We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yong Kang Beef Noodles

#171 of 8,368 Restaurants in Taipei
#185 of 10,098 Places to Eat in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
$
Noodle Shop
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
No.17, Lane 31, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
02-23511051
Website
Add hours for Yong Kang Beef Noodles and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hearty and meaty dark broth

The beef noodles here come in the dark broth version, and it packs a real punch. On each table is a huge metal container of preserved vegetables, which are a must-add to your bowl of beef noodles for a delicious, salty, savoury kick. For beef noodles, Yong Kang Beef Noodles is a bit pricier than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
eightysixxx
,
Singapore, Singapore
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

If you're with company who don't mind sharing, try both the Clear Soup version as well as the usual braised (brown soup) version. Different but both are really good. Don't forget the appetizer plates. Help yourself and declare later what you've taken. I like the cold pigs ears but your mileage may vary!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The beef noodles here come in the dark broth version, and it packs a real punch. On each table is a huge metal container of preserved vegetables, which are a must-add to your bowl of beef noodles for a delicious, salty, savoury kick. For beef noodles, Yong Kang Beef Noodles is a bit pricier than usual, but is well worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ok enough but this beef noodles was overrated and not worth queuing for. The beef was not tender enough and the soup did not give the oomph... I very much prefer the beef noodles from Lin Dong Fang instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York, USA
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The beef and tendon noodles were good, but there was nothing unique about them. The signature hog ribs were overly spicy and comes with rice and sweet potato. Sides were good, but hardly outstanding. The lines start as soon as it opens, both tourists and locals, so get there early. It is also relatively expensive for Taiwan. The waitstaff is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penang Island, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Decided to try the beef noodles based on the recommendation of the Lonely Planet guidebook. Opened since 1963, this is a firm favourite among tourists for beef noodles, especially the red broth variety. The nearest metro station is Dongmen station. We arrived at about 1130am and already there was a long queue outside the shop; mostly tourists. (It opens at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cary, NC
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is famous for a good reason -- it does beef noodle supremely well. The mean is tender and cooked just right. The flavor is strong and tasty, and it doesn't leave you with dry mouth. The noodles has just the right amount of "q". This is a classic. Service is efficient and the decor is old school casual. It's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taipei, Taiwan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Don't take the large ($230) beef soup; the bowl is bigger but it looks like they put the same amount of soup/noodles/beef as in the small one ($200). Also, it was good but not as good as I would have expected for that price range.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

There are two sizes of bowl, big and small. Small ones cost 200 and big 230. When we went there, there was a long queue of ppl but it was not too long until we got our table. The noodle is okay, its not too soft which i like and the broth taste is simple. The beef is good, its... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were passing through Taipei after a trip to Wulai back to HK and wanted to get some beef noodles around Yong Kang Street. It was 430pm and the Lao Chang noodle shop was closed. Yong Kang just opened so we decided to try it. The soup base was pretty bland, the meat was soft. They had run out of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you just have to eat it once as a tourist, try the spicy version. It's good but given the price, there's other yummy food to explore in Taipei

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Yong Kang Beef Noodles? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.17, Lane 31, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: 02-23511051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Noodle Shop

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yong Kang Beef Noodles staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?