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The 7 Best Dim Sum Restaurants Near Palo Alto

Updated: May 14, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Palo Alto’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the finest restaurants, we checked out the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Dumpling City

Chinese · $9 avg. main dish
Palo Alto, Ventura
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tai Pan

Chinese · $8 avg. price for 2 pc dim sum
Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Steam

Asian · $7 avg. price for 2 pc dim sum
Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Fu Lam Mum

Chinese · $15 avg. main dish
Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Yum Cha Palace

Asian · $20 avg. main dish
Menlo Park, Downtown Menlo Park
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Dumpling Garden

Chinese · $8 avg. price for 2 pc dim sum
Mountain View, Monta Loma
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

Cooking Papa Restaurant

Chinese · $18 avg. main dish
Mountain View
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Palo Alto. We analyzed 28808 Palo Alto restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Palo Alto restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Lyft and CultureTrip had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Asian Restaurants in Palo Alto and CultureTrip - A Taste Of China In Silicon Valley, The Top Dim Sum Restaurants. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your siu bao

    When ordering siu bao, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Enjoy wu tao go with Rose

    For an elevated experience, pair your wu tao go with Rose. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine carries the flavours of the dish.


  • Pinot Gris and dumplings and chilli


    When considering what goes best with dumplings and chilli, we recommend a glass of Pinot Gris, it truly complements the dish as it tones down the sweetness of the wine.


Fun facts

  • A must-visit festival in New York City

    New York City celebrates NYC Dumpling Festival in September, an event you should be sure to visit. Go check out the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest!

  • A day for dim sum-lovers

    dim sum lovers in United Kingdom indulge in dim sum come June to celebrate National Dim Sum Week.

  • A belly full of gyoza

    Peter Czerwinski knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 10 dumpling in a limited time,setting a world record in the process!

Parking info

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