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So Yum

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Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 5360
09:00 - 18:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 was just awful with a thick pasty out-of-the-packet spice. Last time we go there.

Thank Harald H
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 sushi and tai nibbles - give SO Yum a go!

Thank Penn J
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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) and the oriental dishes it succeeds in delivering none. The dishes were only just edible... More 

Thank Geoffrey B
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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242 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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 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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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 27 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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329 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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

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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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