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Where To Find Delicious Dim Sum in Chicago, IL

MingHin Cuisine
D Cuisine
Furama Restaurant
Dim Sum House
Dolo Restaurant
Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum
Triple Crown Restaurant
Imperial Restaurant
MingHin Cuisine
D Cuisine
Furama Restaurant
Dim Sum House
Dolo Restaurant
Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum
Triple Crown Restaurant
Imperial Restaurant

Enjoying sweet and savory steamed buns, munching on deep-fried dumplings and tasting freshly wrapped shrimp noodle rolls alongside a glass of hot tea are all parts of the dim sum experience. Diners in Chicago have a huge variety of dim sum options to choose from including five-star restaurants to neighborhood markets that sell dim sum to cook at home or eat in-house. Let’s look at where you need to go for the best dim sum Chi-Town has to offer.


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MingHin Cuisine

2168 S Archer Ave Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-1999

This upscale Cantonese-style spot is repeatedly named one of the best restaurants for dim sum in the US. With a traditional feel to the dining room, visitors here can sit in a booth or a traditional round table under sparkling crystal chandeliers next to beautiful art, wine or stunning windows with a view of Chinatown. Diners here love MingHin’s BBQ Pork Buns and Deep Fried Shrimp Rolls. To end the meal with something sweet, try something like their Mango Pudding and the Puffy Egg Custard Tart.

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D Cuisine

2723 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 360-7239

This BYOB dim sum restaurant is decidedly low key but it consistently cranks out reliably delicious food. Hong Kong style is D Cuisine’s specialty and their limited dim sum menu is just right for a sampling of tasty treats like its Green Chive Dumplings, Steamed Pork Buns and Sui Mai, the open-topped dumplings made with pork and shrimp. This casual eatery is perfect to pop in for lunch or dinner for a quick and tasty dim sum feast.

 


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Furama Restaurant

4936 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-1161

This famous spot has been serving piping hot, flavorful dim sum since 1985 and its cult-like following swears by the shared bamboo plates that Furama serves up to guests daily. Their huge menu of dim sum options means everyone that dines here will find a new favorite (or two.) As the servers cruise the room with their food carts, diners can point to the selections that look hot and tasty to try even if you don’t know its name. Diners love Furama’s Spareribs in Black Bean Sauce, the Mochi Rice Meat Wrap and the aptly named Shrimp Fun Roll.


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Dim Sum House

2610 S Wentworth Ave Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-5400

This hidden gem is a popular spot to snag a dependably delicious dim sum meal with the frozen, make-at-home trays of dim sum to-go sold here. This tiny corner shop is easy to miss under the bridge in Chinatown. Locals love to stop by for a tray of Mandarin Buns (Xiao long bao) and Pork Potstickers to heat up at home at this cash-only, mom-and-pop dim sum treasure that is perfect for at-home meals at a fraction of the price of larger eat-in restaurants.

 


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Dolo Restaurant

2222 S Archer Ave Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 877-5117

This swanky, beautiful place is known for its upscale dim sum as well as its full bar and large event space rooms. These aspects and more sett Dolo apart from most authentic Chinatown spots. Dim sum at Dolo is all made in-house and diners here rave about the freshness and high quality of the offerings, like the Stir Fry Shrimp Roll, Har Gow, Fried Taro and Sesame Balls.

 


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Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum

2253 S Wentworth Ave Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-6608

For a yummy dim sum and some pastries to take home, Chiu Quon is the perfect spot to try. Open early every day, this bakery and dim sum spot is an outpost for their original bakery that opened in 1986, so locals know how reliably tasty Chiu Quon’s dim sum and Chinese baked treats are here. Dim sum favorites include the Pork and Shrimp Dumplings and the Steamed BBQ Pork Buns.

 


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Triple Crown Restaurant

2217 S Wentworth Ave Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-0088

This classic family-style, Cantonese dim sum spot is beloved by Chicagoans for its authentic feel and fantastic offerings of dim sum all in view of Chinatown’s iconic red gate. Triple Crown’s adorable Piggy Custard Buns arrive with cheeky faces peeking out from the bamboo steamer on each fluffy, savory bun while the Triple Crown Shrimp and the Braised Chicken feet with Black Bean Sauce are more traditionally presented.

 


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Imperial Restaurant

2100 S Archer Ave Ste 2F Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-6888

Hearty portions, fresh tasting dim sum and a big selection of offerings on the dim sum menu are commonly noted complements at the Imperial. Diners love Imperial, formerly known as Cai, and standout dim sum dishes are the Sui Mai Pork and Shrimp Dumpling, the Har Gow, the crispy Pan Fried Turnip Cake and the Salted Chicken and Vegetable Congee.