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Tim Ho Wan

Shop 8, 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
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  • Tim Ho WanPro 2014
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    5 Jul 20, 2014

    Michelin-starred dim sun. Go to the original one, even with the lines. Memorable and very economical. You can eat here for a lot less than any equivalently rated restaurant tin Asia. Bargain at twice the price.

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    5 May 17, 2014

    Unfortunately I wasn't too hungry so I wasn't able to order too many items. However, what I tried was really good! It is not easy to communicate in English, but people there helped me out to understand the system and gave me some recommendations. It was a bit difficult to find, but it was worth it!

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    Frances Nguyen
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    4 May 17, 2014

    Tim Ho Wan is the only dim sum restaurant thus far that has a Michelin star. It's also suppose to be the cheapest Michelin star restaurant. Most of the dishes cost no more than $2-3. While I think Tim Ho Wan is a wee bit overhyped, it's still a place worth going, particularly for their buttermilk-style steamed pork buns.

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    Michelle Elias
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    5 Feb 09, 2014

    A dimsum classic in Hong Kong, although some outlets are better than others. I would recommend the one at Olympic (formerly here at Mong Kok) and not the outlet at IFC. Be prepared to queue - not recommended if you have young children that bore easily.

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    5 May 23, 2014

    The cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant out there, Tim Ho Wan's take on dim sum (a Cantonese/Hong Kong repertoire of delicious savory appetizers) is refreshing, tasty, and well-priced. Try their baked "cha siu bao" (BBQ pork buns)—slightly sweet, steamed to perfection and baked to achieve that deliciously crunch exterior. They provide menus in English as well as Chinese. Between two people, 100 HKD will be more than enough to get you full.

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    Czack Chiu
    4 May 11, 2013

    It serves awesome dim-sums and probably is the cheapest michelin star restaurant ! Serveral branches can be found but I'm not sure where they are.

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    Ken
    4 Oct 09, 2013

    One of the greatest reasons to dine at Tim Ho Wan, has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it is affordable one Michelin star dim sum, but because their in house chili sauce is none other than the highly regarded Yu Kwen Yick 余均益. This chili sauce is quite honestly "super dope ass good". You can only buy this direct from the store in Western District (well, Sai Ying Poon to be exact) and tourists foodies from Japan, China, and other places...by people in the know, get this stuff. This magic sauce makes their pan fried daikon cake (lo bak go) taste a bazillion times better. No joke...give it a spin and you will know why it is the good stuff. The owner of Tim Ho Wan knows his chili sauce!

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  • Tim Ho WanCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
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    5 May 17, 2014

    This is the best dim sum I've ever had, and I spent my whole life eating dim sum. It's not the prettiest spot, it's really cramped and the wait is horrendously long (about one hour), but the food cannot be beat for the price. It's one of few dim sum spots to win a Michelin star... and it's not even remotely expensive!

    Put your name down and do a few laps around the block for half an hour or so. You mark down the items you want so they'll have it almost prepared for you as you walk in. Don't know what to order? Just choose everything mentioned on their window clippings.

    There are other locations as well, so check to see if those are more convenient for you.

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    Andrew C.
    5 Oct 16, 2012

    The line is frequently around the block, but this is the best bang for your Michelin buck in HK (or the world, to be honest). Like dim sum in the US, come early or come late, but avoid meal times.

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    allisonjane
    4 Sep 29, 2012

    2-hour waiting time. Worth the wait! Had a photo taken with the owner, and he let us in right away. Try the pork buns. Soooo goood!!!

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    Rachel Patterson
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    4 Dec 31, 2013

    So, this place is super famous, and has a Michelin star. I doubt it's the best dim sum in Hong Kong - just happens to be famous. If you come at about 9:20, you can probably get in the first seating at 10. We ordered a bunch of stuff but only one dish really stood out: the char siu buns. Seriously, order like 10 of those and you'll be good. Everything else was pretty good but not amazing. I found a bug in a dumpling :(

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    Michelle L
    4 Sep 25, 2012

    This place is one of the most famous for dim sum in HK. They actually earned a Michelin star sometime in the last couple of years, which is amazing considering how cheap it is. There is usually a long line, so be prepared to wait and/or get there early. I think they open at 10am, but serious dim sum-ers will line up at 9 or 9:30. They are very skilled at packing more people into the restaurant than you would ever believe could fit. :)

    Oh also, one of their specialties is the pineapple bbq pork buns, so definitely try those.

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    5 Jul 17, 2012

    This dim sum restaurant was recently honoured a michelin star. This is rare since many michelin star-ed restaurant are very expensive. There will be a long wait so be prepared!

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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Yes you will go there.
    Yes you will wait.
    Yes you will order till you cant order anymore.
    Yes you will eat.
    Yes you will stuff your mouth.
    Yes you will chew.
    Yes you will swallow.
    And yes, you will not be able to get enough.

    Yes, you'll see.

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    Jen Lim
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Getting in is part of the experience! Eating dimsum here is the highlight of eating out in Hong Kong. If they tell you to come back in two hours (after you get your priority number ticket), they mean it. And dining in when the food is hot and fresh is infinitely better than takeout!

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    Nie Ji
    4 Dec 21, 2013

    Rr

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    Steve J
    4 May 26, 2013

    Awesome food and places

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    Doug Stotland
    5 May 04, 2013

    Best cantonese food we've eaten. Atmosphere is out of sync with the artful food.

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    Chi Kit
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Must try the Bo Lo Char Siew Bao!

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    Chris Piazza
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong

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4.5 out of 5
22 members' reviews
344 people visited Tim Ho Wan
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    open daily from 10am-10pm
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This Michelin starred dim sum joint is both high class and budget, a rarity in today's restaurant world.

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