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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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  • food27 Newbie   1 review
    I usually don't write reviews unless I want to let people know that a place is amazing or utterly horrible. This place is utterly horrible. The most terrible service I have ever come across in any restaurant ever. I highly recommend that you don't even bother trying this place out. First of all, the food is below par. It is poor quality and you can tell most of the foods served have been frozen and thawed. The service is absolutely horrendous. The staff and management are extremely rude beyond belief. We went out to eat there as a group of three and they charged us certain items such as tea and rice for five people. I thought that this was extremely disrespectful and rude. Overall, this place is not worth visiting at all. Definitely not money for value.

    5 months ago - 15/11/2013

  • missss2079 Newbie   1 review
    I usually would not go out of my way to write a review for any restaurant unless it is absolutely horrendous or amazing. In this case, I was so disgusted with my experience at this place I decided I would probably doing anyone considering going here a favor by writing this review.
    Me and a friend were looking for a nice place to have lunch, and decided to try this place as we are both locals and have yet to go there. What a mistake.

    I don't even know where to start.. From the get-go, the staff were extremely rude and dismissive. We waited 10 minutes just for them to clear our table, and the wait staff was very abrupt, like it was doing us some massive service by putting a tablecloth on our table. One of the servers came up and offered us some unappetizing looking dim sims, and when we said we actually just wanted to have a look at the menu (which by the way, they had not given to us) and then we would decide what we would like. They then proceeded to try and push these old looking dim sims on our table, even though we said we didn't want them. I said before I have any Yum Cha, I would like some soy sauce. 4 times I asked, still nothing. Every time I looked over near the bar, all the servers were standing around doing nothing, I eventually had to get up and ask for some sauce. Same thing with a simple bowl of steamed rice.. we eventually cancelled this off our order cos half an hour later it was still not on our table.. to add insult, anytime you try to ask one of the wait staff about anything on the menu, they would literally walk off mid conversation and cannot be bothered to find a server that can. We decided to share two Yum Cha dishes (calamari & dim sims), and two combination long soups with some noodles added. All dishes were of such poor standard, both our soups were tiny, had one prawn in each and two other gooey pieces of seafood. My friend did not even touch his soup. So we decide to just call it a day and get the bill.. $50!!! For two soups and two dishes.. So we go through the bill and surprise surprise, they have added a $4.80 'tea' which we did not even have, and had charged us $6 each on top of the original price of the soup just to add about half a handful of noodles.. Usually I would of just let this slide and left if the food was the issue, but I was so outraged at the service and the fact that they were trying to charge us this, I complained to the management. Wrong move, they started ranting on about how they would call security if we didn't pay the extra $12, and I told them that's fine, I wasn't moving/running anywhere, I just wanted this to be resolved cos I was extremely dissatisfied. They said they would take the $4.80 off for this non existent tea and also $6 off for the noodles, making the bill $40. I understand there is an extra charge for some things, but when the experience is this poor and the charge is that excessive, that's when its a problem. We had had enough by this point and decided to just leave and pay the $40. It was honestly the worst experience I have ever had at any restaurant and I will be sure not to return there ever, and I recommend you don't either, unless you want to be treated bad f and leave feeling hungry.

    9 months ago - 20/06/2013

  • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star   305 reviews
    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.
  • Joie007   4 reviews
    Been going there since they first open ten years ago, it's our famly favorite yum cha place. Love the food there and the friendly service.
  • kiska   2 reviews
    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.
  • Freckle   7 reviews
    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.
  • atan7 Local Star   643 reviews
    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...
  • amckern   5 reviews
    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!
  • Sydneyking   3 reviews
    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.
  • ashakes   6 reviews
    We went there as a family and enjoyed some authentic Chinese food. Very friendly service and great place to dine.

Opening Hours for Monday:

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Opening Hours for Tuesday:

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Opening Hours for Wednesday:

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Opening Hours for Thursday:

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Opening Hours for Friday:

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Opening Hours for Saturday:

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Opening Hours for Sunday:

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Restaurants

Dining Options

Indoor Dining Take-Away

Cuisine

Chinese

Price Guide

Mains under $30

Licensing

Licensed and BYO

Features

Family Friendly

Menu

Lunch Dinner

Disabled Facilities

Wheel Chair Access

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