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“Dim Sum at its best”
Review of So Yum

So Yum
Ranked #189 of 1,238 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The waiting staff is efficient, friendly and knowledgeable about their menu as well as being attentive.

We ordered a selection from the menu and asked that we all be allowed to share from that selection. This involved adding another table to ours to accommodate the food for passing around.

The dim sum is varied (you want to try everything!) and really tasty and well presented.

If you enjoy Asian food, you must try this restaurant.

Thank Janet K
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I love coming here. We usually just order Dim Sums. Dumplings, Sesame Prawn Toasts and the interesting diy spinach wraps etc... Drinks menu is good. The last few times the kitchen put too much white pepper in one of my favourite dishes and they haven't seemed to resolve the problem yet as I ordered it again and there was the overwhelming taste of too much white pepper again! However, the staff and manager are usually happy to rectify and bring us another dish. The desserts (white and dark choc mousse and cheesecake) are to die for. Try booking on weekend nights (esp Fridays) as we usually have to wait to get a table.

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Thank Kirsten Z
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We went out to this place on my last night in Jo'burg because it was rainy/cold outside. It's in a posh mall but mall culture is so prevalent here. The restaurant ambience doesn't matter too much because they're all located inside the mall area. I think what matters w/these mall restaurants is the quality of food which didn't disappoint here! There were many fresh vegetarian options.

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Thank KimberlyP17
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Went back to So Yum on Friday to order the Hong Kong pears trying to figure out the recipe as we want to make these delicious morsels at home. The waitress who was very friendly said it's chicken, duck. prawn and potato. deep fired to get the crunch on the outside. This explanation well sweet was obviously predictable. Does anyone know where we can get the recipe? We ordered the Pad Tai and the bang bang duck for mains and they were two amazing dishes. the house wine at R150 a bottle was also very good. A good dinner choice, besides Hyde park attracting a very fickle stuck up bunch.

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Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Myself, My Sister and my Mom went to So Yum for lunch. My Mom had not been too well and was not eating, but when the food arrived, we had to dig in or else we would have lost out!!!!
Great Food and great Value

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Thank Murrayfam_11
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