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“Excellent food, friendly service - best Chinese in Cambridge”
Review of Yim Wah Express

Yim Wah Express
Ranked #88 of 700 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Description: A reputable family-run business serving authentic Chinese cuisine and provide friendly service.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food, friendly service - best Chinese in Cambridge”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Although YimWah Express has been open for almost two years now, I hadn't been there until about a week ago. I wish I had tried it sooner - the menu is very extensive (and includes dim sum), the food is fresh and flavoursome, and the service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive.

My friend and I had some dim sum for starters (as good as what you get in London) and fried/crispy noodles for mains. Every single dish was delightful, authentic (southern Chinese/HK) and cooked to perfection. We spent more than a couple of hours in the restaurant, and the staff let us chat away without interruption but were close at hand any time we needed anything.

This was my first visit to YimWah, but it certainly won't be the last.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Authentic Chinese in Cambridge”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Cambridge has recently had a boom in Chinese restaurants, because of the increasing numbers of Chinese students and visitors, and some of them provide very different food from the traditional Chinese restaurant for Westerners. This big, lively place is one of the best. The food is very varied and authentic, the service quick and polite (even friendly), the quality good and the price reasonable. We are long-time Cambridge residents, and this has become our number one.

  • Visited January 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Great food, served very quickly , would not want to spend the whole evening there but great if you have just been shopping or cinema etc. shall definitely eat there again!!

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Cambridge, UK
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Authentic chinese food”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

It is refreshing to find a restaurant cooking authentic southern-chinese food in Cambridge. The price is reasonable, and the menu is extensive. The atmosphere can get busy, especially as the tables are very close together. The major limitation is very few vegetarian options.

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our go-to restaurant for southern Chinese food. You'll find better places in London, but not in Cambridge. Good for large groups. It helps to bring a Cantonese speaker.

Skip the custard buns, and go down East Rd. to the Shanghai-style Zhonghua Traditional Snacks on Norfolk St.

Visited February 2012
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