With the large Asian-Pacific population found throughout Seattle, dim sum is anything but scarce. With dumplings and other small dishes featured on this type of menu, it’s a great option when you’re gathering with friends and family. The great news is that there are some wonderful places to enjoy this kind of food, whether you want it as a snack or an entire meal. Check out our list of some great dim sum spots when in Seattle.
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Harbor City Restaurant
707 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104
Harbor City is a family-owned restaurant that offers a casual dining room as well as takeout and delivery. The menu is well-known for not only dim sum but also congee, Peking duck, and other Chinese favorites. The dumpling service starts first thing in the morning and continues well into the afternoon. Be warned, though, that it’s not available for their dinner service. The restaurant has also won a number of awards, including Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice award.
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Dim Sum King
617 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104
Dim Sum King has a convenient location inside the Bush Hotel. The entire menu is priced individually so that you can try a wide array of items without breaking the bank. You’ll be able to choose from baked and fried items that range from custard buns to egg tarts. They do a massive takeout business, but there’s also a lively space where you can sit around casually and eat until your heart is content.
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Din Tai Fung
2621 NE 46th St, Seattle, WA 98105
If Din Tai Fung sounds familiar, it’s because it’s actually a Seattle outpost for a chain that is extremely popular in Taiwan. The modern dumpling restaurant allows you to explore a comprehensive menu of delicious items. The Shanghai-style soup dumplings and noodles will leave you wanting more. The location is conveniently located in University Village. While it’s not the cheapest place in town, the food is worth it – and the line to get in proves it.
424 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Jade Garden is a hot spot in Seattle. You’ll be able to get dumplings and more for a great price, and they open early when you’re craving a morning fix of Chinese food. The food is as fresh as it gets. Many call it non-pretentious because it’s all about hearty, quality food that will leave you feeling full. The line can get long here because so many people love this spot, so make sure to get in line early.
504 5th Ave S #109, Seattle, WA 98104
The Dough Zone offers a wide array of soup dumplings, noodle bowls, and more. You’ll be welcomed into a casual, hip eatery with a comprehensive menu of casual Chinese offerings. As for what you should eat, many can’t decide between the Dan Dan noodles or the scallion pancakes. Why decide? With the affordable pricing, you can get a little of everything. It’s inside The Publix apartment complex, and the rooftop provides the perfect view for enjoying your meal.
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14603 NE 20th St Unit 4B, Bellevue, WA 98007
When you want delicious food and a bit of a show, Supreme Dumplings is waiting for you. The chefs will build a lot of the dumplings in front of you, allowing you to see the care that goes into each one. Spicy wontons, pan-fried buns, and so much more are waiting for you on this menu. There’s the option to order to go or dine in. Reservations are available and highly recommended, especially on a Friday or Saturday night.
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China Harbor Restaurant
2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
China Harbor has a beautiful location in the city where you can dine while looking out over the water. You can choose to enjoy both lunch and dinner at the restaurant, and a full bar remains open until late on Friday and Saturday nights. The eclectic menu is filled with everything you could ask for, including not only a wide array of Dim Sum but also Mushu Pork, Mongolian Beef, and more.
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Mee Sum Pastry
1526 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Mee Sum Pastry is the perfect place to go when you want dim sum to walk around and eat. You can drive through or head right to the food stand in Pike Place Market. While it may not be anything to look at, the buns, pastries, and Chinese food are out of this world. The bakery offers a little bit of everything, so you’ll want to go again and again to be able to taste it all. Just be prepared to stand in a line as the place is mighty popular.