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So Yum

Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 5360
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good57%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dumplings” (11 reviews)
“dim sum” (34 reviews)
“duck” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

It is so worth it to take the trip ALL THE WAY to the lowest level of Hyde Park (2 levels below ground level). This was our first visit, but won't be our last. We met a friend there and she ordered for us -...More

Thank africanaddict
Reviewed 8 January 2018

It was my first time at So Yum situated in Hyde Park, the food was delicious , the Duck breast honey,was out of this world, and not forgetting the Hong Kong Pears that was so yummy that my family and i could eat a whole...More

Thank kimkK2571SC
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little eatery in the Centre of Hyde Park in Sandton. Get a seat in the restaurant as it has some privacy or you could be in the middle of the high traffic passage. Cuisine is really delicious. Extensive menu . Service is slow though....More

Thank oreodiv
Reviewed 27 November 2017

My first time at So Yum after catching a movie with a friend. The service was great. We waited all of 1min (I kid you not) for our first tapas to arrive. The rest came within the next 4mins. The Hong Kong Pears were to...More

Thank candicenadasen
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We popped into So Yum for a "quick" lunch and ended up ordering a selection of their starters (Asian Bites). We ended up with prawn gau, chicken spring rolls, spicy fishcakes and my personal favourite spicy duck steamed buns. The dishes were well prepared and...More

Thank martinuksa
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I’m not a fan of mall restaurants-but this was a goodie. Food was incredibly delicious and staff were friendly on point! The ONLY reason for 4 and not 5 stars IS the fact that it’s in a mall and that kills the vibe a bit.

Thank nicolev582
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoy everything about So Yum: the yummy morsels, the excellent wine selection,the attentive staff, the generous surprises when you mention you'd like something different and the relaxed ambience. Just try it... it might even become one of your go-to places, too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We chose So Yum for dinner despite reading a number of negative reviews about the service and the food. However we were very pleasantly surprised. We had Raymond as out waiter and he was an absolute delight. He was on the ball, energetic and provided...More

Thank Jules_G31
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

So Yum used to be such a well-run restaurant, with a lovely interior. It has gradually deteriorated to the extent that the couches are need serious reupholstery (foam showing...), rather urgently! Our food last night was good, especially the dim sum (esp the spinach and...More

Thank Hooggenoeg
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, food was enjoyable and tasty. We had their winter warmer menu (see picture) as it was something different. You are served all the items on the menu in suitably sized portions so you feel satisfied and not over full. Service was good. Would...More

Thank berndtdoug56
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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