Bao Dim Sum House

4.1
582 Reviews
$30 and under
Dim Sum

Bao Dim Sum House in Los Angeles is a Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant. It serves a wide range of authentic Southern Chinese and Hong Kong dishes. The kitchen at Bao Dim Sum House uses only the freshest ingredients and traditional techniques to provide an authentic meal. There is also a full bar, making this a place with a relaxing, cozy atmosphere.

Some of the traditional dishes on the menu at Bao Dim Sum House include soup dumplings filled with various meats and seafood. There are also pan-grilled dim sum dishes like radish cake with Chinese sausage and crispy scallion pancake.

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4.0
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3.9
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoyce
Hawaii
132 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Serving Chinese dishes and dim sum. Menu has pictures! They also have a bar with happy hour and drink specials.

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Lala
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Dim Sum on the West side! The happy hour here is a phenomenal value!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Jasmine provided great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods is delicious. The service also good.
We like it. Thank you.

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CrankyDiner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience3

This had never happened to me before, but I booked a table at Bao for myself and a guest and although they had our reservation and arrived just prior to the appointed time, we went to the bottom of their list on account of having booked through Open Table! They didn't even try to disguise that fact... so after half an hour my guest and I left. I only filled out the prior page in order to let you know this - II had been going there for years, but definitely won't ever go there again on a weekend night... or maybe ever. The people were rude and it was embarrassing.

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vipdcfoodie
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Although my reservation was at 4, I didnt get seated until 430. The hostess forgot that I had checked in. Everything we ordered was good, but I wish they all came out at the same time. If you're used to dimsum served in carts, this place isnt for you.

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PhaulB
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent my family and I enjoyed our experience at Bao

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Happy Hour😊

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very tasty! The dim sum is delicious and the cocktails are refreshing. There is valet service, so there is no hassle trying to find parking on Beverly.

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vipGMan
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bao had all my favorite dim sum dishes. Like other Americanized dim sum restaurants, ordering was from the menu, not from a cart of dishes rolled through the restaurant. The dim sum was very good as was the service, but it was a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We found it delicious but as we came by 9:00 p.m we had to hurry to order food and beverage. Too sad! Besides the head staff was professional and a bit cold. But the restaurant was so good it was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dim sum! Very creative dishes. Amazing service. We will return. A must go!

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vipAnnie
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

WITH SO MANY GOOD ASIAN RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES THIS WAS VERY OLD FASHIONED WITH PRETTY DULL SPICES. THEY NEED TO GET NEWER MORE MODERN SPICES.

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vipDoctorDad
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If you want good dim sum in LA, Bao is a good option. The food was very good and not greasy as at some restaurants. For those seeking a "traditional" dim sum experience where the food is brought out on carts for you to pick and choose, this is not the place for it. Everything is ordered off the menu, which has a fair but not extensive selection of items.

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xwordis
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The dimsum quality was average. LA has a big Chinese community, this is like dim sum as imagined by non-Chinese restauranteurs. The food did not come on carts but had to be ordered, which was fine with me. The food did take a long time to come for dim sum standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Good was good. Really big selection and everything tasted great. Waiter didn't seem very happy to be there and was only going through the motions and bare minimum.

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Choux
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience2

not as good as it used to be, we come whenever we are in town, the drink was mediocre, sent it back & the dumplings were just ok

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1Listeningman
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bao never fails...

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Birthday
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special to not only find great dim sum but to find it available for dinner. Fabulous dim sum!

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vipJesse
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is really solid. Unexpectedly good Chinese food West of the San Gabriel Valley. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was a little slow but overall it was a great and fun experience. Can't wait to come back!!

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vipSDFoodie
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best dim sum I've had in years. Everything was delicious. Would go back in a heartbeat

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vipMill
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Dim Sum is delicious, no question. The chicken spinach dumplings are superb. Our waiter was super nice, sweet and attentive. The secondary servers were equally effective, not as friendly and social, but did their jobs. I had a great time and if I had any complaint at all, it would be that the hostesses (there were two) are not super friendly / smiling hostesses. I looked to see if it was just me, but they didn't seem to love greeting people.

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vipArissabright
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and fun group dining. Well priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...this has the best dim sum in town. Bao down to this restaurant. We loved their chicken shumai and their shrimp stuffed eggplant the most. The sticky rice with chicken and sausage was a bit disappointing as the rice was not that sticky but was more soggy.
They also offer complimentary valet (plus) because it is hard to find parking in the area. The staff were friendly, courteous and polite.

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Katlady3
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful attentive wait staff- Very reasonable prices!

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GAM33
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish we had was excellently prepared.
The crispy shrimp stuffed eggplant was just so good we ordered it twice !!
Great value & great service without a rush .....

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vipAndrewP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seven people & tried many of the dim sums on the menu as well as some of the other dishes. The chicken fried really ce was excellent. While recommend this place to anyone. Will try & get back soon.

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Discerningpalette
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The dim sums are super fresh and flavorful. Bbq pork buns are to die for.

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vipEmilieDB
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went twice in 4 days!! Great service, everyone was very friendly. Valet is complementary. The food is awesome and affordable. I really recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Each dish has a great balance of flavor and was close to authentic in my books, and I liked the ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the complimentary valet coz finding parking in LA is a chore. Everything dish was good but my favorite would have to be the pork and shrimp shumai! yummy! The staff are very prompt as well.

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Aileen626
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was good! The food was fantastic! I dont have to go to Chinatown to have a good dimsum!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dumplings and chow fun. Kids loved it.

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MotherEarth
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bao used to be one of our favorite restaurants The service has gone downhill and the portions have become increasingly smaller. The noise level has also gone up to the point where we couldn't even hear the person next to us. Overall the dining experience just isn't as enjoyable as it used to be.

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vip1HungryGurl
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, especially the Chinese Chicken Salad and Spicy Seafood Soup , so good you'll be back for more!! Tasty Dim Sum and then some!!!!! Esther is always friendly and does an awesome job!

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Danny
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dimsum in a nice place! No need to drive to Chinatown.

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Rachael
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience5

They were out of everything. I normally like this place but the best stuff on the menu was gone

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viptamara
Los Angeles
128 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every time i go, it's so good! friendly staff and consistently yummy!

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Gianfranco
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We tried BaoDim Sum on a wet and cold Los Angeles day for an early lunch. The atmosphere was warm, service friendly and attentive and most importantly the dim sum was plentiful, varied and delicious. Highly recommended.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bao Dim Sum House using the Order Online button. Bao Dim Sum House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bao Dim Sum House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 655-6556 ext. 1.

Bao Dim Sum House is rated 4.1 stars by 582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.