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So Yum

Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 5360
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good57%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dim sum” (36 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
“sushi” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So yum in Hyde Park has graduated! It has moved upstairs and you are no longer eating in a supermarket isle but a really calm and carefully designed eatery. Hemelhuis from Cape Town, a very long standing lunch eatery, has joined them to serve the...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed So Yum but it’s previous venue was a bit dark and cramped. It’s new position ( where Life Grand used to be )is fantastic- it’s light, airy and spread out. Nice new furniture. Fabulous new menu, including a new breakfast menu...More

Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The new and newly located So Yum caused quite a stir, it is now far better situated opposite the best luxury shop in Hyde Park. So Yum now also stocks table-ware and fragrant candles from Hemelhuijs. So now you have Frette and Baccarat on the...More

1  Thank Hooggenoeg
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The menu is not overly big and there is a great variety to choose from. I would be happy to eat pretty much anything on that menu. They have the well known dishes which they make well - be adventurous and try something new. Service...More

Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

You will not come across better food or service,the food is tasty , staff are well trained and the Ambience is very unique.

Thank georgess619
Reviewed 1 May 2018

So Yum has always been a favourite, but has had its ups and downs over the years. It will shortly move to the middle level of the mall, which will make it more appealing. The Asian food has always been excellent. The cheese and spinach...More

Thank Hooggenoeg
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Lovely food, wine and service. Bit noisy in Hyde Park mall but worth braving the noise. One of my regular dine-outs.

Thank Jesse_Hamman
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Been going there for 3 years . This place is excellent for Couples Family Work . The manager ( Keith ) is professional and understand hospitality. Check it out

Thank georgess619
Reviewed 19 January 2018

It is so worth it to take the trip ALL THE WAY to the lowest level of Hyde Park (2 levels below ground level). This was our first visit, but won't be our last. We met a friend there and she ordered for us -...More

Thank africanaddict
Reviewed 8 January 2018

It was my first time at So Yum situated in Hyde Park, the food was delicious , the Duck breast honey,was out of this world, and not forgetting the Hong Kong Pears that was so yummy that my family and i could eat a whole...More

Thank kimkK2571SC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 13:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 325 5360
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.
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