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Where to enjoy Dim Sum in Kota Kinabalu

Dim Sum, a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates is favorite foods for Malaysian. We all love dim sums and finding one is not easy in Kota Kinabalu.

Here is a list of some of the dim sum restaurants in Kota Kinabalu.

Non Halal

Dim Sum Recipe 点心之家

Located at Lintas Plaza, the dim sum is steamed upon order. The place is quite small so it’s pretty crowded during the weekend.

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Opening hours: Mon.-Sun. 07:00-15:00

Address: Unit 22-0, Ground Floor, Lintas Plaza, Lorong Lintas Plaza 3, Off Jalan Lintas, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Address5.9466527N 116.0882565E

Phoenix Cafe

Served wide selection of noodles and rice with Dim Sum.

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place

Opening hours: 7am to 3pm

Address: Lot 36 & 37, Ground Floor, Block E, Plaza Grand Millennium, 88300,, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu

GPS location5.9271323N 116.0770798E

Gam Tong金糖

Gam Tong is well-known for its springy wan tan noodles, dumplings, and milk tea. BBQ Pork, roasted pork, and roasted duck are also some of their house specialty. They have dim sum which is steamed upon order. Only 1 types of dim sum available but good to go with the noodles and rice.

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm

Address: Citymall, Imago Mall, 1Borneo

Sea Park Restaurant 海外天海鲜酒家

Sea Park restaurant have been around for many years. Served affordable dim sum

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Opening hours: 7am to 12pm

Address: Luyang Park Phase III shop lots (Jln Maktab Gaya), 88300 Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location5.9586683N 116.0861644E

New WK Restaurant 新旺角大饭店

One of the favorite dim sum place for locals. Do expect long queue during weekends and public holidays

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Opening hours: 7am-2pm and 6pm-10pm daily

Lot 4, 5 & 6, Wisma HCS, Jalan Kolam, Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Lot 21-23, WK Commercial Centre, Jln Bundusan,
Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, P.O.Box 11863, 88820 K.K.
Tel: 088-719988

Foo Phing Dim Sum 富平点心楼

Wide selection of dim sums at affordable price

Foo Phing Dim Sum

Photo credit : Sharon Y Foursquare

Opening hours: 7am to 2pm
Address: Kolam Centre Pase II, Taman Hilltop, Lintas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia., 88200, Malaysia

GPS Location5.9491738N 116.0923657E


Kedai Kopi Hin Loi 兴来茶室

One stall at this coffee shop serve dim sums as early as 5am. Cheap and affordable. Coffee shop style dining with dim sums

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place

Opening hours: 5am to 10am

Address: Jalan Lee Thau Sang, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location: 5.9530634N 116.0554612E

Pork Free

Tasty Wok, Venition

Their chef from GuangZhou, China successfully create pork free dim sums which taste good. Good environment and good place to have dim sum at any time of the day as they open till 12am

Dim Sum at Tasty Wok, Vention Club
Dim Sum at Tasty Wok, Vention Club

Opening hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM

Address: Off Jalan Lintas (Lido-Kepayan), Penampang 88300 Kota Kinabalu


Serve Chinese food and variety of dim sum. Special tea time set available
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 Address: Lot 1,2,3 & 4, Phase 4, Taman Foo Loong, Luyang

GPS Location: 5.9592552N 116.0893965E

Serve Chinese food and variety of dim sum. Special tea time set available

Fook Yuen 富源茶餐室

Famous for their roti kahwin but they also have few selection of pork free dim sum. Dim Sum and yam cha at one place

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Opening hours: 7:00 AM–11:59 PM


Asian Restaurant, Horizon Hotel

Served halal dim sum. Great location at the center of Kota Kinabalu and you get free parking when you dine-in.

Horizon Hotel Asian Kitchen
Horizon Hotel Asian Kitchen
Address: Jalan Pantai, Pusat Bandar, 88999 Kota Kinabalu

GPS location5.9824638N 116.0752559E

Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Dim Sum buffet available during the weekend.

Dim Sum buffet for weekend brunch at Shang Palace
Opening hours: 10am – 2.30pm

Silk Garden, Pacific Sutera

Serve Cantonese cuisine and dim sums. Dim Sum buffet available on the weekends

Sutera harbour

Weekdays (Monday-Friday)

Lunch  11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner  6.30pm – 10.30pm

Weekends / Public Holidays

Lunch  11.00am – 3.00pm
Dinner  6.30pm – 10.30pm

Location : Level 1, The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Capacity : 120 persons

Dynasty Restaurant, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Hong Kong style Dim Sum served on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays.

kota kinabalu dim sum

Address: No. 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

GPS Location5.9750851N 116.068899E

Telephone: (60) (88) 265 555

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  • Topokon Guy

    Kedai Kopi Hin Loi @ Tg.Aru Township is located opposite Tg. Aru Post Office. The morning session has Dim Sum (Big Pau, Siew Mai, Spinach Siew Mai, Steamed Chili spicy bean paste fried chicken claw, Chee Mei, Century Egg Siew Mai – all not salty), Stir fried Bee Hoon/Tuaran Mee/Yellow Noodle (man by an elderly couple), Hainan Kaya-Planta Roti Khawin (Kaya-Planta Toast) and a Mee Soup/Curry Laksa stall. In the evening session that have a Ginger marinated Fried Chicken and Fish Balls on skewers.