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Yum Cha Restaurant

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

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  • 59
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good dim sum, so-so service

The long queue to get in - including many locals, or at least apparently ethnic Chinese people - suggested good things ahead. When we got to our table, tea and Tiger arrived promptly. We ordered in part off the menu and in part from the trolleys. The steamed offerings were good, the fried were a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
troypolyboutsos
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The long queue to get in - including many locals, or at least apparently ethnic Chinese people - suggested good things ahead. When we got to our table, tea and Tiger arrived promptly. We ordered in part off the menu and in part from the trolleys. The steamed offerings were good, the fried were a little bland and boring. The... More 

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Thank troypolyboutsos
Vancouver, Canada
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183 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was delighted to find that this dimsum restaurant has pushcarts. Rather than ordering from a menu you get to order the old fashioned way from old women pushing the carts of hot dimsum around. This plae looks like a blast from the past -- like the dimsum restaurants I remember when I was a child

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Thank 604traveler
Epsom, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THE GOOD: Some interesting dim sum Cheap THE NOT SO GOOD: Toilets are disgusting Cheung fun bland We ate here for lunch and the food was okay, nothing special I thought. You need to be aware that if you don't eat peanuts or use the wet towels they will charge you for it. The squid ink dim sum was tasty... More 

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Thank thecheechman
Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Dim sum restaurant with waitresses pushing the dim sum trolley, you would feel the same in Hong Kong. Crowded even during lunch which shows how popular and affordable it is. Strongly recommended!!!

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Thank PatoPasto
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed every visit I had to Yum Cha restaurant. The Dim Sum dishes are not oily nor too salty. I recommend all their steamed dishes and also the custard buns. The Chinese tea served is of good quality too. We spent SGD68 (including service charge and GST) on 12 dishes, a pot of tea and the peanuts/papertowel. The place... More 

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Thank daniellekris
Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our second visit, The dim sums were mediocre, nothing special. I remembered they used to be better especially the egg tarts. It is conveniently open all day for dim sums though.

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Thank Yenfnd
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot for dining in Chinatown. The mango prawn is a must I reckon. Not particularly cozy though.

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Thank denys_ko
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

A really great meal in a nice environment, but the service is strange ... we ordered soup, dim sum, main courses, rice and vegetables and every dish was delivered together, all at once within five minutes ... when we asked if they could keep the food hot so we could eat the soup first, we were not accommodated ... when... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I read something from the Guardian about this place being good so I stopped by here on my trip to Singapore for some dim sum. The food was good, above average even. The Shu Mai were succulent. The bean curd was delicious. I would be giving this place four stars except when I got the bill I noticed they charged... More 

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KL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The mango prawn fritters, all sorts of porridge, and scallop dumplings are amazing (along with all the other options.. wasn't disappointed with anything) !!

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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: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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.
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