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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$26
CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 21-01-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-01-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

unbelievable quick service, food was amazing and bartender made the best margaritas. Lindsay the server was incredible!! well worth the visit here

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022

It had been a year since visiting the restaurant and honestly we are underwhelmed. The portions are smaller, the food is dry and the menu hasn’t changed since it’s invention. Over all the quality has taken a serious dive - there are fewer vegetables on...the plate, the meat was cold and the sauce - what there was of it isn’t any good. In the end you must need to be wasted to enjoy the food. All that said the service is great, but I/ we can never go back there - ever!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022

This place is stylish and has an innovative cocktail list. The food menu is a little limited but everything we tried was fresh and delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Looking forward to more visits here.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

The food was simple but good, the staff helpful. The bartender laughed the loudest at his own jokes.....

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

This is usually one of our favourite restaurants in Nelson but this time the quality just wasn’t there. The veggies in my curry bowl were non existent and the tiny amount of chicken was not worth the price. The rest of the table had the...yum son bowl and the portion size was small compared to other times we have been there. Really disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and creative cocktails in a cozy environment. We enjoyed the fresh twist on salad rolls, pho and curry. 😊

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

Had a great time with friends - food was great, but the service from Alex our lovely waitress made the whole meal and experience excellent! Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021

I love going to this quiet spot for food and drinks. The staff check for vaccinations passport which makes me feel comfortable and safe. The servers are helpful in guiding you through both the menu and the drink selections. (Great restaurant for date night…). I...love the pho but I can’t get enough of the appetizers and deserts. Thanks for several great mealsMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

I sent u my review … in fact you began your request for this rating with it . Pls use the words in my ORIGINAL REVIEW . As stated the meal we had was no more than a $48 value YET THE BILL WAS $66.00....More importantly, the fact the owner/server although pleasant ignored the fact I had barely touched the ‘curry tofu’ meal ( $19,00) and when asked if I wanted to take it away was told i did not, DIDNT query why! Both curry meals, one with shrimp & one with tofu were bland, the rice mushy & the tofu like chewing dried out leather. The BOK CHOY with Shitake mushroom flakes and slaw salad with p nuts were tasty and fairly priced.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2021 via mobile

Great food, adhered to all COVID protocols, felt safe and service was exceptional. Would highly recommend anything on the menu here. The cauliflower appetizer is amazing.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021

I have eaten here several times with friends. We always enjoy the atmosphere and especially the friendly and attentive service. Most of the items on the menu are great but during a recent visit we were disappointed with the Crispy Cauliflower Wings because the coating...stuck them all together which made eating them with the chopsticks impossible . Also, I thought the Viet-Yellow Curry Bowl's sauce was too thin and lacked flavour. And the last time my buddy and I dropped by to have a celebratory drink or two we were intent on having Cognac but had to settle for brandy because the bar wasn't stocked with Cognac. This should be fixed but hats off to Kelsey for making us a very tasty, original and refreshing cocktail to cap off our evening!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

A lovely restaurant with excellent service, however the phō was not up to our standards. My wife said 2, and I said 3. The broth could have more flavor, and lacked our preferred additions of tripe and tendon. The meat that was there was too...thick and very large.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

Dropped in with an out of town friend for a nightcap after a very good dinner at Broken Hill, on Sunday September 5. We were hoping for a cognac ( which you may want to have in stock for future?) and we’re momentarily disappointed that...you didn’t have, but all was made well by bartender Kelsey. B&B’s we’re substituted, followed up by a special concoction of Kelsey’s design. Couldn’t have been better. And, Kelsey was on the spot, calling us a taxi to make sure we got home safely. As always, I was thoroughly impressed by atmosphere and service you continue to provide. Thanks again. Bob N. NelsonMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

Ok, Im not a fan of viet food but honestly I enjoyed my meal quite a bit. I had the pork bao buns and got two. I was expecting a bit more for the price but the taste was real good. If you dont like...cilantro they will leave it off, otherwise there is quite a bit.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

Referred by a local resident, Yum Son was exactly as he described...delicious food for your own plate or for sharing!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Yum Son offers takeaway services.

Yes, Yum Son is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Yum Son is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5