Mr. Yen’s is a glowing red beacon in the night, literally. It’s covered in red lights. If you miss it, you should have your eyes checked. They are very busy, but we easily got a table for 7 at 7 pm on a Saturday night. The service was friendly, although due to the volume of clients, we often had to flag down our waitress. Overall, you’re paying for the atmosphere. The food is absolutely nothing special.
If you’re going to drink here, order beer because they can’t water it down. Mixed drinks are weak; I think I paid 8.50 for two rounds of sugar water…They have a signature drink called the flaming volcano (for one or two) that features a flaming pool of Everclear in the center. It’s something to see, but still lacked any kick.
The décor is very over the top, which must be the draw because the food was underwhelming. The quality was no better than your corner Chinese restaurant. In all honestly, I don’t think they’re making a lot of their food from scratch, which is outrageous because they’re at least twice the price of a neighborhood Chinese restaurant.
I started with egg drop soup, which had oddly been thickened with cornstarch, and not cooked long enough to eliminate the flavor. Then I had a single crap rangoon – still, in my opinion, less tasty that my local delivery place’s version; the accompanying sweet and sour sauce tasted like it was pre-made. Then I ordered something called the Mandarin Combination – beef, chicken & shrimp with veggies. The menu photo showed lots of veggies. What arrived was a gray mess of unidentifiable beef & chicken parts with a few shrimp & the occasional vegetable. The taste wasn’t terrible, but I could have eaten a far better meal at PF Chang’s for this price.
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