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“Good Taster Meal”
Review of So Yum

So Yum
Ranked #142 of 1,315 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: “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.
Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

We all order the taster meal, R125 a head with glass of wine. and I enjoy the meal. Two things I didn't like, but that was my preference as the other people enjoyed those two items. Will go back for a meal.

Thank Brendan J
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch whilst shopping in Hyde Park. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, modern and very clean. The service was prompt and friendly.

The quality and presentation of the good was very good. The portions were also quite large considering how good they were. Usually there's a compromise but not at So Yum.

Highly recommend for lunch or dinner if you're in the area.

Thank AnthonyLaing
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Eaten Asian at many places on the planet and so yum is good. Friendly, easy, inexpensive and just great.
Popped in for a quick lunch and really enjoyed. Lovely to sit and watch people passing by!
Food was hot and yummy. Really enjoyed and definitely will return.

Thank clifton6301
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

So Yum is a lively and smart spot, its inside tables don't feel overwhelmed by the mall atmosphere (relatively pleasant though Hyde Park Corner is), and its "outside" ones enables you to see and be seen. Food is of nicely presented, of reliable quality and service is fast, although a bit haphazard, however George the maitre d' was quick to spot and sort out his staff's shortcomings. The Red Chamber upstairs has far better food for a longer meal, but So Yum fills its niche well.

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Thank JonB_SA
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

A buzzing restaurant with a good Asian menu, at a value driven price. Always full when we walked past but always helpful and good, quick service. I recommend this place above all others in Hyde park corner

Thank Peter C
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