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China Yum Char Restaurant & Bar

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2 Beach Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09 309 4808
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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  • 31
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good place to relax with friends

Yum Cha (Yum Char) is the Auckland version of Dim Sum or Xiao Chi, lots of dumplings. Not sure why we went here; since we live in China, we were bound to be disappointed. The service was typical Chinese, with the food coming out as it was ready. Everything was satisfactory, but nothing to rave... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charles_and_Debbi
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum Cha (Yum Char) is the Auckland version of Dim Sum or Xiao Chi, lots of dumplings. Not sure why we went here; since we live in China, we were bound to be disappointed. The service was typical Chinese, with the food coming out as it was ready. Everything was satisfactory, but nothing to rave about.

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Thank Charles_and_Debbi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and quick delivery of yummy yum Cha food, some good dishes here, a little pricey but it's good because there's always something passing by, you don't have to flag food down and you end up spending more !

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Thank HarleyGirl18
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the best meals we had in NZ. We only went there as it was the only place open on Boxing Day, but we had a fantastic meal, and we would definitely go back to this restaurant!

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Thank David C
Corrales, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere is modern with a light airy feel. The dim sum was very tasty and reasonable.

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Thank chef9652016
Lemont, Illinois
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364 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner here just by chance walking past it several times. From the main street in this area, just the back of the restaurant shows, and doesn't look like much, you have to go around, then the back of the building is actually were the entrance is. We really enjoyed a very nice, interesting Chinese dinner, ordering the... More 

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Thank sandra n
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

It took quite a while for the food to come out. About 20 minutes after ordering, the food finally made it to our table in drips and drabs. Food was actually quite good and well prepared, quite delicious. However downside of the whole experience would be the service, having to wait so long and our tea been left out of... More 

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Thank I4161YGryans
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

My local friends used to go to China regularly as my friend needs a disabled parking spot. They had one previous bad experience but decided to give it a second chance. Well did they wish they hadn't done so. I have been eating yum cha for many many years and truly this was the worst one ever. The staff couldn't... More 

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France
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Must be the best Chinese restaurant in Auckland and the video gives you a very big appetite.My husband ate so much he didn't have space for dessert.Try the vegetable and shrimp dim sum with the chicken with corn .I would love to go back whenever I have time. I promise you the food is truly delicious.

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Thank Angela M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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206 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Sky City was very busy the night we stayed and the bar accross the way was pumping out loud music but the waitress found us the best place as far away as she could. Probably a very noisy restaurant. The meals were delicious. Good variety to choose from and you can make up your own meals from the menu. We... More 

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Thank Mark E
Christchurch, New Zealand
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216 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Finding a place that has yum char for dinner was a real find. We had heard about this pace so made a bee line for it. We were not let down and the staff were great. Our favorite dish of the evening was the pork and peanut dumplings. A real must add they tasted so fresh with the coriander coming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Beach Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09 309 4808

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  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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