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So Yum

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Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 5360
09:00 - 18:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a quick meal before your movie, tell them and maybe they'll hurry up. The place was busy; was this the reason the waiter and menus didn't show up at the click of a finger? Although the food landed on the table in a flash. Had the stir-fry veges and chicken basil with medium chili and I felt... More 

Thank Jill M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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259 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been there to try their dumplings for lunch. I tried to order the two ice options in the menu but none of them were available. We tried a couple of dumplings: duck wonton had a strange filling, kinder of a omelette filling with duck taste; wonton soup was good, steamed duck bun was terrible, very sweet and more bun than... More 

Thank edubimonte
Johannesburg, South Africa
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254 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's always great to have a meal at this very popular Asian restaurant in the Hyde Park center. The selection is perfect - sushi, dim sum, noodles, meats etc so there really is something for everyone ( love the Beijing duck!). Full bar and good service.

Thank Beechman1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

while staying at the hotel, this is the place I had my lunch on. good is amazing. great services with a smile

Thank Mthandeni N
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant never dissapoints. Whether you are looking for a night with a group, date night or even by yourself. Tasteful Thai Fusion, excellent , quick service. Quaint cocktail bar

Thank Farida B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

when you going for a restaurant indoor of a shopping centre it's bit scary, as you are looking for atmosphere and situated inside shopping centre can be ....... The food was excellent, the menu resembled the orient in Melrose. The service was very good. I set there on Saturday evening, busy shift, the waiters are looking to see if you... More 

Thank tomerbraun
Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

So Yum has the most amazing Japanese food i have tasted to date. The resturant is well designed and furnished. It's a bit romantic and cosy. The service could be better. Prices are a bit steep, but worth it. The food selection is very impressive!

Thank Nduvho M
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious Asian fusion with great selection of dumplings. We had a selection of buns and pot stickers followed by a chicken basil chilli dish, a barbecued duck breast and a Thai yellow curry, scrumptious! Order hot at your own peril!

Thank Mark K
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

So we went to So Yum about a week ago! The food was absolutely delicious. We went for a few different starters instead of one main dish. Each and every one of their dishes was fabulous! Personal favourite has to be the dim sum. The spinach and cream cheese dumplings are a winner. The service is also very good- the... More 

Thank 333tifff
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Loved the Asian bites that come served up here. Rolled and wrapped, or you can have steamed wraps or friend wraps. Something for everyone. Great range of teas to choose from like the Jasmine Fairy, and Double Happiness. Imrpessive place.

Thank Jessicaneylan83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 325 5360
“Yum Cha”, an age old Chinese cuisine style, celebrates the unique culinary art of Dim Sum. It is this inimitable gastronomic offering which So Yum presents as a haven for friends, family and colleagues to gather in appreciation of healthy, fresh, wholesome and ultimately – premium quality food and drink. The soul of our restaurant rests in Dim Sum, which aptly translates to 'touch the heart'. Our heavenly, bite sized morsels are filled with a variety of high quality meat, seafood and vegetable fillings. Each parcel is individually prepared with great skill and care, before being steamed, baked or pan-fried – according to your personal preference.Our extensive Dim Sum menu is complemented by exquisite flowering and fragrant teas, which will not only aid digestion, but also stimulate your already burgeoning appetite. The pleasure of the Dim Sum dining experience has evolved over many years. Today, many enjoy and accept this art as a staple dining culture; where many or merely a few dishes can be ordered and savoured at any sitting. Our assiduously selected menu also offers sensational Asian style salads, aromatic curries, wok stir-fries, as well as a delectable assortment of noodle dishes. All original recipes are lovingly executed to maintain the authenticity of the four main Asian flavours, namely: sweet, sour, spicy and salty.Adding to this, our beverage selection is the toast of the town with, amongst others, freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices to live for. Languish in our beautiful flowering and aromatic teas, which are allowed to draw naturally in exclusively designed tea pots. For something a little more risqué, sip on our sublimely mixed cocktail menu featuring classics such as Cosmopolitans, Mojitos and Margaritas, or alternatively, turn to our excellent array of locally produced South African wines. Whether it's a quick, healthy meal that you crave, an intimate dinner with your partner, a business luncheon, or celebratory gathering with family and friends – So Yum is the ideal culinary experience for the vibrant individual.

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