One of several outposts of the Yum Cha Cuisine family of Chinese restaurants can be found in the Westfield Garden City shopping mall on the corner of Kessels Road and Logan Road in the Brisbane suburb of Upper Mount Gravatt. It’s a popular spot for a quick dim sum lunch while you take a break from shopping, for the eponymous Chinese yum cha or lavish banquet-scaled fine dining come evening. A good wine list and a selection of chef’s recommendations add up to Yum Cha Cuisine being an irresistible option for fans of Asian cuisine.
Lunch at Yum Cha Cuisine’s Westfield Garden City restaurant is never a dull affair, with steamed and pan-fried dim sum, signature yum cha dishes, Chinese barbecue and rice noodle rolls slotting into place alongside Chinese buns and sponge cakes for dessert. Plus, Yum Cha Cuisine looks the part too despite being inside Upper Mount Gravatt’s main mall, one of Brisbane’s biggest, using latticework partitions and circular features to evocative effect.
Classic Chinese soups, sizzling hot plate dishes, hot pot, meat, poultry, vegetable and rice and noodle dishes round out Yum Cha Cuisine’s comprehensive offering, but it’s the chef’s recommendations that we recommend you check out if it’s your first time visiting what’s one of south Brisbane and Upper Mount Gravatt’s most popular Chinese restaurants. Spice lovers should try the king prawns with XO chilli sauce or the stir-fried lamb fillets with special chilli sauce, while Cantonese cuisine is represented by pork ribs and seafood specialties by the pan-fried silver cod with sweet soy sauce. Find Yum Cha Cuisine inside the Westfield Garden City mall on the corner of Kessels Road and Logan Road – but be sure to book in advance as the restaurant is regularly busy.
We received very friendly service from all of the staff during our latest Yum Cha visit. There was a great variety of share dishes on each trolley. I recommend trying the Shanghai Dumplings!
Delicious as always. We love going here and the food is always wonderful. Highly recommend going and the staff are always happy to help. We'll be back again soon.
great customer service, great taste. they have a very lovely interior design, space looks very spacious. the waitress is nice and food trolley keep on coming on regular basis.
yum yum. I used groupon for 4 persons, including a 4-year-old kid. We all liked it. Very good recommendations for family gether together. The staff are very friendly and the restaurant is quite spacy.
Got lost getting to restaurant. Best to park in yellow parking in Garden city. With reservation we were seated quickly. Beautiful Asian modern decor. Usual fare of dumplings and other dishes like pai quat ( ribs in black bean) bbq pork buns passed by often. Other surprise was the servers with single trays of special dishes like chow mein and pepper squid. Very tasty. restaurant lost a point for not having any of their roasts like duck, pork or bbq pork on offer and this was between 11.30-12.30 when we had lunch. All in all it was a very pleasant experience. Worth the higher prices. Would recommend and would definitely go again.
It was a Friday night not overly busy at the restaurant. Food was average as there were mainly fried dishes. Had peking duck but they did give enough pancakes for everyone at the table. There were 10 of us. In most chinese restaurants if they serve Peking Duck they would wrap the meat with the accompaniments and not left it to the customer to serve themselves. We ordered alla carte and not the banquet but there was not enough food for 10 so we had to order more dishes. Took a longer time to get the 4 remaining dishes.
Great food, good variety available, pleasant decor and friendly staff. Ability to book online was a benefit to ease time . Plenty of night parking available at Garden City Shopping centre. Overall a good experience and we would dine there again in the future.
Great restaurant, lovely food, if anything the service was very full on in the beginning, so a bit overwhelmed before I could even order a drink.... but would go back as its a great restaurant.
Food was good. Service was quick. Room was a bit cool. Could have been warmer. Water was ordered with drinks but was forgotten. Needed to be reminded. One male waiter was very eager to clear the table. Took beer glass before completely finished.
Food and service was great as usual. So glad I booked for lunch on Sunday as there were a lot of people who hadn't. Booking was easy.