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So Yum

Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 5360
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good55%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dim sum” (36 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
“sushi” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

So Yum has move to new premises in Hyde Park Shopping Centre. Menu slightly changed however still tapas and excellent sushi. Let them know when u book or sit down and you will received 20 % discount on food when paying with an Amex card....More

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Sublime Din Sum and racy green chicken curry made for a magnificent combination. Well done. Best Thai food in Josi!

Thank BradJ990
Reviewed 13 September 2018

If you don't feel like trucking it all the way to China Town, this is a great alternative that serves up both traditional dim sum and some alternative varieties. Having tried both, I can attest to the worthiness of the food. The service is a...More

Thank Siphiwe D
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The title says it all. The quality of food is 100%, the staff are efficient and the quality of food is excellent.

Thank 259keyurp
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The best breakfast I’ve had in a long time. Absolutely delicious interesting food. I can highly recommend the poached egg with roasted artichoke and hollandaise. My son loved the egg and sausage with tomato and onion smoor. The juices are fresh and fabulous. Hemelhuijs is...More

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We nearly walked past this restaurant tucked in near all the others. So glad we took the table offered to us. Between the sushi and the dim sum menu we really had a feast! Shared several plates between us! Looking around one can see so...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

All you would expect from a Asian restaurant- steamed buns, skewers, sushi, lots of tapas type dishes which are lovely to share. Very good steamed buns, the duck ones were fab. The crispy calamari was stand out. Quite noisy as it’s in the shopping Centre.

Thank lynnmurg
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited So Yum on a Saturday evening. They have moved from their old location to be on the same level as the movies. So Yum was quite busy, but the tables turn reasonably quickly. We sat in the central plaza area which is a...More

Thank Les P
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The new venue is so much brighter and cheerier. Really like it a lot. We ordered 4 different items from the menu, and all were excellent. We tried the gao bao duck with hoison sauce - the fold-over steamed bun melted in your mouth, and...More

Thank africanaddict
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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
“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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