Taxim Restaurant is located in Westfield shopping centre, opposite Hornsby station. A great place for a quick lunchtime Yum Cha or a more relaxed dinner meal, there is an extensive range of authentic Chinese dishes to have indoors, outside or takeaway. The premises is licensed and BYO wine is accepted.
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These surprised me as I've really enjoyed all my meals at Taxim! I've only been for lunch and find I always get a great selection of my Yum Cha favorites. As far as Yum Cha servies goes it's not too bad. It is geat having Taxim in Hornby as it saves travelling to Chatswood or the city.
I have been living in the area for around 4 yrs and now live right across the pathway from this place. I have been there many times, but I always found the service rude and dismissive, waiters ignoring us unless we call out to them several times. Everyone who works there speaks very poor English, making it difficult to get sense out of them when I want to ask about a dish. I once asked them if the vermicelli in the dish was bean or potato flour variety and they could not understand me at all. The food for dinner is ok, but not cheap for Hornsby standards. Yum cha is terrible, very limited choice, very greasy, and today was the last straw - we went in (2 of us plus 1 child) around 1.30pm and sat at our table for at least 30 mins and in that time 3 trolleys came out, that's it. And all the dishes were boring old choices of dim sim, fried noodle, deep fried spring rollls. We waited for another 10 or so minutes, no trolleys appeared and I asked the waiters - WHERE IS ALL THE FOOD? And they said "No more, finished" - at this point the restaurant was full of people clearly waiting for some more, as they all had bowls, plates and NO FOOD on the tables... and they all had the expectant look in the direction of the kitchen... We paid and left. It was terrible, and we were hungry.
The one other thing I hate there is lighting - it's way too bright, they have so many different lamps, small and big, above you, and it's just blinding... I would not go there with a romantic date, you'd do better sitting on a park bench.
I think it's sad that Hornsby has no other options for decent Chinese and no other yum cha. This place just doesn't seem to cut it and, most importantly, they don't seem to CARE if they are doing badly. They never seem to improve.
Good yum-cha with the usual varieties. Do not expect anything beyond the usual dumplings though. Have never ordered a la carte, mainly because it's so pricey. Yum cha usually works out between $15-25 per person, depending on how hungry you are. It's still the only yum-cha place in Hornsby.
I love yum cha- so when 4 friends and I stumbled across this restaurant tucked away in Westfield Hornsby we were delighted to find a possibly new place to frequent.... And the food at Taxim was good- but we didn't get to eat much of it as the service was slow. The dumplings were tasty but seemed a little overcooked and the selection wasn't as diverse as what you wouldd expect from a yumcha joint. We ordered 3 dishes because we were very hungry- but they didn't arrive, so we paid our bill (min charge of $10 per person when eating there) and went upstairs to Maccas. Probably won't be going back as I know much better places to have yumcha...
We love our YumCha, and Taxim has to be one of the best for the quality of the food, and the quality of the service. I would recommend that if your planing on celebrating with an event such as a birthday for lunch then you book ahead. 5 stars!
TAXIM Chinese Restaurant has to be one of the busier places we've been to in recent times.
Despite competing with the range of restaurants in Hornsby Mall, we found Taxim well-patronised by many happy diners on the day of our visit.
Like us, it was yum cha that was the meal of choice for most.
We tried an array of items; from the traditional chicken spring rolls, dim sims and pork buns, to the seafood set: deep fried calamari, seafood dumplings and prawn dumplings.
All were tough to fault, but the foods that really captured our interest were the deep fried scallop dumpling and beef pork.
These might be unfamiliar to occasional yum cha diners, but are certainly worth trying next time you venture out.
The dumpling had a crisp exterior and was delicious inside, while the beef pork was an enjoyable diversion from the seafood and had plenty of taste.