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“Real Chinese cuisine!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yummy House Sarasota

Yummy House Sarasota
Ranked #82 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Parrish, Florida, United States
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Real Chinese cuisine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

So excited to have authentic Chinese cuisine in this area, as opposed to the takeout locations with identical menus. Having lost the owners of one such establishment in Ellenton, which prepared fabulous meals, on or off the menu, this is a reprieve from the less impressive. The selections are unique, plates are overflowing and the food is fresh and hot. Prices are higher than the takeout scene, however the servings are definitely enough for 2 or more, so take that into consideration. The only downside is that the restaurant is so popular that reservations are a must, and difficult to get some evenings. You must wait outside the door on a narrow sidewalk under an overhang if the weather is poor. Parking can be a problem if the restaurant is full. The best way to try the dishes at your own time is to order takeout, which I did. Still hot and fresh after a 20 minute drive home.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roberta G
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Troy, Michigan
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223 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Finally. authentic dim sum in Sarasota”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

There is a line at the door before Yummy House opens at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for lunch and dinner. The reason is simple - best dim sum and great Chinese food. Try the bbq dishes and the walnut shrimps. The noodles and fried rice dishes are also superb.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tlc248
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Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
“Chinese at it's best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Not much to look at from the outside, but the food is very good. Prices are reasonable and the place was packed early. We went for lunch early but by noon, it was 3/4 full and parking is limited. Only place around that serves mini bok choi as one of the vegetables. Service is very good and pleasant attitudes. I will go back. Convenient from work so I expect to return soon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChristiO1010
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new york
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food but sketchy service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went on a Saturday evening,and the place was full. Our reservation had been recorded incorrectly, so we had to wait about half an hour at the bar. We were told when we arrived that the restaurant was not taking credit cards because of some mechanical malfunction, and we observed some people leaving for that reason. When we were seated, the service was slow and casual. However, the food itself was at such a high level of sophistication that we forgave the our deficits. It was best of New York City quality,beautifully spiced. Clearly the best Asian restaurant in Sarasota.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lakeminerv
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Venice, Florida
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244 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Finally...good Dim Sum in Sarasota”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Having lived in Taiwan for 3 years, my standards are pretty high for Chinese food. Sadly, there just wasn't any worth revisiting, until now. I can only review their Dim Sum as we have not had a chance to eat off the menu yet. Their version of Dim Sum is very good...not exactly classic, but close. The only true disappointment was the spring roll, but was made up for by the Shui Mai and shrimp noodle...very delicious. Our friend LOVES chicken's feet ( really?) and he said they were very good here. Prices are reasonable except for a dish of noodles for $5.95 that we felt was way over priced. Baked hum bau, my favorite, were very tasty, but a bit small. They use the traditional cart service but were very busy, so carts came around a bit slow. So 5 stars for the food, but downgraded a bit for the problems mentioned above. We will be back and if the menu items are anything like their Dim Sum, we FINALLY have good, authentic Chinese food in Sarasota

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gary B
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