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“Not so yummy” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Yummy House Sarasota

Yummy House Sarasota
3232 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
941-351-1688
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Ranked #168 of 890 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not so yummy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Our first trip to Yummy House was not exactly impressive, but with the long line and great reviews we thought it had to be worth another try. On our second visited we took several guests who had read the reviews and were excited to sample an array of different items. Im sorry to say that all of the dishes were either overly fried, under cooked or terribly oily causing two of our guest to have seriously sour stomachs afterward.
Sarasota is lacking in good Chinese, and Yummy offers unique items, but I would be unlikely to give it another try.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Venice, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I read some good reviews in the paper on this new location and was not disappointed. The constant line out the door is not always a sure sign during season, but, this line is worth waiting in. No worries, it moves quickly.
What it lacks in ambiance, is made up in food quality and taste. The pepper sauce was so good, it was hard not to lick the plate, not hot, just right. We have tried many of the entrees and yummy is a good description!
The only drawbacks: the family style service is a problem if you want one bowl soup, or one serving of fried rice. And, they charge for white rice, which seems rather petty if you are ordering an entire meal.
A definate must, if you are anywhere near North Sarasota.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Longboat Key, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Food in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Yummy House is a long overdue addition to Sarasota. It is BY FAR the best Chinese food in the city. Be prepared to wait to get a table, but the wait is well worth it! If you're looking for atmosphere and decor, take a pass on Yummy House. But if you need a Chinese food fix, it's the only place to go.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Parrish, Florida, United States
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Real Chinese cuisine!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

So excited to have authentic Chinese cuisine in this area, as opposed to the takeout locations with identical menus. Having lost the owners of one such establishment in Ellenton, which prepared fabulous meals, on or off the menu, this is a reprieve from the less impressive. The selections are unique, plates are overflowing and the food is fresh and hot. Prices are higher than the takeout scene, however the servings are definitely enough for 2 or more, so take that into consideration. The only downside is that the restaurant is so popular that reservations are a must, and difficult to get some evenings. You must wait outside the door on a narrow sidewalk under an overhang if the weather is poor. Parking can be a problem if the restaurant is full. The best way to try the dishes at your own time is to order takeout, which I did. Still hot and fresh after a 20 minute drive home.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Troy, Michigan
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87 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Finally. authentic dim sum in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

There is a line at the door before Yummy House opens at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for lunch and dinner. The reason is simple - best dim sum and great Chinese food. Try the bbq dishes and the walnut shrimps. The noodles and fried rice dishes are also superb.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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