A brand new dim sum restaurant has opened in Riyadh

Yauatcha is brought to you by the man behind Hakkasan…

A brand new Chinese dim sum restaurant has opened in Mode Al Faisaliah, Riyadh. The speciality restaurant already has several branches in London and India, but now it’s opened its first outpost in Saudi Arabia.

The concept was created by Alan Yau, who is best known for his equally popular Chinese restaurants Hakkasan. The Yauatcha restaurant in Soho, London previously held a Michelin star for its outstanding dim sum.

The name is inspired by its founder and can be broken down into three words. ‘Yau’ (founder of the restaurant) ‘at’ and ‘cha’ (which means tea) are fused together to create the unique and unusual name.


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Yauatcha Riyadh is located on the rooftop of Mode Al Faisaliah, giving panormaic views of the city. The chic space has been designed with stunning cherry blossoms and lime green furniture, with a temperature controlled terrace for the summer months.

The menu includes a huge range of speciality dim sum, each with their own individual history and character. The spot also has its own patisserie, which carries an exquisite selection of cakes and Chinese tea.

All of the menu items could be considered a work of art, as each one comes out of the kitchen pinched and prepped to perfection. A vibrant mix of colours are also on offer, with flavours such as truffle, scallop and even edamame.

Yauatcha, Plaza Level, Mode Al Faisaliah, Prince Sultan Street, Olaya District, Riyadh, daily noon to 11.30pm. Tel: 920006555. yauatcha.sa

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