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Reviewed 2 April 2020

With history as far back as Yung Kee, Lin Heung Tea House is on the other side of Central close to Sheung Wan. There are so many reviews on this place so here is my review too. IT CLOSED BUT i THINK THERE IS A...NEW OWNER NOW SO THINGS might be different since this review was before it changed. The restaurant is slightly different in the daytime and evening, in the daytime they serve dimsums and in the night time they serve Chinese dishes. The Chinese tea however seems fun in the daytime because from the photos on OpenRice, it shows two cups, one full of tea leaves with a lid and another cup for you to pour the tea in similar to the ones you see on old Chinese Television programmes. During the day, it is like a zombie scene where people rush to the dimsum lady and snatch whatever they can but if you go late there is barely anything left so be sure to go early.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 24 January 2020 via mobile

Rude waitressing? Check. Rolling trolleys of dim sum goodness? Check. The real deal in HK style dim sum!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 January 2020 via mobile

It was our first meal in the Sheung Wan area and it was one of our best. Our son loved the char Sui as was very tender, the beef ho fun had fantastic “wok heat” aromas and the roast pigeon was perfect. We returned 2...More times too! One of the times was for dim sum which was very very hectic as they still have trolleys but the food was the freshest we have ever had, we think! But it wasn’t a calm yum cha meal as it was very busy too! But one of our favourite places in Sheung Wan.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 December 2019

Very very local nd interesting environment. Overal very good experience. A little more expensive than i would have liked. Please go to carts ans pick what you like because sometimes food goes quickly or sit and relax and they will come to you. Fòod good

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Hi visited Lin Heung with 4 friends whilst visiting HK. We were quite overwhelmed when first walking in and especially when we got sat to share a table with a family. Thankfully that family were extremely helpful and helped us with what to have but...most importantly, told us we need to get up and go to the trolly to get the good stuff! Chicken feet were the highlight for me although the custard buns were also fantastic! Would definitely recommend and will return on future visits to HK!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

Dim sum stops at 4pm, so tries the pork on my second visit. Wow! Not sure if I like the dim sum or pork more! Both were great! This is a no frills authentic place to get good tea and food while walking around Wellington...street.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

As soon as we walked in, the ambiance reminded me when I was a little girl going to “grandpa-granddaughter’s weekend Yum Cha”. Delicious foods and we (my mom and I) were lucky that our server was friendly and patient enough to get us settled in...our table (it’s a co-sharing table with other guests). The only things that makes me giving only 4* is .... I wish there’s a list of foods in English or at least pictures with descriptions in English. Although we’re familiar with most of the foods but lots of them looked like something new to us. Overall, it’s a recommended restaurant to go while you are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 1 September 2019

May be locals won't recommend you Lin Heung, but every travel book will. It's worth a visit or two or five if you are put up on the island and somewhere close to Central. if you're in Kowloon, this place is worth that ferry ride...and another 15 minutes walk. A flight of stairs will lead to the main hall, buzzing is probably the right word to describe it. You can grab of the table and don't be shy to share with others. A young lady with a card takes rounds of the hall with stacks of freshly steamed dimsums and if you were go purely by the looks of the steamed goods, you know that stuff is has been around for years and things you will not find in any other restaurant in Hongkong. if you do not understand Cantonese it's alright, they like other humans understand keywords like prawns, pohk(pork), chicken, more pohk and vegetable. Ask her them to open the lid of the basket and choose what you want to enjoy. My goal was to not miss the sticky rice dumpling that sell like hotcakes and the Cheong Fun. Other than dimsum, they do a lot of a-la-carte too. We ordered a portion of Fukin fried rice which was (a) delicious (b) massive quantity to be devoured even by three of us. All in all, this is one of those places that really have to come back to may be try more dimsums that you didn't the first time or even to just observe the tea-house routine here in Hongkong or may be just watch people sip endless cups of tea.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

We had lunch at this at least for us foreigners an authentic amazing place. We just pointed out without really knowing, but the food was all very good. Amazing experience.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

Ushered to your shared table. Wait for the bowl of boiling water. Rinse bowls and spoons and chopsticks on your table. Take the tea and maybe order a bottle of two of Tsing-Tao beer. You can wait for the ladies to come to you but...often walking calmly up to a trolley and asking to see what’s inside and pointing / asking - make sure you’ve taken your bill slip to be stamped. Otherwise you may miss out. Delicious ribs, chickens’ feet (they were big! fung jo), pork cheung fun (char siu cheung), port and shrimp dumpling (siu mai), roast pork bread bun (char siu bro) and what we thought best shrimp dumpling (har gow) we’ve had. Hugely entertaining experience - the ladies like to push stuff on your table but a friendly smile and a firm no thank you works well. Family of 5 from UK loved it. Brilliant experience but just remember it’s Hong Kong so you need to go and compete, with a smile and it’s hugely rewarding food and old HK atmosphere wise.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Response from Bambang S | Reviewed this property |
Based on my observation, you may not be able to find gluten free dim sum in this place. Nobody care whether you have been sitting there for hours and still have not placed any order. Their dim sum is not cheap either so my... More
7 June 2018|
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Response from Tomhu868 | Reviewed this property |
Exit C in Central. Once, you exit C... STOP and look across the street should see a Cookie store don't go there. Go along with traffic on Des Voeux Road. Now time to turn on your Google Map.
27 April 2018|
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Response from Lainy1993 | Reviewed this property |
No Reservations. We went around 10 AM on a Friday and it was busy, but not packed. As 2 people we didn't have to wait. You should expect to sit with other parties at most, if not all, restaurants in Hong Kong. Also I... More
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  • Lin Heung Tea House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4