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South China Dim Sum Bar

289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 78 846 3656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (86 reviews)
“turnip cake” (8 reviews)
“pot stickers” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Dim sum heaven. Quirky and vibey. Great food and a great evening. We had a few small starters and finished off with a braised beef short rib and sticky rice dish - full of flavour!! We enjoyed a really good Sav Blanc cant remeber the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonnyabra
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Had an amazing dinner with family. Food was stunning and just what I expected. Love dim sum and they have got it right here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing experience, a must book spot but worth it. We had the special starter which was the chicken noodle broth and we tried the various dim sum and pot stickers. We took our own wine at R35 corkage so a bargain,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nuahs1957
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The dim sum is very good but the service does not compare. Determine when the restaurant takes last orders if you want to avoid disappointment. We will be back for dim sum and look forward to having a better experience on our next visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CuriousMeerkatjie
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Eaten here many times and it is always my first stop when I hit Cape Town. This time we ate twice within a few days. I know it is not exactly traditional Chinese but his variations are really superb. We have lunch and always find...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank david o
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The staff was gentle to my needs they where very cheerful, their attention to detail was outstanding and overall I was really impressed at the turnaround time!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Craig C
Reviewed 25 October 2018

My wife and I had a tremendous lunch at South China. The food was exquisite and we share almost every meal they had on the menu. We arrived as they opened for lunch so was nice and quiet. Friendly staff and will definitely be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris N
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The service at this restaurant is bad to the point of being disrespectful. Waiting staff look you in they eye and ignore you. We waited 15 minutes to be seated at our reserved, empty table right next to us. When drinks were ordered waitresses looked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeannef524
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

If you want something simple, not too heavy then I suggest this place. Not a huge menu but everything on the menu is delicious. It would be a good place for couples who just want something easy but tasty. Food came out super quick and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steph F
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night (make sure you call up-front for a reservation). We paid 440 R which is quite expensive vs. what you get. The menu is super simple, food as well. Standard western dim sum and noodles. Nothing surprises you. On the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Luisa_101218
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13 August 2016|
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Response from david o | Reviewed this property |
No. No reservation required. Preferably arrive around 12.00 to find an empty restaurant, but it fills up quickly and is very small. You will love the food and casual ambiance. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 78 846 3656
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