Bao Dim Sum House
Bao Dim Sum House
  • Address:
    8256 Beverly Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Neighborhood:
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Cuisine:
    Dim Sum
    Price: $30 and under

Bao Dim Sum House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baodimsum.com/
  • Phone: 3236556556
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 10:30am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Man Hoi Chan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please email management@baodimsum.com
    For large parties, please call (323)655-6556 to make your reservation. Thank you!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sweetzer
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for customers.
A word from Bao Dim Sum House
Authentic Hong Kong-style Dim Sum, served all day and night. Complete with a full bar and knowledgeable wait staff, Bao is West Hollywood's first Dim Sum House.
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Bao Dim Sum House reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (26)great for brunch (18)kid-friendly (12)romantic (9)hot spot (8)special occasion (6)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Very cold interior. Very noisy because of large private party. The scallion pancake was greasy and impossible to eat. The chicken spring rolls were over fried and tasted stale The garlic string beans had no flavor. Chow Mein portion was very small. The milk bun was the only tasty item. Service was very slow. I would give it another chance, but only if the meal was complementary.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    While I wasn't expecting the quality of authentic dim sum, this was beyond disappointing. While the service and decor was fine, the food just isn't good enough to ever return.
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  • Totally enjoyable...
    Wynd
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    good family place...excellent food. Great selection. Service was okay, considering how busy you were that night, middle of the week. Appreciated manager coming around & checking up on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bao
    veeeeee06VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    one of my most favorite places to eat! Slightly overpriced but it's expected given its location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Happy Hour
    IdoLVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Very good Dim Sum and great cocktails and even the Sapporo is on tap! Huge portions....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Yaya
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I loved it! It was delicious and freshly made! The resturant is really nice and they had awesome customer service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alex
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was good, price on the higher side, very slow service, took over 40mins to get our food after sitting down (waited 10mins for tea, 10 more mins to take orders, another 20mins to get food).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be Prepared to Wait...
    K2HguyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I LOVE this place. It has some of the best dim sum in L.A., even better than most Monterey Park places. The thing is that they're a little pricey, and you can wait a long time if you get stuck with some of their slower waiters.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Dim Sum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The juice pork is so good! The dumplings are amazing and tender. Service was good, and we had a great table in the window!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for Happy Hour
    IdoLVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Every single item we ordered was very tasteful and good! Huge portions (be careful). The Hot and Sour soup is HOT and good too. The cocktails were great and really tasty as well as original. Next time we go earlier and enjoy Happy Hour even more. Stay there Bao Dim Sum House! We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions too big
    SpankyaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's nice that they give you plenty to eat, but one of the attractions of dim sum is to be able to sample many things during a meal. The portions at Bao are so big, that ordering more that two dished per person will be too much. Of course, you can take it home, but you'd still have to split individual items (cut a dumpling in half...) to be able to try several things.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    JonR
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Nice and quiet and extremely delicious. Especially the honey/walnut shrimp...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place for dinner
    Partyof2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Places like these are fantastic for dates. Get several dishes so you can sample the menu. A lot of excellent options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always delicious
    mindaluv
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The had how are nice and fat, spicy chili paste is amazing. So much easier than going to ChinaTown and waiting for your favorite carts to come by.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim Sum anytime
    Billme
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This somewhat American-style dim sum provides the fare anytime of the day, and made to order. The food is great, and the service is superb. The only downside is the price -- is more expensive than a traditional Chinese dim sum restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our favorites , milk buns, taro balls, house fried rice don't forget juicy pork dumplings. Great meal, Great Service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dim Sum Lunch
    FoodieLoriVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    When I come to LA, the first lunch my son and I go to is Bao for Dim Sum. Always delicious!! Only disappointment...they were out of the deep fried Taro, my favorite. Everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent.
    NewMamaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Again large dumplings. Consistently good. Never fails to impress ppl new to dim sum
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sticky Pricey
    culvercatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    How badly do we need a first rate dim sum restaurant west of downtown? I'm desperate. So, when I discovered BAO I was excited only to be disappointed. The wrappings were all gummy and stuck to the steamers so getting them out required breaking the skins. An average lunch cost $50 for 2.
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  • Always a fan
    Meegs
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Been here several times now, and every time it's delicious. The service is quick, the food is tasty, and the house drink specials are always good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch option
    Smooph
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    It's not totally authentic but everything was great and we had an wonderful lunch for a group of 6. Everyone liked all of the plates. Service was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fading goodness
    sosoVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a number of times. The first time I was pleasantly surprised to find a great dim sum restaurant. The people that I took enjoyed it as much as I did. Subsequent times I found that the food service and overall atmosphere was beginning to deteriorate. What once seeed to be unique became rather mundane. Although I still recommend this as a fun place ...I do feel that the food quality has suffered somewhat.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim Sum at night - who knew?
    mindaluv
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We're big fans of dim sum brunch in Chinatown but now we have Bao House. In credible authentic dim sum - delicious, hot, fresh - but not just before noon. The har gow are fat with plump shrimp. The scallion pancake are good - not great. The chicken wings are terribly Chinese, but they are crispy. The Chinese broccoli was perfect. Spring rolls very good. And we got there at happy hour - so bargain prices for beer/drinks plus great food. It felt a little like stealing...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great place.
    Pacwerdna
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I went with a group of friends and we all had such a nice time. It was perfect for a stress-free group. The kitchen closed just before I wanted to order one more item, so the manager gave the five of us at my table free desserts. Such a great staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 404 reviews are from the Bao Dim Sum House reviews archive.
  • Very impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Huge sized dim sum, and very fresh. Our guests who are local to the area were very pleased, and will definitely return for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be careful of parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Recommend to valet parking. Street parking is tricky because the area has a special residential restriction. I was ticketed for $68. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive and bad
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Double the price of San Gabriel area dim sum places. Less variety and missed the delicacy of dim sum. Items should be small & pretty, not big with thick skins!
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  • Food is good, just not authentic
    veggieCraver
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Exotic Asian style environment, waitress was nice, food was good but not authentic enough. The skin for dumpling was sooo thick that they were almost like a bun(bao zi), and they should be slightly brushed with oil(to make it healthier??) so as to be separated from each other(had a hard time picking up dumplings sticking tightly to a clump...). Snow mountain bun was thick as well. Good place to get fixed up, but if you are looking for something authentic you can skip....
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • Excellent Dim Sum
    Happy2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Not only was the Dim Sum excellent and fresh, the menu had excellent choices also. We enjoyed the healthy red cabbage salad and the green beans. There was a perfect selection of dim sum. Our favorite was the shrimp. Don't miss the custard desserts. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bao--on the way to downtown
    SLCma
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We went to Bao on the way to a music event to downtown. It was 5 pm on a Wed. so, not busy. The food was hot, tasty and very nice, although the dumpling dough on the crystal shrimp dumpling was too thick. Juicy pork dumplings and baby bok choy with garlic were standouts. Everything else, very good--the house noodles, shrimp-stuffed eggplant, honey BBQ pork. Milk baos were a tasty dessert. Happy hour wine, $5 for Chardonnay that was a bit too sweet. Service was pleasant, and there was a Mandarin-speaking table. We would return--a nice option when heading to a downtown event, so long as you allow another 45 minutes for traffic on a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the hour's drive
    LekSK
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Bao. I have been to an authentic dim sum house and even though Bao doesn't have the carts, don't let that fool you--it is first rate! I have tried many dishes, both steamed and fried, and every one was a winner! The flavors are delicate yet complex. The service is excellent and the food comes out piping hot. On two occasions I asked to sit near the window and was accommodated promptly. They have special pricing on some items at lunch, but I find it to be very affordable at dinner as well. It is worth the hour-long drive it takes us to get there!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bao needs to get service together
    StevenTVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Look, we LOVE the food at Bao. And the staff is always VERY nice. But on our last FOUR visits, service has been really, really rough. At least one forgotten dish at every one of our last four meals. 30 minutes between the delivery of some items. Disappearing servers for 10-15 minutes at a time. Long story short: the food is wonderful, the atmosphere is very nice, but we are getting fed up with Bao not getting the basics of service correct.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some great dishes. Very enjoyable.
    davidsantamonica
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Overall quite a good experience. Hot and sour soup is exceptional, along with the honey mojito. Glazed walnut shrimp was excellent, and the shrimp dumplings were quite tasty, although a little doughy. The pea sprouts were good but nothing to write home about - i would try another vegetable dish next time. Ditto, the potato scallion dish not as good as ROC on Sawtelle. I can see going back. Very nice atmosphere. Our seat was probably the least nice, but it was still fine. Sit in the main room if you can.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    1Listeningman
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Happy to see that the dim sum is as good as ever, good service and a great ambience make for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bao Dim Sum House is quite good
    live2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Unlike traditional dim sum houses where food makes the round and you select what you want, BDH allows you to order dim sum style dishes a la cart from a menu. The food is very good and the system works well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dim sum
    PeachyVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Cant find better dim sum in this area. Love it. Pea shoots in garlic are fab.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally Dim Sum @ Night!!!
    M5wifeVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We love dim sum, but don't have time at Lunch or Brunch. I often crave it at night, and don't have anywhere to go, even though we are in MONTEREY PARK!!! I don't remember how we heard about this place, but were going to be in the neighborhood & made a reservation. We loved everything about it. The food, the cocktails, & service were all excellent! There is something to be said for service, ambiance & aesthetics, and we would rather make the trek in traffic to Bao Dim Sum House than eat at one of the 'C'-Rated (Health Dept) Chinese restaurants near out house... besides that they don't have cocktails like these! The food here reminds me of the dim sum my Grandfather used to take me to in Hawaii when I was a kid, awesome!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasions, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Dim Sum
    WorthyReferrals
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    When you don't want to across town for weekend dim sum this is closest thing to Chinatown you can get. The food is always delicious and the service great. They have complimentary valet so parking is easy. Prices are higher then what you would pay in Chinatown or Monterey Park but then again not driving 30-50 mins. So I believe that makes it worth it! Sunday $5.00 mimosas... count me in
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Sunday Tradition
    K2HguyVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Dim sum is breakfast food in southern China, so we make this a Sunday brunch tradition. Sadly, the ha gow has gone slightly downhill of late and the brown sauce on their tofu dishes is bland, but BAO still serves some of the tastiest dim sum this side of the Pacific!
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  • Bao is Wow!
    FabsReview
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food is delicious. Dim sum sizes surprisingly large and service was impeccable. The manager walked to each tale to check on the guests. I give it two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.