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Mei Sum Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant

#351 of 1,811 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
08:00 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So this place was rather a disappointment in the sense they had a limited set of menu options. Also for pot stickers they said it would take 10 mins. I won't be back

Thank Darren G
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between 12 and 2 you can make your choice from the waiters offers, afterwards u order from the menu. Excellent choice, interesting combinations.

Thank Marion_vdB
Santa Clarita, California
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Straight from the airport, we drove to Chinatown to eat at Mei Sum. We found street parking and walked to the restaurant. It was fairly busy (seating was immediate) although it was Thanksgiving Day. We enjoyed a variety of our favorite dim sum. The service was fast. When we wondered if our server forgot an order or two, she reminded... More 

Thank LucyVacation
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went there for lunch and got there about 1130 am before it was full. The food was basic but good, tried the soft shell crab my wife loved it. The staff were helpful and the food came out quickly. if you want to get away from the busy end of town and have some good Chinese, try this place.... More 

Thank Greg M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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23 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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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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129 reviews
70 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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?