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Lin Heung Tea House

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Sheung Wan
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G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is our first dimsum in HK since arrival. The was no explanation by the staff how the place work. You get seated with strangers and sharing tables. A menu card gets given to you. When the trolley lady comes, everyone gets up and charged towards her. You shoved that piece of paper in front of her eyes otherwise you... More 

Thank Amie36
Ishigaki, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time in a tea house. Did not know what to expect (apart from the comments) but the food was great. Went for a late breakfast and ended up staying well over 2 hours, drinking tea and waiting for the next cart to come by. My recommendation: once you arrive to the second floor, you have to find your own... More 

Thank barutanj
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you looking for a throwback to days of food on pushcarts, ritual of rinsing your cups and cutlery in hot water before use, and service staff who aren't below 60 years of age, this is it. The food is not great, personally I wouldn't even qualify most as "average". Be prepared to walk to the pushcarts rather than wait... More 

Thank julesnotatworkSG
Frankfurt, Germany
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Lin Heung Tea House in December 2017 after a recommendation at work and here on TripAdvisor. Even though the waiters did not speak too much English and we no Cantonese we were able to get along quite well. We ordered traditional food, green tea and Tsingtao beer. We were promptly served. All of the dishes were... More 

Thank Christoph P
Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nostalgic experience. Back to the days when dim sum was served via trolleys and staff shouting what they have got to offer. Love the experience. However, in order to enjoy the awesome food, you will have to bear with the lousy service (or no service).

1 Thank Jeline L
Singapore, null, Singapore
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is quite an experience to revisit "nostalgia"- noisy place with rude & sulky waiters. The big disappointment is the poor quality tim sum.

1 Thank Roystontoh
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time here despite spending the first part of my childhood in HK and regularly returning to HK. Just find an empty seat and someone will ask you which tea you prefer and give you a card for recording the items you had for payment at the counter when you leave. Try to avoid the peak hours... More 

Thank regleo
Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The dim sum are good! I like the Claypot rice, red bean cake, siu mai, pork ribs, and more. The problem with this place is you find your own seats and get your own food. You have to go with a strong heart so you don't feel upset if the staffs treat you rudely or pushes... More 

Thank mcc987
NW Alberta
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237 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

6 of us went here on advice of hotel staff. Very busy place filled with locals. Our waiter was an older guy with very limited English but we got by with some fun and him patiently dealing with us first timers. We ordered 6 dishes and everything was very traditional and uniquely prepared / presented. Portions were fine and price... More 

Thank RamboNWAlberta
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We knew it had to be good because this restaurant was packed with locals. It specializes in Dim Sum and undoubtedly offers one of the largest varieties of any restaurant in Hong Kong. Plan to spend some time there for a truly wonderful food experience.

Thank Charles C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Sheung Wan
  • Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
  • Phone Number: 852-25444556

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Sheung Wan
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