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“Great taste with variety of dishes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of So Yum

So Yum
Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #107 of 767 Restaurants in Johannesburg
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Description: “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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great taste with variety of dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Our family of 5 enjoyed an awesome lunch last Sunday. The variety of dishes from starters to desert had us captivated.
Their house wine, white was probably one of the best house wine we had.
Definitely going back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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68 reviews 68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good Asian food, reasonable priced, good service. Located in mall.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

So Yum, located in Hyde park shopping mall has a surprising menu with good quality authentic Thai food. The service is good, prices are reasonable, location is average, no ambiance.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome dim sum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We had a 10 course tasting menu, which included dim sum dumplings, spring rolls, sushi, curries, pad Thai and three desserts. Everything was delicious, especially the Hong Kong pears and spinach steamed dumplings. We liked the way they made the desserts a but theatrical, with the dry ice. The place has a busy, bustling atmosphere and our table was a bit close to the kitchen. I'd recommend booking, and ask for a table "outside".

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Asian food in a shopping centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Situated in the very upmarket Hyde Park shopping centre. Great varied assortment of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese dishes. Mix and match to your contentment. Do not miss the steamed butternut dumplings which are sensational

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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