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9 Splendid Spots for Dim Sum in Atlanta

Pork buns, egg custard tarts, shrimp shumai, soup dumplings, beef rice rolls, and even a mimosa brunch and Southern food take on dim sum

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Few dining experiences are as joyous and satisfyingly filling as restaurants offering vast feasts of dim sum on the menu. For those unfamiliar, think large round tables equipped with lazy Susans in the middle and a menu serving a multitude of bite-sized snacks of dumplings, baos, egg custard tarts, rice rolls, steamed buns, and even steamed chicken feet. Many traditional Chinese dim sum restaurants feature servers pushing metal carts through the dining room who stop at each table to allow diners to pick and choose from the selections on offer.

From classic Chinese restaurants with push carts brimming with fresh dim sum delights to a mimosa brunch, a take on dim sum from a Southern restaurant, and a fast-casual spot at a supermarket food court, here’s where to find dim sum in Atlanta. Some restaurants listed on this map also offer dim sum for takeout.

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1. Yao Atlanta

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237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE
Dunwoody, GA 30346
(770) 557-0353
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Thai-Chinese restaurant Yao in Dunwoody now offers a dim sum brunch, complete with mimosas. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch menu at Yao offers everything from pork and shrimp shumai, custard buns, and char sui baos to spring rolls and dumplings stuffed with a juicy pork meatball. Outdoor seating available.

2. Oriental Pearl Seafood Restaurant

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5399 New Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 986-9866
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Located next door to Atlanta Chinatown mall, Oriental Pearl features carts (and a menu) serving all manner of dim sum in the dining room. Expect traditional dim sum offerings here, including fluffy buns stuffed with char siu pork or egg custard, steamed chicken feet, spare ribs, sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves, and a selection of dumplings. Looking for something truly indulgent? Order the Peking duck feast carved table side. Order online for takeout.

3. Canton House Chinese Restaurant

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4825 Buford Hwy NE
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 936-9030
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This Chinese restaurant on Buford Highway has been an Atlanta go-to for dim sum over the years. Dim sum here is served every day, starting at 11 a.m. Grab everything from shrimp and abalone shumai, soup dumplings, and pork and egg custard buns to beef rice noodle rolls, spicy chicken feet, and durian hand pies off the carts rolling throughout the dining room at Canton House.

4. Dim Sum Heaven

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5203 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 451-4290
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One might miss this little spot for dim sum at Pinetree Plaza on Buford Highway. The dim sum at the aptly named Dim Sum Heaven includes crab rangoon, pork bean curd rolls, fish balls, radish cakes, a selection of steamed buns, and all manner of dumplings on the menu. Order online for takeout.

5. Happy Valley Dim Sum & Asian Cuisine

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5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093
(678) 218-0888
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Don’t be surprised if a wedding or some other large event is taking place at this sprawling restaurant in Norcross. With an extensive selection of dim sum served from traditional push carts, take a seat in the dining room for taro cakes, shumai and other dumplings, egg custard tarts, stuffed eggplant bites, spare ribs, and chicken feet in black bean sauce, among the many offerings on the menu. Order online for takeout.

6. Royal China Restaurant

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3960 Venture Dr
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 216-9933
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Royal China continues to serve some of metro Atlanta’s finest dim sum. Now open in a much larger location in Duluth, the restaurant and banquet hall sees push carts rolling through the dining room offering everything from rice noodle rolls, a selection of shumai and dumplings, and buns stuffed with pork, red bean paste, and custard to fried sesame balls, steamed chicken feet, and sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. The Peking duck here is expertly carved table side, too.

7. Best BBQ Cantonese Cuisine

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2300 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 623-2638

Located in the food court at GW Supermarket in Duluth, this is where to head for quick-service dim sum without waiting on carts to roll by the table. Order everything from shrimp and pork shumai and har gow (Cantonese shrimp dumplings) to sticky rice in lotus leaves, steamed chicken feet, turnip cakes, and other dim sum delights and special here. There’s also a location in Chamblee next to City Farmers Market on Buford Highway. Takeout available.

8. East Pearl Seafood Restaurant

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1810 Liddell Ln
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 380-0899

Situated on Liddell Drive in a standalone building, some Atlantans say East Pearl Seafood Restaurant might serve some of the best dim sum in the metro area. Order off the menu or from the carts rolling through the dining room here, serving traditional dim sum delights, including a variety of shumai, fried sesame balls, chicken and mushroom tofu skin rolls, crispy pork skins, fried crab rolls, steamed pork buns, and more.

9. Gunshow

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924 Garrett St
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 380-1886
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Chef Kevin Gillespie’s flagship restaurant in Glenwood Park offers a Southern food take on traditional dim sum. Create an individualized feast here from the carts traveling throughout the dining room serving two or three dishes options each. Menus change weekly, sometimes daily here. Reservations required.

1. Yao Atlanta

237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Dunwoody, GA 30346

Thai-Chinese restaurant Yao in Dunwoody now offers a dim sum brunch, complete with mimosas. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch menu at Yao offers everything from pork and shrimp shumai, custard buns, and char sui baos to spring rolls and dumplings stuffed with a juicy pork meatball. Outdoor seating available.

237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE
Dunwoody, GA 30346

2. Oriental Pearl Seafood Restaurant

5399 New Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

Located next door to Atlanta Chinatown mall, Oriental Pearl features carts (and a menu) serving all manner of dim sum in the dining room. Expect traditional dim sum offerings here, including fluffy buns stuffed with char siu pork or egg custard, steamed chicken feet, spare ribs, sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves, and a selection of dumplings. Looking for something truly indulgent? Order the Peking duck feast carved table side. Order online for takeout.

5399 New Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341

3. Canton House Chinese Restaurant

4825 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, GA 30341

This Chinese restaurant on Buford Highway has been an Atlanta go-to for dim sum over the years. Dim sum here is served every day, starting at 11 a.m. Grab everything from shrimp and abalone shumai, soup dumplings, and pork and egg custard buns to beef rice noodle rolls, spicy chicken feet, and durian hand pies off the carts rolling throughout the dining room at Canton House.

4825 Buford Hwy NE
Chamblee, GA 30341

4. Dim Sum Heaven

5203 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

One might miss this little spot for dim sum at Pinetree Plaza on Buford Highway. The dim sum at the aptly named Dim Sum Heaven includes crab rangoon, pork bean curd rolls, fish balls, radish cakes, a selection of steamed buns, and all manner of dumplings on the menu. Order online for takeout.

5203 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

5. Happy Valley Dim Sum & Asian Cuisine

5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093

Don’t be surprised if a wedding or some other large event is taking place at this sprawling restaurant in Norcross. With an extensive selection of dim sum served from traditional push carts, take a seat in the dining room for taro cakes, shumai and other dumplings, egg custard tarts, stuffed eggplant bites, spare ribs, and chicken feet in black bean sauce, among the many offerings on the menu. Order online for takeout.

5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093

6. Royal China Restaurant

3960 Venture Dr, Duluth, GA 30096

Royal China continues to serve some of metro Atlanta’s finest dim sum. Now open in a much larger location in Duluth, the restaurant and banquet hall sees push carts rolling through the dining room offering everything from rice noodle rolls, a selection of shumai and dumplings, and buns stuffed with pork, red bean paste, and custard to fried sesame balls, steamed chicken feet, and sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. The Peking duck here is expertly carved table side, too.

3960 Venture Dr
Duluth, GA 30096

7. Best BBQ Cantonese Cuisine

2300 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

Located in the food court at GW Supermarket in Duluth, this is where to head for quick-service dim sum without waiting on carts to roll by the table. Order everything from shrimp and pork shumai and har gow (Cantonese shrimp dumplings) to sticky rice in lotus leaves, steamed chicken feet, turnip cakes, and other dim sum delights and special here. There’s also a location in Chamblee next to City Farmers Market on Buford Highway. Takeout available.

2300 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096

8. East Pearl Seafood Restaurant

1810 Liddell Ln, Duluth, GA 30096

Situated on Liddell Drive in a standalone building, some Atlantans say East Pearl Seafood Restaurant might serve some of the best dim sum in the metro area. Order off the menu or from the carts rolling through the dining room here, serving traditional dim sum delights, including a variety of shumai, fried sesame balls, chicken and mushroom tofu skin rolls, crispy pork skins, fried crab rolls, steamed pork buns, and more.

1810 Liddell Ln
Duluth, GA 30096

9. Gunshow

924 Garrett St, Atlanta, GA 30316

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s flagship restaurant in Glenwood Park offers a Southern food take on traditional dim sum. Create an individualized feast here from the carts traveling throughout the dining room serving two or three dishes options each. Menus change weekly, sometimes daily here. Reservations required.

924 Garrett St
Atlanta, GA 30316

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