The Best Spots for Delicious Yum Cha in Perth

Looking for some delicious Chinese treats? Well, you’ve got to head to your favourite Yum Chat spot in Perth! ‘Yum cha’ is the traditional Cantonese process of enjoying Chinese tea and dim sum dishes with your friends or family. It’s said to have originated from the Guangdong province in the south of China but is now globally appreciated – with plenty of restaurants serving up Yum Cha. Here are our top picks if you want to indulge it right here in Perth.

Emma’s Seafood and Dim Sum Restaurant

Claiming to be the best Chinese Yum Cha in Victoria Park, Emma’s picks up a big mantle. However, this family-run business has been feeding delighted customers dim sum for over 15 years; so has real vindication for their declarations. The steamed scallop dumplings are not to be missed!

Address: 886 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101

Phone: (08) 9470 2238

Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Wednesday closed, Sat-Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dragon Palace

Right by Perth’s main station in Northbridge, Dragon Palace has been serving up traditional Cantonese cuisine since 1999. The green tea is possibly needed while you scan the expansivemenu as you could easily get thirsty in the time it’ll take to read it all! Be sure to check out their other restaurants dotted about Perth too!

Address: 66 Francis Street, Northbridge WA 6000

Phone: (08) 9228 2888

Hours: Mon–Fri 10:30am – 3:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Sat–Sun  10:00am – 3:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Authentic Bites Dumpling House

Authentic Bites Dumpling House offers exactly that. Established in 2016, the team here has been hard at work showcasing the Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, Wontons, and other dumpling specialities with a thriving passion for the foodstuff.

Address: Shop 3 145 Newcastle Street Northbridge, 6000 WA

Phone: 0423 310 599

Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

8 on the Point Chinese

How does award-winning Cantonese food overlooking the waterfront of Swan River sound? The Dim Sum menu tends to only operate for lunch. However, it is well worth scheduling your day around a visit here as the fresh king prawns and the baked BBQ pork dumplings are simply out of this world.

Address: 306 Riverside Drive, East Perth, WA 6004

Phone: (08) 9221 2288

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

BamBamBoo

Based in the heart of Globe Lane, BamBamBoo is a great space to drop by for dim sum lunch with its attractive décor and efficient iPad ordering system. The crispy prawn wontons will leave you wanting more while the array of different Chinese teas available will ensure you make multiple visits to try them all.

Address: Shop 25, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000

Phone: (08) 6388 8900

Hours: Mon–Thu 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Fri 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, Sat 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fortune Five Chinese Restaurant

While some Chinese restaurants put Dim Sum on the backburner as a side option, Fortune Five champions it. The steamed BBQ pork buns glisten under the bright lights here and are just as appetising as they look.

Address: 108A James St., Northbridge WA 6003

Phone: (08) 9228 8381

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Little China Girl

When you arrive at this restaurant, you’ll immediately bestruck by the beautiful décor which includes a hand-painted mural on exposed brick. The tableware follows suit with its distinctly Cantonese theme; of course, the food you eat here is great too! The dedicated Hong Kong-style Yum Cha menu is very affordable with delectable dishes like the deep-fried crab claw.

Address: 68 Roe Street Northbridge, 6003 WA

Phone: 0414 694 121

Hours: Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tue-Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 4:00 am, Sun 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

Rooftop bars are always popular, right? Add in some neon lights and premium Chinese food and you’re on to a real winner. Sweetwater prides itself on having a refined approach to Asian dishes; meaning everything is upscaled to accommodate ‘fancier’ occasions. Perfect for a first date!

Address: Level 6, 1 Silas Street, East Fremantle WA 6158 Australia

Phone: (08) 9460 9988

Hours: Yum cha is only available on Sunday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Canton Lane

The extremely popular Canton Lane can be found within Belmont Forum; just be ready to wait in line if you’re going during peak mealtimes. The variety of teas here is astounding and delicately served; which compliments a wealth of dim sum dishes including the popular cheese baked oysters and the garlic crumbed prawns.

Address: Belmont Forum Shopping Center, 227 Belmont Ave, Cloverdale WA 6105, Australia

Phone: +61 406 592 693

BamBamBoo

Based in the heart of Globe Lane, BamBamBoo is a great space to drop by for dim sum lunch with its attractive décor and efficient iPad ordering system. The crispy prawn wontons will leave you wanting more while the array of different Chinese teas available will ensure you make multiple visits to try them all.

Address: Shop 25, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000

Phone: (08) 6388 8900

Hours: Mon–Thu 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Fri 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, Sat 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Silks

The truth is you’ve probably got a perception of grandeur when it comes to the Crown Perth resort. Silks are located within the hotel complex and largely stick to the same level of sophistication. The premium menus serve up a wide variety of Dim Sum options; some of which can be enjoyed via the tasting and two-course lunch menu.

Address: Crown Perth Great Eastern Highway Burswood, 6100 WA

Phone: 1800 556 688

Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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