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“Best Chinese!”
Review of Yen Ching

Yen Ching
Ranked #648 of 3,093 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

June, 2017
Scout Night at the Cardinals baseball game meant we had a reason to be near Yen Ching, so we went there for dinner.

Another great dinner with:
- sizzling rice soup
- Mongolian beef
- sweet and sour chicken

We left with the plates clean and our bellies full... happy family!


Tied for best Chinese in St. Louis!



April, 2017:
This week provided three great dining out experiences, all unplanned more than a week earlier.

Our son's high school had an evening event and we needed to make a stop on the way, so in between we made sure to visit Yen Ching, as we don't get to that part of town often enough (no, Clayton's not that far away, but life is so hectic we don't get enough time to just take an extra hour or so for a workday lunch date, so, visits are too infrequent...).

This one was simple, as we couldn't fill up too much...
- just sizzling rice soup - a unique and amazing soup we love every time we visit Yen Ching
- And fried rice

Like the movie Ratatouille, sometimes the simplest things make the biggest impact.

A great pre-dinner this night. We hope to return soon.

Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

menu prices published on the internet are different (higher) than at the restaurant.....I have told ownership twice and they have not tried to make any corrections.....

not going to this location again

Thank vstark55
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

...to be such an institution, but to be so hard lined & stubborn. There is something to be said for being retro vs. just really outdated & dirty. There is an unknown mystery why any place (except maybe a higher end restaurant) would charge $11 for any side of vegetables - outrageous. If the hot braised chicken and green beans weren't so good, I would never step foot in there again.

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Thank Lisa B
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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 you choose you will not be disappointed

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Thank thedogColumbia_MO
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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 cold inside and out. This is great, not stylized Chinese Food. We eat here at least once a month. Go here when they are busy, the kitchen hums out great food.

Thank Chuck W
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