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Mei Sum Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant

#342 of 1,792 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Honolulu
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1170 Nuuanu Ave, Ste 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5142
+1 808-531-3268
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by two different friends, we looked forward to some great dim sum. Most dishes were only average, one had hair and there was a bug in our water. Place was only 1/2 full, and it's not very big, so that should have been a clue. Try somewhere else.

Thank Eagles4me
Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped in to pick up items for our Monday Morning Meeting. I planed the order a day in advance. I thought at 7:30am the food wouldn't be ready. The food was so fresh and everything looked so delicious. There were 5 people ahead of me at 7:45am. They buffet pans were steaming hot. The variety of Manapua's are to... More 

Thank Jamal C
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

THE BAD NEWS: This used to be my "go-to" place for dim sum in Honolulu, but I'm done with them now. I love their garlic eggplant, which I ordered as soon as we arrived at 11:00am on a Sunday. We were there 1/2 hr., kept asking for the eggplant, especially when a table that came after us had several dishes... More 

Thank Kahiau
Denver, Colorado
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were there for brunch. Lots of dumpling and pot sticker choices we tried 8 different varieties all of which were good. Service is good even though English language skills are marginal. Just point to the picture. As good Dim Sum as we have had except for Hong Kong where the atmosphere might have been additive to the experience.

Thank Garry H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The plates are $3-5 each. We also ordered the beef rice noodles which were pretty good for $8.95. If you're looking for a non-touristy place, this is it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We decided to try eating Dim Sum in Hawaii as we thought it might be really good, according to the reviews I read but Mei Sum proved to be below average for dim sum. I have had dim sum in Montreal, which is pretty good & dim sum in San Francisco which was amazing but have never had such bad... More 

Thank Mary Ann A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My friends and I are weekly diners at this restaurant, yes, we go weekly. We normally end up ordering 6 - 10 dim sum baskets, and 2 entrees, one is always a noodle dish. We find the prices are very reasonable and the foods are tasty. It can get very crowded so you have to time it right.

Thank wninouye
Marion, Virginia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Authentic Peking Duck at a reasonable price--we were hungry after a day at the beach and it hit the sport at a reasonable price.

Thank teastridge
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Mei Sum is our favorite downtown Chinese restaurant. The service is friendly and ordered food arrives quickly. The dim sum is fresh, the selection is good, and its reasonably priced.

1 Thank Elizabeth W
Boulder, Colorado
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

When I'm in Chinatown, Mei Sum is my dim sum sit down restaurant of choice. They do have take out and during the busier times, there is a cart that goes around the tables so that you can pick out your dim sum. Mei Sum is mostly known for their dim sum, however, they do have the traditional Chinese menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 Nuuanu Ave, Ste 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5142
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-531-3268

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?