Gimme Some Dim Sum From Miami's 10 Best Chinese Restaurants

Miami is known for a lot of things, but honestly, Chinese food isn't one of them. Maybe it's because our Chinese population is rather small. Or perhaps it's because we focus more on latin dishes and seafood, which is often found more in Peruvian and Japanese fare. For a long time it seems Miami was stuck with nothing more than a few strip-mall Chinese take-out joints.

But lately, things are on an upswing for those seeking quality peking duck, sweet and sour pork, and quality dumplings. A number of high-end restaurants either center around or include proper Chinese cuisine. Places like Hakkasan inside the Fountainbleau are well known for their delicious dim sum.

There's also middle-of-the-road spots, the type that won't break the bank but also won't sacrifice flavor. Among them are Blackbrick in Midtown and the much-beloved Tropical Chinese. The latter has been one of the few establishments in town to offer Chinese cuisine for decades.

All that is to say that there's nothing wrong with Chinese take-out spots, too. Plenty of deliciousness can be found at your local Canton Restaurant. All that is to say, Miamians are finally getting some good fortune when it comes to Chinese food.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro


This fashionable Chinese bistro chain gets high marks with South Dade's trendier diners, who are all about the contemporary interior and eclectic menu. Start off with do-it-yourself lettuce wraps–these babies alone are worth the trip....  Read More



Located in the prestigious Setai Hotel, this expansive restaurant is situated around an open kitchen and bar and outfitted with high ceilings, neutral tones and striking Asian decor. Patrons may also dine in the serene courtyard, surrounded by...  Read More



First opened in 2003, Chifa Du Kang offers what may at first appear like a bizarre combination: Chinese Peruvian cuisine. However, years ago Peru experienced an influx of Chinese immigrants and these new citizens mixed their traditional dishes...  Read More



In business since 1991 and located at the rear of the hotel lobby, overlooking the Sealine Marina, this elegant Chinese establishment has earned a solid reputation for its attentive tableside service, white tablecoth-and-fresh-flower decor, and...  Read More



As far as New York-style Chinese food goes, Gar Sing's is certainly one of the very best around. The restaurant itself is small, though simultaneously spacious for a take-out joint, offering a number of tables for dining in. Service, whether you...  Read More



Blackbrick is the self-described passion project of Chef Richard Hales. Locals may know Hales as the owner of the popular Korean-fusion hotspot Sakaya Kitchen. Where Sakaya is known for fun dishes like the KFC Korean fried chicken) and bao...  Read More



When you're looking for authentic, no-fuss, authentic Chinese dumplings, Dumpling King is surely where it's at. Hidden away inside a North Miami Beach strip mall, this intimate shop has developed quite a loyal following over the past few years....  Read More



Gourmet Gourmet is a family-owned operation known for serving up generous portions of delectable Chinese cuisine. Word is Chef Jose Sang has been cooking up mongolian beef, sweet and sour chicken, and other such dishes over more than two...  Read More



The Zagat Rated, AAA Four Diamond Award Winning restaurant Hakkasan has much to brag about. This gem inside the world-renowned Fontainbleau Hotel on Miami Beach is known for its unique and authentic Cantonese dishes, including a weekend Dim Sum...  Read More

Tropical Chinese


Find Chinese cuisine at its best at this spacious, airy restaurant. Devoid of all the typical decorative trappings, the minimalist interior at Tropical Chinese is always full of fans clamoring for some of the best dim sum in town. Cantonese and...  Read More


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