A great surprise at the golf course
The food was delicoius and the service superb!
All the dishes have a modern spin on Asian food.
Dessert is wonderful if not Asian. Don't leave without
trying the deep fried ice cream!. I am not a big ice cream
lover but the ice cream is covered in vanilla pound cake and then fried.
The mac nut is the best.
We went back again two nights later.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy Yum Cha
Willing to do special no nuts on menu items. Great with the kids. The food was very well prepared. It is nice that you can also do takeout. Enjoyed the new Spring rolls,as well as, our tempura shrimp and veggies. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Place was recommended by someone
Place was recommended by someone we spoke to at our timeshare. Not disappointed, food was very good, good portion size and service was excellent.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Asian fusion food!
Great Asian fusion food! We loved it. There was even a fire alarm that went off during our dinner (sizzling dish) and we stayed to finish since the food was so good. Not to be missed. Beef with asparagus was really good. Pot stickers were awesome.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food. On the golf course,
Great food. On the golf course, so ambience is what it is
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our experience very
Enjoyed our experience very much! Will definitely return!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Chinese Restaurant
Excellent food & service. Wonderful for outdoor dinning.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server Harry was excellent.
Our server Harry was excellent. Lychee Pomegranite martini was delish! Thouroughly enjoyed our meal and scenery. Didn't understand why servers were wearing baseball caps though....
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, the
The food was excellent, the wine was good and the wait staff was very good
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
Excellent dining experience for our 20th wedding anniversary. Food, service & ambiance were unbelievable.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites on island
The setting is open and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the 18th hole of the Poipu Golf Course.
If possible, try to arrive before the sun goes down so you can enjoy the view.
Our server, Rory, was terrific with offering suggestions of his favorites like the Ginger Martini-a must have for cocktail connoisseurs.
For dinner, we tried the Pork Sui Mei, the Tempura Shrimp, Chicken Pad Thai as well as the Short Rib entree. There was enough food for three people and it was delicious! We ended the meal with a Kona coffee fried ice cream, which was perfect!
I am fortunate enough to live close by so I'll be back for more!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being local, we see how the quality of food and service can vary. Yum Cha has been consistently good. The restaurant has large windows which look out over a lake and golf course toward the mountains. The service is always great and the food is excellent.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
What Difference does it make
This restaurant is part of Hyatt and we were asked at least three if we were staying at the Hyatt, which we were not. We had requested a table by the window, which we did not get and feel it was because we were not stay there. The food was excellent and service was good and we spent as much or more than those who were staying there. It should not make a difference if we are stay at the Hyatt or not. We made our reservation and followed there protocol.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the short ribs and they were fantastic. Great taste and super moist. My wife had Pad Thai and she said it was the best she had ever had. Highly recommended.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food had very bold flavors. Maybe too much for people who aren't accustomed to the island pallet. But overall it is a dining experience that a visitor and/or even a local should experience while on the island of Kauai.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Yum Cha
Food was excellent. Portions are enough for two. Relatively inexpensive when compared to other restaurants at the Grand Hyatt.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum Cha is a definite for entertaining, family style dining of tasty asian fusion. The duck bao appetizer was yummy! Desserts were a highlight, loved the chocolate tiramisushi and sweet potato cheesecake. Service was attentive and accommodating. Will be back!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was fantastic....for
The food here was fantastic....for omnivores. Both my husband and son LOVED their entrees, as did our daughter. My vegan dish (noodles with tofu) was so-so. The edamame app was delish.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and service!!!
The service and food were 5 STAR!!! the only thing that lacked here was the interior design- It was clean and nice, but not copacetic for a nice pan asian restaurant. I will return and spread the word.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum Cha is Yummy
We always enjoy a Yum Cha dinner when we are on Kauai. Last night was a birthday dinner and Yum Cha did not disappoint.
We had potstickers, spoon tender short ribs, and steamed mahi mahi with brown and white rice. All were delicious. Our server was friendly, funny and attentive but not overly so. He gave our birthday honoree a free piece of sweet potato cheesecake which had outstanding taste. Overall an enjoyable dinner and evening.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and experience!
Yum Cha is a great restaurant! I'm a local Kauai resident, and this is one of my favorite spots. The food is absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. And the chef always makes an effort to accommodate my food allergies. The view overlooking the 18th Green of the Poipu Bay Golf Course is fantastic. And the servers are friendly and appropriately attentive. Yes! Yum Cha provides an all-around exceptional dining experience!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was professional!
The service was professional! The food came at the perfect times and was delicious! I would recommend this to all of my friends!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Discovered this restaurant the last night of our vacation. Generous portions of very well prepared and presented food. One of the best places we found on the south shore and probably the most reasonably priced !
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top quality Chinese
We live in NYC so appreciate great Chinese. Yum Cha is very, very good. The staff is friendly and always ask about food allergies, which they take very, and in the friendliest of ways. The restaurant is as unappealing visually-vanilla as you can get. Yes, it's comfortable, but its just a big room, that's it. As part of the (fantastic) Grand Hyatt, expect lots of noisy kids. The food however, is worth it all, and the high end wines by the glass are a welcome surprise.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to try
Made a reservation for Yumcha and was seated promptly when we arrived. The restaurant is not located at the hotel but a little after it at another location. Very cool rickshaw outside and fun lighting with nice landscaping. The inside wasn't anything spectacular but our server was awesome. Very friendly and helpful and attentive. The food was flavorful and good and was nice portions. The prices were a little high along with our final bill. I am glad that we tried it but I don't know if I would return.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delish Asian Dinner
The Grand Hyatt has a quick shuttle from the main hotel to the resaturant that shares space with the clubhouse restaurant 5 nights a week. We came in a few minutes before closing and service was friendly and the food came out very fast, which was perfect since we were famished. Veggie tempura, fried rice, chicken satay and a beef dish were served family style, tasted fresh and light and the drinks were mixed well.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We first tried Yum Cha last
We first tried Yum Cha last year when we stayed at the Hyatt Hotel. The service and food and ambience was perfect and the prices were reasonable enough to make you want to come back again during the same vacation stay. We will always make Yum Cha a special dining experience whenever we come to the beautiful island of Kauai.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a wonderful experience. I usually go there for dates, and the food is always to die for. I noticed a menu change from the last time I was there. I really appreciated the tea list they used to have, but even without it the fancy teapots was a nice touch. The portions of food they give is also very large, which is nice for groups but since there was only two of us, the appetizers filled us up too quickly. The ambiance was beautiful, the service was great, and I will definitely go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Plus and minuses
Lychee Martini very good. Staff was friendly and attentive. Crab fried rice was tasty and good portion size. However with all the hype on this restaurant was looking for much more than okay. We thought pricey for what you get. But the food was good. Can't complain.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. We recommend the
Great food. We recommend the crab pancake. It's was great. Our waiter Tim made the experience much better.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Yum Cha whenever we visit Kauai and we always love it! The portions are not large and we generally share the entrees family style. Our waiter was Larry again, he is so honest and genuine and provides very good service. Our food is always hot and always delicious! we started with the hot and sour soup and Yum Cha has the best I have ever had! great as usual!
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our "go-to" place
We are locals and Yum Cha is our favorite restaurant on the island. Eliza (the Manager) and her staff are always friendly and welcoming. The food is always fresh and delicious, and the Ginger Martini is refreshing. Gorgeous sunset views of the golf course and mountains.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum Cha was the best restaurant
Yum Cha was the best restaurant experience on Kauai. Last visit they were closed for renovations. Had eaten there the time before. Food was OUTSTANDING, especially the sizzling pork. Harry our server was amazing, attentive, and knowledgeable. So sorry to hear it is permanently closing in January.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM