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Dim Sum Library - Admiralty HK

4.2
4.2
442 Reviews
$400 and over
Chinese
Dim Sum Library, is a refreshing evolution of the time-honoured Cantonese tradition - offering a selection of delicious dim sum prepared with new ingredients, textures, flavours and presentation, served all day in an elegant Hong Kong tea room.

These tasty new creations include "Black Truffle Har Gau", "Dan Dan Xiaolong Bao", "Black Pepper Wagyu Beef in Millefeuille pastry", "Cheung Fan with Squid Mousse and Crispy Tofu"and" Hokkaido King Crab and Sea Urchin Spring Roll" are among the delectable dim sum dishes on offer.

Unlike traditional dim sum restaurant, Dim Sum Library is fronted by a stunning Chinoiserie cocktail bar, guests can enjoy a full selection of classic cocktails, wines and spirits as well as bespoke Chinese tea cocktails. For those who enjoy a game of Mahjong in the afternoon, the tables at Dim Sum Library’s Mahjong Parlour, discretely concealed at the rear of the restaurant, are a perfect place to play.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Chinese (Canton), Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    3643 0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    If you would like to host your own event for 20 or more persons, please contact our dedicated events team on +852 3428 8898 or email us at event.hk@aqua.com.hk with your name and preferred event outlet, we will be happy to help.

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is 4000 sq ft with the capacity of 123 seated, and 15 bar stools - perfect for any private or public event. With our fabulous Chinese chefs in the kitchen and a full-service bar, menus can be tailored and matched to provide a uniquely memorable experience for your guests. The team at Dim Sum Library have a wealth of event management experience and are happy to provide Audio Visual/Technical setup/ Stage Production and Entertainment options for our private room and the entire venue in consultation with our guests. The Mahjong Parlour can be used as a private dining room for parties of up to 40. With three tables which can transform into Mahjong tables for cocktails and dim sum over an afternoon game.

  • Private party contact

    event.hk@aqua.com.hk : 3428 8898

  • Neighborhood

    Admiralty

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Dim Sum Library restaurant is located in Pacific Place at the heart of Hong Kong Island atop the MTR.<br /><br />Taxi drivers will know the building name Pacific Place, Dim Sum Library can be found in The Mall, Tower Two.<br /><br />Directly above the MTR, easily accessible from Exit F of the Admiralty MTR Station.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 442 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hong Kong Island

    Best Overall

  • Hong Kong Island

    Best Food

  • Hong Kong Island

    Best Service

  • Hong Kong Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Hong Kong Island

    Best Value

  • Hong Kong Island

    Great for Lunch

  • Hong Kong Island

    Romantic

  • Hong Kong Island

    Most Booked

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  1. c

    chrisb

    Surrey

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great place for Lunch. Menu changes and the quality and quantity are good. Consistency is their byword I think and it always Excellent. The staff are helpful and friendly - Recomended
  2. A

    Alicia

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Table was tiny for the amount of food we ordered. Given the size of the table they should at least space out when the food is being served. There is a 1.5 hour limit to dine but there is really no need for the food to come all at once it felt rushed and unpleasant. We much prefer dining at the elements outlet but sadly that has closed. As much as w enjoy the food we wouldn’t be coming back again. There are other options available perhaps Chinese library or Duddell for similar innovative dim sum.
  3. L

    Linus

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Nice menu, good location but staff in a hurry to leave as kitchen closes at 9 pm. As a result, they start chasing you to place any dessert order by 8.30 pm and want you to go by 9 pm.
  4. K

    Karina

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Being vegan, I had eaten here before and asked for a dish I had previously eaten but this time, they refused to bother making it. The tone of the waiter was shocking. I was truly disappointed that my family and I left and dined elsewhere with much better food choices and service.
  5. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Though the service staff were very good, we felt that they were short handed resulting in delays.
  6. B

    Belbel

    Hong Kong Islan

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Janet for your friendliness and hospitality!
  7. P

    Pfmcdu

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always outstanding. The tofu panna cotta needs to be tried to be believed. It's always a joy to go to and a no brainer for my partner's first day out of quarantine. Lobster bao is great though it does suffer from DSL's usual problems with bao dim sum, mainly the large amount of bun to filling. For the lobster it wasn't as bad as the mushroom bao; I think the cinching helped in this regard.
  8. H

    Hello

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Please offer tap water to guests as better for the environment.
  9. CL

    ChristyL

    Hong Kong Islan

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like the table which u assign for me. The food are nice. And the service very good too
  10. RC

    RoseC

    Hong Kong Islan

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food and professional service ! Good location !
  11. WW

    WinnieW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was delicious and had fun ingredients used for thr chef’s recommendations. Sometimes staff were too busy attending to ither things to respond to our ways of seeking seeking attentiion.
  12. WW

    WaWa

    Hong Kong Islan

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration. Very nice cake with candles from the restaurant. The table top stucky coat needs some improvement work
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Enjoyable lunch with family. But the table was way too small to cater for 5 adults and every dish that came had to be switched to a smaller plate.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was quite terrible - the waitress was quite rude. We had to ask to be served… mind as well be self serve. We were also kicked out at 2:30pm, no one had told us the area we were sitting was only available till 2:30 and we had to abruptly end our conversation. They could have offered us a table to continue… was very hostile. The food was great but I would have to reconsidering given the service.
  15. B

    Belbel

    Hong Kong Islan

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. Special thanks go to Janet who is always so cheerful and friendly!
  16. FY

    FrancisY

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food portion is small and are over priced. The fusion dim sum is not that attractive. What impressed me most are the black truffle shrimp dumpling and the black garlic Siu Mai. Dan Dan noodle also tasted good.
  17. RM

    RachelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was amazing and they have great cocktails
  18. N

    Neekulaz

    Hong Kong Islan

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Wagyu beef puff was overpowered by the pepper with little taste of the beef; the ginger lobster bun was overpowered by the ginger and spring opinion with little taste of the lobster. The tea was rather bland. Overall not up to standard for a dim sum place.
  19. L

    Linus

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food as always but serving sequence was haphazard as the main course has arrived first and the dim sum came much later. It was only half full and a busy kitchen is a good kitchen; given less demand, it appears the kitchen service was sloppy although the waiting staff were good and friendly as always.
  20. VH

    VickyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Intersting dim sum fusion selection.. cocktail is really meh
  21. S

    Siuho

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious har gau and mango purée almond pastry
  22. R

    Roro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The soup was a bit spicy for my kid, it was never spicy before, we order this dish many times, anyway , service is good .
  23. H

    Harry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A variety of dim sum offered which is full of new ideas and not like the traditional ones. Food and service are very nice.
  24. D

    Deecoded

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the crispy aubergine! The other food was also good though not particularly memorable. Glad that there were not too many people on a Saturday night so we could stay as long as we wanted just sipping tea.
  25. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Foods was delouse and environment are good, we will go again.
  26. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food & attentive service - everything came in a timely manner and was very good!
  27. s

    sinae

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food and service The best dimsum restaurant
  28. BR

    BobR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, generally good service. Would reccomend to others
  29. MS

    MassimoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service team is very efficient and caring. Great place.
  30. WW

    WaWa

    Hong Kong Islan

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is good as always.
  31. GH

    GeoffH

    Hong Kong Islan

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is always excellent. A wide variety with interesting variations on traditional dim sum. We had the all you can eat which meant way too much food.
  32. JM

    JohnM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Innovative and tasty Dim sum. Some good originals like Ha Gau and Char Siu Bau and some updated one like the fish chēun gyún.
  33. JM

    JohnM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good quality innovative Dim Sum with seating spaced out
  34. S

    Simmka

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The set lunch was good. The seatings are a bit tight and not entirely comfortable.
  35. MA

    MATTJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food, stunning venue, fantastic service. We're already booked in to go again!
  36. EY

    ElsieY

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and service! Rarely quiet due to the pandemic, and it gave a relaxing and wonderful experience!
  37. C

    Chris

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went for the unlimited dim sum lunch, to be told it was "off today, but we could order from the al-la-carte menu??". Not impressed, especially as we had pre-booked. We went elsewhere
  38. Y

    Yvonne

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing! Had the lunch set for 2. Restaurant also remembered my booking remarks that it was for a birthday celebration, and plated the desserts with a Happy Birthday message. But service was a little lacking. Staff did not help to top up the tea nor portion out the rice, although we noticed the same was done for other tables.
  39. x

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The eclectic dim sum menu is refreshingly different from the standard dim sum fare on offer on Hong Kong Island. Love the super peppery beef puffs !
  40. UF

    UrbanFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy the excellent service and food options. Favorites include classics like the siu mai and har gao. I will always go back the black truffle chicken, sautéed string beans, crispy aubergine and iberico pork char siu!

FAQs

Dim Sum Library - Admiralty HK is rated 4.2 stars by 442 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Dim Sum Library - Admiralty HK

Pacific Place Admiralty, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Central

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Admiralty

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Chinese (Canton), Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Dim Sum Library restaurant is located in Pacific Place at the heart of Hong Kong Island atop the MTR.Taxi drivers will know the building name Pacific Place, Dim Sum Library can be found in The Mall, Tower Two.Directly above the MTR, easily accessible from Exit F of the Admiralty MTR Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    3643 0088

  • Catering

    If you would like to host your own event for 20 or more persons, please contact our dedicated events team on +852 3428 8898 or email us at event.hk@aqua.com.hk with your name and preferred event outlet, we will be happy to help.

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is 4000 sq ft with the capacity of 123 seated, and 15 bar stools - perfect for any private or public event. With our fabulous Chinese chefs in the kitchen and a full-service bar, menus can be tailored and matched to provide a uniquely memorable experience for your guests. The team at Dim Sum Library have a wealth of event management experience and are happy to provide Audio Visual/Technical setup/ Stage Production and Entertainment options for our private room and the entire venue in consultation with our guests. The Mahjong Parlour can be used as a private dining room for parties of up to 40. With three tables which can transform into Mahjong tables for cocktails and dim sum over an afternoon game.

  • Private party contact

    event.hk@aqua.com.hk : 3428 8898

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