Chicago’s Chinatown dominates the Chinese food scene in the city, you may have somewhere you like that’s closer to where you live, but for the real deal it’s Chinatown. So it’s no surprise that three of the five best places for Dim Sum in the city come from that small section near the South Loop.
Phoenix brings the most literal version of Dim Sum to its tables, making it a version of going to tea. The small meals at Phoenix are meant to be small treats that touch the heart. With an emphasis on the authenticity, it's a must-visit dim sum den.
2 Shanghai Terrace
Of course there had to be some sort of luxury connection on the list. Shanghai Terrace in the five star Peninsula Hotel Chicago serves up Dim Sum crafted by the best chefs around. Any place that makes the list that isn’t located in Chinatown has to be great.
3 Three Happiness Original Restaurant
Three Happiness may be the most popular restaurant in Chicago’s Chinatown. Specializing in Dim Sum and Cantonese dishes, it’s always the first place you think of when friends are visiting from out of town and craving Dim Sum. Because Chinatown seems like it’s own entity within the city, Three Happiness is like a tourist attraction for residents and travelers alike.
4 Triple Crown Restaurant
Furama has an extensive Dim Sum menu that has almost 100 items to choose from. The dishes go from extra small to extra large sizes and include everything from shrimp and pork dumplings to barbecue pork buns. No matter your appetite, there’s something for you.