Dim Sum Library - Admiralty HK

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Chinese
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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4.0
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SH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner with delicious and innovative dimsum and other dishes. Despite the amount of fabulous restaurants in Hong Kong we tend to come here twice during our stays. Like this time too, we’ll dine there twice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we’ll be back!

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food with interesting options. However, not too many choices if you are vegetarian or allergic to shrimp. A bit overpriced. The service and ambiance were great.

SR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favourites dim sum options. It is so convenient and one place we can also take family and friends and be confident they will enjoy the experience

WR
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue fabulous food you have to have the chicken really really reasonably priced even the red wine fantastic ambience I love this place

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good authentic dim sum and an easy walk from our hotel.

a
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was recommended by friends and did not disappoint.

L
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We actually visited the new one in Elements which I previously notified open table. Great food as it is new the didn’t have a liquor license . Food spicier than we are used to but delicious

v
Puebla
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent place for any celebration or special occasion, even for an after work dinner. Nice place to visit during vacations and a must for Dim sums or special- HK dishes

LC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and service was good. However, the price is a bit on the high side and the choice of dim sum was limited. I would like to see a bigger menu next time!

d
Sydney / NSW
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A favourite place to visit although turning up without a reservation especially at lunchtime can be hazardous. Always buzzy, food is good, but the waiting staff are sometimes rather pressed and do not look around to see who needs service.

S
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food quality is good and service is excellent. However the food portion is too small. Also if we can have lunch set or discount offered, it would be perfect !

M
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistent quality of food and prompt service. Innovative dishes. Could do with more vegetable options.

S
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Made a reservation at 9pm, we were still eating main dishes and was asked to pay the bill, hadn’t even finished eating, had to rush through dessert and they cut off the music and turned the lights on brighter. We were the last table in the restaurant and felt like we were being pushed out, DONT take reservations at 9pm if you are asking them to leave at 9:45. It’s not fair and ruined our evening.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was really fast and rude. They make us paid in the middle of our dinner. The food is good, the service not at all.

PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dim sum Library was excellent. We went in our first night as close to our hotel.
Superb food all very tasty.
Service was also attentive.
One small criticism was as we were the last people in the restaurant we felt a little rushed as the staff were seemingly keen to finish their shift. I did not detract from our evening. Super food and worth a visit.

C
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food as always. We especially loved the hargau with truffle. Service was attentive without being in your face. Definitely one of my favourite places for lunch

WR
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service great ambiance just be aware that you will moved from your table after your allotted lunch time otherwise all good

AB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Your nouvelle cuisine dim sum did not impress me. I rather stick to the traditional dim sum and the more authentic ambiance. Sorry, I'm an old-fashioned old man.

VR
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was poor, we had to set up our table ourselves and remove the extra chairs we had made a booking for six and the table was set up for eight

L
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

After finding an article citing the reataurant as having an exceptionally interesting twist on Hong Kong cuisine and judging from the photos and description of the place I traveled across town from Kowloon to have dinner. The article failed to mentionthat it was located in a shopping mall anf the photos made it seem as if it had windows overlooking a vista. I ordered the puff beef pastry appetizer, whish was good and the fois grois on eggs which was sadly disappointing. Still hungry I followed up with the crispy chicken, average.

AF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

No need to put dress code if it is not strictly enforced.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

we booked at a table for 11:45am, but our guest arrived late. we were told repeatedly by your waiter and manager that we can only keep the table until 1:15pm. Closing to 1pm, your manager obviously made a point by clearing all our dishes and cutlery from our table and push us to settle the bill immediately. We were embarrassed by the situation. Obviously your people only try to make the most of money from the table but missed value of service and customer relationship. I was told by other people they had bad experience with your restaurant, now I know what they meant.

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Head waiter was VERY helpful in ordering food. Service was exceptional. Food is always very good. My guests were very impressed.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great place for lunch. Good and consistent quality food.

E
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious and fancy restaurant :) awesome!! I would like to visit again

JF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A modern western take of dim sum place. Some creative dim sum dishes like "dan dan xiao long bao" was quite good. It's bit pricey but great to have your overseas guests who may not feel so comfortable with real local dim sum places.

SW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very tasty food. Restaurant is a little dark but always busy and worth a try.

ST
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is great & the service is very good too.
I only ever have problems with my glass of champagne always being flat....Please ask that the champagne be sealed properly or not kept open for too long.

Regards
Susan Tucker

B
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Blending Cantonese, Japanese its name ,Dim Sum Library, reflects its effort and passion👍

GM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I loved the interior of the restaurant very beautiful, the menu is very interesting and you can try many things, food was awesome and presentation of dishes was also great but service was extremely poor. The only nice smiling person was the lady who poured tea for me the rest of the staff wearing suits so i was expecting they were managers and would at least introduce the dishes they could barely speak and almost” throw” dishes on our table, they delivered the food all at same time (5/6 dishes) and first of all the table wouldn’t fit all of them so i ended up organizing the space as the waiter wasn’t able to... secondly but most important all hot dishes got cold in couple of minutes so we ended up eating everything cold... was a bit disappointing and i really wish i could have enjoyed the food as it is supposed to be served but we ended up exactly like eating cold soups...
Not sure if i will go back considering the wide choice of great restaurants in hong kong..

RM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife is vegetarian. The vegetarian menu, most of the items contained chicken powder and thus, in reality, it should not be on the Vegetarian menu.

E
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bit on the pricey side but great food quality. Would recommend to everyone.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is allergy-friendly, with its waiting staff knowledgeable about the ingredients used in their food. That is a priceless quality to have to stand out in Hong Kong’s F&B scene

AC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was open. There were chairs and tables. See you

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Highly recommend

Y
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried most dim sum in the menu, it was delicious! The staffs were very nice and friendly, a must try in hong kong for sure!

T
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

expensive and lunch menus arent good compared to dinner

IC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

A
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

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.