Where to enjoy Dim Sum in Kota Kinabalu

kota kinabalu dim sum

Dim Sum, a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates is favorite foods for Malaysian. We all love dim sums and lucky for us there are good number of restaurants in Kota Kinabalu serve good Dim Sum

Here is a list of some of the dim sum restaurants in Kota Kinabalu.

Non Halal

1Dim Sum Recipe 点心之家

Located at Lintas Plaza, the dim sum is steamed upon order. The place is quite small so it’s pretty crowded during the weekend.

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Opening hours: Mon.-Sun. 07:00-15:00

Address: Unit 22-0, Ground Floor, Lintas Plaza, Lorong Lintas Plaza 3, Off Jalan Lintas, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Address5.9466527N 116.0882565E

2Phoenix Cafe

Served wide selection of noodles and rice with Dim Sum.

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place

Opening hours: 7am to 3pm

Address: Lot 36 & 37, Ground Floor, Block E, Plaza Grand Millennium, 88300,, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu

GPS location5.9271323N 116.0770798E

3Sea Park Restaurant 海外天海鲜酒家

Sea Park restaurant have been around for many years. Served affordable dim sum

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place
Opening hours: 7am to 12pm

Address: Luyang Park Phase III shop lots (Jln Maktab Gaya), 88300 Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location5.9586683N 116.0861644E

4New WK Restaurant 新旺角大饭店

One of the favorite dim sum place for locals. Do expect long queue during weekends and public holidays

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Opening hours: 7am-2pm and 6pm-10pm daily

Lot 4, 5 & 6, Wisma HCS, Jalan Kolam, Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Lot 21-23, WK Commercial Centre, Jln Bundusan,
Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, P.O.Box 11863, 88820 K.K.
Tel: 088-719988
New WK Restaurant 旺角酒 also open an outlet at Suria Sabah.

5Foo Phing Dim Sum 富平点心楼

Photo credit : Sharon Y Foursquare

Wide selection of dim sums at affordable price

Opening hours: Dine in open from 7am to 2pm.

Takeaway counter open for dinner and supper from 7pm to 2am

Address: Kolam Centre Pase II, Taman Hilltop, Lintas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia., 88200, Malaysia

GPS Location5.9491738N 116.0923657E


6Kedai Kopi Hin Loi 兴来茶室

One stall at this coffee shop serves dim sums as early as 5am. Cheap and affordable. Coffee shop style dining with dim sums

Kota Kinabalu Dim Sum place

Opening hours: 5am to 10am

Address: Jalan Lee Thau Sang, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location: 5.9530634N 116.0554612E

7Lok Tien Dim Sum 乐天 点心

AddressGround Floor, Lot 1 2, Lorong Apens, Taman Dixon, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 3:30 pm

Opening hours: 10am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm (Open daily)

8Hua Yuan Dim Sum 华源点心 

AddressS-0-20, Ground Floor, Block D, Lorong City Mall, Citymall, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

9Fu Ding Xuan

AddressLor Inanam Sentral 1, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Open ⋅ Closes 3 pm ⋅ Reopens 5:30 pm · More hours

10Hee Yan Restaurant

Address27, Lorong Sri Kepayan 20, Taman Sri Kepayan, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Pork Free

11Alu Alu Kitchen

Alu Alu serves their dim sum made using organic chicken and fresh prawns from their organic farm. A wide variety of dim sum and fried items are available at affordable price.

They serve dim sum daily from 7am to 2pm.

Alu Alu

12Tasty Wok, Venition

Their chef from Guangzhou, China successfully create pork free dim sums which taste good. Good environment and a good place to have dim sum at any time of the day as they open till 12 am

Dim Sum at Tasty Wok, Vention Club
Dim Sum at Tasty Wok, Vention Club

Opening hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM

Address: Off Jalan Lintas (Lido-Kepayan), Penampang 88300 Kota Kinabalu


Serve Chinese food and variety of dim sum. Special tea time set available
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 Address: Lot 1,2,3 & 4, Phase 4, Taman Foo Loong, Luyang

GPS Location: 5.9592552N 116.0893965E

Serve Chinese food and variety of dim sum. Special tea time set available



14Asian Restaurant, Horizon Hotel

Served halal dim sum. Great location at the center of Kota Kinabalu and you get free parking when you dine-in.

Horizon Hotel Asian Kitchen
Horizon Hotel Asian Kitchen
Address: Jalan Pantai, Pusat Bandar, 88999 Kota Kinabalu

GPS location5.9824638N 116.0752559E

15Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Dim Sum plus available during the weekend and ala carte dim sum menu available during the weekdays. More information about Shang Palace Dim Sum at http://sabaheats.com/weekend-brunch-dim-sum-buffet-at-shang-palace-shangri-la-tanjung-aru-resort-and-spa/

Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm

Dim sum

16Silk Garden, Pacific Sutera

Serve Cantonese cuisine and dim sums. Dim Sum buffet available on the weekends

Sutera harbour

Weekdays (Monday-Friday)

Lunch  11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner  6.30pm – 10.30pm

Weekends / Public Holidays

Lunch  11.00am – 3.00pm
Dinner  6.30pm – 10.30pm

Location : Level 1, The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Capacity : 120 persons

17Noble house, Nexus Karambunai

 All You Can Eat Dim Sum Buffet available at Noble House, Nexus Karambunai daily from 11am to 2.30pm. Per person for only RM48 nett



18Dynasty Restaurant, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Hong Kong-style Dim Sum served on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays.

Address: No. 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

GPS Location5.9750851N 116.068899E

Telephone: (60) (88) 265 555

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  1. Kedai Kopi Hin Loi @ Tg.Aru Township is located opposite Tg. Aru Post Office. The morning session has Dim Sum (Big Pau, Siew Mai, Spinach Siew Mai, Steamed Chili spicy bean paste fried chicken claw, Chee Mei, Century Egg Siew Mai – all not salty), Stir fried Bee Hoon/Tuaran Mee/Yellow Noodle (man by an elderly couple), Hainan Kaya-Planta Roti Khawin (Kaya-Planta Toast) and a Mee Soup/Curry Laksa stall. In the evening session that have a Ginger marinated Fried Chicken and Fish Balls on skewers.

  2. We thought of trying something different but discovered that Kedai Kopi Hin Loi actually served 9 types of frozen dim sum from Foo Phing…LOL


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