Dim Sum Library

4.3
272 reviews
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Dim Sum Library, is a refreshing evolution of the time-honoured Cantonese tradition - offering a selection of delicious dim sum prepared with new ingredients, textures, flavours and presentation, served all day in an elegant Hong Kong tea room.

These tasty new creations include "Black Truffle Har Gau", "Dan Dan Xiaolong Bao", "Black Pepper Wagyu Beef in Millefeuille pastry", "Cheung Fan with Squid Mousse and Crispy Tofu"and" Hokkaido King Crab and Sea Urchin Spring Roll" are among the delectable dim sum dishes on offer.

Unlike traditional dim sum restaurant, Dim Sum Library is fronted by a stunning Chinoiserie cocktail bar, guests can enjoy a full selection of classic cocktails, wines and spirits as well as bespoke Chinese tea cocktails. For those who enjoy a game of Mahjong in the afternoon, the tables at Dim Sum Library’s Mahjong Parlour, discretely concealed at the rear of the restaurant, are a perfect place to play.
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IC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It has some unique takes on traditional dim sum but maybe a little overpriced.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

It's the fourth time that I had lunch at Dim Sum Library. But this time we were informed to return the table at 1:30. But before the time, the waitress kept pushing us and collected the plates without asking us, and made us settle the bill before we finish. It's not 1:30 yet! The waitress is kind a rude and made us very uncomfortable.
I don't think we will come back to this restaurant again.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the food at the Dim Sum Library. A twist on local cuisine which works.

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WF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The quality of the food is good, but the service is extremely bad. When we request the toothpick, the waitress threw the box to us rudely, I was so surprise with her attitude.

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PA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Service was not good. Always looking for me. So I'm very uncomfortable until eating food. I felt they want we leave there. And to much pushing order drink. But ambiance is really good. Also test is good.

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AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Stylish place with pleasant atmosphere and great food. Only criticism I have is in regards to the service - very efficient and professional, but lacking some warmth - just a smile, to make the difference, and for the whole experience to be even better.

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TR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing but the staff need a lot of training. The staff were not attentive, and the services we received were below average. They ordered wrong stuff, which we put up with it. The bowl was leaking when we have the soup, the staff cleaned it up and took the bowl away, didn’t give us a replacement. Then the staff tried to take our plates away and clear the table while we are still waiting for more food to come. I think the concept of the restaurant is upmarket chinese food, but the staff runs it as fast in and out Dim Sun place.

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DE
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good modern dim sum but the place is too dark and prices are quite expensive.
Worth trying out once.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The quality of food is good and it is too expensive. 干炒牛河 Fried noodle with beef costs HKD280, which is an reasonably high price.

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CY
London
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and setting with a nice range of dim sum. They make an effort to have both the classic dishes along with a few modern interpretations. A little on the pricey side, and they don’t seem to be consistent in portion sizing. Some dishes come with 2 pieces, others with 3 and then others with 4. In an ideal world they would be flexible on number of pieces depending on the number of guests.

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LH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Once is enough kind of dimsum place. But it was nice to try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

We have ordered about hkd 945 and 45 mins into our meal with many empty tables , there is a big tall more chubby captain came and tell us that we have to return table in 15 mins as it is companies policy , I told him that I have not even ordered main dishes of rice and noodles and dessert , that they should fill up the other tables with 5 people first and then if we hang around without eating , then they have the right to kick us out but since the inside and the area we are eating have at least 2 other 5 people tables , while we are eating , and want to order more , they can fill up the other tables first and let us order more and finish with our meal, he said it is company’s policy, he can’t do anything , I got so upset I cancelled my dinner booking for 5 immediately . This is not the first time this big chubby captain did that !! I am not eating at your restaurant anymore as there is Mott 32, china tang , china club, Hong Kong club , lei garden , john Anthony’s , Kokomi , thai Basil , not to mention my marriot and grand Hyatt and Conrad memberships !! many choices !! So we paid bill and went to Lumi for dessert & coffee ,,

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is not hot enough. The overall experience is getting worse.

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NT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Don't go during lunch time. It's loud, very busy and the staff rush you to order, eat and quickly leave. They came over several times to ask are we done and remind that we need to give back the table. They should ask instead, how everything is and if we need anything else? I had to remind them to help refill my tea pot and to pls bring us the dessert menu. In the end, decided to leave and have dessert somewhere else.

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SP
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant in Pacific Place amongst all the shopping, food is delicious and service excellent

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l
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I expected too much :( Atmosphere was good. Black truffle shrimp dumplings were good but others nothing special.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious food, but service was not that good due to the busy lunch hours.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was first time to have the truffle dim-sum. I was worried before having the dishes, but it was quite moreish. So I ate 2 more dishes.

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B
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Premium dim sum with traditional favourites and dim sum with a modern twist. Make sure you order the crispy truffle chicken. Wonderful.

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JO
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great modern take on Dim Sum. The portions were also good sized, especially the noodles.

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EB
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! high quality and special tastes. We love to come there!

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Below my expectation. The food was ok. But service was not so good.

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MH
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good environment and food.
Dim sum and desserts are good!

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Dim Sum done with class, precision and modernity. Very good food.

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MS
Hamburg Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food that is served quickly. Reasonable prices.

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AE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food exceeded expectations! I highly recommend the chicken with black truffle and crispy skin, as well as the wagyu with black pepper puffs - phenomenal!

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TB
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice little spot, snugly situated inside a shopping mall ! Great Dim Sum as well .

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P
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Love this place and would really recommend it to anyone who wants to try Dim Sum with a twist

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LP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food great service.
Price can be 20% lowered

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F
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, but much of the wine on the menu was sold out. Also quite noisy, but the quality of the food is outstanding and makes up for the shortcomings. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good but seats were limited

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KW
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! Lovely dim sum with an interesting twist. Only downside was one of our choices was sold out

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SY
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I felt rushed to finish the meal when there weren’t people waiting

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst service I’ve ever experienced. Outrageously expensive for below average food. Will never go back

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BL
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good fusion dimsum. When you get sick of ‘real dimsum’ at some point, go to here. Definitely recommend.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, great ambiance. We are a family of four, each made their own choices then we shared. Some we ordered more of. The dessert was also delicious - I thought I might not like them but the mango and the chocolate was delicious.

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JL
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I wanted to change my order after I ordered in 3mins. They said i cannot change. Just adding is ok.
And I dropped off one of the dimsum on the floor. They didnt care it at all. It was only 2pics dimsum menu. No asking to order it again.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve been coming to Dim Sum Library for a few years now and when it first opened it was spectacular - absolutely delicious twists on classics. However as the years have passed the quality of the food seems to have gone down. It’s still very good but the attention to detail is gone. Will definitely come back but not if it continues to trend toward mediocrity (it’s too pricey for that!)

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OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food tastes good. Creative. Priced high for what it is but it is in Pacific Place Mall, hence it puts it’s price points based on the high rents!

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NB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and attentive service, great food and really fabulous atmosphere.

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