Made plans with the family for some dim sum, but you just can’t decide which dim sum restaurant to go to?
Yeah, we totally understand. Many of us have been in that exact same situation.
With so many options available, from the abundance of Chinese eateries to choose from, it can be difficult to find a dim sum restaurant that is worthwhile, and that would truly satisfy your taste buds.
But don’t worry. We got you.
To show you what Markham has to offer, we went on a hunt around the city, so that you don’t have to, and came up with a list of the best dim sum in Markham for you to try. And if you love good food as much as we do, we also recommend stopping by the best bakery shops in Markham after enjoying a nice morning or afternoon dim sum with your family. As you already know, just like Toronto, Markham is home to the best food and restaurants in the GTA.
While you’re in Markham, be sure to keep your options open and consider some of Richmon Hill’s best dim sum restaurants like Yu Seafood (漁膳房) and The One Fusion Cuisine (聚龍軒) since they aren’t that far from each other.
1. Skyview Fusion Cuisine
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Address: 8261 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario
Phone: (905) 944 – 9418
Located on Woodbine, just south of Highway 7, Skyview Fusion is definitely one of the most popular dim sum spots in the area.
You can read our Skyview Fusion Cuisine dim sum review here for their best dishes. Their famous signature BBQ pork bun will not disappoint you!
The quality of the dim sum here is just superb and they come in big portion sizes. Plenty of options to choose from.
Food comes out hot and fresh, beautifully displayed in squared wooden steamer baskets, matching its fancy décor.
It always gets super busy here, jam-packed with hungry diners so be sure to come extra early and line up to get a table. Outdoor patio dining is also available here too.
2. Chef 88 Elite Fine Dining
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Address: 1661 Denison Street, Unit T1, Markham, Ontario
Phone: (905) 604-8218
Wouldn’t it be amazing to enjoy dim sum outdoors, rather than indoors, on a warm, beautiful sunny day?
Well, Chef 88 Elite is the place to go if you want to experience al fresco dim sum dining.
We guarantee you won’t complain because their outdoor patio is huge with plenty of tables! On their website, it says that it’s “Markham’s largest outdoor patio for dim sum dining and Chinese food. With over 35 tables, our patio continues to adapt to the changing weather and is now equipped with outdoor heaters, umbrellas and wind screens”.
The price is a little bit higher than average, but the dim sum here is tasty and you’ll be satisfied with their good portions.
For you veggie lovers out there, they also have a good amount of vegetarian selections on their menu.
Furthermore, the staff here are very attentive, and the food came out quick and hot.
The best part is that Chef 88 also offers frozen dim sum for purchase so that you can enjoy it anytime you want. If you would like to know more about where else in Toronto to get frozen dim sum, check out the best frozen dim sum in Toronto.
3. Casa Victoria Fine Dining
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Address: 8601 Warden Avenue unit 4-6, Unionville, Ontario
Phone: (905) 948 – 1618
If you’re looking for a fancy place for dim sum to impress family and friends, then you need to check out Casa Victoria.
Casa Victoria is located in Markham Town Square on the northeast corner of Highway 7 and Warden Ave.
The restaurant looked very elegant in design, from its Italian granite flooring, crystal chandeliers, to its marble pillars.
The dim sum here tastes great and comes in big portions. The milk tarts with swallows’ nests were delightful, the siu mai are packed with meat and shrimp, and the har gow here are huge and delicious. Also, the steamed rice noodle roll was definitely one of the highlights for us – so silky and tasty.
The prices here are definitely on the higher end for sure, but we think it’s worth the splurge.
4. Fancy Chinese Cuisine
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Address: 7750 Kennedy Rd #4, Markham, Ontario
Phone: (905) 475 – 2822
Speaking of fancy, the next restaurant we recommend is Fancy Chinese Cuisine.
Located in a small plaza on the southwest corner of 14th Ave and Kennedy, Fancy is pretty much a staple here in Markham.
The ambience here is definitely not as extravagant as Casa Victoria, but it is still a very nice place to dine at and the dim sums here are worth it.
Compared to Chef88 and Casa, the price here is more reasonable, and the dim sum here is tasty with decent portion size. We espeically loved the fried squid tentacles — they were so crispy and tender. Their har gow and siu mai were on point – DELICIOUS!
They also did a great job of keeping its customers safe during the pandemic by taking all precautions, with respect to COVID protocols. Tables were nicely spaced apart from one another, partitions were put up and the staff was all geared up with masks and face shields.
5. Elegance Chinese Cuisine and Banquet
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Address: 20 Gibson Drive suite 106-110, Markham, ON, Ontario
Phone: (905) 948 – 1881
Located on Warden in Alderland Centre, just north of Steeles, the restaurant seemed really spacious and clean with nice décor.
They offer a good assortment of decent quality dim sum favorites here with generous portion sizes like, har gow, siu mai, steamed custard bun, egg tart, and chicken feet.
Early bird specials are offered here during weekday mornings (from 9 AM -11 AM) and on weekends (from 9 AM – 10:45 AM) on all S/M/L dim sums at a flat rate. So be sure to take advantage of that and go early.
In terms of customer service, online reviews had a mix of good and bad service. However, during our visit, we had a great experience. The servers were attentive and efficient. It seems as though they had made significant improvements after re-opening from the lockdown in that respect.
6. New Century Restaurant
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Address: 398 Ferrier Street, Markham, Ontario
Phone: (647) 483 – 9999
New Century has garnered a lot of positive reviews from customers ever since the revamp, so we decided to check it out.
The place has been newly renovated. From being dated, to a more upscale-looking design, feeling very spacious and clean. The washrooms here are also very clean and well maintained.
Their menu features a ton of dim sum choices to choose from, and the majority of them were fabulous. Most of the dim sum here are made at the restaurant, and they come out hot and fresh.
The dim sums here are lightly seasoned and not oily, so if your taste buds are hungry for flavours, you can easily spice it up with chili oil. Overall, we feel like this is a great place to try out if you haven’t done so yet.
7. Graceful Vegetarian Restaurant
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Address: 4675 Steeles Avenue E, Scarborough, Ontario
Phone: (416) 321 – 8381
For those of you who are vegetarians or vegans, don’t you worry! We did not forget about you! At Graceful Vegetarian, you can satisfy all your dim sum cravings – without the meat.
We know, we know. Graceful Vegetarian in not technically located in Markham, but with so many top restaurants for dim sum in Scarborough – with Graceful Vegetarian being one of them – this one is too close to markham that we had to include in our list. Plus the food here is so delicious!
It is located on Steeles in Splendid China Mall, just across the street from Pacific Mall, and they specialize in vegetarian Chinese cuisine that features mock meat.
The dim sums here are surprisingly tasty, even for the carnivores within our group. Some of them couldn’t believe that the imitation meat tasted so good and so similar to real meat.
This place is definitely a must-try, and will not disappoint!
8. Ding Tai Fung
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Address: 3235 Highway 7 #18B, Markham, Ontario
Phone: (905) 943 – 9880
If you want to try something a little bit different, we recommend you try Ding Tai Fung, located at First Markham Place, which specializes in Shanghai-style noodles and dumplings.
The dumplings here are freshly made and so delicious. You can literally see them make your dumplings through the glass window in the back.
We highly recommend you try their Xiao Lung Bao. It’s Incredibly juicy, full of broth, and super flavourful. This is especially true when you dip it in the red vinaigrette with fresh shredded ginger. This is something you seriously have to try!
9. Golden Tycoon Seafood Banquet
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Address: 5284 Highway 7, unit 3, Markham, Ontario
Phone: (905) 294 – 8833
Located at McCowan Rd and Highway 7, Golden Tycoon is another well-rounded restaurant that offers decent dim sum.
This place is not the biggest, but once you’re inside, it will seem quite spacious and very clean.
The dim sums here are quite good and decently priced. We ordered our dim sum staples, and there was nothing to complain about. The flavours were all there.
In addition, Markville Mall is just across the street from the restaurant. So when you are done dining, you can head over to the mall and do some shopping to help digest those delicious dim sums you just had.
10. Dragon Legend
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Address: 25 Lanark Rd, Markham, Ontario
Phone: (905) 940 – 1811
Dragon legend is an all-you-can-eat joint that offers an array of pan-Asian cuisine.
If you are a person that can EAT, and loves dim sum, then you should check out Dragon Legend.
The food here is great and with a wide selection to choose from. When you get tired of dim sum, you can simply move on and try their other options like sushi, their notable Peking duck, or any of their other options. You would truly love it.