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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L
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I am guessing that because it is closing attention to detail was not a priority. We did not get all items Dr ordered.

KJ
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would recommend the servers space out the timing of the dishes so that your table isn’t crowded with lots of containers. A good servicer would know that 8 dishes cannot all fit on a small table for 2 persons. Plus the kitchen will not hold the items. Better planning by the server needs improvement. It is not just serving food but an overall dining experience.

H
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why closing? Think it bad their lease got taken. We don’t need another steak house. I can cook a steak but not their food. Will certainly miss?

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. I'm sad to see it go!

C
Houston
112 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite for sure! Delightful atmosphere and great food and drink.

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Delicious food, positive atmosphere, helpful staff, and brilliant service.

A
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such amazing food. The location is perfect as well and everything was clean.

Will be back for sure.

D
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the place . Sad to see it go .
It’s always a beautiful experience the quintessential dishes so elegantly presented .
Will visit again.
Just a shame we are losing such a gem of a place

L
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sad that this restaurant is closing. We have always had a wonderful experience here.

EZ
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great architectural creations made with delicious food.

P
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year lunch with family. Food quality is excellent and exquisite. Not the regular Chinatown dim sum quality lol.

Nice ambience, great service as well. Love love love the scallop shiu mai. My favorite every time. Wild mushroom dumpling is of course unique and delicious. Soft shell crab with lightly spicy and fried/saute shaved almond - a must. I’m very sad to read the news that they are closing the Galeria location soon. Hope they’ll stick around a while longer.

SB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our dinner. It’s a shame the rest is closing

OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am disappointed that they are closing in February😥😥
The best Dim Sum outside of Guangzhou, China.

BD
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and interesting menu. True Chinese.

GA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a FABULOUS meal. Quin is best server!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Loved the Crispy Aromatic Duck.

L
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dumplings And soup , flavorful and unique I would describe my experience .

D
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

To say it was worth the $120 that we paid for dim sum, the answer is a resounding “no”. But the price comes with a clean and modern environment and tentative service. The food was over salted and very small portions. So if you’re use to the couple dollar prices for dim sum, be ready for a sticker shock. You’re not only going to pay at least 50% more, but you’re also going to get 25% less food, for a total loss of 63%. Given that this is for Chinese food, the finance doesn’t make sense.

M
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so sad bout the news you guys are closing. huge loss for the city.

P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were very excited to go back here. My daughter and her family were here for Christmas and we picked Christmas eve to make our reservation . They were from out of town so I really talked it up. I was embarrassed and apologized later. The service was terrible . We waited forever for our drinks . Our waitress was always nowhere to be found we were asking food runners for other drinks, silverware etc. the apps came before our drinks. The food was good but the lack of service and experience of being a non VIP made it not worth it . Maybe if it was just a so so dinner you just stopped by for without a reservation , it would have been OK but it was not a place you would go to feel important or make your guests feel important. As my daughter said “ wow there are so many restaurants in Houston , why did we go there ?”

JY
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The service was very slow and no ambiance in the restaurant. The food was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good, however:
Dim sum will be out first, 5-10 minutes after order
Main course is slow, they will be out 25-30 minutes after dim sum

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place

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OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Our waiter was great. I was disappointed that we got there and all the tables needed to be bussed. The one next to us the one behind. All over. Also, the drinks arrived after the food and we had to ask for them

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Was amazing. Service was good. I go to this restaurant often and love it!

h
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Outstanding food.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

One of the worst dining experiences of my life, came for a special occasion and the service was terrible

AN
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of those places that’s pricey but definitely worth it.

CH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience! Manager Amanda Le came by our table and our friend’s table 4 feet way, and asked us how everything went. The food and service, all was on point. Will definitely come back! I would bring my clients back often. Thanks again.

OT
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! I took friends that had never been! They were impressed!

UK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is pricey. But ambiance is good! Their shrimp dumplings and Kung Pao chicken is good.

DC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the automatic crispy duck! Delicious! I haven’t found it anywhere else in the states.

ML
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food looked as good as it tasted. Highly recommend the pork soup dumpling. Though everything was great, that was super special! Suggest the macarons for dessert.

TR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was inconsistent. Pea shoots, soup dumplings, and cocktails were solid. Stir fry, lotus wrap, regular dumplings were mediocre. Service felt really rushed. Valet parking was one of the worst experiences in the city. Bottom line, nothing to write home about.

C
Houston
113 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven family members enjoyed the end of our holiday get-together here. All had been here before, except one New Yorker. He loved his Lychee Martini, and various other steamed and fried dim sum. Several favorites - Wagu beef crisp, Prawn dumpling, Scallop shu Mai, morel dumpling, hot and sour soup, entrees of sweet and sour pork and Kung Pao chicken. We had a couple bottles of. Reserve Rioja, tea - and your amazing pastries.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long day of shopping, my daughter and I dined here. Everything was fantastic. We had the dinner for two. Four selections of dim sum each, which were fabulous, delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Entree's included pork ribs, sea bass, bok chow, and rice. All were delicious. Two desserts were just beautiful and delicious as well. Service was great, would highly recommend Yauatcha Houston!

L
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I have always wanted to try this location and the food was less than exciting to say the least. I was very disappointed with the tasting menu, which I expected to show off the best examples of what they had to offer. The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful, but the food does not add up to the decor. I don't think I will try this one again

SA
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, very flavorful and many vegetarian and seafood options. Service is also excellent.

LP
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Dining Experience! The staff goes above and beyond

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