MostBest Chicago | Dim Sum

There are 599 dim sum spots in Chicago. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

As beautiful and expertly crafted as they are tasty, dim sum dishes are a fine art everyone should experience.


via Flickr user John Roling

via Flickr user John Roling

Cai is a traditional dim sum spot that is upscale, ornate, and incredibly classy—they even host weddings. Cai turns dim sum into an art form, and has a menu with pictures so that your food can be made fresh to order. This place is awesome for groups, with banquet-style seating, so bring your whole crew!

We Love Their: Steamed Rice Noodle Crêpes, Chiu Chow Dumplings

2100 S Archer Ave
(312) 326-6888


via Flickr user Alan Light

via Flickr user Alan Light

Located in the five-star Peninsula Hotel, you know that Shanghai Terrace is nothing less than the very best. A small, sleek, intimate space seven floors up, this restaurant will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away from the city into your own world, especially if it’s nice and you’re able to enjoy the terrace seating. You have to indulge in one of their specialty Asian-inspired concoctions, or perhaps a steaming mug of Chinese tea.

We Love Their: Lobster & Chicken Dumpling with Black Truffle, Spicy Beef Pot Sticker

108 E Superior St
(312) 573-6744


via Flickr user Ming He

via Flickr user Ming He

Serving up authentic, Hong Kong-style dim sum, Phoenix is chic and modern, with big windows and plenty of space for private parties. While you can order off the menu, they also serve their food in the traditional Cantonese way, on big carts packed with a variety of food and small, savory dumpling delights. When you’re looking for authentic Chinese food, especially dim sum, Phoenix is top-notch.

We Love Their: Barbecue Pork Buns, Pineapple Bun, Shrimp Rolls

2131 S Archer Ave
(312) 328-0848