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Dimsum Break

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Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I usually take pictures of my food before i eat hahaha but this time the food from here was bad, thumbs down the food was not worth a photo! First of all, they're not organized, the food took so long to be prepared and not all are available so we had to resort to something less because we were so... More 

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Thank Candy E
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225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Steam Fried Rice is a staple food for Cebuanos and this is because of Dimsum Break. I've tried this several times for the past 9 years and the taste never change. I'm always here at their Ayala Center Cebu branch since the mall is just beside our office. They always have warm steam fried rice round the clock, whether its... More 

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Thank Dennies S
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have always loved their number 4 combo meal where you get the pork steamed rice, 2 Siomai, soup, iced tea, 2 buchi and the Chinese soup. Affordable and satisfying. Slurp!

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Thank Eph E
Orange County, California
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287 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Located in food court next to cinemas on fourth floor of Ayala Mall. Very busy on a Sunday noon, long line (while neighboring venues of Army-Navy, Tokyo Joe, and CNT Lechon were, by contrast, woefully short of customers). Therein lies the problem. The counter staff, although many of them, are woefully inutile. Got my order repeatedly wrong, told me the... More 

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Thank Wonderer1961
Greendale, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Most of the food I have tried here is good, not great but good. Its a nice choice for lunch. I will say that I would have been lost in the ordering process the first time I went here, if I had not been with friends, who were already familiar with it. I didn't find the counter help to be... More 

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Thank burghughes
Cebu Island, Philippines
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant among Cebuanos craving for cheap Chinese food. The set up is fast food and self service while the foods are tasty and loaded with cubes of pork fat. Don't expect to be eating authentic pork bun, siomai and other dimsum dishes but as they say, when in Rome, do as what the Romans do.

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Thank albert808
Hastings, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Any outlet is a different experience, but all the same. Same being "great!". All cravings be satisfied and fulfilled.

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Thank _airish_qt
Arcata. CA.
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132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I have lived in China before and the dims here did not measure up to the better places in China. It was not to great.

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Thank John Y
Cebu City, Philippines
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Your halohalo version with ube shaved ice is terrible! Walang lasa, not worth the price! Have a taste test again. I called the attention of the server and cashier and told them right there and then how tasteless your new product is. Terrible!

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Thank Sanne D
Singapore
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

tim sum only suitable for local taste and horrible for chinese tim sum lovers...give this place a miss..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?