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YumCha

4.6
4.6
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian

Chef Lon Symensma and the CRC team are excited to announce a new concept opening this week in Downtown Denver — YumCha Dumpling & Noodle Bar!

Inspired by the bustling noodle shops from Chef Lon’s travels around Asia and time spent in New York City, YumCha is an upbeat and cozy spot for lunch, dinner and happy hour in the heart of Downtown Denver.

We can’t wait to welcome you in to try our handmade dumplings and travel-inspired noodles. Let’s get slurping!

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Booked 31 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Vietnamese, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Wed–Sat 2:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 638-8179

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Women

  • Executive chef

    Lon Symensma

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact store for optional Private Events

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    Off of 16th Street Mall, between Wynkoop and Blake St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    16th Street Mall bus ride

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM,Wed - Sat - 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Happy Hour is available daily at YumCha Dumpling and Noodle Bar from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

Menu

Snacks

  • Thai Coconut Peanuts, Kaffir Lime$5.00

    • Dancing Shishito Peppers, Pineapple Teriyaki$7.00

      • Crunchy Shrimp Balls, Creamy Nouc Cham (2pcs)$8.00

        • Peking Duck Scallion Flatbread, Caramelized Hoisin$11.00

          Dumplings

          • Shiitake Mushroom Crystal Dumplings, Kecap Manis (4pcs)$12.00

            • Crab Rangoon Purses, Sweet & Sour Sauce (4pcs)$13.00

              • Curried Duck Spring Rolls, Cilantro Yogurt (3pcs)$12.00

                • Firecracker Chicken Bao Buns, Pickled Red Onion (2pcs)$10.00

                  Substitute Tofu for vegetarian option

                  • BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Shumai, Cucumber Relish (4pcs)$12.00

                    • Crispy Pork Dumplings, Chili-Soy, Green Onions (4pcs)$12.00

                      • Vietnamese Pho Soup Dumplings, Beef Meatballs (4pcs)$12.00

                        Noodles & Fun

                        • Pad Thai Glass Noodle Salad, Nam Prik Pow Brittle$13.00

                          • Chiang Mai Chicken Curry, Egg Noodles Two Ways, Mustard Greens$14.00

                            • Pork Belly Ramen, Soft Poached Egg, Marinated Mushrooms$14.00

                              • Wagyu Beef & Broccoli Chow Fun, Pickled Chili$15.00

                                • Buddha's Vegetable Clay Pot, Fresh Herbs, Crunchy Rice$13.00

                                  • Mapo Tofu, Grandmother's Pork Gravy, Jasmine Rice$14.00

                                    Last updated: November 18, 2021

                                    What 27 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                    4.6
                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.5Food
                                    • 4.6Service
                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                    • 4.3Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. A

                                      Alex

                                      Denver

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food and service. Fun menu! Good drinks as well

                                    2. C

                                      Connor

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The dumplings here were truly spectacular and very unique from any other place I have been!

                                    3. DF

                                      DenverFoodFan

                                      Denver

                                      3 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on January 2, 2022

                                      overall3food3service5ambience3

                                      Some bites were great. Some bites were mediocre. I think they'll have to be more consistent if they want to make it, especially given the prices. The service was lovely, but her service couldn't make up for the food. Drinks were good. The other issue that would prevent me from returning was the cold temp in the restaurant. You shouldn't need a jacket throughout dinner.

                                    4. A

                                      Atticus

                                      Denver

                                      18 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      18 reviews

                                      Dined on January 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                      We celebrated my husbands 65th bday and New Years Eve. Very lovely, our only complaint was that the music wasn't just energetic, it was really loud. Food was great and staff was very accomodating, and helped us enjoy the bday cake we brought with us!

                                    5. JF

                                      JenniferF

                                      Denver

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on December 30, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend Yum Cha. Get lots of things and share them.

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Denver

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 30, 2021

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      The tables are way too close together

                                    7. AD

                                      AbbyD

                                      Denver

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 30, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Went for our anniversary and had a great time with great food!

                                    8. D

                                      Desik

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 24, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      One of those places I don’t want to advertise because I don’t want it to get overcrowded! It’s such a cool vibe spot, and the food is incredible. I would recommend to any of my friends in a heartbeat. I love how it feels like a hole in the wall place.

                                    9. N

                                      Nadia

                                      New York Area

                                      12 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on December 22, 2021

                                      overall3food3service2ambience4

                                      Dumplings were just okay. (We tried soup dumplings, fried pork, and the cheeseburger ones.) Pork belly ramen snd Buddha bowl entrees we're good. Ambiance was cool. Service was odd in that the servers didn't know it was happy hour and tried to tell us they couldn't let us order from the happy hour menu. We arrived ten minutes before happy hour and were perfectly happy to wait the ten minutes. Weird.

                                    10. M

                                      Matthew

                                      Denver

                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on December 19, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Awesome food and service. The cheeseburger dumplings were amazing!

                                      YumChaResponded on December 21, 2021

                                      We can't argue with you there.. the cheeseburger dumplings are next level! One of our favorites for sure! So glad you enjoyed them, and hopefully the rest of the items you consumed. Please, have a wonderful holiday weekend and we hope to see you soon.

                                    11. A

                                      Aliv

                                      Denver

                                      11 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on December 19, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our server Olivia was fantastic in recommending items and describing them, when we would not have otherwise tried them!

                                    12. MA

                                      MerA

                                      Denver

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My whole party loved YumCha. The food is delicious. The vibe is intimate and hip. The service was wonderful. Would highly recommend!

                                      YumChaResponded on December 21, 2021

                                      So wonderful to hear! We are very proud of the team behind YumCha, and words such as yours continue to make us feel excited about what we do! Please, have a wonderful holiday weekend, and we look forward to seeing you again.

                                    13. AB

                                      AleksiB

                                      San Francisco

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on December 15, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Yumcha was great! Had 2 different dumplings and the chow fun. Will definitely return!

                                    14. S

                                      Sarah

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 15, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Good and service were fantastic! Great place to enjoy a meal with friends.

                                    15. BB

                                      BrianB

                                      Denver

                                      9 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on December 11, 2021

                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                      Definitely good not great. I've been a big fan of Cholon and LeRoux so I had high hopes for Yum Cha. Sadly it was underwhelming. My buddy and I got everything from the Snack and Dumpling portion of the menu. Would I go back? If I was in the neighbor and craving soup dumplings. Yes. Otherwise, probably not. Details The Good/Great - Soup dumplings - Excellent! Probably the best I've had (including Cholon) - Crispy Pork Dumplings - very good and spicy - Curried Duck Spring rolls - good flavor in the roll itself and the cilantro yogurt dipping sauce was amazing and pairs well with the roll The "Full of potential" - Crab Rangoon Purses - the flavor presentation was great, problem is you either get a bite of all filling or all crispy fried goodness. I guess you could shove it all in at once but that wouldn't be fun. - Peking Duck Scallion Flatbread - The flatbread itself was amazing! unfortunately the topping were a big letdown. The hoisin completely overwhelmed the duck. That could have been any shredded meat and we wouldn't have been able to tell you what it was. Sad, because the bread was that good. The OK - BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Shumai - It tastes like what it says, worth trying but wouldn't order it again. - Firecracker Chicken Bao Buns - Pickled red onions needed way more pickling. Just ended up being watered down onions. No vinegar to balance the chicken - Pom Pom Shrimp - look cool, hard to eat, flavors was nothing special - Shiitake Mushroom Crystal Dumplings - Just nothing exciting - Mandarin Dragon (cocktail) - Just tasted like a glass of mandarin soda. :-/

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Denver

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on December 9, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely amazing meal!

                                    17. b

                                      beakir

                                      Denver

                                      60 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      60 reviews

                                      Dined on December 9, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      They were amazing! Absolutely delicious foods and our servers were very accommodating to our short time requirements.

                                    18. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Denver

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 5, 2021

                                      overall3food3service5ambience3

                                      We had a larger group, the music volume made it hard to hear each other with a group of 8. I think a group of 6 or less would be perfect. The staff and service was amazing, they killed it and were very accommodating. I would say the price is a bit steep for the flavors of the dishes. Paying $3 each for a dumpling when I could make them at home for much less is rough. The appeal was the pho soup dumplings, which I was looking forward to since I do enjoy Cholon’s French onion soup dumplings, but it actually wasn’t great in my opinion. It lacked flavor, mine was lukewarm when it came out so it made it easy for the dumpling to pop and the soup to split out (no spoons were provided to eat this btw…). The chow fun was a bit salty this time compared to last. I’ve been twice now and the Peking duck flat bread was the consistent dish that never disappoints! The dish that stuck out the most this time was the mapo tofu rice cakes, would definitely get that again.

                                    19. k

                                      kellye

                                      Denver

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 5, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great service, delicious dumplings, and a lovely intimate atmosphere. We were very late to our reservation due to Parade of Lights traffic and the staff was so understanding and flexible. Will definitely be back for more soup dumplings.

                                      YumChaResponded on December 6, 2021

                                      Wonderful news! So glad hear such encouraging things! We hope you'll come back sooner rather than later, but until then please have a wonderful holiday season!

                                    20. TH

                                      TammyH

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 4, 2021

                                      overall1food2service2ambience2

                                      Underwhelmed by the flavors of the dishes ordered. Didn't appreciate the staff constantly trying to clear our table and get us to leave after we'd only been seated for 30min.

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      71 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      71 reviews

                                      Dined on December 4, 2021

                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                      The restaurant has great potential. The Asian fusion menu is exciting and the dim sums are very different from traditional ones but delights to foodies. The skin of the steamed dumplings was very delicate, on par with many great restaurants in Asia. The Thai tea dessert was one of the best dishes. Putting pho soup into soup dumpling was also a very nice twist to the traditional recipe. However there were also a number of areas that need improvements. The Peking duck with scallion flatbed was served on what felt like a taco. The duck meat was like a ragu without much taste. Personally I was most disappointed that I was not able to get any meaningful portion of green vegetables with any dishes. All the dishes were fun. I just wish that they would be able to accommodate special requests for more vegetables - all the ingredients were already on the menu. They did not have to do anything really special - just package what they got differently. Atlas this is not a restaurant that really want to please its customers.

                                    22. BB

                                      BBBroncos

                                      Denver

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on November 28, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was fresh, innovative, interesting, and so delicious!!!! Loved the recommendations from the staff! Thank you and I will be back!!!!

                                      YumChaResponded on December 2, 2021

                                      We look forward to having you join us again soon!

                                    23. LL

                                      LesleyL

                                      Denver

                                      17 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on November 27, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      So tasty!!

                                      YumChaResponded on December 2, 2021

                                      We are glad you liked it! Hope to see you in again soon!

                                    24. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Denver

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on November 21, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food followed by just as amazing service.

                                      YumChaResponded on December 2, 2021

                                      So happy to hear this! Come back again soon!

                                    25. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Denver

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 19, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Friends and I frequent ChoLon so when we heard they were gonna be opening another spot we had to try it. We got all of their dumplings, a favorite of mine was definitely the Crispy Pork Dumplings were sensational. Also the Waygu beef broccoli was absolutely Devine. Lauren the manager stopped by several times and made our group felt taken care of. Thank you for a very pleasant experience, we’ll be back soon!

                                      YumChaResponded on December 2, 2021

                                      Thanks for the awesome feedback! So happy to hear you had an amazing experience in with your friends.

                                    26. c

                                      chicagoboss

                                      Denver

                                      15 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on November 19, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The ambiance is fabulous, and the food is delicious with a twist of Asian and contemporary fusion.

                                      YumChaResponded on December 2, 2021

                                      We are happy to hear you loved your experience at YUMCHA! Hope to see you again soon!

                                    27. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Houston

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on November 18, 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      I’ve been to ChoLon and Cho77, so was really excited for YumCha and it did live upto the hype. Had a great experience. The food and drinks were amazing. I loved everything except the ‘Buddha bowl’ which I feel could use some flavor. I understand Buddha bowls aren’t heavy on flavor but the one I had was way too bland.

                                      YumChaResponded on December 2, 2021

                                      Thanks so much for your great feedback! We hope to have you in again soon to give our amazing food another chance!

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                                    YumCha is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                    Booked 31 times today
                                    Google Map for YumCha

                                    1520 16th St Mall Denver, CO 80202

                                    • Cross street

                                      Off of 16th Street Mall, between Wynkoop and Blake St.

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Downtown / LoDo

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Lunch
                                      Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
                                      Happy Hour
                                      Wed–Sat 2:00 pm–5:30 pm
                                      Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
                                      Dinner
                                      Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
                                      Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary Asian, Vietnamese, Comfort Food

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress code

                                      Smart Casual

                                    • Parking details

                                      None

                                    • Public transit

                                      16th Street Mall bus ride

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Owned/operated by

                                      Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Women

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Lon Symensma

                                    • Additional

                                      Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                    • Phone number

                                      (720) 638-8179

                                    • Private party facilities

                                      Please contact store for optional Private Events

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