Served from early morning into the afternoon, dim sum is like a Chinese brunch, featuring small dishes of fried or steamed dumplings, rolls, buns, cakes and other snack-sized items meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. The fun part is in choosing which delectable sweet or savory treat to pick next, like har gow (shrimp dumplings), sesame balls, or hom bow (a sweet, fluffy bread roll stuffed with meat or other fillings).
Traditionally, these filling and affordable options were wheeled right to your table on carts. Over the pandemic, those carts disappeared, along with dine-in service. Now that more restaurants are welcoming back dine-in guests, expect to see those same carts — loaded with dim sum options — making the rounds again. Here’s some of the best restaurants in Seattle to get your dim sum fix, listed from north to south.
All restaurants listed offer takeout and indoor dining. As of October 25, King County will require proof of vaccination for everyone ages 12+ at indoor establishments, restaurants, and bars. Studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when eating outdoors, and the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Please visit King County’s COVID website for resources and current information.Read More