1627) (Halal) is not related to the group I believe.

Other restaurants with decent and affordable all-you-can-eat Dim Sum buffets:

Eastern: In Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang (Tel: +62-21 558 4288). Used to be in Permata Hijau, not great but very popular for its all-you-can-eat Dim Sum (Rp60,000 all included). Halal.

OenPao: In many different locations across Jakarta. All you can eat Rp60,000 all included. Halal.

Clover Palace: In Central Park Slipi (Tel: +62-21 5698 5318): All you can eat for 49,999++. Halal.

Sands Restaurant: In Mangga Dua Square (Tel: +62-21 6231 2888), all you can eat for Rp49,000++. Non-halal.

Golden Ming in Acacia Hotel on Jalan Kramat Raya (Tel: +62-21 390 3030): All you can eat for Rp76,000 all included. Non-halal.

The prices and conditions are given as indications only. You should call the restaurant first to make sure their offer is still valid. If possible, leave me a comment with the updated price. Thanks a lot! Idem with the mention halal or not, I didn't check for every restaurant.

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If you love Chinese food, please read my guide about the Best Chinese Restaurants in Jakarta.

12 comments to '' The Best Restaurants for Dim Sum in Jakarta "

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  1. Dim Sum Inc. In Pasar Festival is certainly serving good dimsum at affordable price, i think they are the first and only dimsum resto with out of the box concept combining dmsum, beer, music and cool hangout place. Very recomended, i loooove their playlist.. They play super cool songs and open 24 hours. They are always full with nice looking crowd specially at night.

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  2. Love your post, I always come back here to read your reviews. Anyways if you happen to post again, mind putting the date of your review? So we would know how recent or old that is :)

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  3. Crystal Jade in the East Mall of Grand Indo has non-halal. The green menu is Halal and the red menu is not.

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  4. GOOD POST!
    thanks a bunch ♥

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  5. X.O Suki definitely served the best dim sum in my opinion.

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  6. Updating info: Sands resto opening 8am,hrg all u can eat nya skrg 65 rb

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  7. Din Tai Fung restaurants has a good range of quality dim sum and chinese food. For quality of taste is excellent, although a bit pricey. Their specialty is the Xiao Long Bao, must try dim sum dish. It's worth the money if you are willing to splurge. All menu is halal for the Indonesian market unless you go to Singapore, their chain has pork. Located in Plaza Senayan and Pondok Indah Mall so far that I know. Highly recommended if you are looking for good quality food.

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  8. Great info, ive never tried "May Star". Im gonna take my parents and sister there sometimes.

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  9. I guess it won't really be much of a vacation if you don't try the local cuisine. Good thing there was more than enough places to get it around the hotels around paddington. It would be such a hassle to have to go searching for good food while on holiday.

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  10. Obviously u have never been dined dim sum at Lotus pondok indah, they're old timer in the business, more than 35 yrs open and up until now always packed during breakfast and brunch time on weekend. Try it!
    Btw thx for sharing ya, salam kenal...mampir ke blog Traveling Cow  kita yahhh...

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  11. update status
    samudra seafood di bri tower udah tutup.

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