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42 Smith Street, Singapore 058954, Singapore
+65 6225 0302
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07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The good thing about this restaurant is, the dim sum is inexpensive. So, the quality of the dim sum is just average. It is therefore not worth to queue for the dim sum as the service in terms of cleanliness, and speed has to be improved. I haven't try the other types of food so no comment. Overall, this is... More 

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Thank anitabE1671VP
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wowza, the food was amazing not to mention cheap. Right in the heart of China Town - there was a bit of a line up to get in but worth the short wait. Go eat here, you wont regret it.

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Thank jodie b
NSW
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have our char Sui (pork buns) her and chicken rice yum!!!! Always the same time after time, and incredibly cheap

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Thank fattiboomba
Singapore, Singapore
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hong kong style coffeeshop that sells dim sum, congee and claypot rice. The service is prompt, probably because there were very few people when I was there in mid-afternoon. The food served was fresh and delicious.

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Thank I_S_B_L_o
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally loving this place. Reasonable pricing and fast service. It has a traditional taste to their dim sum. I cannot really describe it. But it tastes similar to the various dim sum stalls I had in Hong Kong. It does not have the fancy combinations like what restaurants have. Perhaps that's why I love the dim sum here. Simplicity :))

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Thank Josephine S
Takarazuka, Japan
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202 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I loved chicken congee and some of dim sum shrimp dumpling with sesame oil. I would come back later!

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Thank erikamix
Brussels, Belgium
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We tasted a range of dim sum here. The service is a bit rough: they hand you a list and you have to fill it yourself, and the waitresses did not speak English (but we managed to communicate). A couple of things we wanted to try were not available. Not all the dim sum had our approval.

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Thank Jacques W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

It was almost 9pm. Seeing brisk business in the restaurant, we decided to stop over for food tasting. We ordered claypot sliced fish porridge & dimsum : siew mai (steam dumpling with minced pork & prawn), fun cheong (steam flat rice noodles with soya sauce), ham soi kok (deep fried savoury yam pastry). The fun cheong texture was too soft... More 

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Thank Sleekat
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very popular place and I simply do not know why. Average is the word and the price is slightly above average. The range of food is limited but the service is good. It's just okay.

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Thank Simon H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Should be good - Chinatown location, decent menu, clean place - and yet, food quality isn't there, maybe due to pricing pressures, so taste suffers. This is not even average for a local place. Tiny shrimp and odd oil flavors make for a missable experience. Flakey custard? Not today. Skip this restaurant.

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Thank Craig B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Smith Street, Singapore 058954, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6225 0302

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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