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“Tasty, authentic food.”

Yi-Ban - Royal Albert Dock
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Ranked #2,951 of 23,845 Restaurants in London
Price range: $34 - $48
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Third time myself and my family have visited this restaurant and our latest meal fabulous. Hot, fresh and just superior to the usual Chinese fare. Service seems to have been improved, staff friendly and chatty. My little boys loved being able to see the planes from nearby city airport.
It was packed so they must be doing something right!

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Thank Valreyns
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

After spending the morning in the ExCeL we walked over to Yi-Ban for some dim sum. From the outside it doesn't look at all like your typical Chinese restaurant as it's actually in the London Regatta Centre. However, once inside and up the stairs parity is restored. An excellent spacious restaurant with a nice view over the Thames. Food and service was up to standard and we'd be more than happy to go back if we're in the area.

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Thank iamdek
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I've been to Yi Ban around 10 times now over the last couple of years, and I think it's hands down the best Chinese food in east London.
We most recently went on an early Saturday afternoon for lunch, and were pleased as always with the quality of the food. We had an assortment of dim sum, crab corn soup for our son, seafood crispy noodles, and a hot beef pot, all of which were excellent.
The service isn't especially friendly, in my experience, but they're efficient and rarely make mistakes.
The restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, located across the docks from city airport, but there's ample parking, and the venue is big enough that there's usually not too long of a wait for a table, unless you're at peak dim sum time on Sunday morning.
Prices overall are fairly reasonable. Our lunch for 4 adults and 3 children ended up at around 100£, with plenty of leftovers to take home.
I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the area and looking for good Chinese food.

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Thank Kirk K
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Been here a few times for various business, leisure and family dining occasions, and have had variable experiences in both food and experience.

The food, particularly noodle dishes do tend to be overly greasy, but the duck is consistently good.

The restaurant benefits from the fact there is very little else in the area to dine at, and occasionally that shows through.

There are views over the docks and London City Airport from most seats but this can prove noisy early evening.

It is very much hit and miss. Enter at your own peril,

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Thank PhilAndrews77
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

It had been over a year since I last visited Yi-Ban, but organising a Christmas Dinner for work colleagues, decided to come back here.

Saturday evening, was busy, but we had booked a table, and spent time at the bar while waiting for everyone to turn up. Some good cocktails were being made at the bar, along with the usual beers & largers.

Unlike some other reviewers, I have to say, we found the staff friendly and helpful and accomodated us while we waited for every one.

Once seated we all ordered and the 4 courses were delivered efficiently & with enough time for us all to finish each course.

The food seemed fresh, and full of flavour, exactly to the standard I was use to before.

Overall we had a great meal, with live music in the background, (the bar stayed open), and at a reasonable price. Several of the group commented how impressed they were with the restaurant and that they would be back.

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