Best dim sum in Chiang Mai

Dim Sum's popularity has spread around the world. Here in Chiang Mai we are fortunate to have many fine dim sum restaurants. These are some of our favourites.

By | Thu 30 Mar 2017

If you love these steaming, aromatic, bite sized baskets of deliciousness – and who doesn’t – then here is a list of some of the best, most interesting or best valued dim sums to be had in town.


Holiday Inn Chiangmai

Hot tea in Holiday Inn Chiangmai’s cool comfort

As the weather heats up, head to the Holiday Inn’s cool air-conditioned river-facing River Terrace Restaurant to while away an afternoon, sipping hot Chinese tea and dipping into a lovely selection of dim sums and fried Cantonese delicacies. Dishes include shrimp siu mai, pork spare ribs with XO sauce, steamed salted egg lava bun, tofu skin with shrimps and Chinese chives and vegetable spring rolls, soups, wok-fired and desserts.

With a choice of over 30 dishes and your choice of Chinese tea or Chrysanthemum tea, these two packages, priced at 450 and 550 baht, is a bargain!

For every four guests, one receives a free set. There is also a 20% discount for all restaurant members.

All you can eat Dimsum
Price Offers: THB 450 net per person and TH 550 net person
Date: Everyday (Mon-Sun)
Time: 11.00 – 15.00 hrs.
Venue: River Terrace
Call  053 275 300
Line ID: holidayinncnx
Check out more info and menu here

dusitD2 chiang mai

Dim sums are so beloved here in Thailand, they are nearly as ubiquitous as a bowl of noodles. And with so many options, we have the choice to pick the best out of the bunch.

That is why we love the DusitD2 dim sum. For only 280 baht net you can sit in the hotel’s cool and stylish restaurant, receiving the best of service as you indulge in up to eight dishes of your choosing.

The ingredients are of high quality, the flavours on point and portions generous. The selection of dishes also covers the gamut from classic steamed dishes such as shrimp dumplings, sweet and savoury steamed buns, hakao, seaweed wrapped shrimp balls, wonton soup, fried rice with salty fish to juicy ribs, and our favourite, the Szechuan soup.

Whether you like the subtle flavours of Cantonese food, or the more spicy bites of Szechuan cuisine, there are enough options to satisfy all members of a family or group of friends, whether hot or cold, steamed or fried, rice or noodles.

There are light and bright Chinese desserts to choose from and you can wash it all down with some hot or cold chrysanthemum tea.

Indulge even further on weekends for as much as you can eat at 420 baht.

dusitD2 chiang mai

Dim Sum Lunch Buffet (Saturday – Sunday)11am – 2pm420 baht net per person (including drinks)

Dim Sum Lunch Set (Monday – Friday)11 am – 2pm280 baht net per set (including drinks)

Free of charge for children 0-5 years old and half price for 6-12 years old.Tel. 053-999-999

China Kitchen

Superb Chinese cuisine at Shangri-La’s China Kitchen which covers a great range of Sichuan cuisine as well as a fantastic selection of dim sums.

Set in a five star hotel, China Kitchen’s standards are as to be expected; the service is impeccable, the setting is exclusive and elegant with private rooms, cozy booths and tables for small and large groups, with views of the hotel’s gardens outside and the food is delicious.
The dim sum buffet is becoming a talk of the town for its great value. Nearly 30 items are available on the dim sum menu and there are constant promotions on, so it is worth checking in with the hotel to find the latest deals.

The ingredients are fresh and locally sourced from the best producers or imported if unavailable locally. It is an all you can eat buffet, though the food is brought to your table, so there is no need to queue or fight over that last prawn. The steamed baskets arrive with an assortment of sauces and offer a great variety of favourites as well as some interesting dishes we haven’t seen before. Make sure you save some room for the desserts which are also delicious and very refreshing.

High quality dim sum for everyday and special occasions.

At Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai 89/8 Chang Klan Road, T. Suthep
Open 11.30am – 2.30pm and 6 – 10pm
Tel. 053 253 888
Facebook: shangrilachiangmai

Yangzi Jiang

The lunch dim sums here are simply divine and arguably the best in town with only the highest quality ingredients (and prices).

Open 11.30am – 2.30pm
Nimmanhaemin Soi 5
053 225 313

Toey Dim Sum

Cheap and cheerful, a basket will cost you only 22 baht for a great variety of dim sums.

Open 9.30am-10pm daily
087 812 9440