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Corner of Lianjing Lu and Lianjing 2nd. Road, Xiamen, China
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Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food , nice ambience

I was brought for dinner by my relatives and was pleasantly surprised with the food selection. there were a lot of choices with some traditional chinese dishes served with a twist. service was fast and efficient. would love to come back and try on other dishes on my next visit to xiamen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
angel8800
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was brought for dinner by my relatives and was pleasantly surprised with the food selection. there were a lot of choices with some traditional chinese dishes served with a twist. service was fast and efficient. would love to come back and try on other dishes on my next visit to xiamen.

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Noosa, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Asked my hotel to make a reservation but was told this was not necessary (whether they don't accept reservations l don't know but l had nearly an hours wait to get a table) There are 2 sets of short but steep stairs to negotiate on entry. I didn't notice a lift so anyone who is physically handicapped don't go. The... More 

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Pune, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great decor and environment. The menu is huge, and it has great pictures and descriptions in English for non-Mandarin speakers like me. The chef here creates slightly westernized versions of traditional Chinese dishes. Not only are they delicious, but extremely well presented. Not too heavy on the pocket either. Ate here on two separate nights. Wasn't at all disappointed.

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Xiamen, China
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The atmosphere of this restaurant is very modern and enjoyable to pass a nice dinner. The quality of the food is very good and innovative. It's very nice to see the traditional Chinese dishes served in a new interpret style. The prices are also very fair! I haven't been there for the last time for sure!

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

All we ate was very nice, staff was very helpful and spoke some English as well. Very convenient close to our hotel (Crown Plaza)

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Culemborg, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

On fridays and saturdays a reservation is recommended for this popular restaurant. The food is refined and classy. Prices around 120Y for a main course, well worth the money. The menu is a beautifull photobook, clearly showing what to expect.

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Bergen, Norway
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456 reviews 456 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The ambience was excellent for a cosy dinner with friends. My girlfriend and I went at around 7pm on a weekend, which meant there was some waiting to be done. We got our table after about 30 minutes, which was a tad long -but you wait at the bar area so you can have drinks while you wait, so that's... More 

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Harrison, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I went to this place with three other friends. I like the taste of food and environment. I would come again.

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Rochester NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

While in Xiamen on business, my colleges took me to YanYu. It is a modern restaurant with nice ambience. You climb a nice stone staircase with mahagony and class trim to the second floor. Windows overlook downtown Xiamen street. We ordered a variety of traditional Chinese dishes from chicken, beef, pork, vegatables, soup, pumpkin, dumplings, fruit, and more that I... More 

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Singapore
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Nice place to go. Ambience is good, taste of food is good and price is reasonable. The place is usually very crowded and you need to wait in line. Normal wait takes about 30 to 45 mins. Personally, I do feel that it is not worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Lianjing Lu and Lianjing 2nd. Road, Xiamen, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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