Tim Ho Wan

The Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant from Hong Kong, has opened in Irvine at the Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center.

It’s the first Southern California location of Tim Ho Wan, which has 47 outposts in nine countries, with U.S. restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas and Hawaii. The restaurant earned worldwide acclaim when it opened in 2009 as a 20-seat dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong, earning a Michelin star a year later and that it still holds. 

The “world’s most inexpensive Michelin-starred restaurant”, is best known for its baked BBQ pork buns, made with a sweet, sticky char siu encased in a cloudlike fluffy bread with a sweet, crunchy top. In addition to the buns, there are the usual dim sum favorites, including har gow (steamed shrimp dumplings), siu mai (steamed pork dumplings with shrimp), braised chicken feet with abalone sauce, congee with pork and preserved egg, steamed egg cake and fried turnip cake.


Ideal For

All-day dim sum, takeout, dim sum favorites