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So Yum

Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 5360
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good55%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (11 reviews)
“dim sum” (33 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00All hours
Japanese, Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who has been in food service for a while I know some things and I must say, over the years, it's made me quite observant. That being said, if service is good then I tend not to pay too much attention to other...More

Thank Nompumelelo D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stopped in for a light lunch, the restaurant was less than busy. The first omen was when a couple at another table sent their meal back for a second attempt. From the start service was slow and inattentive to say the least. Eventually we...More

Thank The_foodie_police
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent! Service very attentive. The dim sum's are superb. The duck samoosas not so good! Peking duck just as you would expect it!

Thank LeeAnneSingh
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Been going to So Yum for years but change In Management has changed things for the worse. Dim sum rice paper wrapping is now thick and stodgy, fillings had prawn shells in. Hong Kong pears were chunky and chicken bone in, and spicy seafood soup...More

Thank Harald H
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant could not be more aptly named! Super ambiance for a catch up between old friends. Sushi starter was just delicious, dim sum mains were sumptuous and more sushi for dessert, because anything that yummy should be repeated! I'd definitely say if you like...More

Thank Penn J
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Having spent 10 years living in China I try to not eat Chinese food when away because I inevitably am disappointed. Such was the case with So Yum. A sort of fusion,as it has sushi (like many other places in the Hyde Park shopping centre)...More

Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The perfect way to eat whilst socializing over long conversations and good wine. Staff is friendly and the food is superb! Very reasonably priced as well.

Thank 3kusvorster
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We visited So Yum on a Saturday evening. It was quite busy, but the tables turn reasonably quickly. We sat inside, but there is also seating in the central plaza area. The service was very good. We only wanted a quick light meal, so had...More

Thank Les P
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a restaurant I have frequented in the past, but have not kept this up because it has always been sort of out of the way at the Hyde Park Shopping Centre. Now, that I have reason to go there, I made a stop...More

Thank Tzoro1
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Average dim sum and very average sushi. I expected so much more from the menu, but the sushi menu especially is extremely basic. The dim sum was at best average, the Hong Kong pears was heavy and the filling was very chunky, not refined at...More

Thank Velda N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
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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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