Our top five picks for delicious dim sum.
1 Mr. Chow
Located in South Beach’s bustling W Hotel, Mr. Chow is a chic Chinese restaurant with an electric atmosphere. The acclaimed eatery has been awarded the 5 Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, proving that the service and the fare are impeccable. Enjoy executive chef Xiao Lei Shao’s creative cuisine indoors underneath a gold-leaf chandelier decorated with Swarovski crystals or lounge on the patio to take in the sea breeze.
2201 Collins Avenue
Hakkasan in the Fontainebleau Hotel is the only US outpost of this world-renowned restaurant. The authentic Cantonese cuisine has earned it the AAA Four Diamond Award. A diverse menu crafted with fresh local ingredients paired with an extensive wine and sake list make up Hakkasan Miami’s appeal. The sultry, ultra-chic ambiance made up of ornate furniture and dark blues and teals is just a plus.
4441 Collins Avenue
3 Philippe Chow
When Chef Philippe Chow arrived in the United States with five years of experience under his belt, he furthered his culinary education while working in the kitchen of Mr. Chow for 25 years. Today, his namesake Chinese restaurant is ranked as one of the finest in country, with outposts in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City and two in Florida. Aside from the restaurant’s signature dishes like the Chicken Satay and Crispy Seaweed, Philippe recently introduced its first-ever F-Factor-approved menu, allowing patrons to enjoy healthier options as well.
36 Ocean Drive
4 China Grill
If you’ve never tried China Grill’s lobster pancakes, some might say you haven’t lived. This Pan-Asian hot spot is situated in the heart of South Beach, taking up the corner of Washington Avenue and 5th street. Other savory dishes on the menu include the Peking Duck and Calamari Salad.
404 Washington Avenue
5 Miss YIP
Specializing in Dim Sum and serving a Hong Kong-inspired menu, Miss YIP is undoubtedly one of the Magic City’s go-to locales for Chinese cuisine. With the restaurant’s newest location situated directly across from the American Airlines Arena, we suggest stopping in before or after a Heat Game for a taste of their homemade Dim Sum.
900 Biscayne Boulevard