Lin Heung Tea House (Lin Heung Lau)

Lin Heung Tea House (Lin Heung Lau)

Full Address 
160-164 Wellington Street, Central
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Full Address 
160-164 Wellington Street, Central
Chinese Address 
中環威靈頓街160-164號
Corkage 
Free Corkage 
Parking 
Takeout & Delivery 
If you can handle the crowds, you're rewarded with one of the city's oldest and cheapest dim sum joints. They also do a fine (and less hectic) dinner, too.
9 reviews
70%
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My table mates at one lunch, a couple of elderly gentlemen who meet up here every day, took me under their wing, made recommendations, and flagged down the trolley ladies to make sure I got what I wanted, making it a far more enjoyable experience than dining alone.

60%
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The big bun and liver siu mai are coveted items, prized more for their nostalgic value than their taste.

80%
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The only surviving member of Hong Kong's 'Big Four' old-fashioned teahouses, Lin Heung Lau is classic dim sum dining at its best.

80%
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Most people come here for their awesome daytime dim sum, but we came for their dinner menu plate after plate of old-school specialties, such as steamed goose intestine in egg custard.

60%
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And you're sure to get your money's worth as each piece is err, for the lack of a better word, solid and unpretentious.

20%
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Overall it is old, it is messy, it is dirty, it is rude and it is chaotic.

80%
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Also, my very pleasant surprise at the quality of the food here could just find me dragging myself out of bed on a Sunday morning to jostle with the crowds for their famous dim-sum.

75%
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Personally, I liked this place for the whole experience of it - The crowded tea house, friendly staff, lovely patrons, delicious food, the sharing of tables and the mini battles that surrounded the pushcarts.

65%
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Be prepared to shout over the table at your dinner companions, as this place does not shy away from noise.