8 Affordable Dim Sum Place in Tampines

Dim sum is the cornerstone of a big breakfast or a hearty lunch. They’re easy to consume, filling and most importantly, delicious. Located on Singapore’s east coast, Tampine is a neighbourhood that’s known for food.

The town is littered with food centres and hawker stalls that sell all sorts of food, including dim sum. If you’re looking to satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank, here are 10 affordable dim sum places scattered across Tampines:

1. Ho Yun (Hong Kong) Sunrise

Ho Yun Hong Kong Sunrise
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Address: Tampines St. 11, Block 107, Singapore 521107

Operating Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (5.30am-3.30pm)

When in doubt, trust your search engine. If you were to Google dim sum in Tampines, Ho Yun’s establishment would be one of the first to pop up. The stall is owned by a Hong Kong chef who specialises in dim sum

He’s been in Singapore for more than 20 years and he makes some of the most authentic dim sum in Tampines. His dishes are reasonably priced, starting from $3.50 a bowl for 4 pieces of dim sum.

2. Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan
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Address: 10 Tampines Central 1, #01-43/44 Tampines One, Singapore 529536

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday (11am-9.30pm), Saturday-Sunday (10am-9.30pm)

Tim Ho Wan is a world renowned dim sum restaurant. They have more than 60 branches all over the world including the US, Australia and Hong Kong. They even have a Michelin star for their affordable yet superb dim sum. 

In fact, Tim Ho Wan is considered one of the most affordable Michelin starred restaurants in the world!

3. Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant – Swee Choon Express

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
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Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-01 Century Square, Singapore 529509

Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday (8am-10pm)

Established in 1962, Swee Choon Tim Sum is one of the oldest dim sum restaurants in Singapore. They’ve racked up a ton of awards over the years and rightfully so. Affordable and delicious, their dim sum is highly sought after by both locals and tourists.

Swee Choon Express is the subsidiary of the bigger Swee Choon Restaurant that is located at Jalan Besar. Nonetheless, this express outlet offers the same taste and affordability as its parent restaurant.

4. Dim Sum Express

Dim Sum Express
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Address: Blk 827 Tampines Street 81, #01-128, Singapore 520827

Operating Hours: 24/7 

If you’re craving dim sum at odd hours, this is the place to go! Dim Sum Express can be found in a couple of streets around Singapore but the Tampines branch is one of the best. 

The establishment was founded in 2008 and they’ve been serving dim sum around the clock ever since. They’re known for their $1.50 dim sum plates which is outrageously cheap even for this list. 

5. Kimly Group – Kimly Dim Sum

Kimly Dim Sum
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Address: Blk 742A Tampines St. 72, #01-01, Singapore 521742

Operating Hours: 24/7 

Kimly Dim Sum is part of the larger Kimly Group who are known for their large array of F&B outlets. Catered specifically for dim sums, Tampines Kimly Dim Sum is one of 47 outlets across Singapore. 

This outlet is open 24/7, giving you the flexibility to enjoy dim sum at any hour of the day. 

6. Soup Restaurant – Teahouse

Teahouse Soup Restaurant
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Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-20 Century Square, Singapore 529509

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday (11am-9.30pm), Saturday-Sunday (10am-9.30pm)

Teahouse by Soup Restaurant is a throwback to teahouses back in 1950s Chinatown. It offers a dining experience that blends the nostalgia of old Chinatown and modern Singapore. 

Most importantly, Teahouse offers a wide selection of dim sum that are reasonably priced. It’s a great place to enjoy dim sum in an age-old, contemporary setting without leaving a dent in your wallet.

7. Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung
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Address: 4 Tampines Central 5, #02-01 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday (11.30am-8.45pm), Friday-Saturday (11.30am-9.15pm), Sunday (11am-8.45pm)

Located in Tampines Mall, Din Tai Fung has been serving dim sum for decades. They have over 161 restaurants in 13 territories and they’ve been recognised by major media outlets around the world. 

Although the food has gone up in prices over the years, they’re still considerably cheaper compared to the rest. 

8. Tim Sum

Tim Sum
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Address: 21 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528765

Operating Hours: Monday-Tuesday (10am-10pm), Wednesday-Sunday (9am-9.30pm)

Tim Sum is a stall located in Tampines Giant Hypermarket. You’ll find them in the food court where they have a decently sized shop and a reasonable amount of dim sum options. 

They’re also fairly priced for the portion you get, making them a hidden gem when it comes to dim sum in Tampines. 


So there you have it, 8 dim sum outlets which are cheap, delicious and Tampines bound. Bring your family along when you’re exploring these destinations because dim sum is best enjoyed with company. 

And remember to go in with an empty stomach because you’ll be leaving with a full one.


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