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So Yum

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$$ - $$$
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Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 5360
10:00 - 13:00
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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228 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the salmon fish cakes (great and no mash), spicy seafood soup (very tasty with lots... More 

Thank Les P
Sandton, South Africa
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 with my partner and ordered take-aways...outstanding speed in preparing same and phenomenal taste!! It is... More 

Thank Tzoro1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 all. Steam bun filling also not great and the bun itself was not light and... More 

Thank Velda N
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I eat here quite regularly and have yet to be disappointed. Our waitress Florida was really great and the food fantastic. Well done.

Thank Kevin F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a quick meal before your movie, tell them and maybe they'll hurry up. The place was busy; was this the reason the waiter and menus didn't show up at the click of a finger? Although the food landed on the table in a flash. Had the stir-fry veges and chicken basil with medium chili and I felt... More 

Thank Jill M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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260 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Been there to try their dumplings for lunch. I tried to order the two ice options in the menu but none of them were available. We tried a couple of dumplings: duck wonton had a strange filling, kinder of a omelette filling with duck taste; wonton soup was good, steamed duck bun was terrible, very sweet and more bun than... More 

Thank edubimonte
Johannesburg, South Africa
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353 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It's always great to have a meal at this very popular Asian restaurant in the Hyde Park center. The selection is perfect - sushi, dim sum, noodles, meats etc so there really is something for everyone ( love the Beijing duck!). Full bar and good service.

Thank Beechman1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

while staying at the hotel, this is the place I had my lunch on. good is amazing. great services with a smile

Thank Mthandeni N
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant never dissapoints. Whether you are looking for a night with a group, date night or even by yourself. Tasteful Thai Fusion, excellent , quick service. Quaint cocktail bar

Thank Farida B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
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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