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Restaurants serving the best dim sum lunch in New Delhi

Arushi Sakhuja  
The word ‘dim sum’ in Cantonese means ‘touching the heart’, and a hearty dim sum lunch has never failed to win hearts. With the ever-expanding options available across the globe and the palate, it is just getting better. Whether you prefer baos, dim sums bursting with flavours or dim sums with subtle flavours. The capital is acknowledging the love for dim sums with unlimited dim sum lunches where you can feast to your heart’s content. And, for those times when four pieces don’t cut it, here are the top places to devour a dim sum lunch.
Dim sum lunch
Photo Courtesy: The Oberoi, New Delhi
Baoshuan at The Oberoi has some of the best dim sums in town. Their menu has undergone a facelift when it was taken over by the Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong, who whipped up a new range of authentic dim sums. Bringing together exquisite delicacies and exotic ingredients, some of the must-try dim sums are the duck dim sums, which have a nest-like structure similar to a puff pastry made with egg and a prawn delicacy to try is the caviar-coated dim sum. For subtle flavours, try the rice dim sum. 
Where: The Oberoi, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, 110003 
For Reservations: 011 2430 4370 
Kiko Ba 
Kiko Bā dim-sum lunch
Photo Courtesy: Kiko Bā
Nestled in Delhi’s Basant Lok, Kiko-Bā is a fine dining restaurant with authentic pan-Asian flavours that Delhi has grown to enjoy. Helmed by Chef Vaibhav Bhargave, the restaurant introduced a dim-sum lunch last year which promises to leave you wanting more. From dim sums to baos and main courses, the menu is an amalgamation of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dim sums. If your palate is refined, opt for the truffle mushroom dumpling or opt for the classic chicken Shanghai dumpling. And if you feel like having seafood the butter garlic prawn dumpling is one that you will order on repeat. However, if you like your dim-sums pan-fried the chilli garlic vegetable gyoza and the pork gyoza are a must-try. For vegetarians, we highly recommend the crystal vegetable dumpling and tofu and pok choy dumpling. 
Where: 62, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057 
For Reservations: +91 9811000589 
Jade, The Claridges 
dim sum lunch
Photo Courtesy: The Claridges / Instagram
Dim sum lunch at Jade, The Claridges has been in the books for many years now. And like their famous corn pudding which hasn’t changed in over 4 decades, the food at Jade remains authentic. Jade’s dim sum lunch menu has 40 food options to choose from including dim sums, soups and more. However, what distinguishes Jade from most other restaurants is its unique flavour combinations and a recent addition of eight new dim sums including a gluten-free wrapped chicken. From the prawn lettuce wrap to green beans and water chestnuts, pank fried pork and leek, seaweed wrapped chicken, pokchoy wrapped chicken to the Edamame and pickle mustard vegetables, the options will leave you in awe and maybe even quite confused. With a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian variants to choose from, you are in for an authentic and diverse culinary experience at Jade. My favourites at Jade don’t stop at the dim sums, but the chilli water chestnut, pork spareribs and chilli black bean chicken melt-in-your-mouth. To end the meal the delicious corn pudding was a no-brainer for me. And if you wish to make your dim sum lunch into a fun afternoon, you can also make your way to their new Golf Simulator which lets you enjoy the sport in luxury without worrying about the weather outside. The best part is that it’s a course perfect for beginners and pros alike, you can even pick to play on any golf course across the globe.
Golf Simulator
Photo Courtesy: The Claridges
Where: The Claridges, 12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, Tees January Road Area, Motilal Nehru Marg Area, 110011 
For Reservations: 011 3955 5000  
Royal China 
Royal China
Photo Courtesy: Royal China / Instagram
The Bukhara of Chinese food, Royal China needs no introduction. From authentic Chinese flavours like the chicken in chilli oil and pork puffs to an interior space inspired by Chinese culture, you are immediately transported to heaven. Their new address at The Chanakya has re-introduced their highly loved dim-sum lunch on Monday and Tuesday from 12 noon to 3 pm. And when it comes to their dim-sum lunch, the vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are at power. A big shout out for the remarkable improvement in their flavours and food quality. For non-veg the roast pork puff, prawn and chive, prawn har gow and siu mai dumpling are a favourite. But their vegetarian options leave no stone unturned either. The spinach and cheese dumpling and truffle water chestnut and sweet pea dumpling deserve a shout-out. Finally, the crispy and crunchy banana toffee fritters with ice cream are the perfect ending pick.  
Where: LG03, The Chanakya Mall, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021 
For Reservations: 011 6902 0000
Shang Palace, The Shangri La 
dim sum lunch
Photo Courtesy: Shangri- La, New Delhi
Shang Palace at The Shangri- La is undoubtedly one of the best dim sum spots in town. Serving dim sum lunch daily from noon to 3:30 p.m., the meticulously crafted menu includes an assortment of dim sums, signature clay pot meals, and delicious homemade ice creams! It offers around 14 varieties of dim sums for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, with its prawn har gao, chicken xiao bao, edamame and truffle, and prawn crackling balls finding many takers. Enjoy a selection of handmade baked, fried or steamed dim sums.  
Where: Ground Level, Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Rd, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 
For Reservations: 011 4119 1040 
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Arushi Sakhuja


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