Permanently Closed - Yauatcha Waikiki

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566 reviews
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Yauatcha is a Chinese dim sum tea-house 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday – 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday – 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Flow & Prosper (Happy Hour) - 4:00pm-6:00pm & 9:00pm – 10:00pm




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Phone number
(808) 739-9318
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ho Chee Boon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kuhio Ave
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Parking details
Kuhio Avenue Parking Structure - International Market Place. Valet services also available
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Entertainment
DJ Friday - Saturday evening time
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

お店はとても綺麗で良かったのですが
座席案内がまず遅く見渡す限りでは空席がかなりあり、
事前に予約していたのにかかわらず
やっと案内してくれたと思えばオーダーも遅いですし
ドリンクも食事して半分ぐらいでやっときて
途中、あまりにも遅いので再度オーダーしました。
今までハワイには何十回も渡航しているのですが
こんなに段取りが悪いのは初めてです。
大変楽しみにしていたのに残念です。もう行きません。

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OT
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

まず、予約しても15分以上待たされて席についてオーダーで待たされ、ドリンクくるのも待たされた。
周りを見渡すと、待ちすぎて帰ってしまう客、または、機嫌悪そうにしている人が多かった。

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MK
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Too bad it’s closing, enjoyed the quality of the food.

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LM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food at Yauatcha! I have only been able to eat here a few times but each time the food I try is amazing and this restaurant tops my list of my favorite restaurants so I'm heartbroken that it will be closing! This time our favorites were the Prawn & Crispy Beancurd Cheung Fun, Black Truffle Roasted Duck (so delicious!) and of course you need to save room for the gorgeous and delicious desserts. We had the Raspberry Delice and the Red Fruits Mascarpone. I have no reason to go to Houston but once this closes, I guess will have to make a trip to Houston to eat at Yauatcha again. I hope that they will reconsider and open up at another location in Honolulu!

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k
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

53ドル?のコースを注文しました。
どの料理もとても美味しかったですが、やはり量が多くて、、、小さな子供もいたのでコースは3人分を注文し、4人でシェアしましたが、子供が途中で寝てしまったので食べ切れませんでした。テーブル担当の方はとても親切で、食べきれなかったものは持ち帰りの箱に入れてくださいました。(子供はホテルに帰ってから起きて大変美味しく頂きました)
評判通り、湯葉と海老の巻物は美味しく、デザートも甘過ぎず、デザインも可愛くて、とても幸せな気持ちになりました。
飲茶にしては割高感はありますが、満足しました。
ドレスコードもカジュアルでも全く問題ない雰囲気でした。

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VO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food at Yauatcha. Wish they weren’t closing. Hope it can find a new location so locals and tourists can enjoy the magnificent food offerings.

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k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

予約時間を1時間間違えてしまったのに、感じよく案内してくださいました。
お料理もとてもおいしく、ウエイトレスさんもいい方でした。
ぜひまた行きたいと思います。

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service. our server knew the dishes in detail! she even knew her drink choices! the food was very tasty and delicious!

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LG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am visiting Yauatcha as much as I can before it closes Aug. 31. I still don't understand why it is being closed when Herringbone, which has inferior food, remains open. Yauatcha is one of a kind in Honolulu's dining scene, and its closure is a real loss. I guess the business heads didn't do good math to begin with. It seems incredible to invest millions into the space and give it only 18 months to find its footing. I guess they don't have the smarts of their restaurants' original conceptualizers like Alan Yau. That said, even with the restaurant's demise looming the Yauatcha staff—front of the house and in the kitchen—are able to maintain quality. The contemporary Chinese food is creative and crowd pleasing. The bar turns out excellent cocktails. I will miss Yauatcha so much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

オーダーから出てくるまでの時間が少し長い

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a
Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sorry yauatcha is closing at the end of the month. Good food, cocktails, atmosphere, service.

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M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is closing at the end of August so they don't care about opening up during lunch hour even though they took my reservation. It's a good thing they are closing because I wouldn't recommend anyone going to dine there.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made reservations through Open Table. Open Table sent me a reminder that morning. However, when my party and I arrived for our luncheon, there was a sign on the door, saying that the restaurant had a problem with their kitchen so they were closed for lunch. I don't understand why the restaurant did not ask Open Table to inform me of the closure.

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DS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed due to "Kitchen Issues". Would have been nice to have been told beforehand. Went to Roy's restaurant next door instead. It was OK but disappointing.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and really good cocktails. Love he food too. Will miss them when they close.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

ミシュラン星付きの姉妹店と聞き行ってきましたが 味は普通に美味しい、、、と言う感じです。ボリュームが多いハワイで少しずつ食べたいと言う方向きです。

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h
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

滞在した中のディナーでは最も美味しかったお店です。単純に日本人に味が合うのでしょうね。ただ日本でもこれぐらいのレベルの料理を提供する店は山ほどあるので期待しすぎは禁物。コースを頼みましたが、個人的にはコースではなく単品で好きなものをチョイスするのがおススメ。その方が色々と食べられますからね。他の人が書いている通りデザートも美味しいです。あとウェイターの女の子が全員可愛い。男だけの旅行だったら声かけるべきだと個人的には思います。この口コミを見ている男性諸君、旅の恥はかき捨てですぞ。

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AA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The hostesses weren’t helpful. We brought in a cake and asked them to put it in the fridge. By the time the cake was served it was melting because they neglected to do so. They also just weren’t very friendly or welcoming. Our server was ok but it took forever to get our drinks and he served one old fashion with ash in it.

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good Chinese food, but not extraordinary, especially for the prices charged. We sat at the bar, and the bartenders weren’t conversive like most; food delivered without any explanation about preparation or how it is special. Folks, Chinese food is known to be tasty and inexpensive, so if you want to charge more, get the wait staff to showcase the uniqueness of the cuisine. I don’t mind spending more $ for an extraordinary experince... No surprise the Hawaii Yauatcha is closing at end of August. Many “one-time” tourists than local patrons that could potentially be repeat customers. The $12 ramen restaurant nearby was FULL!!!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Leonard, was top notch! We went with his recommendations & he did not fail. The food was terrific!

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TH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

We love your restaurant and are VERY disappointed that you are closing!

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Z
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Well prepared, well presented, but quite pricey for dim sum. The menu is difficult to read, very light print and relatively small font, with minimal if any explanation of what each item is.

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H
Hawaii
106 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Aromatic duck with pancakes, crispy duck salad, shrimp gai lan cheung fun are simply delicious

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B
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome all around!

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J
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good dim sum, creative food and drink options, the pumpkin and venison pastries were really good, along with the xiao long bao. The smoke and coconut drink was also really tasty and interesting.

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DE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I will definitely miss this restaurant. The service, atmosphere and most importantly, the food was exceptional. We don’t have a Chinese restaurant in Hawaii that takes it up another notch...

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M
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dim sum was like nothing I’ve ever had. Get the bean curd crispy shrimp look fun, pumpkin duck, venison puff and the duck salad.

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V
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, great food & service. We will be back!

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W
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only had dim sum for lunch and came away very impressed as to the high quality of the Ingredients! It tasted great and presented very well. Yes it was pricey, but the value was good. Only item that was just so, so was the char siu steamed rice noodles (look fun). The char siu portion was very generous, but really lacked any depth of taste. The steamed, fried and baked dim sum were great. 1st time trying a venison puff and highly recommended. The scallop siu mai topped with tobiko was our absolute fave!

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OT
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fabulous. Too bad they will be closing on August 31.

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really like the Chinese food at Yauatcha. It’s a fusion between Chinese and French. It’s different but so delicious!

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H
Hawaii
106 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yauatcha maintains a very high level of quality and flavor of the food is very consistent. We love the aromatic duck with pancakes, crispy duck salad, kalo puffs, and shrimp gai lan cheung fun. Service is always exceptional. We are sad to hear that this Michellin restaurant will be closing at the end of August. Hawaii will be at a great loss since we were only one of two states in the US to have had the honor of having a restaurant of this caliber. Houston has the only other Yauatcha in the US.

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R
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Yauatcha's food. Their dimsum is more expensive than other restaurants, but different and much more delicious! I'm sad that they'll be closing at the end of August. 😔

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L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Very unique and flavorful. Great service too.

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service! Great yum cha and also tea selection. Must try the rice rolls and turnip cake

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j
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was good: consistent taste and beautiful presentation. too bad that it will be closing soon..

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is phenomenal but very expensive if you decide not to go during happy hour. Servers had a hard time explaining dishes and needed to be told multiple times that we didn’t get some of the dishes we ordered. Took about an hour to receive and pay our tab.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dim sum ever in my life

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VW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Beautiful food, wonderful service, one of the real high end restaurants in Waikiki. Have good respect for the female bartered who working outdoor area, she truly love her job!

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DE
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been back 5 times! I must say if you like dim sum, this is the place for everything. Pricey but then yet, you pay for what you get. Tried many dishes and I feel you can't go wrong on anything so far. I would recommend for any occasion. Parking is so easy at international market place.

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