Yauatcha Waikiki

4.6
521 reviews
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$50 and over
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Chinese
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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 – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Flow & Prosper (Happy Hour) - Monday-Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm & Daily - 9:00pm – close




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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
Reviews from verified diners
521 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
68%
Very Good
23%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Busy night so service a bit slow (waiter had alot of tables poor guy) but food fantastic

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KA
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Roast Duck Pumpkin Puff was awesome! There were 4 of us and each one enjoyed different dishes. Shanghai pork soup dumpling was yummo! And the stick rice lotus leaf was absolutely tasty! We tried about 8 different dishes and those were our favorites!
They also make a mighty tasty desserts...had the tropical dome and the raspberry delice!

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CB
5.0Dined 5 days ago

We went to Yauatcha Restaurant to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. A totally delightful experience. The parking was ample and easily accessible. The restaurant is beautiful and has inside and outside covered seating. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable.
We ordered several selections to share. Each one was outstanding. Pricing was very reasonable but not cheap (a little over $50 per person including drinks and tip).
We will definitely return and have already recommended it to out of town visitors. I don't remember seeing any children the night we were there.

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k
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best and most unique dim sum on island. So disappointed they are closing 😢

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

There with a big table tonight —all very good in particular the black bean rib eye beef

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y
3.0Dined 6 days ago

まあまあですね。
特別美味しいというわけではないけど、まずくはないです。
ハッピーアワーの価格なら満足できるかな。

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OT
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great night of food - thanks

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B
2.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was good. But the dining room has all the atmosphere of a High School Cafeteria. Loud and obnoxious. Unless you can score a coveted seat on the patio, don’t go.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great food abit like Mr Wong in Sydney great dumplings XO lobster was fresh and spicy but not over powering the service is great attentive and courteous location and ambiance is great in the roof of the new international market place at Waikiki

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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great place to eat service very good and food was amazing. Great setting and had a really fun night.

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CN
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent. Have been there 5 times within the past few months each time with a new guest.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great! Always consistent.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Wine knowledge poor considering high end food and ambience

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DR
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great dim sum with superb creative takes on other Chinese dishes. The aromatic duck was particularly delicious. Serving staff knows the product, is extremely polite, and makes one feel immediately at home. The only suggestion for improvement might be the modification of the background music. The steady percussive beat with no discernable melody becomes annoying. Overall, we will return again and again and again....

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OT
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

very nice dinning time. thank you. if i come to hawaii again, i come here again. :)♡

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OT
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Overall, a wonderful experience. Service and ambiance were great! Perhaps I just enjoy more classical Chinese flavors...

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NG
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Upstairs in the International Marketplace, Yauatcha is a hidden gem away from the tourist crowds of Waikiki. The dim sum is creative and delicious. The tasting menu offers a good overview of the menu and is an excellent value. Staff is friendly, decor is calming. Great place for a couple or a group to have a delicious meal. And there is a parking garage!

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ES
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great service good food

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OT
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a very enjoyable dinner at your restaurant. The food was delicious and came out real fast. Our waiter provided excellent service and kept checking on us to see if we were ok. The only exception was the hostess not being very friendly.

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A
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Loved this restaurant. Going back next weekend. Can't wait to try some more dim sum.

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TK
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food okay but very high priced. As a Dim Sum expert I'd say 2/3 of price was for location and 1/3 for food. Service quite good versus the usually disappointing Hawaii experience. Seating was comfortable but fabric on sofas was not clean. You might expect this from a very Chinese place with fabulous dim sum but not from this upscale agenda. I'd go back but not in a huge rush.

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FD
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Just outstanding in every way. Not noisy, crowded or dusty as small dining spots can be. A like-new feel to it, with thoroughly professional service and pleasant staff. Especially fast--and perfect--food preparation. A smallish but representative and varied wine list with a wide range of prices. It was our first visit but if I lived nearby it would be a weekly experience. Can't miss!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The waitress did not know the menu. She did not know the difference between stir fried and deep fried. Food was as good as the London restaurant otherwise.

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DF
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Superb Chinese fusion to an incredibly high standard. Not to be missed.

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P
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Michael was our waiter. He was so friendly and very helpful. Loved his smile and genuine sincerity!
Thank you! Great food, too!

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F
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We had to wait quite a while before getting served, then wait for our final order. Thankfully, we were not in a rush, so that was okay. We didn’t know what to order and didn’t want the sampler menus. We used the waiter’s recommendations and also picked a few dim sum on our own. Food was good even though we were not sure what we were eating. I would eat there anytime again.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great food, not as pricy as I thought it would be. Very nice decor and ambience.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

ひとつひとつのお料理は美味しかったのですが、コース料理の組み合わせが微妙でした。

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food!

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F
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We ordered the $58 per person lunch menu which came with sweet sour soup, four dim sum per person, bbq ribs, bok choi, fried rice, kampachi, pickled cucumbers and two different desserts. That was the best meal ever! Everything was cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding. It would have been nice and quiet but a family next to us had a little girl who was sorely neglected by her mother. Seems the girl’s father and the grandparents did nothing to try and step in when the mother walked away and left her child screaming for attention. The child later played with her booster seat and fell. Mother didn’t seem to care and just left her to cry her head off. Other than that bad experience, this place is a winner!

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JD
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious fine dining dim sum with great drinks and service.

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SM
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our family loves Yauatcha Waikiki. The food is excellent and the service friendly and efficient.

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B
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I really enjoyed the food. It was great! The service was awesome from the host, server, food runners, and manager. They were very attentive and loved their warm presence. I will definitely go again another day

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OT
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food and drinks were great. Arrived early for our reservation and got seated right away. Awesome night

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OT
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Service was mixed and felt like we were being read a script with no actual personal connections made. Ambience (loud and in a mall) wasn't what we were looking for. Food had some highlights but flavors were not as unique/crafted as we hoped.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fabulous our server Michael was amazing ☺️

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OT
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Love this restaurant, but of my 5 visits, have noticed little slip ups with the restaurant environment. I will definitely return.

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AF
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We did the $58 lunch introductory menu. For your first visit that’s the way to go or you could miss out on tastes that you would never have chosen. Tried the Lilikoi drink and that was great, not sweet!! Great desserts too. Of course, the bill is not cheap!! Ha!!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We have dined at many fine dining establishments (including ones with multiple Michelin stars), and I must say that our experience with our server tops the charts. I don't want to diminish how awesome and fantastic the food was, but this young woman was one of the most knowledgeable, charismatic and attentive individuals in the restaurant industry I have ever met...her warm smile and personality sets her apart. If you are thinking about dining at Yauatcha ask for Stephany C.

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F
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

It's a great place for dim sum and socializing!

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