With five locations sprinkled throughout the city and the 'burbs (and more coming soon), MingHin is one of the most recognizable names in dim sum and Cantonese cuisine in Chicago. Their easy-to-find Chinatown outpost offers dim sum service in the morning (8am–4pm) as well as late at night (9pm–2am). Expect a classic menu that's rooted in tradition, with baskets of siu mai, lotus-wrapped stuffed sticky rice and some of the all-time best creamy egg yolk buns we've ever tried.
When the weekend rolls around, the best dim sum restaurants in Chicago buzz with energy. Families and friends come together to feast on dumplings and bite-sized Chinese morsels, often tucked inside steamer baskets and served alongside tea. It's an ideal choice for those who want to try a bit of everything—from shrimp dumplings and chicken feet to sesame balls and egg yolk buns. Are you drooling yet? Some of the top Chinatown restaurants specialize in traditional dim sum service, while other new Chicago restaurants feature creative spins on the time-honored culinary practice. We've compiled a list of all of the best of Chi dim, and have a diverse set of locations sprinkled about the city. Find a way to get to all of them if you can.
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