Dim Sum House by Jane G's

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Dim Sum
Specializing in both Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine, Dim Sum House provides an eclectic menu of notable dim sum dishes. A full bar/lounge is also available with late night dinner service until 1AM (excluding Mondays). Enjoy fresh, made-to-order dim sum in an elegant environment with nods to traditional Chinese architectural design.
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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I've been here many times and think they do very well on the food. The dry pot with cumin chicken is amazing. They do great dim sum too, of course. The service is hit and miss though, usually a miss, depending on who you get and how busy it is. Maybe avoid getting the pan fried soup dumplings, took 35 minutes for mine to come out, which by that time I was done eating, so I took them to-go.

C
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dim Sum House is by far the best dim sum restaurant in Philadelphia. It is not in Chinatown but still the best. Not just dim sum dishes but they serve very good regular dishes as well. The food is authentic. I've been eating here for the past two years and it never disappoints!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Wait staff was very friendly and helpful but hostess who seated us quite brusque.

BM
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dim Sum House offers lots of choices. Everything is good. The prices are reasonable.

f
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horrible service— restaurant was empty and waiter was nowhere to be found. Hair in the food, no apology given. Dumplings still very good but overall experience was not good. I will not return.

VI
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! I would recommend this to everyone!!! !

DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience1

My husband and I drove here for Valentines Day looking forward to trying Dim Sum for the first time. We were seated way in the corner right next to the kitchen and told "these are the only seats a available". Meanwhile we walked through a pretty, light and airy dining room with tables empty. It took forever to get our drinks and the food was brought out first. We had to ask for silverware, napkins and water. The service was slow and entree greasy with bones throughout meat. The Dim Sum portion of meal was chewy and hard to eat. The meal itself over priced. Won't be coming back here again.

C
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for girls gathering. Happy hour was great.

L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lots of selections and great service. Looking forward to their upcoming opening in Center City!

T
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was good. I'd still go to Chinatown for a more authentic dim sum experience. The service was borderline horrible at this late hour (9:30 pm) reservation. It looked like the bartender was also the one waiting on tables. The food did come out quickly in comparison which was the service ratings saving grace.

Ordered scallion pancakes, crystal shrimp dumplings, pork soup dumplings, pork and shrimp siomai, and beef ho fun.

Scallion pancakes were light, crispy, and not too oily. The crystal dumplings and siomai were double the size you'd find in Chinatown and had good flavor. Beef ho fun was nicely made. The soup dumplings were a little disappointing. It seemed that the broth had a lot of fat in it.

Probably wouldn't go to this place for dim sum again, but had an alright experience.

AA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Restaurant does not know how to Apply open table dining rewards. No server had a clue on how to apply the rewards. Then they went to the Manager who also had no clue on how to apply the rewards. They tried to charge the full amount of the bill to the rewards card and the charge was denied (of course). I did not insist but this definitely was a bad experience.

Plus my server did not have good english and could not understand well.

j
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great!!!

R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We tried this location for lunch Dim Sum. The service was great, but the food was average. We will go back to their Chinatown location. We requested a booth via our reservation. The lady at the front desk did not even try to provide a booth when we reminded her. The waitress was very professional and efficient.

EP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sat within minutes and our dim sum goodies came out immediately after we ordered. Everything was so tasty, exactly what we were craving. We got several varieties of dumplings, scallion pancakes, and dan dan noodles. We like spicy stuff so I was in heaven with the dan dan, chile oil wontons and extra spicy pork soup dumplings, although to many sensitive pallets it could've been a little too spicy. Loved it!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding

BJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to go for dinner in the city! Its amazing for big groups of friends and dates. Love it here!

KP
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fun restaurant with awesome food! We enjoyed sampling lots of dishes!

FV
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dim sum to the next level! Entrees on point as well. Made to order deliciousness, great vibes. Beautiful bar in the main dining, pool table to enjoy while you wait for your food or just to chill with friends. We travel from NJ just to eat here.

s
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came here with a group of 8 friends and had a great time. The food is delicious, especially the dim sum. The atmosphere for a group of this size is fantastic since they have large round tables with a big lazy susan in the middle for easy sharing. I will definitely come back and bring friends.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for Christmas dinner by myself. Was relatively busy. Good food. Good service. The location is perfect, and so is the ambiance. Will definitely return!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and great service!

AF
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After being in the restaurant business on and off for 25 years, my girls and I try to go out on holidays whenever we can. We had never had Dim Sum before, so we decided to do it on Christmas this year! We had such an amazing time! Our server was great in explaining to us what the dishes were and making suggestions on what to order. There were five of us and we did multiple rounds of Dim Sum, and two entrées that we shared, and it was perfect!

s
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to come back !!!

R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our dim sum selections were good but our entrees missed the mark. The sizzling beef ribs were tough and fatty. The chicken and broccoli just average. Previous meal was perfection. So very disappointed.

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and I love dining at Dim Sum House. The restaurant is clean and spacious. Everything we order is always so delicious, and the service is great!

AF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM. I used to go to Jane G's on Chestnut in CC and was upset when it closed. It is great to find this new one, and one devoted to different kinds of Dim Sum.

BJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Dim Sum House by Jane G’s is probably my favorite place to go in the city for dinner. The service can be slow at times, but the food outshines any inconvenience by the wait. The soup dumplings are AMAZING and so are the dan dan noodles. 100% recommend to go.

PF
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Fun ambiance. My kids even loved it.

BM
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dim Sum House has an excellent of dim sum plus other dishes. Everything is always good. I recommend the Cantonese dim sum sampler.

AK
Oklahoma City
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try it all! The staff is always very helpful to make recommendations. Try a lychee martini!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pleasure of dining here with my best friend and it is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve been too this year and one of my favorites. Please if you’re in the city stop by here you would be missing out if you didn’t and one suggestion try the Dan Dan noodles !!

FF
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Chinese cuisine meals that I have had in Philadelphia. Our initial reaction was: What, this is University City, not Chinatown !
I don't recall a restaurant of any type that I've had more helpful servers. Their recommendations were outstanding and their description of the various dishes were spot on. Hats off to a wonderfully run establishment.
PS: I read some other reviews that thought the prices were a bit high. There were 4 of us, all adults and the total bill was under $80.00 and we had to take some home. If that's too steep for your wallet, I suggest missing a couple of Lattes and then splurge. You won't regret it.

G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fast service. Nice value for the $.

AN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dim sum restaurant in the east coast and energetic and multicultural staff!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hostess was extremely rude and didn’t say hello, made eye contact, just grunted when we said we have a reservation, grabbed the menu and started walking away and we didn’t even know whether to follow or not. Then she flopped the menu on a table and walked off. She was a dark brunette and skinny young woman, and the reason I’m giving a description hoping the manager will retrain because hands down the most atrocious welcome and that was the first impression of the restaurant. Frankly, I’m confused why she is put at that job or applied for the job. However aside from her, our waitress was remarkable and gave us incredible informative and friendly service. The food was great, we had all Shanghai dim sum including the spicy shrimp dumplings which we loved washing them down with perfectly balanced cocktails. I love the lychee martinis. Regardless please talk to the hostess. I almost feel like walking out as never met anyone so rude. I’m glad I didn’t as I did love the rest of the experience.

BM
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dim Sum House has the best selection of dim sim and they are all good. I had a Cantonese sampler with 2 types and dumplings and 2 types of buns. The restaurant is large and seating is comfortable.

GC
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Dim Sum. The best in Philadelphia.

FF
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were 6 diners and we ordered a huge variety of small plates. Especially good were the ribs, soup dumplings and the cold sesame noodles.

JM
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went downtown philly for Dim Sum. Couldn’t pick a favorite dumpling. They were all so yummy. Can’t wait to take some of our friends and go back.

C
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a great table for four near the bar in the main dining room. We ordered way too much food. We sampled/ordered four different plates of dim sum all of which were spectacular. We each got a different entree, which created several “doggie bags”. We should have split two entrees. Nevertheless, the food was great as were the cocktails and beer selection. It was a little more expensive than your average Chinese food but worth the drive into the city and extra money. We would definitely return.