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Top 5 Yum Char

Feast at the best

January 2009 - Last updated: 25/10/2011


'You win some, you lose some', but when it comes to experiencing the best Dim Sum or Yum Char Auckland has on offer, you really can't surpass a great feast of the steam basket variety.

Dim sum literally translates as 'touch heart', and here are some of our favourite restaurants which have touched our little Dim Sum hearts.


Grand Harbour Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Aclaimed award winner, Grand Harbour in the Viaduct is a great yum char dining experience with plenty of choices on offer. Best to book in advance because this spot is pretty popular and it fills up fast.


China Yum Char Restaurant & Bar

Again, make sure you book ahead because this wee gem is another popular and busy spot. The dishes come through thick and fast, and there's something special about their tea, which is just delicious.


Jade Dragon
All you can eat Yum Char lunch, bang in the centre of town. The dinner menu is just as good with tasty goodies on a la carte. Perfect before or after drinks in the city. It would pay to book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Newmarket Chinese Kitchen
A busy and bustling atmosphere awaits you at Newmarket Chinese Kitchen. They have a wide range of fresh seafood dishes and traditional yum char goodies. The dessert menu is pretty fine too. Great for a Friday working lunch.


Grand Park Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Spend a lazy afternoon grazing over steamed yum char dumplings at Grand Park Chinese Restaurant in Greenlane, just inside the Alexandra Racecourse. Open for lunch from 10am-3pm every day.  

Editorial by Katherine Robinson

New Market Chinese Kitchen

424 Khyber Pass Rd Newmarket Auckland

Market Chinese Kitchen in Newmarket is the best place for your Yum Cha experience. With a wide range of Chinese dishes and fresh seafood, be sure to take one of the 90 seats available.

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China Restaurant & Bar

2 Beach Rd Auckland

China Restaurant & Bar on Beach Road in Auckland City, offers an authentic Yum Cha experience. Complete with Live Seafood and many other Chinese dishes this is your easiest Yum Cha experience.

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Grand Harbour Seafood Chinese Restaurant

cnr Pakenham & Custom St West Auckland City Auckland

*2010 METRO MAGAZINE RUNNER-UP BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT - AUCKLAND'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS*

Authentic Chinese Cuisine. Open 7 days. Yum Cha Daily open 10:30am. Reservations essential.Fully Licenced.

Parking nearby at Wilson Parking building.

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Grand Park Seafood Chinese Restaurant

Cnr Manukau Rd & Greenlane East, Alexandra Raceway (Gate B) Epsom Auckland

Authentic Chinese Cuisine. Located in main building located at Alexander Park raceway. Great traditional Yum Char. Open every day from 10am. Fully Licenced. Bookings recommended.

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Jade Dragon

SKYCITY, Cnr Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland City

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