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“Great Chinese in the West'ish End” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yen Ching

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Yen Ching
Ranked #359 of 1,594 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Chinese in the West'ish End”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good Chinese food is somewhat of a rarity; it took us a few years to find Yen Ching but we've been going back ever since.

Everything is freshly made and the proteins are real animal and in textures/shapes/colors that one would expect to fund them in; no chewy mystery meat or wondering if you're eating grade C poultry.

I would note that the dishes which are supposed to be spicy don't tend to have any heat (at least with General Tso's chicken) and my 4-year-old can eat the "extra spicy" version without breaking a sweat. Order accordingly ;)

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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308 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure to dine here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place is consistent. It was cold when we went here, and the hot tea warmed us. There were three of us, and each enjoyed what we ordered. I've been going here over twenty years, and I have enjoyed everything when I dine here.

Visited February 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Love This Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

We go to Yen Ching often. It is our go to for Chinese food. The food is excellent, they have a lot of variety and the service is very good. The owner is polite and friendly and greets the customers with a smile. Great food and great service. Who could ask for more?

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Better service <insert any place here>”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

The service at the restaurant used to be adequate, but I am not sure what has happened in the past several months as the place has truly become rude. Simple orders are messed up and when you bring this to attention, either language or other reasons are given as excuses. Never an apology or even a sense of ownership for erroring.

The food is OK, but not good enough to excuse the terrible service.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Virginia
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good prices, yummy food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is my go to place for soup when I feel like I'm getting a cold. It's a favorite Chinese restaurant with an extensive menu. Beautiful atmosphere makes for a romantic date.

Visited August 2013
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