Lin Heung Tea House

Restaurant G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong Published on: 10-08-2016

06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Food & Drink
70.00 - 100.00 USD

Lin Heung Tea House is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Lin Heung Tea House's decades-old dim sum recipes result in the most authentic, traditional Cantonese flavors. Many tourists go there not only for food but also for cultural experience.

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Why Lin Heung Tea House is special ?

Lin Heung Tea House is one of the oldest Hong Kong style restaurants in Hong Kong. Like many traditional restaurants, they serve dim sum only during the day, and main courses only during the night. Lin Heung's food is traditional and delicious, especially their dim sum, which makes the restaurant quite famous and popular among local people, as there are not many restaurants that still provide traditional dim sum nowadays.


Must try dishes:

Steamed Chicken Wrapped with Bean Curd (Fu Pei Roll): $16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Pig’s Stomach with Pork Liver: $16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Fish Head:16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Pork Dumplings (Shao Mai):16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Pork Meatball with Quail’s Egg: 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Beef Meatballs: 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Shrimp, Pork and Chive Soup Dumplings: 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Chicken & Fish Maw Wrapped with Chinese Yam: 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Phoenix Claws: 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Duck Feet with Taro Root wrapped in Bean Curd: 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Sticky Rice with Minced Meat: 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Custard Buns (Lai Wong Bao): 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Steamed Chinese Sponge Cake (Ma Lai Gou): 16-22 HKD or $2-3 USD

Selling points

  • Experiencing local food culture
  • Dining In Old Hong Kong
  • Great Traditional Experience
  • Authentic Cantonese
  • The True Dim Sum Experience


  • Noise level Loud
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast YES
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

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Tips for you

  • The foods are very cheap and quality
  • Go to Lin Heung Tea House on Wellington Street, easily accessible through the Mid-Levels Escalator.
  • Be aware that fully packed on Sunday and prepare to share tables.
  • If you want great food in an orderly environment highly recommend Tim Ho Wan.
  • Do not wait for your seats or you will be left hanging
  • If you are more flexible and open and respect local customs, it will be a great brunch experience.


TripAdvisor View more

This is how dining used to be in Old Hong Kong. Despite the name, the Lin Heung Tea House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a first timer to the Fragrant Isle, the place can be overwhelming, but is well worth the effort. In traditional style, plates and cups are rinsed before use in a bowl of hot water sitting on the table. Tables are communal, and at busy times it is often easiest and quickest to find your own seat. The place is famed for its dim sum, although the style is more traditional than those served in Western countries. Waitresses push trolleys around the room, and it is best to chase them down rather than wait precariously for them to pass your table. The waitresses willingly lift the lids of their bamboo steamers to show what was on offer. One elderly trolley lady adopted me and kept bringing over choice offerings, including duck's feet and tripe. In a city famed for dim sum, these were the best I've had.

FourSquare View more

A tradition HK old style tea house which has been famous for decades. The food they sell is ok, I suppose people come for the nostalgia feel instead of the food.

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