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1012 S Brentwood Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1127
+1 314-721-7507
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 21:00
Fri 09:30 - 21:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Columbia, MO
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Never a bad dish from this iconic restaurant. The dining room can get really crowded -- lots of families here after local events. The service can take awhile just because they are so popular. But, the food is worth the wait. Try the sizzling rice soup if dining in. The Yen Ching Beef is our family's favorite. No matter what... More 

Thank thedogColumbia_MO
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This long time Saint Louis Restaurant has been consistently a plus for more than 30 years. I was told in NYC that the way you tell a good Chinese restaurant is to sample their pot stickers. Yen Ching is spot on for more then 30 years.Their tasty, Hot an Sour Soup is aways a great way to push back the... More 

Thank Chuck W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food is not authentic Chinese cuisine. It is capable of being enjoyed in the same way that Panda Express of PF Chang is capable of being enjoyed. However, what is called Mo Pu Tofu is not authentic. And, what is called Szechuan is not authentic. It disappointing to me that even when speaking to a Chinese person who spoke... More 

1 Thank Bill K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Other two dishes was so so, and Ma poo doufu was awful, their dishes could not compare to any Chinese restaurants in Olive BLVD. Overpriced and the owner or manger was very rude and had aggressive attitude! Will never go back for sure. The sign for a good Chinese restaurant is you see a bunch of Chinese people, but this... More 

1 Thank qingyan95 z
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I am very picky when it comes to Chinese food and there are very few places that I really think are great. So, we often do not eat it. I have several friends who go out of their way to eat here over lunch, so I wanted to give it a shot. Man, was I impressed! The atmosphere is so... More 

Thank Kerry T
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Overall a nice dinner. Egg plant with pork was excellent. Chicken Szechuan was very very good. Hot n sour soup needs some work. All in all we will definitely return. Egg rolls were excellent as was the steamed dumplings. Next visit we will want spicier heat. Service was excellent.

Thank Kimberly K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Fabulous - one of the top three Chinese restaurants in St. Louis. Love the Yen Ching Chicken, similar to General Tso. All white meat chicken with green onions in a tangy sauce. It's available off menu as a lunch special or as an entree for dinner. Very friendly & excellent service!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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210 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I grew up with Yen Ching; knew the original owners. We would come here for special occasion dinners. It has changed over the years but is still the authentic Chinese food it was when the owners first opened it up YEARS ago. Yen Ching is now THE place to go for excellent Chinese in the Lou.

Thank MZHI
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a well established restaurant with a loyal base of customers. We were very disappointed when it was necessary to visit their restrooms. Both the men's and women's restaurants are absolutely HORRIBLE and DISGUSTING and outdated! The food is good but we have an endless list of great restaurants that we can go to who all have clean, presentable... More 

1 Thank D P
Tampa, Florida
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137 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

One of the best Chinese at St. Louis The schezwan chicken is my favorite Very fresh and authentic Chinese The ambience is like a traditional Chinese restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 S Brentwood Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1127
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-721-7507

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?