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“Not really sure”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of So Yum

So Yum
Ranked #114 of 1,184 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“Not really sure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

This dim sum eatery looks like the real things but gets a little confused with mall-rat fusion. Cream cheese is not a sushi or dim sum ingredient. We ordered 10 different dishes and literally each were hit and miss.

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg
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“Great Asian fusion food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

This place serves some of the best dim sum in Joburg. They offer traditional Asian dishes with a modern twist. The food and teas never disappoint. Their dessert menu is a bit thin though but the great food and service do make up for it. Try their refreshing cocktails, you might discover a new love. Definitely worth checking out.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great taste with variety of dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Good Asian food, reasonable priced, good service. Located in mall.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

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.

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“Awesome dim sum”
5 of 5 bubbles 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".

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