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“Great traditional Chinese food - family style”
Review of YanYu

YanYu
Ranked #19 of 1,498 Restaurants in Xiamen
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: This restaurant is situated close to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Andy's close to the corner of Lianjing Road and Lianjing2nd. Road.This was our first visit to this very classy restaurant but we will certainly be going back for more. The food was excellent and the surroundings simply superb, the whole place simply screams CLASS from the beautiful entrance lobby and elegant staircase which leads you to a comfortable bar area and the restaurant itself.A good menu and drinks list was produced, the menu in both Chinese and English which is unusual for Chinese restaurants in Xiamen. The serving staff were attentive to the correct degree throughout. The orders were immediately forwarded to the kitchen via IPad which meant that there was very little delay in the first of the food arriving on the table. One of the serving staff obviously overheard that we were celebrating a friends birthday and shortly afterwards a complementary plate of celebratory food arrived. A truly excellent find and we will be back in short order! I will attach some photos as soon as possible.
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Description: This restaurant is situated close to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Andy's close to the corner of Lianjing Road and Lianjing2nd. Road.This was our first visit to this very classy restaurant but we will certainly be going back for more. The food was excellent and the surroundings simply superb, the whole place simply screams CLASS from the beautiful entrance lobby and elegant staircase which leads you to a comfortable bar area and the restaurant itself.A good menu and drinks list was produced, the menu in both Chinese and English which is unusual for Chinese restaurants in Xiamen. The serving staff were attentive to the correct degree throughout. The orders were immediately forwarded to the kitchen via IPad which meant that there was very little delay in the first of the food arriving on the table. One of the serving staff obviously overheard that we were celebrating a friends birthday and shortly afterwards a complementary plate of celebratory food arrived. A truly excellent find and we will be back in short order! I will attach some photos as soon as possible.
Rochester NY
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great traditional Chinese food - family style”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

While in Xiamen on business, my colleges took me to YanYu. It is a modern restaurant with nice ambience. You climb a nice stone staircase with mahagony and class trim to the second floor. Windows overlook downtown Xiamen street. We ordered a variety of traditional Chinese dishes from chicken, beef, pork, vegatables, soup, pumpkin, dumplings, fruit, and more that I forget. We also had the fruit "tree" that "xmroots" posted in photo. All the food was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Unless you have a connection, there is a wait to get a table.

  • Visited September 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Reasonable price food, nice ambience”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Nice place to go. Ambience is good, taste of food is good and price is reasonable. The place is usually very crowded and you need to wait in line. Normal wait takes about 30 to 45 mins. Personally, I do feel that it is not worth the wait.

Visited May 2012
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Xiamen, China
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Classy, modern, comfortable, clean”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

My wife and I were invited to Yanyu for dinner with some friends, this was our first visit but will not be our last. From the very first second this restaurant oozes class like no other I have yet visited in Xiamen. An elegant reception area at the foot of the staircase leading up to a contemporary bar area and the restaurant itself.
The serving staff were well trained, smart and clean. The order was taken using an iPad which meant that there was minimal delay between orders being placed and food arriving onthe table.
When it did arrive the food was well presented and tasted as delicious as it looked. The only complaint I might have was that while the poultry dishes were generous the red-meat dishes were short of meat content.
The serving staff obviously pverheard that it was our hosts birthday and a complementary food dish arrived from management-a nice touch.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank xmroots
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