Yauatcha Houston

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$30 and under
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Chinese
Yauatcha is a Chinese dim sum teahouse offering an all-day dining experience. It launched in Soho, London in 2004 gaining immediate critical acclaim and receiving its Michelin star within a year of opening, which it maintained through 2019. Yauatcha provides a unique dining experience, offering authentic dim sum with a contemporary influence. The menu includes a wide selection of dim sum and a list of over 30 types of tea. Yauatcha is also known for its hand-made petits gateaux and macarons. Yauatcha’s innovative cocktail program brings together Asian -inspired ingredients such as tea and lemongrass with fresh tropical fruits. The design offers full view of the kitchens allowing passers-by to witness the preparation of the expertly made dishes. Yauatcha is a part of Hakkasan Group, which has pioneered Chinese fine-dining globally through its Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan.
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Yauatcha Houston will celebrate the coming of the new year with a Prix Fixe Menu offering beginning at 4pm on New Year's Eve. Enjoy our classics, plus a few extras including a complimentary toast and DJ. Cheers to a wonderful year past and a new year ahead! $88 Per Person

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1101 People Are Saying
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CO
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! My husband and I went for date night and we decided to stick to dim sum. Everything we chose was delicious and flavorful. Service was perfect and I thought the food (at least the items we chose) were priced well. We are already talking about returning.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

our waitress was probably new or incompetent cause she was constantly forgetting something and we needed to ask twice for several stuff. We were 4 and wanted to share all dim sum but they are all served by 3 pieces but she could not accommodate an additional one (and we would have pay for it of course). Some other restaurant can do it so it’s mind blowing for me that such a restaurant can’t do it. Food is very good, it’s getting a bit noisy in the evening but this time service was disappointing

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and phenomenal food - as always!

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words! Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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p
Palm Springs
47 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food: Went for the Dim Sum. Dim Sum was good. Fresh and hot !! Portion size is smaller than regular Dim Sum restaurants.
Price: Very Expensive !! Almost double as what you would pay in other Dim Sum restaurants.
Service: Excellent. Since I went by myself, they sat me in the lounge area and the bartender was my server. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and always checked to see that everything was fine.
Overall: Although the service and ambience was nice, I will most likely not be back. There is another Chinese restaurant in the Galleria which also serves Dim Sum at 1/3 the cost.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Pspca, We thank you for your feedback. We have relayed the message to our team. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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MS
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s good food & service but you pay for it. Chairs are too short

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Michael, Thank you for your feedback, we have relayed the message to our team. We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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AG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great but food and desserts fell short

KK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Unique dining experience in Houston for soup dumplings and yum cha.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Karen, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We had a great meal. A bit pricey but good

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating! We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good service and food
Cheesy atmosphere

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 4 star rating! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and food, but not the atmosphere as much. We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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EB
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kitchen is amazing.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words! Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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MC
Houston
163 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is elegant and polished. But the star is, as it should be, the food. Black Truffle Duck is STELLAR.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

We thank you for choosing Yauatcha Houston. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the black truffle roasted duck! We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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JZ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, decor and services.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words! Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Over rated restaurant, food were no that good at all.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

We do apologize that you did not enjoy your experience. We have relayed the message back to our team. We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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p
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Did our usual tasting menu.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Peters, Thank you for the 5 star rating and the kind words! Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was very disappointing to be charged $24 for sparkling water. It kept being refilled but we were never told there was a charge.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

RB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selection was great! Service was great!

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words! Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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G
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Probably could be interesting for visiting folks to try something different, if they were pretty open minded.

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Gene, Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dim sum in Houston

Yauatcha Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words! Kind Regards, William Bui Restaurant Manager

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GA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Having eaten here enough times to know several servers by name, I was terribly disappointed with the service on this occasion. Drink service was glacial paced. The duck salad was not tossed table side. Dishes where placed on the table without any explanation (fine for us, but not for our guests who had never eaten there) and we were presented with our check and never offered dessert! Y'all better get it together. The restaurant scene in HTX is too completive to withstand lackluster performance from a high end restaurant

B
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their dumplings were outstanding. The pork Szechuan dumplings were the best by far.

AS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The service was very slow to start.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food top notch as always. Very busy so service was a little off although food comes out fast, as per usual. The server did forget our drinks so I had to ask for that.

IT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I’ve been a few times now. Food is always great, hostesses are very helpful; but my god the service is baaaaad. We’ve been when it wasn’t very busy at all and it wasn’t as bad, but still a little finicky. But also if you’re gonna be busy, maybe you should bring on more waiters and waitresses to accommodate for that

H
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Last call.....Food was poor compared to previous visits. 3/5 this time and 5/5 last time. If it was too late should never have taken our reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

They made me sit on the bar and i asked for a regular table

a
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious dim sum, and tasty drinks! My fiance claims it's her new favorite restaurant!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overrated. Nice place but food is just okay . Thanks for the detail for our anniversary

BP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surrounds, great and friendly service, and above average food.

JW
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Similar to other restaurants in the group. Food and service quite good.

G
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always have enjoyed the experience of dining at Yauatcha with my family or friends.

TP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Maybe because we get there past 9pm, I feel the meal was rushed and items were not as fantastic as usual. It was still a good meal overall.

OG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My expectations were very high, perhaps that is why I’m slightly disappointed. Fantastic ambience and service. Food presentation was delightful, but overall value for taste not what I had hoped for. Will give it another try and order something else and hopefully I’ll be more impressed!

C
Maastricht
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our first visit to this restaurant and we really enjoyed the food. There was a lot of flavour in every dish. The DimSum is one of a kind. We were very lucky with our excellent waiter who was very kind and patient. We will certainly come back soon!

JA
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing time! The food is delicious, the service is impeccable.

CN
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If your looking for real Dim Sum....this is not the place. Food was fair but not a traditional Dim Sum Restaurant.

c
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They got slammed while I was there and I guess I’m a bit spoiled with prompt and immediate service. Took a while this time

NK
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and nice servers ... desserts are to die for

y
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food is pretty good, this restaurant is not the best dim sum I've ever had, but I like the way it cooked is not too oily. I heard the ingredients are the top selected products, I can't taste it, but it makes me feels good. The service is not very well. We found there is a fly in the vinegar jar after we poured it on the shrimp, so the food is ruined, we told the server, the server has no apology for it, it looks like a normal thing for her. We are pretty upset because of not only the fly in the jar but also the server's attitude.

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