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Dim Sum Library - Admiralty HK

4.4
4.4
398 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Chinese (Canton), Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–6:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 10:30 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    3643 0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    If you would like to host your own event for 20 or more persons, please contact our dedicated events team on +852 3428 8898 or email us at event.hk@aqua.com.hk with your name and preferred event outlet, we will be happy to help.

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is 4000 sq ft with the capacity of 123 seated, and 15 bar stools - perfect for any private or public event. With our fabulous Chinese chefs in the kitchen and a full-service bar, menus can be tailored and matched to provide a uniquely memorable experience for your guests.

    The team at Dim Sum Library have a wealth of event management experience and are happy to provide Audio Visual/Technical setup/ Stage Production and Entertainment options for our private room and the entire venue in consultation with our guests.

    The Mahjong Parlour can be used as a private dining room for parties of up to 40. With three tables which can transform into Mahjong tables for cocktails and dim sum over an afternoon game.

  • Private party contact

    event.hk@aqua.com.hk : 3428 8898

  • Neighborhood

    Admiralty

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Dim Sum Library restaurant is located in Pacific Place at the heart of Hong Kong Island atop the MTR.<br /><br />Taxi drivers will know the building name Pacific Place, Dim Sum Library can be found in The Mall, Tower Two.<br /><br />Directly above the MTR, easily accessible from Exit F of the Admiralty MTR Station.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 398 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hong Kong

    Best Overall

  • Hong Kong

    Best Food

  • Hong Kong

    Best Service

  • Hong Kong

    Best Ambiance

  • Hong Kong

    Best Value

  • Hong Kong

    Great for Lunch

  • Hong Kong

    Romantic

  • Hong Kong

    Most Booked

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  1. s

    stellaskc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my 3rd visit in less than a month. Very satisfied with the quality of the food and the presentations. Good choices and comfortable ambiance. Better service this time.

  2. V

    Vixabs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The crispy aubergine is a delight. So too are the beetroot dumplings. And the sesame ice cream. And noodles with fresh ginger. Everything we ordered was vegetarian and everything was super good!

  3. s

    stellaskc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The quality of the food is excellent! Very well prepared, original, and very tasty. The decor is well thought out. There's room for improvement on the service! The owner should consider hiring more staff.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Taking dim sum enjoyment experience to next level . Worth to try.

  5. KF

    KelF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Overall good value, everything is fine,except every table is limited to 1.5hr

  6. Y

    Yorkie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    I have visited Dim Sum Library several times previously so was looking forward to another good experience ... unfortunately on this occasion it was not up to the standard of previous visits. I must admitted we were 30 mins late arriving but we had called ahead to apologies and ensure our table was still available. Having being assured there we no issues we arrived at the restaurant at 8:30 and immediately went to our table and order a selection of dishes. The food as always was very good, and the general table service was fine ... the issue was that, with the restaurant being relatively quiet, the staff had clearly decided they would start clearing up and shutting down early. As such at 9:30 (the restaurant does not close until 10pm) we were asked to pay our bill whilst still eating our meal as they wanted to close the tills; the staff started to clear tables and clean the floors around us and generally made us feel like we should be rushing to leave. I appreciate Wednesday nights are quiet and staff want to get home ... but it did spoil the meal and made us feel we had inconvenienced the staff rather than allow us to enjoy our meal. Overall a disappointing experience on this occassion.

  7. B

    Busybee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and service is good, but it's a bit pricy.

  8. EH

    EvaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dim Sum Library is our favourite weekend gathering place.

  9. J

    Jimmy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Grateful to have prepared a small Birthday cake for my friend, thanks

  10. P

    Pacplace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant service - Pat especially. Lovely cocktails

  11. P

    Peter

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The menu needs far bigger letterings for old people to read in such dimmed environment, and the waiter was not very happy with not getting along with his recommendation. Overall the food was not bad, as usual, but the service has dropped. I'd encourage the management to watch if the waiters offer the same level of courtesy to all customers, not only the regulars.

  12. WW

    WaWa

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    food is excellent. i am a loyal customer and always love to receive my guests by bringing them to Dim Sum library for a welcome supper.

  13. FD

    FrankD

    Hong Kong

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice food, special preparations and good portions 👍🏼

  14. ML

    MLee

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Table was too small and close to each other. The dim sum dishes were creative with some surprises in taste (e.g., spring rolls with seabass and pickled vegetables and beetroot dumplings with wild mushrooms). Rice rolls with shredded chicken and turnip cakes were so-so only.

  15. L

    Lena

    Hong Kong

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first dinner experience, but overall not the first time. We loved the food offered on a fixed menu - a great value and delicious meal! I highly recommended this place to anyone who wants to have an elevated dim sum meal

  16. SB

    SimonB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    fanatstic food options and wonderful ambiance; not necessarily the place you'd go for 'value' moreover, a special occasion, making an impression or a little splurge.

  17. FC

    FionaC

    Thailand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice environment and food with character under good services!

  18. AL

    AnnL

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very great expeirnece. Great food great service. Nice seating. And not noisy to hold business conversation. The AC is just a little too cold though. Thank you for the hospitality! :)

  19. WI

    WIng

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Though it seems there weren’t a lot of staff, the people who served us were friendly and genuine and worked very hard. I was a little disappointed some of the old favourites are no longer in the menu and that some items are only available at dinner service.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy food

  21. AV

    AnshulV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Choices, Good Services and nice ambience. Definitely Recommend the Dan Dan Xiaolong Bao

  22. BJ

    BrendanJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was too salty. Quality not up to standard. Otherwise ambience and service from staff was okay

  23. AK

    AnnaK

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was attentive despite the lunctime rush. The food was delcious and every dish we ordered was well presented and tasted amazing

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    No change to menu. Very boring selection Table top is sticky Service staff works hard and is good at it

  25. S

    Scout

    Thailand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Tea was no hot enough, some dim sums was warm and not hot. Understaff and the service is still ok but a bit rush.

  26. PH

    PeckH

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    When we first sat down, nobody attended to us, no tea offered. We had to keep calling the waiters for attention. We only got very good service after Pat showed up. The overall service level has dropped. Very sloppy!

  27. L

    Linus

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Good quality dishes, innovative and well prepared but small portions given the prices. Ran out of a few good dishes which is a good sign! Good cocktails and well worth trying.

  28. K

    Kaikaikai

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience1

    Gave me a hallway crap seat even though a bunch of table was available AND we actually made reservation. I don’t get it … Food is average , they try to throw a fusion flavor on the dim sum concept.

  29. C

    Chris

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Overpriced and mediocre food. The noodles were greasy with not much flavor.

  30. NV

    NiruV

    Hong Kong

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent though i would suggest increasing the number of vegetarian options.

  31. RK

    RominaK

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Chef use a bit too much pepper! Dim sums are great!

  32. KW

    KWkw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants for lunch. Their dim sum is outstanding. I love that they've taken the traditional Hongkongese cuisine and added a few twists here and there to make it super delicious.

  33. K

    Kathryn

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Dim Sum Library is one of our favorite restaurants in Hong Kong. The dan dan xiao long bao are delicious and the crispy truffle chicken is amazing!

  34. CT

    CatherineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love your restaurant. The food is delicious, the ambiance is pleasant.

  35. AC

    AdaC

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Excellent quality of food,also service. Tables too close, feel a bit crowded.

  36. H

    Hello

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Not sure if the man is a manager or supervisor, but the attitude was not very nice.

  37. SO

    SarraO

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Love this place, it’s our “go to” after the cinema, the dumplings, the chicken 😋😋

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing food !

  39. LH

    LilyH

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    It was much quieter this time compared with my last visit (full house). Tge food gas always been exceptional as the ambience is contemporary. Love this place will go again with friends.

  40. P

    Pfmcdu

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service is always a pleasure. Shout out to Pat

FAQs

Dim Sum Library - Admiralty HK is rated 4.4 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Dim Sum Library - Admiralty HK

Pacific Place Admiralty Hong Kong, Hong Kong Central

  • Neighborhood

    Admiralty

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–6:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 10:30 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Chinese (Canton), Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Dim Sum Library restaurant is located in Pacific Place at the heart of Hong Kong Island atop the MTR.

    Taxi drivers will know the building name Pacific Place, Dim Sum Library can be found in The Mall, Tower Two.

    Directly above the MTR, easily accessible from Exit F of the Admiralty MTR Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    3643 0088

  • Catering

    If you would like to host your own event for 20 or more persons, please contact our dedicated events team on +852 3428 8898 or email us at event.hk@aqua.com.hk with your name and preferred event outlet, we will be happy to help.

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is 4000 sq ft with the capacity of 123 seated, and 15 bar stools - perfect for any private or public event. With our fabulous Chinese chefs in the kitchen and a full-service bar, menus can be tailored and matched to provide a uniquely memorable experience for your guests.

    The team at Dim Sum Library have a wealth of event management experience and are happy to provide Audio Visual/Technical setup/ Stage Production and Entertainment options for our private room and the entire venue in consultation with our guests.

    The Mahjong Parlour can be used as a private dining room for parties of up to 40. With three tables which can transform into Mahjong tables for cocktails and dim sum over an afternoon game.

  • Private party contact

    event.hk@aqua.com.hk : 3428 8898

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