The Dim Sum Journey: 4 Places to Enjoy the Dim Sum in East Jakarta

Dim Sum is a lite bite dish originated from China. Most people acknowledge that Dim Sum is a Cantonese dish. While in fact, the kinds of Dim Sum are coming from different parts of the country in China. A Dim Sum is a bite-sized steamed dumpling with various fillings and ingredients inside like chicken, pork, prawns, and vegetables. They come  in various names according to its main ingredients, for example, the Dim Sum called Sui Mai which is a shrimp and pork filling.

Many places in Jakarta serve some of the tastiest Dim Sums in town, whether it is a Chinese-cuisine restaurant or specifically a Dim Sum restaurant. However, not all Dim Sum places are authentic despite the similar price range. In East Jakarta, you can find several places offering Dim Sum as the signature of the place. Some of the restaurants are located in the malls, while some others are located individually. We will guide you to the best Dim Sum places that you should try in East Jakarta.

ImperialKitchen

1. Imperial Kitchen & Dimsum

Imperial Kitchen & Dimsum has several branches that are spread around Indonesia. It is not a surprise that the taste of their dishes has helped the success of the restaurant. In Jakarta itself, Imperial Kitchen & Dim Sum has seven branches in which are located inside the Bassura City Mall, City Plaza Jatinegara, Mall Cipinang Indah, Lulu Hypermarket & Department Store, Aeon Mall Cakung, Lippo Plaza Kramat Jati, Cibubur Junction, and Trans Studio Mall Cibubur.  

People in East Jakarta do not need to go to other areas just to find delicious Dim Sum, as there are many branches of Imperial Kitchen & Dimsum around East Jakarta. Imperial Hakau, Siew Mai, Fong Zau, and Char Siew Pao are the signature Dim Sum of the restaurant. Even though the Dim sum variants at Imperial Kitchen & Dimsum can easily be found at other places, the taste of their Dim Sum variants are above average. Therefore, you will not waste your time and money by coming to Imperial Kitchen & Dimsum!

Address: Mall@Bassura City, Lantai Ground Jl. Jendral Basuki Rahmat No. 1, Jatinegara, Jakarta, 13410

Phone Number: +622122807300

Price Range: Approximately Rp250.000,00 for two people
Opening Hours: Every day (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM)

RedSuki

2. Red Suki

Red Suki is a casual dining place focusing on Thai and Chinese cuisines. Even though the specialty of this place is the Suki, many testimonials are coming from the customers that are saying that their Dim Sum variants are also must-try menus at this place. The chef’s recommendation Dim Sum variants at the place are the Ha Kau, Char Siew Pao, and Salted Egg Pao. However, if you want to try the Dim Sum variant that is unique and different from other places, you have to try their Durian Lumpia, which is a spring rolled that has durian fillings. The price of their Dim Sum subject to tax will not pass Rp25.000, which is a perfect Dim Sum place to visit when you are on a budget.

Address: Mall Cipinang Indah, Lantai Ground, Jl. Cipinang, Pondok Bambu, Jakarta 13420

Phone Number: +6221 29483756

Price Range: Approximately Rp. 100.000,00 for two people
Opening Hours: Every day (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM)

GoldenLamian

3. Golden Lamian

Golden Lamian is a Chinese restaurant that does not use pork and lards on their ingredients. Therefore, if you do not eat pork and lard, this place is safe for you. The Dim Sum in this place is not the main dish that they are serving. However, they emphasize the presence of Dim Sum as the complimentary dish for the Lamian. The most ordered Dim Sum at this place are the Siomay, Honey Barbeque Pao, and Steamed Wonton with Chilli Sauce. If you come only for the Dim Sum, the Honey Barbeque Pao and Siomay are the perfect dishes for you. But if you want to order the Dim Sum to complement the Lamian, choose the Steamed Wonton with Chilli Sauce. It will give a bombastic combination with the Lamian!

Address: AEON Mall, Lantai 1, Jl. Jakarta Garden City, Cakung, Jakarta, 13910

Phone Number: +622122463178

Price Range: Approximately Rp. 170.000 for two people
Opening Hours: Every day (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM)

Olstarbistro

4. Ol’ Star Oriental Bistro & Coffee

Ol’ Star Oriental Bistro & Coffee is a dining place that offers Dim Sum and Coffee as the forte of the place. The prices of their Dim Sum vary from Rp18.000 – Rp22.000, which is a perfect place for the youth to hang out as the menus vary and the prices for the Dim Sum are affordable. The place provides classic Dim Sum such as Ha Kau, Siew Mai, and Fong Zau as well as the modern- traditional Indonesia food such as Nutella Onde-onde, Durian Onde-onde, and Nutella Pao. Therefore, it is a perfect place for both the classic Dim Sum enthusiasts and the contemporary Dim Sum enthusiasts. You can visit Ol’ Star in Cibubur, East Jakarta.

Address: Jl. Alternatif Cibubur KM. 2, Cibubur, Jakarta Timur, 17435

Phone Number: +622194239382

Price Range: Approximately Rp. 150.000,00 for two people
Opening Hours: Every day (10.00 AM – 12.00 AM)

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So, there you have some of the best Dim Sum places in East Jakarta. We hope you enjoy these Dim Sum restaurants! Explore other Dim Sum places all around Jakarta in our Dim Sum Journey articles! Or check out our other restaurant recommendations on our blog!

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