Yauatcha Houston

4.6
1046 reviews
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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 maintains to this day. Yauatcha City opened in May 2015 following the success of the Soho restaurant. 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 restaurants Hakkasan, HKK and Yauatcha.
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M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Desserts are the best in town! Beautiful presentation with lots of flavors.

CC
Charleston
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Yauatcha provided excellent service and food. This is a unique restaurant in Houston and a great place for any occasion.

J
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was overpriced and they were out of at least three dishes and our reservation was at 6:45??? Better Dim Sum in Chinatown. Will not return.

JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. Really comfortable and relaxed environment. ❣️

G
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Yauatcha; however, this was the
first time I experienced very slow service. It took longer than usual to get our food served. My guests love the food
and atmosphere!

MS
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was easily one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. The larger meals are very, very good, but go with the Dim Sum, because every single one we shared was stunning. The cocktails too! Truly fantastic. Though we both had alcohol, we also really appreciated the excellent-looking mocktails on offer. We'll be back the next chance we get!

AK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Visited with parents and kids. Ordered Dim Sum, fried rice, fried noodles and some entree. Table was ready on time and food was relatively authentic.
Waitress Service was pretty dismal. Didn’t seem interested to understand needs of the clients (when I asked for fried rice to be served for kids lunch, she was more concerned about following the “sequence” - and I’m Asian so that was interesting). Had to pour the tea myself for the entire meal. Lack of awareness for cultural context of service for an Asian restaurant unfortunately for a restaurant with nice ambience and food.

MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her graduation from Nursing school. We had a simple meal of Tea, rice, and some Vegetarian chicken, and it was wonderfully delicious. The staff were really accommodating and polite, and I can’t wait to go back again!

S
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible! Our waiter surprised us with macarons for our anniversary. It was a beautiful touch to remind us they cares about their customers: wonderful way to end the perfect meal

Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とにかく美味しい。香港レベルで美味しいです。
小籠包は絶品、焼売も最高です。日本にはなかなかないレベルの美味しさです。まさかヒューストンにこんな美味しい点心があろとは思いませんでした。

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AP
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing food was unbelievably good highly recommend everyone to try during restaurant week

MD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is a very special restaurant. If you like Chinese food and high cuisine is your place to go. Cocktails on point, good selection of starters and Peking duck is the best in the world, believe me, I know! Also chocolate deserts are yummy! Bring your date and have fun!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was ok, however the wait time was excessively long. We spent 2.5 hours there. Granted, we waited for friends for 20 minutes but service was very slow... l don’t know if it was the waiters or the kitchen.

DT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome as usual but I really hate when they bring out 2 to 3 dim sum dishes together so you’re done in an hour

JG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and fantastic food. Definitely a must repeat.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food was excellent. Will be going back very soon!

KV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was... Decent. But with such an extreme price I was expecting amazing, or at least great... But it was average at best, making the value EXTREMELY low. I would have rather spent 1/10 the amount at shake shack across the street.

D
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very knowledgeable on food and what to recommend. Will be back

E
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service experience!

C
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A fabulous restaurant. Out of this world quality food, great presentation, beautiful interior and (something I didn't think I would ever say) very good value for the dollar even in this luxury restaurant segment. Service felt a bit more like you are at a Chili's rather than at a fancy restaurant, but nothing bad to detract from an otherwise wonderful experience.

KM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Te food was not that great... very pricey for what it was.

AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent. Really nice and modern appearance.

NB
London
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is good but nothing crazy amazing either. The signature menu is way too expensive (98USD per person + 60USD for wine pairing if you wish it) unless if you are after massive quantity. A bit disappointed. I recommend to take A la Carte, just the quantity you want and it is likely to be way cheaper.

D
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love the food and the ambience .
Food takes a while to come to the desk and it’s not in one go like any other dim sum so best bet is to order a bunch upfront and than expect the food to come , as servers are different are from the stewards who get the food.
That being said the deserts are 2 thumbs up.
The teas are good too. Ask to be seated in the tearoom

HV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ordered the Peking Duck and it was great.
The first course was presented in a different way, like canapés, but they were very tasty !!
The Duck for the second course were in a delicious XO sauce, it was excellent too !!
Great place to dine !!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food, drinks, and service! The best!!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always

MM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar, great service! The tea and dim sum are exquisite!

OT
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food & service

DN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is about the highest end dim sum we've had in Houston, and we're frequent dim-summers with my wife's family. The presentation was beautiful, the staff was incredibly attentive and the actual dim sum morsels were impressive.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always like Yauatcha ever since I tried them in London. I am glad to see consistency quality of them around the world. Since I live in Houston currently, this will be my frequent spot Yauatcha. Keep it up Yauatcha!

CS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this restaurant!! As good as any dumpling house in China!

OT
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Really we mostly come for the desserts, which are to die for, though there seems to be less selection of late. They always have the macarons, but some of my other favorites (notably the passion fruit and the raspberry desserts) seem to have disappeared from the menu. The entrees are good, but a bit pricey for what you get. When they describe the Kwetio noodle, for example, it sounds really exotic and different, but I ordered it and it tasted exactly like Pad See Ew. Some things are more original, like the Morel dumplings, and their Hot and Sour soup has a really different flavor (not very hot, but quite sour), so they do kind of a creative take on some dishes but then some are more familiar (Kung Pao chicken, The chili shrimp and Singapore noodles for example). The service is pretty good and the atmosphere is really nice. It's a nice splurge when you're in the mood for upscale Chinese food. A nice place to take guests.

NS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vegetarian options. I would recommend this place to all.

M
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not impressed. Service was slow and chaotic. Waiter did not coordinate our tables order and since you share plates brought us too much of the same thing. He brought one dish that we did not order, I had told him that I would wait on it, and he argued with me that I did order it instead of just taking it back. The repetitive beat of the music became annoying and we all could not wait to leave.

CR
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Meatless Duck! was given Duck Skin on a thin piece of bread, stale tasting Rice couldnt eat two bites of it! 99.00 ea for this complete Garbage! Will not Return!

M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly staff. We sat an oval shaped table in the room with LED stars on the ceiling. The chairs around our table were a little damaged on the arm rests, probably from contact with the bottom of the tables. Not a big deal, but definitely something noticeable that could be improved. We will definitely be back soon!

E
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant has probably lived its hype. Came in on a Saturday for lunch, it's so quiet with only a handful tables occupied. Very unusual for a restaurant located in Galleria mall. i could see why: the hostess doesn't make you feel welcome i.e. no greeting or a smile. we wanted an empty table by the window of which she said was reserved but when we left an hour and half later, that table was still empty - meaning she lied! The menu has not changed much since its opening. we asked about the mooncake as it's not on the menu (though we received an email about it) but the waiter said he has to asked someone to get more info. Really?

JH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was very delicious and unique, but the portions are extremely small (as you might expect with dim sum) and everything is extremely pricey. That said, the ambiance was very classy, even for just a lunch date, and the service is excellent. I would say this is more of an experience than a meal, and I would say it is overpriced, but it was still a nice experience. I couldn’t go here very often though.

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