You win some, you lose some’, but when it comes to experiencing the best Dim Sum or Yum Char Auckland has on offer, you really can’t surpass a great feast of the steam basket variety. Dim sum literally translates as ‘touch heart’, and here are some of our favourite restaurants which have touched our little Dim Sum hearts.
Grand Harbour Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Aclaimed award winner, Grand Harbour in the Viaduct is a great yum char dining experience with plenty of choices on offer. Best to book in advance because this spot is pretty popular and it fills up fast.
China Yum Char Restaurant & Bar
Again, make sure you book ahead because this wee gem is another popular and busy spot. The dishes come through thick and fast, and there’s something special about their tea, which is just delicious.
All you can eat Yum Char lunch, bang in the centre of town. The dinner menu is just as good with tasty goodies on a la carte. Perfect before or after drinks in the city. It would pay to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Newmarket Chinese Kitchen
A busy and bustling atmosphere awaits you at Newmarket Chinese Kitchen. They have a wide range of fresh seafood dishes and traditional yum char goodies. The dessert menu is pretty fine too. Great for a Friday working lunch.
Grand Park Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Spend a lazy afternoon grazing over steamed yum char dumplings at Grand Park Chinese Restaurant in Greenlane, just inside the Alexandra Racecourse. Open for lunch from 10am-3pm every day.