Project 365 : Chinatown In Johannesburg

Dim sum lunch and weekend food shopping in Cyrildene (Chinatown) with great company.
I love the fresh Asian greens here.
Project 365 – One shot a day with my iPhone. Every day. Shot with iPhone Hipstamatic App.




  1. hey there–i’m also an expat living in jozi, looking for a good, authentic dim sum place. none of this fake dim sum crap they sell at every other ‘asian’ restaurant. do you have a recommendation in cyrildene (keep in mind–i’m not chinese or able to speak/read it, although that’s never been a problem at dim sum places in the past…)

    • Hi Jen, some of my friends loved the dim sum at Shun Duk at Cyrildene. It’s not difficult to find it, it’s on the 2nd floor of a prominent building there.

      The hubby and I tried the dim sum there last weekend, and we didn’t like it. But it could be because we are Chinese and have eaten dim sum all our lives and so have very high expectations of it. On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best, we rated it as 2. It wasn’t good by our standards but it wasn’t bad either.

      I’ve heard that the Regal Palance at Linksfield is good and this was feedback from Singaporean Chinese and Taiwanese. But we’ve never tried it.

      The best thing about eating dim sum is you can just point at what you want, even if it’s off a menu. So you shouldn’t have a problem with ordering.

      Let me know if you find a good place! =)

      • hmm. yeah my dim sum standards are decently high, having grown up and been around lots of chinese, and specifically cantonese, folks. thanks for the recommendation(s), i’ll check it out. :)

  2. Thanks so much for the tips ladies. I’m also an expat living in Joburg. My friends and I want to go to Dim Sum on Saturday, but we’re not sure if Shun Duk serves Dim Sum on Saturdays or only Sundays. Do you know? If not, do you know where I can find a phone# for them? I’ve been searching the web but no luck.

    • Hi Reena, Shun Duk’s number is (011) 615 7168.

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