I’ve had yumcha (dim sum) often in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, San Francisco and New York. Outside of HK, this is easily the best or second best. Melbourne is up there too (see other reviews).
Good sized portions and very reasonably priced with excellent service.
The dishes are brought by wait staff on trays rather than pushed in carts so the pace is quick and food remains fresh.
The photo shows 5 dishes. We also ordered a soup dumplings (they were huge, but not soupy enough!) and these were plenty for 2 pretty hungry people.
We were a party of 2 and got in on a Saturday with 10 mins of opening without a booking. It started to fill up at 12 so definitely book ahead of coming around then or larger group.
Will be coming back before leaving WLG to try dishes we didn’t have the space for this round!
4 stars, 5 stars for wellington standards.
Most, 3/4 maybe, dishes were good (bit surprised as haven't been for years), good flavorsome taste and fresh.
A few was average/poor, one they mixed some overnight ingredients with new ones which is s@$% (yes, I can tell the difference).
Another dish the durian dumpling they cheated, filling is mostly cream, only some durian. Used too be all durian filling. And I thought what good value, so big, not fooling me again.
The dishes ordered are not western favorites...
Pricey too, $84 for 2 person!
Food was OK. We love it. Dim sum was great.
2022: Arguably the best yum cha in Wellington. Been going here for over a decade, and it's been the most consistent on all levels.