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“A little bit of everything!”
Review of YiPin Tang

YiPin Tang
Ranked #220 of 1,091 Restaurants in Qingdao
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I have eaten here a number of times but never written a full review. Located in the Shangri-la hotel it is usually very crowded.
There are a number of stations throughout the restaurant which provide a number of selections to choose from. Breakfast has multiple choices of both Asian and, to a lesser extent, Western items. There are ample bread and roll selections, not typical items in a Chinese establishment.
Lunch also has a number of selections with seafood being a specialty. Unfortunately the La Mien (hand pulled noodles) are only served at breakfast and not lunch. I am just not that adventurous to skip eggs and breakfast meats for noodles.
The pastry bar is first rate, many bite size servings that make a sinful plate. My personal favorite is the carrot cake squares. There is also a nice cream bar that serves cones and dishes as well as cold stone made to order selections.
Price is a little steep when compared to a regular Chinese establishment, but typical for a hotel restaurant.
I will stop in again next time I am in Qingdao.

Thank Walmack
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Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

I was disappointed by the menu a la carte, but I gave it another try for the buffet.
Although the price is very good, the food is not really matching the level of a 5 star hotel.
The lamb was very dry and kinda cold.
The spicy chicken was also very dry and hard.
The Italian corner when I asked for the ham they told me that they don't know how to cut it. After requesting again, they cut it as thick as a steak.
In the cheese corner, instead of the Parmigiano they have the Grana Padano, which is the low level copy. Come on! Are you serious?

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Thank albe_suki
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We arrived at 9.15, a bit late for the buffet that closes at 9.30. To be honest, given the amount of food still on the tables , we were expecting to let it be opened for a while more. The restaurant way empty, during the mid autumn festival.
We have then asked for the a la carte menu.
Quesadilla, was very well presented but the taste wasn't there. Grilled tofu was ok (you cannot expect too much from a tofu). Qingdao fish dumplings were cold and not tasty. The glass of water was smelly, maybe the glass wasn't well cleaned.
Staff very gentle
I would expect a lot more from a luxury hotel

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Thank albe_suki
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great atmospher, good selection of food. I would recommend for a group where there is a mixture of requirements i.e Chinese & Western food

1  Thank LeahJayne
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

This is the buffet restaurant at shangri la hotel.
Probably best one in town, you get strak, seafood, korean, pasta, japanese...
But individually, you can find better quality and value. Just feel like pigging out? Cant beat Cafe Yum

1  Thank pvcnco
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