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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Quality Dim Sum

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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40 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had lunch at Yum Cha today and every waitress treated us so rudely! Pouring the tea spilling it everywhere, grabbing the plates before we were finished eating - unacceptably rude behaviour when we brought an out of town guest with us. We will never return!! Your food is not that great to put up with this insulting behaviour !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited Jan 2015 during our Chinatown Night Tour. We had a fixed dinner, starting with herbal rose tea, which was nothing more than rose scented hot water in a kettle. The other items in our dinner menu was ok. Though it was included in our Chinatown tour, the quality and quantity was not fulfilling. But we had a good tour... 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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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
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.