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Mei Sum Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant

#417 of 1,856 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Honolulu
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1170 Nuuanu Ave, Ste 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5142
+1 808-531-3268
07:00 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We love to come in and just share a ton of different dim sum. Often the ladies with the cart will make recommendations and they are never wrong! Be sure to save room for dessert...those sesame seed ball desserts are the bomb! The custard buns are also terrific! And I am not sure what it is but I just love... More 

Thank HIppine
Honolulu, Hawaii
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I think I got ripped off. Three take outs that totaled $33 plus FIVE plates of dim sum (standard small sized) was $61.00???? Does that mean each plate of dim sum was $6.00? If so, then I'm not coming back. The owner was crouched down adding all these figures and when she saw my face that looked shocked in disbelief... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

As always the food was excellent, service was so so. We highly recommend the fried oysters. The oysters are big and very juicy.

Thank happy_opu
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The dumplings were average. We were swamped by staff when we entered pushing dumplings on us. We were not firm enough and ended up with 1 or2 extra orders. We're on a short visit but I think with a littler morey work, one could do much better

Thank tom g
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

So this place was rather a disappointment in the sense they had a limited set of menu options. Also for pot stickers they said it would take 10 mins. I won't be back

Thank Darren G
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Between 12 and 2 you can make your choice from the waiters offers, afterwards u order from the menu. Excellent choice, interesting combinations.

Thank Marion_vdB
Santa Clarita, California
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Straight from the airport, we drove to Chinatown to eat at Mei Sum. We found street parking and walked to the restaurant. It was fairly busy (seating was immediate) although it was Thanksgiving Day. We enjoyed a variety of our favorite dim sum. The service was fast. When we wondered if our server forgot an order or two, she reminded... More 

Thank LucyVacation
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went there for lunch and got there about 1130 am before it was full. The food was basic but good, tried the soft shell crab my wife loved it. The staff were helpful and the food came out quickly. if you want to get away from the busy end of town and have some good Chinese, try this place.... More 

Thank Greg M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended by two different friends, we looked forward to some great dim sum. Most dishes were only average, one had hair and there was a bug in our water. Place was only 1/2 full, and it's not very big, so that should have been a clue. Try somewhere else.

Thank Eagles4me
St. Augustine, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped in to pick up items for our Monday Morning Meeting. I planed the order a day in advance. I thought at 7:30am the food wouldn't be ready. The food was so fresh and everything looked so delicious. There were 5 people ahead of me at 7:45am. They buffet pans were steaming hot. The variety of Manapua's are to... More 

Thank Jamal C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 Nuuanu Ave, Ste 102, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5142
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-531-3268

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?