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Yan Flower

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617 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4426
+1 831-423-2574
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good26%
  • Average36%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Oct 20, 2016
“Just OK Chinese Food!”
Jul 10, 2016
“One of Best in Entire Greater Bay Area!”
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Asian, Chinese
617 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4426
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Our family shared a lunch there for the first time and it was just OK. I ordered a spicy chicken strip dish that was very tough chicken breasts thinly cut strips and they shouldn't have been at all tough, but they were and I can't...More

Thank John B
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Yan Flower has the best Chinese food I've ever had outside of Taiwan, which is widely recognized to have the best in all of Asia. Ingredients are fresh, flavors are subtle and natural, unlike so much bland fare at most Chinese restaurants in the US,...More

Thank SWSally
Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Favorite local spot. Clean and friendly waitstaff. Lunch specials really affordable & tasty. Choice of Hot n Sour soup or Egg Flower. Select your lunch special entree. After your meal you get the customary fortune cookie. I have the Sweet n Sour pork usually. The...More

Thank SusheOne1
Reviewed February 20, 2016

It's decent but I find it depends on what you order. Some dishes are awesome, others are not so great. Sweet and sour chicken was really yummy.

Thank breadandbutta
Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Food was enjoyable at a basic level. Mixed plates proved good value and inoffensive, plentiful in quantity. Decor very tired but clean and with very friendly and helpful staff. They don't take Amex.

Thank David D
Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

'Yan Flower' has yet to let me down. They sure know how to keep customers regular happy & content. Delicious Chinese cuisine they use no canned ingredients just fresh fresh fresh. You know the difference when u taste it. I don't bother going anywhere else...More

2  Thank Autumn W
Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have eaten a lot of Chinese food in my travels. London, China mainland, Vancouver, B.C. This was the worst ever. Would not recommend this place. Maybe, I expect better since my wife is Chinese, but absolutely, this place was not good. The wonton soup...More

1  Thank max55857
Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lunch is very inexpensive and pretty good. The hot and sour soup is TUMMY!! It gets a little busy, and you do have to flag staff when you want anything. I had the fried tofu and it was pretty good, and very little grease. Spice...More

1  Thank AmyJune H
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Food was extremely FRESH. I thought it was not as flavorful as fast food chains, but it was made fresh while we waited and didn't sit around. I am probably not used to fresh Chinese. Very good prices.

2  Thank wylliel
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Cheap food, good eats! Fast service most the time unless their really really busy and then it kinda takes a minute. But overall, good food, especially for the money. Def. alot of food they give you for the lunch special deal. I can never finish...More

Thank d g
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Address: 617 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4426
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-2574
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