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Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant

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305 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702-5410
+1 208-384-0384
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lehi, Utah
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We drove to Boise from Salt Lake for the Twenty One Pilots concert. We were all in the mood for Chinese and found Yen Ching downtown. The food was outstanding! The Mongolian beef was amazing as was the chow mein and combo fried rice. The service was excellent as well.

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Thank Studman17
Boise, Idaho
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is one of my favoirite chinese food places in Boise. The lunch specials really are special. The service is adequate. The only downside is having to park on the street with the @@@@@ parking meters or be seriously overcharged in a parking garage.

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Thank Gov1949
Midland, Michigan
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We parked out front planning on walking to another restaurant, but when we saw the food people were eating here we decided to have Chinese instead. They had a great happy hour, from 4:30-6:30 M-F. Half off cocktails. We loved the crimson Buddha. The noodles we got tasted like they were actually fried in a hot wok, like they should... More 

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Thank Daniel L
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Very clean place, good food, great selection, and the service was. Amazing. Went for late lunch / early dinner, it was a very nice experience

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Thank Idakop
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Really like the Generals Chicken. This time it was swimming in orange oil. They re-made it for me, but after looking forward to it all day and traveling 100 miles to get it I was disappointed. Service had always been an issue but could overlook it with kick butt food. Not so much this visit.

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Thank gypsyluvva
Cambridge, Ohio
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Our family is vegan and it's always a concern when we go out to eat, whether or not the staff truly understands what that means. But we asked all the usual questions and they had all the right answers, so we're confident that our meals were vegan.

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Thank VeganCaptioner
Sarasota, Florida
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589 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Big city denizens are always on the look out for great Chinese food. Chicago, New York, San Francisco, LA all have world class Chinese American cuisine. So far, no other place measures up. Yen Ching is a fine example of Boise's best . Starting with Bao Buns which are hard to get anywhere, they have the standard fare of beef... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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589 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

It's always a challenge finding good Chinese food in different cities. I am originally from Chicago so we are spoiled. However, when we visit Boise, which we do frequently, we always order from Yen Ching. The egg rolls are great, the portions abundant the prices reasonable. Always a good bet.

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Thank JordanS8
Boise, Idaho
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51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

We go here often for both lunch and dinner. The location is convenient and we like Asian food. DH always orders kung pao fish. On this one occasion, he found that flavor was off. I tasted it and it tasted off to me as well. It tasted as if the frying oil was stale. He couldn't finish his food because... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great food, amazing service and the absolute best Chinese in town. I have been going to Yen Ching for years (grew up in Boise) and it has been consistently good, and it never disappoints! Every time I am in town, I make a Yen Ching visit! Great dim sum, generals chicken (you can get it naked - which means no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702-5410
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-384-0384

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?