Luyu & YUM YUM

Tea Room & Asian Fusion Restaurant

Luyu & YUM YUM is a beautiful addition to Newtown's restaurant scene. Lulu's journey began in childhood, growing up in the Houmen Mountains where he discovered his passion and love of tea. Luyu & YUM YUM is a culmination of the ancient art of tea making along with yum yum (dumplings).

196 King St, Newtown, NSW
KIDsize Living Review

One of our fellow KIDsize Living friends recommended we try Newtown's Luyu & YUM YUM, so we called to enquire about how kid friendly the restaurant is. Now, we did this for the following reason: our son is a monster (an adorable monster, but still a monster), who refuses to sit still at a restaurant. And yes, we have set the expectation of bringing an iPad. Which he now wants blaring while watching Spanish speaking adults unwrapping piles of Kinder Surprise eggs (note: my son does not speak Spanish, and the "rustle rustle" of opening a Kinder Surprise occasionally manifests in my nightmares). 

When the lovely staff at Luyu & YUM YUM assured us the restaurant was kid friendly, offered hedgehog shaped dumplings and rainbow coloured ones, along with a 5.30pm opening time, we decided to give it a go (with a plan for a hasty exit if necessary).

Luyu & Yum Yum, Newtown

Luyu & YUM YUM is above a shop front in Newtown. ;The only indication of the restaurant's existence was the bright sign and the classic r'n'b hits as we entered the hallway. ;We were greeted warmly and shown to our table where I promptly removed all chopsticks, cutlery, candles, menus & glasses (aka weapons for a 5 year old). ;The restaurant's fit out is exquisite; a long cocktail bar and open kitchen complemented by the warm lighting created an ambiance that was both classy yet comfortable. ;

Luyu & Yum Yum, Newtown

For drinks, I had a ;White Leaf Chrysanthemum ;Flower Tea from He Nan, China. ;Hubby opted for one of the extensive cocktail options, a ;Mr Luyu’s Ice Tea - ;Absolut Wild Tea, Luyu Lychee Black Tea, Cointreau, Tequila & Absolut Citron (I drank most of it). ;The food came out really quickly and by 6pm we could see that the restaurant would be getting busy shortly. ;The staff were fantastic, engaging with our son and reassuring us that we should take our time. ;

Luyu & Yum Yum, Newtown

The dumplings were a win with Mr 5 and were by far the most delicious morsels of dumpling goodness I've ever tried. We ordered;

  • Mr Luyu's "starburst" dumplings - Chicken & Mr Luyu Homemade Soup in Fruit infused Flour Dough. These had SO MUCH flavour & were the clear favourite for all of us.
  • Snow White dumplings - Prawn, Asparagus, Bamboo shoot & Luyu Home-made Creamy Soup in Chrysanthemum infused Potato Starch Dough
  • Manga dumpling "hedgehog" - Baked with King Oyster Mushroom, Chinese Mushroom, Fungi, Carrot, Coriander 
  • Mini frisbee's - Shallot & Spring Onion in Flour Dough Pan-Fried
  • Veggie spring rolls; Chinese Mushroom, King Oyster Mushroom, Fungi, Carrots & Baby Bok Choy

Luyu & Yum Yum, Newtown ;

Age Group
All Ages
Location and Details
196 King St, Newtown, NSW
12:00 to 15:00 / 17:30 to 22:15
Thurs - Sat:
12:00 to 15:00 / 17:30 to 23:00
12:00 to 15:00 / 17:30 to 22:15
9519 9888