When it comes to the best yum cha in Perth, there’s a lot on offer. The beloved Southern Chinese tradition of “Yum cha” has spread across Australia to almost every major suburb in every state. Arguably Perth is said to be home to some of the best Yum Cha restaurants down under.
So whether you’re looking for fried or steamed dumplings or tasty pork buns. Here’s our list of the 15 Best Yum Cha in Perth, so you can enjoy it whenever you are craving the flavours of the east.
1. Dragon Palace
Dragon Palace is known for its traditional Yam cha for the last 20 years they have been serving up some of the finest Cantonese cuisine in Perth. All the yum cha favourites like Har Gao and Char Siu Bao are made traditionally and full of flavour, there are no frills here.
Address: 66 Francis Street, Northbridge WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9228 2888
Hours: Mon–Fri 10:30am – 3:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Sat–Sun 10:00am – 3:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:00pm
2. Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
This rooftop bar has reinvented the Perth Yum cha experience. Instead of carts and on-the-spot ordering of steaming little parcels, Sweetwater offers a set 8-course yum cha feast with a 3-course cocktail tea service. But this 8-course still has classic favourites like shredded char siu pork shoulder, crispy duck shank with a fragrant red curry as well as pork potsticker dumplings.
Address: Level 6, 1 Silas Street, East Fremantle WA 6158 Australia
Phone: (08) 9460 9988
Hours: Yum cha only available on Sunday at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
3. 8 on the Point Chinese
8 on the Point is not your normal yum cha restaurant. With its full cocktail bar, alfresco area and view of the Swan River you’ll feel like you’re in a fine dining restaurant. But this Perth yum cha restaurant will give you a fine dining experience, with its many dishes on the menu. From salt and pepper whitebait with peanuts to sautéed duck and mushroom dumplings and steamed pumpkin pancakes. You’ll be spoiled for choice.
Address: 306 Riverside Drive, East Perth, WA 6004
Phone: (08) 9221 2288
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
4. Authentic Bites Dumpling House
Authentic Bites Dumpling House in Northbridge has the best dumpling. Just ask the many people who queue outside for them. From various pan-fried dumplings like pan-fried kimchi dumplings to dumpling soups like pork xiao long bao. You’ll be spoiled for choice.
Address: Shop 3 145 Newcastle Street Northbridge, 6000 WA
Phone: 0423 310 599
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:00pm
5. Canton Lane
When you go to Canton Lane, you can be sure of two things you’re about to eat some of the best Yum Cha in Perth and that you’ll probably have to wait in line. Canton Lane offers the classic pork and prawn dumplings as well as prawn and spinach dumplings. There’s something for everyone here.
Address: 130 Mounts Bay Road, Perth 6000 Trading
Phone: (08) 9486 9399
Hours: Closed Monday, Tue-Sun 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
6. Wang’s Treasure House
On any good day the lines at Wang’s Treasure House are long but for good reason. With a menu packed with a treasure trove of your favourite Chinese and Asian-fusion dishes, there’s something for everyone here. But one thing that people come back for is the Yum Cha, prawn dumplings and pork dumplings are so tasty and not to mention the best baked BBQ pork buns. You’ll be crazy not to try Wang’s Treasure House.
Address: 4 Wellington Rd, Morley WA 6062
Phone: (08) 9275 4020
Hours: Mon-Wed-Thu-Sun 10:30am – 3:00pm and 4:30pm – 10:00pm, Closed tue, Fri-Sat
10:30am – 3:00pm and 4:30pm – 11:00pm
7. Little China Girl
Little China Girl in new on the WA Yum Cha scene, but that’s not a negative. since opening it has become a favourite. Little China Girl has everything you could imagine in you wildest Yum Cha dreams. The menu boasts everything from salted egg yolk lava buns and BBQ pork pineapple buns. but that’s not all they even have pan-fried, deep-fried and steamed dumplings, plus rice and noodle dishes.
Address: 68 Roe Street Northbridge, 6003 WA
Phone: 0414 694 121
Hours: Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tue-Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 4:00 am, Sun 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Possibly the fanciest Yum Cha in Perth restaurant, Silks has all your traditional favourites with a fancy twist. The menu uses WA produce to make its amazing food, as the Beef Siu Mai made with grass-fed beef, prawn and pork wontons, as well as truffle spring rolls and Char-Sui roasted toothfish. If that isn’t fancy enough for you why not try their Prawn Black Gold Dumpling that’s dusted with gold leaf.
Address: Crown Perth Great Eastern Highway Burswood, 6100 WA
Phone: 1800 556 688
Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
9. Northbridge Chinese Restaurant
Known for its traditional dim sum menu, Northbridge Chinese Restaurant never disappoints. People come here in droves and for good reason. From classics like BBQ pork buns, prawn dumplings and pan-fried pork dumplings you’ll be spoiled for choice. There really is something for everyone, so why not give them a try.
Address: 26 Roe Street Northbridge, 6003 WA
Phone: (08) 9328 9288
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
10. Fortune Five Chinese Restaurant
Bringing traditional Cantonese cooking to Northbridge is Fortune Five Chinese Restaurant passion. With a menu full of traditional favourites like snow crab, lobster and fresh fish as well as various Perth Yum Cha options. it’s easy to see why this is a go-to for many people.
Address: 108A James St., Northbridge WA 6003
Phone: (08) 9228 8381
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
11. Imperial Court
Imperial Court is known for dishing up our favourites. From Siew Mai to Har Gow and Char Leong to name a few, you’ll be spoiled for choice. But that’s not all, you can enjoy all your favourites while sitting outside in the alfresco area of this Perth yum cha restaurant.
Address: 125 Melville Parade, Como Western Australia 6152.
Phone: (08) 9368 0385
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, closed Tuesday, Sat 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
12. Canton Bay
Canton Bay is another of Northbridges best dim sum hot spots. There are always crowds which means two things, you’ll probably have to wait while but at least you know the Yum Cha’s going to be worth the wait. Speaking of food, Canton Bay has all the favourites from Steamed Prawn Dumplings to Shanghai steam dumpling and everything else in between, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Address: 130 Mounts Bay Road, Perth 6000
Phone: (08) 9486 9399
Hours: Mon-Wed 10:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Thu 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, Fri 10:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
13. Silver Seas Chinese Restaurant
Like many other Yum Cha restaurants in Perth, Silver Seas Chinese Restaurant serves all the traditional dishes we know and love. But what sets them apart from the rest is their generous portions of amazing Yum Cha on offer. From Siu Mai to Har Gow to Shanghai Dumplings, there’s something for everyone here.
Address: 10 Old Collier Road, Morley, Western Australia, 6062
Phone: (08) 9275 1588
Hours: Monday closed, Tue-Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
14. Emma’s Seafood And Dim Sum Restaurant
Emma’s Seafood And Dim Sum Restaurant brings glorious Asian flavours to Perth. You might have already heard of this restaurant for its amazing and diverse Dim Sum selection. with favourites like Steamed Prawn Dumpling and Minced Pork and Prawn Dumpling to Pumpkin with Prawn Dumpling to Steamed vegetable dumplings. So why not try them for yourselves?
Address: 886 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
Phone: (08) 9470 2238
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Wednesday closed, Sat-Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BamBamBoo is what you get when you mix an authentic dim-sum experience with Technology. You can order food on one of the ipads, then pay at the counter. The food serving here is diverse as there are fried Dumplings like Crispy prawn wontons and Pan-fried lamb dumpling, as well as steamed dumplings like Chicken Siewmai and HarGao plus many more. You really are spoiled for choice here.
Address: Shop 25, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 6388 8900
Hours: Mon–Thu 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Fri 11:30 am – 8:00 pm , Sat 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
What is Yum Cha?
Yum cha means to drink tea in Cantonese. But it is also a Cantonese tradition of brunch involving Chinese tea and Dim Sum.
What's the difference between Yum Cha and Dim Sum?
Dim sum is a large range of small dishes that Cantonese people enjoy, while Yum Cha is traditional tea that is enjoyed with Dim Sum.
What's the best dim sum in Perth?
There are many places to get some of the best Dim Sum in Perth, but Dragon Palace, Northbridge Chinese Restaurant and Little China Girl are highly recommended.