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Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists

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Mong Kok
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Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui | Olympian City Mall, Hong Kong, China
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10:00 - 21:30
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

What is there to say about Tim Ho Wan? They were one of the first dim sum restaurants to obtain truly international recognition. Their take on traditional dim sum, such as the char sui bao which is my favorite is great. Just a little twist that sets it apart. The fame and the big crowds that came with it did... More 

Thank Pepijn S
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Before I visited the restaurant I wasn't a lover of Yum Cha, but a friend of mine twisted my arm to accompany him for a meal, the atmosphere is bussing, the place is full and had to wait for around 10 minutes to get a table for the four of us. I'm hooked, the food is unbelievable and very reasonably... More 

Thank Mark F
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Our lady day we wNted to get star ferry and decided to get quick lunch. It took some finding since in Hong Kong city train station shopping mall but you could see the people queuing. Fortunately we got help from a local who explained the process otherwise we would have been lost. Upon arrival you get a form to complete... More 

Thank Patts6164
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Hi, we went to the location in North Point. A quite unassuming restaurant, local in feel. If you want a fancy place, go elsewhere. But the dim sum were fabulous. They are made to order, and are the best I've ever had anywhere. A great local experience. Note that little English is spoken, and that's part of the fun. Also... More 

Thank Linda T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Definitely get the stuffed peppers!! Spicy and delicious! The dishes are just big enough for a family of 5 to have a taste; which is great because you get to try lots of stuff!!

Thank keikosman
Calgary, Canada
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113 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

This location is better located for tourists, but if want est Tim Ho Wan can offer, go to north side. A little hard to find but worth the effort. Get there by 11am or you could wait a while

Thank AdventureMax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

I was attracted because this restaurant won a Michelin star. I love their pan fried carrot cake. other than that its famous baked bun with BBQ pork and vermicelli roll are which you can't miss as well. Reasonable Price! If you visit the branch located in Olympic city, you might have difficulty to find it. This shopping mall is where... More 

Thank Eve Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Tried the dim sum here but was disappointed. Only their Baked Roast Pork bun gets my thumbs up approval. Other items were rather bland & tasteless. Like as though I was put on a low-salt meal. Though it boasts having a Michelin Star for this branch, I felt let down. Price was cheap though. We ordered 8 items & the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Although other than their famous pork buns, there is really nothing special about their other dim sum. I gave it a 4 star because it is really cheap by HK standard. The other dim sum although nothing special is not bad either. Even much cheaper than the one in my hometown Kuala Lumpur. Ordered 11 sets at only HKD 231... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

I've read some of the terrible and poor reviews and want to share my excellent experience with people who may be interested in visiting Tim Ho Wan. A/C- Worked fine when we were there. English- There are few staff who speak english here but they have an english menu to order from and we were happy with that, afterall we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui | Olympian City Mall, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Mong Kok
  • Neighbourhood: Mong Kok
  • Phone Number: 852-23322896

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Staying in Mong Kok

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Mong Kok
It’s one of the highest density districts in the world, so come to Mong Kok prepared for action. Home to every market, restaurant and shopping arcade imaginable, Mong Kok is the one-stop shop to satisfy all your shopping needs. Dust off your finest negotiation skills and dive into the bartering frenzy. Similar retailers will conveniently congregate in the same area forming easy to remember references such as “flower street” and “sneakers street.” Here you will also find various local delicacies being served at street snack shops or hole-in-the-wall restaurants. One reliable rule of thumb: the smaller the place, the better the food.
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