Luyu & Yum Yum


Ph: 02 9519 9888

Level 1
196 King Street
Newtown, 2042 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  5:30pm - 10:30pm
MON closed
TUE 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  5:30pm - 10:30pm
WED 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  5:30pm - 10:30pm
THU 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  5:30pm - 11:00pm
FRI 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  5:30pm - 11:00pm
SAT 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  5:30pm - 11:00pm

The Details

  • Chinese
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert

The verdict

The Newtown dumpling scene got a whole lot more exciting with the addition of Luyu & Yum Yum in early 2015.

This trendy eatery is no dingy dumpling joint, as you can see when you step off King Street into the sparse layout with high ceilings and plenty of decorative bamboo. The dumplings are creative, fresh and full of flavor that you’ve never come across in dumpling form before. The Mr Luyu 'Starburst' dumplings are delicious morsels of chicken and piping hot homemade soup in slighly fruity, steaming hot dumplings, and they're everything you want in a meal.

No doubt you've come across the hedgehog dumplings on Instagram of late, these crispy bad boys are filled with Chinese mushrooms, carrot, and coriander, and they're almost too cute to eat.

For mains, you can expect traditional Chinese dishes with a modern twist. Think crispy-skinned roasted duck with plum sauce, chicken with beetroot, serrano chilli, and honey coated walnuts. If you want to keep it clean, go for the steamed ocean perch with shallot and ginger. 

While there's plenty of food to keep you happy, be sure to get stuck into the bar as well. There is a list chock-full of delicious cocktails ready to be enjoyed. Namely the Ka-Go-Shi-Ma, with sake, Luyu punch vodka, strawberry, lychee and lime. 

So get your behind down to this Newtown dumpling restaurant quick smart and get your dumpling on!

Image credit: Jackielyn Powell