Chinese Brunch: The Top 5 Dim Sum Restaurants in Chicago

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Dim sum, translates in Cantonese to “a Touch of Heart” and include a variety of little Chinese delicacies in one plentiful meal. It’s the ideal setting so you can taste a bit of everything. Because sharing is caring.

1 Shanghai Terrance at the Peninsula

Situated on the scenic lakefront terrace with 1930‘s decor, expect an amazing urban canopy view with food and service that is to be expected of the Peninsula hotel.

108 E. Superior. 312.337.2888. Shanghai Terrace

2 Sunda

When Billy Dec’s Rockit Ranch team decided to branch out from the nightlife (the Underground, Rockit), people wondered how successful an Asian Fusion venture would be. Far exceeding expectations, Sunda has been the go-to spot since it’s inception last year. And definitely opt for the Steamed Bao Pork Buns.

110 W. Illinois. 312.644.0500.

3 Happy Chef Dim Sum House

Consistently called the best Dim Sum in Chinatown, Happy Chef is always packed due to the good food and great service.

2164 S. Archer Ave. 312.808.3689.

4 Phoenix

With over 50 dim sum options. Phoenix serves some of the highest quality beef, pork, poultry and seafood in Chinatown.

2131 S. Archer Ave. 312.328.0848.

5 Three Happiness Original Restaurant

“Little” Three, the dim sum variety of “Big” Three Chinese food restaurant across the street is a great hole in the wall find for good, well-priced food that is off the beaten path.

209 W. Cermak Rd. 312.842.1964

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