Yujean Kang's Gourmet Chinese

★★★★☆
  • 67 N Raymond Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91103

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  • 626-585-0855

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It was pretty good, and I don't really like eating Chinese food.

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★★★★★

It was pretty good, and I don't really like eating Chinese food.

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Absolutely love the Chinese food from this restaurant. The dishes are authentic and all very tasty. I have no particular favorite and enjoy ordering something different every-time.

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★★★★★

Absolutely love the Chinese food from this restaurant. The dishes are authentic and all very tasty. I have no particular favorite and enjoy ordering something different every-time.

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Yujean Kang's has always been a great place where you can get lunch & dinner, artful, tasty food elegantly served at reasonable prices. But a friend and I had a real problem there: we both got really vicious food poisoning. It just couldn't have come from any other source, unfortunately. I mean, this was spectacular, hours shouting ralph! into the big white telephone. Medical intervention. Both of us felt like we were going to die, so this was in the chicken or the pork. I phoned them. I emailed them. I was polite and didn't ask for anything. Zero acknowledgement, nada. Everyone makes mistakes, but these folks should be more interested in the health of their clientele than they apparently are. I don't care how great they are, I think you go there, you take your life in your hands

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★☆☆☆☆

Yujean Kang's has always been a great place where you can get lunch & dinner, artful, tasty food elegantly served at reasonable prices. But a friend and I had a real problem there: we both got really vicious food poisoning. It just couldn't have come from any other source, unfortunately. I mean, this was spectacular, hours shouting ralph! into the big white telephone. Medical intervention. Both of us felt like we were going to die, so this was in the chicken or the pork. I phoned them. I emailed them. I was polite and didn't ask for anything. Zero acknowledgement, nada. Everyone makes mistakes, but these folks should be more interested in the health of their clientele than they apparently are. I don't care how great they are, I think you go there, you take your life in your hands

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Very flavourful food. The dishes are different from traditional chinese. They're quite original. I bring my clients here for lunch often. Fans of authentic chinese cuisine may not go for Kang's -- its more of a California Chinese fusion. This food is less greasy and the ingredients much FRESHER than you would find in your typical Chinese restaurant. My favorite dish is Spicy Eggplant with garlic. Warning: parking can be difficult-- try the valet parking.

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★★★★☆

Very flavourful food. The dishes are different from traditional chinese. They're quite original. I bring my clients here for lunch often. Fans of authentic chinese cuisine may not go for Kang's -- its more of a California Chinese fusion. This food is less greasy and the ingredients much FRESHER than you would find in your typical Chinese restaurant. My favorite dish is Spicy Eggplant with garlic. Warning: parking can be difficult-- try the valet parking.

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I found this restaurant online. Its rating is pretty attractive. My son and I made a special trip to there for a lunch. What we experienced was not that good. The Chaofan is very oily. There is a piece of plastic in the salad. My son tried to use the restroom in the restaurant, they told him the restroom was broken...

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★☆☆☆☆

I found this restaurant online. Its rating is pretty attractive. My son and I made a special trip to there for a lunch. What we experienced was not that good. The Chaofan is very oily. There is a piece of plastic in the salad. My son tried to use the restroom in the restaurant, they told him the restroom was broken...

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I went there for the first time today for lunch. Like the other reviews- the decor is nothing astounding- but it is very pleasant and comfortable. THe service is friendly and efficient- and th FOOD!! Wow! I highly recommend the crispy fish. It comes in fried pieces on a bed of chinese greens. All their food is phenomenal and really pretty to look at. It's a little pricey- but really- the lunch menu wasn't any more than the average restaurant in Pasadena. (Barring the fast food places....) Go!

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★★★★★

I went there for the first time today for lunch. Like the other reviews- the decor is nothing astounding- but it is very pleasant and comfortable. THe service is friendly and efficient- and th FOOD!! Wow! I highly recommend the crispy fish. It comes in fried pieces on a bed of chinese greens. All their food is phenomenal and really pretty to look at. It's a little pricey- but really- the lunch menu wasn't any more than the average restaurant in Pasadena. (Barring the fast food places....) Go!

Pros: The food is first rate-good wine list too

Cons: None that I can think of

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I have taken many clients here to dine, and they all rave. Not bad for my business or Yujean Kang's!
I have been eating here for over 10 years and although the interior is not going to win any awards, the food is going to take the grand prize. Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce. One of the best dishes I have ever had. I order it every time. The entire menu is outstanding and you will never have a bad dining experience here, Best Chinese food in Los Angeles. Take your friends, dates, family and clients. You will never be disappointed. 5 Star Dining.

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★★★★★

I have taken many clients here to dine, and they all rave. Not bad for my business or Yujean Kang's!
I have been eating here for over 10 years and although the interior is not going to win any awards, the food is going to take the grand prize. Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce. One of the best dishes I have ever had. I order it every time. The entire menu is outstanding and you will never have a bad dining experience here, Best Chinese food in Los Angeles. Take your friends, dates, family and clients. You will never be disappointed. 5 Star Dining.

Pros: Outstanding Gourmet Chinese Food.

Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it. This is not "take-out" Chinese.

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Being chinese, I was skeptical about visiting Yujean but it has such good ratings. I also allow myself to be open and not criticize where the origin of the food should be but rather focus on taste and quality. Living in Los Angeles, food has its share of the diverse influence it resides, it is very hard to know what is authentic or traditional anymore. The food at Yujean was absolutley delicious. We ordered the eggplant with shaved bonito which was stir fried in such high heat that the outside became crispy yet inside was soft and smooth. We also ordered the dim sum sampler which I do not recommend. The meal comes with rice which I wished they used a better quality. It also comes with napa cabbage salad which was very good to start the meal.

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★★★★★

Being chinese, I was skeptical about visiting Yujean but it has such good ratings. I also allow myself to be open and not criticize where the origin of the food should be but rather focus on taste and quality. Living in Los Angeles, food has its share of the diverse influence it resides, it is very hard to know what is authentic or traditional anymore. The food at Yujean was absolutley delicious. We ordered the eggplant with shaved bonito which was stir fried in such high heat that the outside became crispy yet inside was soft and smooth. We also ordered the dim sum sampler which I do not recommend. The meal comes with rice which I wished they used a better quality. It also comes with napa cabbage salad which was very good to start the meal.

Pros: Food

Cons: Quality of rice

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I love Yujean's Kang's food. Eventhough the decor of the restaurant is just average, at least the price is fair. I took my parents there on a monday night. It was the worst experience I ever had at Yujean kang's. There was no host to greet guests or answer the phone. We waited at least 10 minutes for someone even came to greet us. The restaurant was full but no server in the dinning room. Finally we saw one lady in the dinning room, I guess she's the manager because she wasn't wearing any uniform, but there is no way to get her attention. It took us three hours to finish our dinner because of the waiting. Our waiter even forgot our dumpling. The restaurant was recently remodeled. The price has increased at least $3 for each item on the menu but there is no service left. I rather have average decor than expensive menu items and poor service. With a manager on floor, I certainly expect more from the service.

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★★★☆☆

I love Yujean's Kang's food. Eventhough the decor of the restaurant is just average, at least the price is fair. I took my parents there on a monday night. It was the worst experience I ever had at Yujean kang's. There was no host to greet guests or answer the phone. We waited at least 10 minutes for someone even came to greet us. The restaurant was full but no server in the dinning room. Finally we saw one lady in the dinning room, I guess she's the manager because she wasn't wearing any uniform, but there is no way to get her attention. It took us three hours to finish our dinner because of the waiting. Our waiter even forgot our dumpling. The restaurant was recently remodeled. The price has increased at least $3 for each item on the menu but there is no service left. I rather have average decor than expensive menu items and poor service. With a manager on floor, I certainly expect more from the service.

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Brought 5 of my colleagues for lunch, and we all had a great experience! Food was excellent! Thank you..

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★★★★★

Brought 5 of my colleagues for lunch, and we all had a great experience! Food was excellent! Thank you..

Pros: Food, Service

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This is a great place to go if you want flavorful Chinese food. My parents do NOT eat Chinese food because they don't like the flavors anywhere else, but they will eat here over and over again. Some good dishes to try: marinated pressed tofu with chili oil, vegetarian chow mein, and spicy sauteed green beans. The prices are fair and the service is wonderful. We were there on a busy Friday night and were attended to constantly. I will definitely go back here...good food, good value, good service.

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★★★★★

This is a great place to go if you want flavorful Chinese food. My parents do NOT eat Chinese food because they don't like the flavors anywhere else, but they will eat here over and over again. Some good dishes to try: marinated pressed tofu with chili oil, vegetarian chow mein, and spicy sauteed green beans. The prices are fair and the service is wonderful. We were there on a busy Friday night and were attended to constantly. I will definitely go back here...good food, good value, good service.

Pros: Flavorful food, Attentive service, Fair prices

Cons: Parking

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Yujean Kangs Gourmet Chinese Cuisine is a perfectly good place to have a business lunch or a decent chinese meal. It's Cantonese-ish so you're not going to get anything to exotic. The dishes to order are the "ants on a tree" noodles and the crispy beef. The place is a bit pricey but not out of control. For food quality I think you can do a lot better over in Monterey Park but you can also do a lot worse.

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★★★☆☆

Yujean Kangs Gourmet Chinese Cuisine is a perfectly good place to have a business lunch or a decent chinese meal. It's Cantonese-ish so you're not going to get anything to exotic. The dishes to order are the "ants on a tree" noodles and the crispy beef. The place is a bit pricey but not out of control. For food quality I think you can do a lot better over in Monterey Park but you can also do a lot worse.

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A Chinese American, I have dined at Yugean's for upwards of 10 yrs. The food is stylized-Chinese with some very fine flavors. We always eat the tea-smoked duck AKA duck burritos. Eggplant is also excellent and spicy. We pass on desserts which are an odd take on modern fusion (?) but don't hit the gong. The bigger downside besides the prices is the service. Our last few visits have been marred by lackadasical or slightly incompetent service. This was not the case years ago. It was sufficiently bad that we brought this up with Yugean on last visit; he said the waitress was new...The service is not up to the food, which is a touch short considering the price. They have a large wine list, but we always drink beer which is what the Chinese would do.

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★★★★☆

A Chinese American, I have dined at Yugean's for upwards of 10 yrs. The food is stylized-Chinese with some very fine flavors. We always eat the tea-smoked duck AKA duck burritos. Eggplant is also excellent and spicy. We pass on desserts which are an odd take on modern fusion (?) but don't hit the gong. The bigger downside besides the prices is the service. Our last few visits have been marred by lackadasical or slightly incompetent service. This was not the case years ago. It was sufficiently bad that we brought this up with Yugean on last visit; he said the waitress was new...The service is not up to the food, which is a touch short considering the price. They have a large wine list, but we always drink beer which is what the Chinese would do.

Pros: interesting food

Cons: prices, small portions, service

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If you're in the Old Town area nd you want Chinese food, do yourself a favor and go here. The food is light years ahead of Fortune's 'sorry ass excuse for food' across the street. The dishes are about $8-10 each for lunch, but it's worth it. The portions are bigger than expected and the quality is high. I tried five different dishes and each was top notch.

The service was a little slow once the place got busy but overall I was really impressed.

PROS: The food, obviously.
CONS: The service could use some work.

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★★★★☆

If you're in the Old Town area nd you want Chinese food, do yourself a favor and go here. The food is light years ahead of Fortune's 'sorry ass excuse for food' across the street. The dishes are about $8-10 each for lunch, but it's worth it. The portions are bigger than expected and the quality is high. I tried five different dishes and each was top notch.

The service was a little slow once the place got busy but overall I was really impressed.

PROS: The food, obviously.
CONS: The service could use some work.

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I really think this is by far the best Chinese food around. They have very original dishes, made with great ingredients in a very nice atmosphere. It's right in Old Town, but just a block or two away from the center, so you might miss it, but it's worth the extra steps to get there. The service is decent, not astounding, the but the super tasty food more than makes up for that. The crispy beef is fantastic, the chicken lettuce cups are amazing, but everything is just plain great.

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★★★★★

I really think this is by far the best Chinese food around. They have very original dishes, made with great ingredients in a very nice atmosphere. It's right in Old Town, but just a block or two away from the center, so you might miss it, but it's worth the extra steps to get there. The service is decent, not astounding, the but the super tasty food more than makes up for that. The crispy beef is fantastic, the chicken lettuce cups are amazing, but everything is just plain great.

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...and you may like what they have to offer here. First off, when you walk in, it feels awkward. There's a table in front of you plopped right in the middle of the restaurant that supposedly serves as the greeting table. Of course, there's no one standing behind it to greet you cause there's some kind of big dresser about a foot behind it, which causes the customers coming in to be hidden from the servers. As a result, we stood there for a couple of minutes unnoticed. Anyways, the food was ok-- I ordered the crispy beef dish which according to the reviews is supposed to be good, but "crispy" and "beef" shouldn't go together-- the beef strips are too thin, so the "crispy" takes over and it becomes a dish of fried strips that have a faint taste of beef. Service was a bit slow, as well.

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★★★☆☆

...and you may like what they have to offer here. First off, when you walk in, it feels awkward. There's a table in front of you plopped right in the middle of the restaurant that supposedly serves as the greeting table. Of course, there's no one standing behind it to greet you cause there's some kind of big dresser about a foot behind it, which causes the customers coming in to be hidden from the servers. As a result, we stood there for a couple of minutes unnoticed. Anyways, the food was ok-- I ordered the crispy beef dish which according to the reviews is supposed to be good, but "crispy" and "beef" shouldn't go together-- the beef strips are too thin, so the "crispy" takes over and it becomes a dish of fried strips that have a faint taste of beef. Service was a bit slow, as well.

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After reading all the positive reviews on the site about this place I was expecting to have a good meal here but that was not the case. First off, this place tries too hard to be minimal and classy with their decor but just misses all-together. When you walk in, the reception area is awkward and you are left standing there without knowing where to go . Their service also took along time and although the food was pretty good, it's still doesn't deserve all the hype that other reviewers are giving it. It is moderate cuisine at it's best.

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★★★☆☆

After reading all the positive reviews on the site about this place I was expecting to have a good meal here but that was not the case. First off, this place tries too hard to be minimal and classy with their decor but just misses all-together. When you walk in, the reception area is awkward and you are left standing there without knowing where to go . Their service also took along time and although the food was pretty good, it's still doesn't deserve all the hype that other reviewers are giving it. It is moderate cuisine at it's best.

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on raymond! i had been putting off trying this restaurant because i was skeptical. i didn't think it would be an authentic asian restaurant but to my surprise, it was fantastic. the portions were generous and the mini dumplings in chili sauce (appetizer) were so cute and had a great flavor. when this place says prawns, they mean prawns- not the sad, defrosted looking shrimp you find most places. i definitely want to go back because there were many more things i wanted to try. the ONLY bad thing about our experience was that my husband paid (i think) 7.50 or so for tsing tao beer!! not worth it - c'mon it's not THAT good :)

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★★★★☆

on raymond! i had been putting off trying this restaurant because i was skeptical. i didn't think it would be an authentic asian restaurant but to my surprise, it was fantastic. the portions were generous and the mini dumplings in chili sauce (appetizer) were so cute and had a great flavor. when this place says prawns, they mean prawns- not the sad, defrosted looking shrimp you find most places. i definitely want to go back because there were many more things i wanted to try. the ONLY bad thing about our experience was that my husband paid (i think) 7.50 or so for tsing tao beer!! not worth it - c'mon it's not THAT good :)

Pros: inexpensive, attentive service

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I love this restaurant. It took me years to get there because I am a cheap eats person and the $$ made me think this is too expensive but it's NOT! The service is absolutely amazing; its a show in itself!!! The food fantastic! The prices are reasonable. There is no reason not to go; except if you don't like Chinese food. Reservations are strongly recommended but if you did what I did, you can walk in off the street, make a reservation and go to Nonya for cocktails while you wait.

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant. It took me years to get there because I am a cheap eats person and the $$ made me think this is too expensive but it's NOT! The service is absolutely amazing; its a show in itself!!! The food fantastic! The prices are reasonable. There is no reason not to go; except if you don't like Chinese food. Reservations are strongly recommended but if you did what I did, you can walk in off the street, make a reservation and go to Nonya for cocktails while you wait.

Pros: Super service, Fantistic food, Amazing atmosphere

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I enjoyed my experience at Yujean Kang's, but probably won't be frequenting it on a regular basis. The staff was wonderful, attentive, and friendly. The food was beautifully presented, but not really worth the inflated price of "gourmet".

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★★★★☆

I enjoyed my experience at Yujean Kang's, but probably won't be frequenting it on a regular basis. The staff was wonderful, attentive, and friendly. The food was beautifully presented, but not really worth the inflated price of "gourmet".

Cons: Limited parking

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I have had over a thousand experiences in Chinese restaurants and in turn this has made me very critical about the food and the service I recieve. The people here are very nice and courteous, I really liked them. I like to stop in now and then simply because they are so nice. However, in my opinion the menu is not as extensive as I would like and I have had much better quality of Chinese food. I have tried about half of the menu and think the same thing everytime I receive my order. The prices for the food are pretty reasonable, and I do love getting fortune cookies before I leave.

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★★★☆☆

I have had over a thousand experiences in Chinese restaurants and in turn this has made me very critical about the food and the service I recieve. The people here are very nice and courteous, I really liked them. I like to stop in now and then simply because they are so nice. However, in my opinion the menu is not as extensive as I would like and I have had much better quality of Chinese food. I have tried about half of the menu and think the same thing everytime I receive my order. The prices for the food are pretty reasonable, and I do love getting fortune cookies before I leave.

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I am chinese and I love this restaurant. The food is very tasty and creative. Prices are good.

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★★★★★

I am chinese and I love this restaurant. The food is very tasty and creative. Prices are good.

Pros: great food, creative

Cons: slow service

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I have typically had very good experiences with restraunts that citysearch users rate highly--- but this time, I was severely disappointed. We waited a full five minutes before anyone even greeted us, and then the hostess was not particularly accommadating about giving us the table that we preferred. Although we found out later that she was a new waitress in training, the first server that came to take our drink and appetizer order FORGOT the lettuce cups that we ordered. The wine list was pricey-- the cheapest wine was $38, not really leaving any options for people that are trying to eat on a budget. The crispy spicy beef was dull, uninspired and overly salty. I had high expectations, and the entire experience was very disappointing.

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★★★☆☆

I have typically had very good experiences with restraunts that citysearch users rate highly--- but this time, I was severely disappointed. We waited a full five minutes before anyone even greeted us, and then the hostess was not particularly accommadating about giving us the table that we preferred. Although we found out later that she was a new waitress in training, the first server that came to take our drink and appetizer order FORGOT the lettuce cups that we ordered. The wine list was pricey-- the cheapest wine was $38, not really leaving any options for people that are trying to eat on a budget. The crispy spicy beef was dull, uninspired and overly salty. I had high expectations, and the entire experience was very disappointing.

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Many people are more familiar with gourmet Chinese cuisine through the larger P.F. Chang's chain, but Yujean Kang's is much better. The quality of the food is amazing and the variety is wonderful. They have many dishes that you will never have heard of in a Chinese restaurant, but don't be afraid of ordering the unknown, I have yet to order anything that I didn't like. Great ambience too!

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★★★★★

Many people are more familiar with gourmet Chinese cuisine through the larger P.F. Chang's chain, but Yujean Kang's is much better. The quality of the food is amazing and the variety is wonderful. They have many dishes that you will never have heard of in a Chinese restaurant, but don't be afraid of ordering the unknown, I have yet to order anything that I didn't like. Great ambience too!

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One of my favorite restaurants. Main reason for going - Crispy Beef. Nowhere else have a ever had such a great dish. They have other food - cold noodles with prawns, spicy dumplings, mushu pork - you can't go wrong with any dish. Call for reservations - they fill up quick.

5
★★★★★

One of my favorite restaurants. Main reason for going - Crispy Beef. Nowhere else have a ever had such a great dish. They have other food - cold noodles with prawns, spicy dumplings, mushu pork - you can't go wrong with any dish. Call for reservations - they fill up quick.

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All the dishes are of exceptional quality consistently. Staff are wonderfully non-obtrusive and yet attentive. A fabulous place for a casual or business lunch or dinner. I highly recommend the pork dishes in particular.

5
★★★★★

All the dishes are of exceptional quality consistently. Staff are wonderfully non-obtrusive and yet attentive. A fabulous place for a casual or business lunch or dinner. I highly recommend the pork dishes in particular.

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Great Chineese food in a nice atmosphere. Make sure you make reservations for dinner. It is always full.

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★★★★★

Great Chineese food in a nice atmosphere. Make sure you make reservations for dinner. It is always full.

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Fantastic chinese food, great crispy chicken. Attentive service.

5
★★★★★

Fantastic chinese food, great crispy chicken. Attentive service.

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Authentic, excellent, affordable. "Crispy Beef" is a favorite of most who dine here. Wait staff/service is fantastic. Restaurant is very clean, and you'll fit in well if you wear slacks and a tie.

This is not your average Chinese restaurant. It's far better.

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★★★★☆

Authentic, excellent, affordable. "Crispy Beef" is a favorite of most who dine here. Wait staff/service is fantastic. Restaurant is very clean, and you'll fit in well if you wear slacks and a tie.

This is not your average Chinese restaurant. It's far better.

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Excellent Chinese food. Not your standard Chinese menu items either. The crispy beef is their most popular dish. I'm vegetarian and I think the "braised bean curd with mixed vegetables" (i.e. tofu) is really good too.

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★★★★★

Excellent Chinese food. Not your standard Chinese menu items either. The crispy beef is their most popular dish. I'm vegetarian and I think the "braised bean curd with mixed vegetables" (i.e. tofu) is really good too.

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It's California-ized high Chinese with a touch of French. Nearly all dishes are very tasty, and terrible for you. There's a classy interior, and an attentive and sophisticated wait staff. And, to top it all off, lunch prices are reasonable.

PROS: Good food, ambience, and service.
CONS: There aren't more places like this.

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★★★★★

It's California-ized high Chinese with a touch of French. Nearly all dishes are very tasty, and terrible for you. There's a classy interior, and an attentive and sophisticated wait staff. And, to top it all off, lunch prices are reasonable.

PROS: Good food, ambience, and service.
CONS: There aren't more places like this.

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I first visited Yujean's in 1988 when it was written up in Gourmet as one of the top 10 new restaurants in the U.S. It was an experience I'll never forget even though I've returned almost every week since. It's the most wonderful food on the planet- from old favorites like crispy beef or tea smoked duck (warning these are addicting, movie stars have them flown in when on location)to any new dish he makes- I love them all! I brought my goddaughter when she was 15b and this week she is having her wedding dinner there. The lunch is the beast deal in Los Angeles-3 courses plus cookies for under 10.00. Any time you go you'll find it is just the BEST. Yujean also is a wine pairing expert- enjoy!

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★★★★★

I first visited Yujean's in 1988 when it was written up in Gourmet as one of the top 10 new restaurants in the U.S. It was an experience I'll never forget even though I've returned almost every week since. It's the most wonderful food on the planet- from old favorites like crispy beef or tea smoked duck (warning these are addicting, movie stars have them flown in when on location)to any new dish he makes- I love them all! I brought my goddaughter when she was 15b and this week she is having her wedding dinner there. The lunch is the beast deal in Los Angeles-3 courses plus cookies for under 10.00. Any time you go you'll find it is just the BEST. Yujean also is a wine pairing expert- enjoy!

Pros: amazing flavors, fabulous wines, terrific value

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Nice Chinese-French fusion cuisine. Honestly I didn't see the French influence until I ordered dessert. Very formal inside and romantic at night. Wait staff will place your napkin in your lap. The eggplant is to die for, but be careful - it is hot!

Fairly informal and reasonable prices for lunch, more formal and expensive for dinner - reservations required.

Once I was eating dinner here and I saw David Robinson and Tim Duncan walk in. The restaurant is a few blocks from where I work, so I always forget it is really a world-class place.

PROS: Tasty, classy, one of the best in Pasadena
CONS: Can get pricey for dinner

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★★★★★

Nice Chinese-French fusion cuisine. Honestly I didn't see the French influence until I ordered dessert. Very formal inside and romantic at night. Wait staff will place your napkin in your lap. The eggplant is to die for, but be careful - it is hot!

Fairly informal and reasonable prices for lunch, more formal and expensive for dinner - reservations required.

Once I was eating dinner here and I saw David Robinson and Tim Duncan walk in. The restaurant is a few blocks from where I work, so I always forget it is really a world-class place.

PROS: Tasty, classy, one of the best in Pasadena
CONS: Can get pricey for dinner

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My favorite restaruant. Very warm owners. Reasonable. Very r

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★★★★☆

My favorite restaruant. Very warm owners. Reasonable. Very r

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This spot just off the Old Town Pasadena shopping strip is perfect for great quality food for a reasonable price and wonderful service. It's difficult to find all of these traits in a restaurant these days. I highly recommend it for a romantic dinner for two, or a family dinner with the kids. It's for everyone. We've been going there for years now and will continue to do so. Just remember to get the Mandarin Orange Cheese Cake after your meal(s). This is a perfect ending to a perfect dinner.

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★★★★★

This spot just off the Old Town Pasadena shopping strip is perfect for great quality food for a reasonable price and wonderful service. It's difficult to find all of these traits in a restaurant these days. I highly recommend it for a romantic dinner for two, or a family dinner with the kids. It's for everyone. We've been going there for years now and will continue to do so. Just remember to get the Mandarin Orange Cheese Cake after your meal(s). This is a perfect ending to a perfect dinner.

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The food is always good especially the sauteed Blue Lake green beans. This is not the Sunday night Chinese restaurant you used to go to with your mom and dad, this restaurant is a more like a bistro. The service is extremely professional and curteous.

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★★★★★

The food is always good especially the sauteed Blue Lake green beans. This is not the Sunday night Chinese restaurant you used to go to with your mom and dad, this restaurant is a more like a bistro. The service is extremely professional and curteous.

Pros: service, mandarin orang chsck

Cons: parking

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Definately the best chinese food I have ever had. The crispy beef was awesome. I felt bad that my family couldn't finish dinner, it was so good I didn't want to leave any leftovers. Recently tried to go back and they were remodeling and weren't open. But as soon as they open up I am there.

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★★★★★

Definately the best chinese food I have ever had. The crispy beef was awesome. I felt bad that my family couldn't finish dinner, it was so good I didn't want to leave any leftovers. Recently tried to go back and they were remodeling and weren't open. But as soon as they open up I am there.

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The chef at Yujean Kang understands traditional Chinese cooking (go hang out in Monterey Park if you want the best traditional Chinese food in the US) but brings his own creativity to the mix. Every dish carefully prepared and presented.

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★★★★★

The chef at Yujean Kang understands traditional Chinese cooking (go hang out in Monterey Park if you want the best traditional Chinese food in the US) but brings his own creativity to the mix. Every dish carefully prepared and presented.

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Best chinese in all of LA. we go here for special occasions, and special is yujean changs! other raters are right the dumplings are awsome, try the chrispy beef its to die for.

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★★★★★

Best chinese in all of LA. we go here for special occasions, and special is yujean changs! other raters are right the dumplings are awsome, try the chrispy beef its to die for.

Pros: best food, location, valet parking

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Never a disappointment, always a pleasure. Dumplings in chili oil, sui mai, veal, lamb, beef dishes, Chinese polenta--all of Yujean Kang's signature dishes are stand-outs and innovative without resorting to gimmicks. Better to go during the week--tables are close together and the place gets too crowded and noisy on the weekends.

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★★★★★

Never a disappointment, always a pleasure. Dumplings in chili oil, sui mai, veal, lamb, beef dishes, Chinese polenta--all of Yujean Kang's signature dishes are stand-outs and innovative without resorting to gimmicks. Better to go during the week--tables are close together and the place gets too crowded and noisy on the weekends.

Pros: surprising, innovative

Cons: seating

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Yujean Kang's is simply one of the best restaurants in Old Town and in my opinion the best Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles. The restaurants take on Chinese food, is fresh, creative and quite tasty. The service matchs the food and is impecable. If you get one dish, get the Sizzling Beef and the Glazed Cashew Nut Chicken (I know I listed two, you can't just get one dish -- its so good!).

Enjoy!

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★★★★☆

Yujean Kang's is simply one of the best restaurants in Old Town and in my opinion the best Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles. The restaurants take on Chinese food, is fresh, creative and quite tasty. The service matchs the food and is impecable. If you get one dish, get the Sizzling Beef and the Glazed Cashew Nut Chicken (I know I listed two, you can't just get one dish -- its so good!).

Enjoy!

Pros: food, service

Cons: setting, wait

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Pasadena's elegant Old Town Chinese eatery is a favorite with local gourmands and tourists alike, offering refined interpretations of timeless classics. Chef-owner Yujean Kang incorporates some Western ingredients (Parma ham, fava beans,…

 

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