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Yauatcha Houston - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
1167 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday; 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday; 11:00 am - 11:00 pm;

  • Phone number

    (713) 357-7588

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chen Wei Chan

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Yauatcha Houston can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 840-9135

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Parking details

    Cheesecake Valet/Blue Parking Garage; Located at: 5015 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. I actually flew from out of town to have dinner here before the location closed.
  2. HF

    HoustonFoodAndWine

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always a great experience. So sad to see my favorite restaurant close, though.
  3. DH

    DebH

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! So sorry this great restaurant is closing in 2 weeks!!!
  4. RL

    RayL

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am sad to see this place go, but it was awesome while it lasted.
  5. DH

    DerekH

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! I hope it’s in Houston for years to come!
  6. PS

    PSSM

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food is good, service lackluster. I suppose they don't care since they are closing permanently soon
  7. C

    Californiafoodiegirl

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yauatcha is a fun and vibrant restaurant with a diverse Chinese menu. We had tried to eat there one night and they weren't even taking walk-ins, as it was packed. We made reservations and found it to be such a nice surprise. Open kitchens, great atmosphere and excellent service combined with excellent appetizers and entrees. Try the Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun, we'd never had anything like it and we've spent a month in China. Kung Pao Chicken was NOT the standard style, but fresh and tasty. And the Crispy Aromatic Duck was carved tableside and presented with a steamer full of pancakes and a tray of spring onion, cucumber and the special sauce, very reminiscent of Peking Duck in China. Next visit, we will try the Chef's Tasting Menu and ask to sit at the red stools by the open kitchen to observe how the chefs master these intricate dishes.
  8. AS

    AliS

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This place is horrible! Bad service, rude manger, rude staff, nasty food, and cheap drinks but everything is so expensive
  9. C

    Cheunger

    New York Area

    237 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    going to be sad to see this place go. best chinese in houston imo. quality still great despite being less than a month from closing. try now before you cant.
  10. c

    constructive33

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We sure hope they don't close the restaurant next month, stay open.
  11. EB

    EdwardB

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is closed in Houston, but I wanted to write that it was an outstanding restaurant. One of my favorites worldwide and their crispy prawn dishes were fabulous.
  12. L

    Limama3

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  13. KJ

    KarinJ

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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.
  14. H

    Highpockets

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 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?
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. I'm sad to see it go!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Excellent duck
  17. C

    Cathy

    Houston

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite for sure! Delightful atmosphere and great food and drink.
  18. S

    Suarez

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Delicious food, positive atmosphere, helpful staff, and brilliant service.
  19. A

    Alicia

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 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.
  20. D

    Dream

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 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
  21. L

    Lisa

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very sad that this restaurant is closing. We have always had a wonderful experience here.
  22. EZ

    EdaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great architectural creations made with delicious food.
  23. P

    Pickykicky

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  24. SB

    SeanB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Service was great.
  25. JS

    JustineS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our dinner. It’s a shame the rest is closing
  26. UW

    UrbanWineaux

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am disappointed that they are closing in February😥😥 The best Dim Sum outside of Guangzhou, China.
  27. BD

    BillD

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance and interesting menu. True Chinese.
  28. GA

    GingerA

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a FABULOUS meal. Quin is best server!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!! Loved the Crispy Aromatic Duck.
  30. L

    Lesliefun

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dumplings And soup , flavorful and unique I would describe my experience .
  31. LG

    LookingforGoodFood

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 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.
  32. M

    Marko531

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so sad bout the news you guys are closing. huge loss for the city.
  33. P

    ellenP

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 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 ?”
  34. JY

    JohnY

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    The service was very slow and no ambiance in the restaurant. The food was excellent
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 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
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 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
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch. Was amazing. Service was good. I go to this restaurant often and love it!
  39. h

    happycamper

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit. Outstanding food.
  40. EB

    EdwardB

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will go to London to have more of Yauatcha's ultra tasty cuisine! It was a favorite of mine in Houston and is sorely missed. Bravo to this restaurant!!

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Yauatcha Houston - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 1167 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday; 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday; 11:00 am - 11:00 pm;

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Cheesecake Valet/Blue Parking Garage; Located at: 5015 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chen Wei Chan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 357-7588

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Yauatcha Houston can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 840-9135

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