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“Our experience in July was as excellent as in February 12.”

Young Cheng Chinese
Ranked #5,420 of 24,239 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Visited the Young Cheng for the second time this year. We were nearly put off by some of the recent reviews but when we looked through the window the layout and staff seemed to be the same. I can only think recent reviewers were unlucky or they reviewed the wrong place.

The food was as lovely as February, the service was as good and the staff were as friendly and obliging. We weren't charged for tap water and we didn't have to pay up front or for uneaten food.

This time we selected a dish per person and one for the table rather than a set meal. It was excellent food, nicely presented and great taste and no MSG after effects. Staff were really helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble.
Said it before, will say it again, I'd definitely recommend it.

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Thank Faeriequeen
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

At least for dumplings this is a great place, the pork buns were excellent.

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Thank Simon M
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

The food is dry and cold, the meat is under cooked, i found glass in my chicken, they charge you if you leave food on your plate, which most people would do considering the poor quality of the food, they even charge you for tap water and extra for ice!!! The staff are rude and place you on tables still with half full plates of food left from people before. Will never go back!! Ever!!! Infact there lucky they make you pay for the food before you eat or i would have refused!! And a small glass of coke without ice would set you back £3.50!!!

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2  Thank Tigii88
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We have eaten here several times, and it is certainly one of the most popular places to eat in Chinatown. It appears to have had a 'makeover' - and we are not at all certain that this has had altogether positive results.The set menus are good value, and you can add dishes if you wish. They also seem willing to substitute dishes, but don't count on getting what you order! We asked for sweet and sour Hong Kong style pork to be replaced by sweet and sour chicken balls - and we got - yup, you guessed it, sweet and sour pork, Hong Kong style, which the member of our party - the one who requested the change - really does not like! The bill, as for other reviewers, came scribbled on a piece of paper. £93.00, for 3 of us, bearing little relation to what we'd had. We did receive an apology though, so we're happy to believe it an arithmetical error (three soups at £2.90 = £87.00!!) Of course, since the service charge is 10%, this also was incorrect, though service was very efficient - perhaps a little too brisk, with dishes being whisked away from under your nose the second you pause for breath.Wine is expensive - we reckon about 400% mark-up; we had the white house wine, a not-unpleasant but very modest little number at £15.00. There seem to be no other wines on the list at under £20.00 though again, some of them are of modest provenance. This remains, for us, however, a nice place to eat. Most of the diners seem to be of Chinese origin, and there cannot be a better recommendation than that. The place was buzzing throughout our meal,and walking along Lisle Street afterwards, most of its competitors were relatively quiet.

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2  Thank Glilla
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

This place is to be avoided. Service awful, food rubbish and we were overcharged £23. Asked for our money that we were overcharged and it came in £1 coins. Bill came with just a number on it, £99, not itemised, just made up! Then they want to charge you a service charge....! AVOID!

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