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Yum Cha Restaurant

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Chinatown
Dim Sum
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20 Trengganu Street (Off Temple ) #02-01 (Chinatown), Singapore 058479, Singapore
63721717
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great tour stop

We took the Singapore Chinatown By Night tour and one of the stops was for a meal at "Yum Cha". What a brilliant, yet simple, meal. There were 12 on the tour and we were seated at two tables with 6 on each. We love Chinese food and it was really good in a way that everyone could enjoy. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Found the restaurant when in China town,my friend ordered and what a fabulous Dim Sum lunch we had. Was introduced to some really different food.The menu was large ,food was hot in temperature ,good service,friendly and typical Chinese atmosphere,thoroughly enjoyed the experience.Restaurant was busy with Chinese and Europeans.What a treat and will definitely go back on my next visit.The Singapore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We took the Singapore Chinatown By Night tour and one of the stops was for a meal at "Yum Cha". What a brilliant, yet simple, meal. There were 12 on the tour and we were seated at two tables with 6 on each. We love Chinese food and it was really good in a way that everyone could enjoy. The... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant had been recommended , but unfortunately we were not impressed. The restaurant lacked atmosphere and the food, admittedly not dim sum was only average at best. We had looked forward to a meal in Chinatown, but left unimpressed. We also felt that the food was over priced.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really decent quality dim sum without the usual surly waitress service. Nice to be able to watch through a window into a prep area where they make the dumplings etc. High quality but pricey with it and a bit put off by the coach parties of well-heeled tourists.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had lunch at Yum Cha and tried a variety of dishes. Without exception the dishes came to the table hot, freshly prepared and were tasty. The service was efficient and empty dishes were cleared from our table promptly. One of the best Dim Sum i have had anywhere in the world, but overall quite expensive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The staff who served us were unequivocally non-chalent about taking orders. They were only interested in quickly unloading those already cooked and being put on trolleys. They were rude at best. Some of the dim sum was good, but some were tasteless. The fried dishes were cold. I rather spend less at restaurants like crystal jade/ding tai feng and get... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We were in Singapore for a brief stopover, and had found details in guidebook. It was a little had to find, given all the stalls in Trengganu street. We were not sure we had the right place but several businessmen and other locals went past us in rapid succession, obviously intent on a quick lunch. We were seated quickly, in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent dim sums with some good varieties - particularly for someone like me visiting from the UK. Be prepared to wait in a queue on the weekends but it is worth the wait and the line moves fast. Essentially the restaurant serves dim sums on a trolley and one just picks their selection. Had some different varieties like squid ink... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

@TheKuoKnows Yum Cha is not the easiest restaurant to find. But do persevere. It is really worth the bother, especially if you enjoy stepping back in time into a piece of old Singapore as much as I do. Yum Cha does away with many of the frills that other dim-sum eateries spend inordinate amounts of money on. So, don't expect... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I visited with my brother-in-law and his partner just before Chinese New Year. We had the Hi Tea Buffet. The staff were attentive (but there was hardly anyone in the restaurant anyway). The food was pretty average. I have definitely had better dim sum in other restaurants/countries I have visited and unless you eat absolutely masses the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Trengganu Street (Off Temple ) #02-01 (Chinatown), Singapore 058479, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 63721717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dim Sum

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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