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Lin Heung Tea House

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G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
+852 2544 4556
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great place to start off your day if you exploring the "old" hong kong. the need to "fight" for dim sum can leave you starving though. not for the too polite. the foods are authetic and tasty with probably no additives.

Thank philipleunghongkong
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were rumours that this tea house; one of the oldest in Hong Kong that serves dimsum in traditional way, will close down end of last year. We worried that there won't be any seats for us; luckily, there were and we shared table with...More

Thank Baby G
Reviewed 1 week ago

You love it or you hate it. I do not know anyone who says, well it was ok. The Lin Heung Tea House is an institution in Hong Kong but no longer a secret. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a visit for lunch. You can...More

1  Thank Juergen-Carmanah
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Of the four recommended dim sum restaurants we tried during our trip to Hong Kong, Lin Heung Tea House was our favorite. The restaurant is crowded and packed with locals and tourists alike. The large round 8-person tables are shared so you will be seated...More

Thank kiyuri
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Yes it was a warzone going in for lunch even though i could speak cantonese. Tourists crowd around & follow the carts when they come out, next when you’re ordering you feel like you’re being shoved from the back endlessly. It was disturbing as a...More

Thank Baldwin C
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a traditional dim sum house and going here is as much for the experience as it is the food. We went around breakfast time and the restaurant was mostly full. We managed to get a seat and waited for the dim sum to...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I've visited quite a lot of yum cha restaurants in Hong Kong, among them , Lin Heung is the most impressive one; not of its food but the atmosphere and overall environment. There are not many this type of traditional tea houses still operating in...More

Thank qqview
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Intrigued by the idea of old school dim sum, and it was only few minutes away, we just tried it. The ambiance is chaotic, tables ugly and utensils quite dirty and the saving grace was the friendly locals. Push cart system are sporadic, with quite...More

Thank ChristenChewSP
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Friends and I decided to have dim sum for lunch at Lim Heung before we depart at night. No doubt it is a very local traditional dim sum ambience for experience. The food isn't really that fantastic. There are better dim sum place in HK....More

Thank shiropicco
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We've eaten here several times over the last few years and it never fails to deliver - whether it is for morning Dim Sum, dinner, or late night supper. Dim Sum is a frantic affair, where patrons rush to the carts in order to secure...More

Thank exspat
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Eyal P
11 July 2018|
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Response from Bambang S | Reviewed this property |
Based on my observation, you may not be able to find gluten free dim sum in this place. Nobody care whether you have been sitting there for hours and still have not placed any order. Their dim sum is not cheap either so my... More
Felix P
7 June 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Exit C in Central. Once, you exit C... STOP and look across the street should see a Cookie store don't go there. Go along with traffic on Des Voeux Road. Now time to turn on your Google Map.
Yvonne T
27 April 2018|
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Response from Lainy1993 | Reviewed this property |
No Reservations. We went around 10 AM on a Friday and it was busy, but not packed. As 2 people we didn't have to wait. You should expect to sit with other parties at most, if not all, restaurants in Hong Kong. Also I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Sheung Wan
  • Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
  • Phone Number: +852 2544 4556
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