The Asian delicacy dim sum is a beloved bite-sized steamed delight that is enjoyed by many. There are loads of places that offer a delicious selection and have a wide variety of interpretations of both Szechuan and Cantonese delicacies. With so many options, it can be hard to know where to go for your dim sum fix, so to help you out here are eight places to grab some tasty dim sum in Jakarta.
Table 8 at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
Being housed in the Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, you can expect nothing but luxury and regal decadence when dining at Table 8. With a menu that celebrates everything Asian you’d obviously expect to find a section showcasing dim sum. Offering a mix of both Szechuan and Cantonese food that can be enjoyed with an à la carte meal or picked up from the rolling trolley means you have everything covered. The collections of options is delicious, which, along with the beautiful décor, makes this the perfect place to have a very special meal.
PAO PAO Liquor Bar & Dim Sum
The essence of dim sum is to be shared, and what better way to share it than with a few drinks with friends. At PAO PAO, you can enjoy a wide selection of perfectly matched steamed delights and alcoholic beverages. When paired with dimly lit and relaxed décor, you have the perfect place for you and your friends to enjoy a light bite after a long day or before a fun night out.
Jia at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
Located just next to SATOO in the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Jia’s regal red décor and gold trim make it a beautiful place to enjoy some deliciously prepared premium dim sum. The menu is extensive with abundant delicate additions. Be it seafood, XO soup, pork or a vegetarian option, there is something for everyone who wishes to try luxury dim sum in a luxury setting and with a luxury flavour.
With an extensive menu, Li Feng takes ample time to celebrate the steamed delicacy with care and artistic precision. Truly, no other restaurant offers such photo-worthy dim sum with the now-famous Black Swan Dim being ordered every day by camera-ready visitors ready to get their next Instagram fix before finding how amazing it is.
Tien Chao at Gran Meliá Jakarta
Celebrating both Szechuan and Cantonese-style dim sum with creative flair that is a breath of fresh air, Tien Chao offers something familiar but also new. The menu has some very popular additions that make it a great weekend restaurant to visit. The floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking beautiful gardens add to the already relaxed and bright décor, which has a naturally lit feel.
Din Tai Fung
What could make your dim sum experience even better? How about an association with Michelin-star quality? The famous food of Din Tai Fung is well known in the city among food lovers, with its specialty xiao long bao being legendary. What makes the whole dining experience even better is the ability to watch the little steamed buns being made with obsessive precision by the chefs, who take the utmost care to create delicious bite-sized meals.
Pearl at JW Marriott Jakarta
All of the dim sum at the Pearl restaurant, which is housed in the JW Marriott Jakarta, is prepared using traditional Cantonese methods. Created under the strict supervision and guidance of the talented head chef, each dim sum delight is expertly made and deliciously prepared. Accompanied by comfortable décor and amazing scenery, you have a great place to enjoy a few choice bites.
Dim Sum Inc
Always a popular place to visit, Dim Sum Inc has become a great place to drop in to get your dim sum fix taken care of. The offerings are so extensive that if it isn’t on the menu there is a chance it isn’t dim sum. With the option to enjoy the food inside, to take it away, or to order, Dim Sum Inc has become the perfect place to drop in and get a quick snack or lunch during a busy day.