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Yum Cha Cafe May Be Coming to Bay Area

Chandavkl Feb 18, 2012 09:40 PM

Some of you may be familiar with the Yum Cha Cafe chain in the L.A. area. They offer value priced take out dim sum ($1.45 per order) and other items such as jook (about $3.60) and noodle soup (about $3.80) which are of surprisingly decent quality. BBQ case items, too. The puzzle is that most of their locations are attached to Shun Fat Supermarket locations, which aren't prevalent in the Bay Area, though there are some other locations, too. If you see one of these pop up I'd be curious about where they are locating.

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    gordon wing Feb 19, 2012 08:41 AM

    I'll keep an eye out at the Shun Fat supermarket in San Pablo ....... it used to have an in house ? dim sum and hot food operation there back when they opened.

    1. yimster Feb 19, 2012 10:30 PM

      Shun Fat recently open a store in San Jose a couple months ago. It has a unopened food section on the side. I will check it out the next time I in the area. As I remember it was a petty large area.

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      1. re: yimster
        Chandavkl Feb 20, 2012 08:55 AM

        Thanks. That location doesn't show up yet on their shopping bags.

        1. re: Chandavkl
          drewskiSF Feb 20, 2012 09:26 AM

          1710 Oakland Rd.
          San Jose, CA 95131
          Tel: (408) 453-6418

          1. re: drewskiSF
            kc72 Feb 20, 2012 10:28 AM

            Ah.. it took over the PW Market location

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              yimster Feb 20, 2012 11:46 AM

              Yes it did.

          2. re: Chandavkl
            yimster Feb 20, 2012 11:45 AM

            San Jose has copy San Francisco and that store makes you use your own bags at checkout. So I think they will never add the San Jose to the shopping plastic bags since they can hand them out at that location. But it is on there website.

            1. re: yimster
              Chandavkl Feb 20, 2012 11:50 AM

              Yes, Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights have now also banned plastic bags, so we grab extras when we go to their Monterey Park and San Gabriel stores. Interesting that the San Diego Shun Fat has a Yum Cha Cafe but the Las Vegas stores don't.

        2. yimster Mar 4, 2012 09:02 PM

          Well stop by the new San Jose store day and the deli was open. It had a soft opening a few days ago and the staff was running around trying to get there act together so I did not have high hopes for the food during this period. It was decent but I think King Egg Roll has better stuff. Bu that may change. It is not a Yum Cha Cafe. It seems to SF production.

          Will return later to check out the BBQ items.

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            yimster Mar 28, 2012 07:13 PM

            Returned a month after the soft opening. The food at the steam tables looked really good but still lack the great taste to match it looks. Did not try the BBQ items. All things considered I like shopping at the meat department for it cuts of meat. Give a dollar coupon for each 20 dollars spent. But will not make it a stop for it cooked items for now.

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