Hesheng Chinese Restaurant

5 Reviews
Asian, Chinese
Phone Number 0214330739 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Wednesday to Monday 11am to 3pm

Dinner: Wednesday to Monday 5pm to 9pm

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Menu - Hesheng Menu  - Updated July 2019


R65 avg main meal
Asian, Chinese
R65 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals
Child friendly, Parking, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Rupesh Kassen


Located among the array of Chinese restaurants in Sea Point is Hesheng, a dumpling haven that’s gained a strong following. While the menu offers a vast number of options, dumplings are the star of the show. On quieter evenings the owner can be spotted folding them at a dedicated table.

The dim sum can be enjoyed fried (potsticker-style), steamed or boiled. The pork and prawn dumplings are delightful, with beef coming a close second. Black vinegar, soy and spicy chilli oil complete each mouthful. Portions are large, so order to share.

Also recommended are the scallion pancakes – layers of crispy golden flatbread with nuggets of scallion hidden in between. The lip-tingling, saucy Sichuan beef, served with a bowl of steamed rice, is another a superb sharing option.

Take a stroll down the Sea Point strip for a sweet ending as Hesheng doesn’t serve dessert.


A limited wine list with basic options is on offer, but corkage is available for both wine and whiskey, so it’s advisable to bring your own.


Efficient service, although it could be a bit friendlier.


The décor is an eclectic mix of salvaged, doily-covered furniture. Plastic tablecloths adorn the tables with the iconic lazy Susan revolving with your dishes.

Best for…

A dumpling feast.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    There are no frills here other than the table cloths and chair cosies. It's a hidden gem in Sea Point and a great spot for dim sum and other Chinese dishes. I wouldn't recommend their soups but their steamed pork and leek dim sum is amazing. And 12 pieces for about R40 you can't go wrong. They burst in your mouth and are delicious, nothing fancy. The beef and shallot roll cake is also great and the sizzling beef. A great midweek, authentic and quick place to eat.
    So I am Chinese and very picky about where I eat out but after discovering this place, this has to be the best Chinese food in Cape Town! Definitely my go to for authentic Chinese. Family that runs the place are very friendly and for the price it is good value for money. I recently took my visitors from Hong Kong there and they enjoyed the food too. They make very nice dumplings, deep fried prawns and seaweed salad. I highly recommend.
    The real deal! An authentic Chinese food and service place. Simple, cosy and personal. Very reasonable and extremely satisfying portions of the most delicious varieties of meat and vegetarians meals.
    After searching for authentic Chinese food we miraculously discovered Jing-Jing, a traditional Chinese restaurant with red lanterns and plastic covered tables. The reasonably priced, dare I say cheap(?) food was superb. The beef and shallot pancakes were unbelievable! With quick friendly service, its a great spot to try for foodies.

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