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“Gourmet food”

Yum Yum Restaurant and Coffee Bar
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Tzaneen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Ceres, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Gourmet food”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

This has to be one of the best fine dining experiences one can have in the Tzaneen area. Having eaten frequently at Yum Yum we feel we can give a subjective opinion based over a period of time.

Food presentation is always very creative and one has to resist the urge to continually photograph your food. Flavoursome, well balanced and deliciously tasty are but a few words that describe the dishes. There are also a number of 'unusual' homemade beverages available that have an assortment of taste sensations. Service is prompt and well informed. The ambience and character of the restaurant is very laid back and for me personally, better suited to a romantic atmosphere, although larger groups are more than adequately catered for. Remember though, in line with the fine dining experience one should not expect huge portions of food. It is not the quantity but the quality of the food.

Bottom line is that if you are in the area, Yum Yum is worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Tzaneen, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Frequent guest and impressed each time!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have eaten at restaurants, bistro's, dining rooms and deli's all over the world. Yum Yum is in a class of it's own, head and shoulders above any other restaurant we have been to. Only a Bento box lunch on the train near Osaka has ever been better. Go! You will be glad you did.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank krisjanb
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were there on 5 July. We received great service and the food was great! Dorado was excellent! Well worth a visit!

  • Visited July 2013
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Hoedspruit
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6 reviews
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“Nice place, but bad service......”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Yum yum, is a very beautiful place, but the service was very poor.....I had a rump steak well done and cold, when i asked for a medium to rare meat......My wife asked for a soup of the day, with homemade bread, and what the gave to her, it was a slice of toast......
In the end, we asked for a dessert, and for 2 times, our waiter went to ask the kitchen what was available, and than, after half hour we got tyred and we asked for a bill.......
Never again, sorry.........

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank LukasHoedspruit
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joeyael, Manager at Yum Yum Restaurant and Coffee Bar, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Warmest greetings from Yum Yum ! I sincerely apologise for the poor experience you had with us and would like to extend an invitation to you to plse contact me , the chef , next time you are in our area and I will certainly make it up to you . we take great pride In our quality of food and service and so this obviously will be taken very seriously , thank you for letting us know .
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Ware, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“Simply the best ...”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We ate at Yum Yum on 8 June which was a Saturday evening whilst we were staying for 3 nights in Tzaneen, which has a wide range of fast food outlets but few restaurants. We found Yum Yum in the guidebook and boked a reservation for Saturday evening.

We ordered and had the beef wellington which was quite simply superb. The wellington was cooked to perfection and was surrounded by an array of different tastes and textures which had us both purring with delight. We had 2 glasses of the house white plus water and still had change from £25!!!

In all our travels we have never had a meal as good as this one.

Unfortunately for us the restaurant was closed on Friday and Sunday evenings so we missed out on sampling more of the menu. Shame!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank PeteD60
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joeyael, Manager at Yum Yum Restaurant and Coffee Bar, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
greetings from the Yum Yum kitchen ! we were all greatly encouraged by your report and so appreciate your observations ...we hope to meet you one day !! many thanks , kind regards
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