Yen Ching Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 926 Main St

    Dubuque, IA 52001

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  • 563-556-2574

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I always get dinner for two thanks you are the best

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I always get dinner for two thanks you are the best

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It is a tasty treat with prices that are hard to beat. Service is great and there is almost no wait time for the food.

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It is a tasty treat with prices that are hard to beat. Service is great and there is almost no wait time for the food.

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Great food and service! I always have a wonderful experience. Timely and friendly service with a smile.

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Great food and service! I always have a wonderful experience. Timely and friendly service with a smile.

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5 stars! We always have a great dining experience and always great food and service. We love the sweet and sour soup!

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5 stars! We always have a great dining experience and always great food and service. We love the sweet and sour soup!

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We only tried it once, but that was enough. We actually had it delivered. It was overpriced and under seasoned. The Beef and Broccoli tasted like a pot roast, no chinese seasoning to it at all. The General Tao's Chicken was mooshy and also bland. Overall we were sorely disappointed and won't be ordering from there again.

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We only tried it once, but that was enough. We actually had it delivered. It was overpriced and under seasoned. The Beef and Broccoli tasted like a pot roast, no chinese seasoning to it at all. The General Tao's Chicken was mooshy and also bland. Overall we were sorely disappointed and won't be ordering from there again.

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Okie dokie... We stopped here after reading the glowing reviews on this website. Apparently, something has changed in the last 10 months. I was leery from the start, it just looked like a really un-appetizing place from the first step inside. The waitstaff were all quite rude non-Asians, the cook looked either Spanish/Mexican or Mediterranean. There were piles of dirty dishes in a plastic tub within full view of the dining room. They used a dingy-looking rag in a 5-gallon paint-like bucket of grayish water to "wash" the tables. I was a beef queen, and I know for a fact that our Iowa Health Department was NOT kind to our organization when we used anything short of perfectly sanitary cooking/cleaning practices - even outside with no running water! Imagine if they walked into this place unannounced... I have half a mind to call them. In the meantime, please eat at your own risk. I ordered the hot and sour soup - figuring that there was nothing remotely dangerous in that, and it all stayed neatly in my stomach. We shared a plate of cream cheese wontons - which, me being a French-German woman raised by a Norwegian adoptive mother knows little to nothing about cooking Chinese food - could probably have done better. They tasted like wontons off a 3-hour-old buffet, aside from being deadly-hot from being freshly cooked. They were just tough and rubbery and the cream cheese was basically nonexistent... I was totally unimpressed. Please, remember to look at the dates listed on the reviews and remember that restaurants can change management, change cooks, even close entirely in that amount of time. Maybe we hit this place on an "off night" - but I doubt it. The staff seemed all too comfortable in their routines, making me believe they've had this unsanitary condition in place for quite some time. Which is sad, considering the previous reviewers seemed to think it was a really great place! Too bad it couldn't stay that way...

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Okie dokie... We stopped here after reading the glowing reviews on this website. Apparently, something has changed in the last 10 months. I was leery from the start, it just looked like a really un-appetizing place from the first step inside. The waitstaff were all quite rude non-Asians, the cook looked either Spanish/Mexican or Mediterranean. There were piles of dirty dishes in a plastic tub within full view of the dining room. They used a dingy-looking rag in a 5-gallon paint-like bucket of grayish water to "wash" the tables. I was a beef queen, and I know for a fact that our Iowa Health Department was NOT kind to our organization when we used anything short of perfectly sanitary cooking/cleaning practices - even outside with no running water! Imagine if they walked into this place unannounced... I have half a mind to call them. In the meantime, please eat at your own risk. I ordered the hot and sour soup - figuring that there was nothing remotely dangerous in that, and it all stayed neatly in my stomach. We shared a plate of cream cheese wontons - which, me being a French-German woman raised by a Norwegian adoptive mother knows little to nothing about cooking Chinese food - could probably have done better. They tasted like wontons off a 3-hour-old buffet, aside from being deadly-hot from being freshly cooked. They were just tough and rubbery and the cream cheese was basically nonexistent... I was totally unimpressed. Please, remember to look at the dates listed on the reviews and remember that restaurants can change management, change cooks, even close entirely in that amount of time. Maybe we hit this place on an "off night" - but I doubt it. The staff seemed all too comfortable in their routines, making me believe they've had this unsanitary condition in place for quite some time. Which is sad, considering the previous reviewers seemed to think it was a really great place! Too bad it couldn't stay that way...

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This restaurant smells like Chinese restaurants where I ate as a child. It is kind of old-fashioned Chinese food, all prepared by the owner Sam Sun. The food is very good, always fresh. They have a full bar and the service has always been attentive. It is conveniently located in downtown Dubuque. It is a good place to go for lunch, you can get in and out and make it back to work on time! Introduce yourself to Sam, he is a great guy!

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This restaurant smells like Chinese restaurants where I ate as a child. It is kind of old-fashioned Chinese food, all prepared by the owner Sam Sun. The food is very good, always fresh. They have a full bar and the service has always been attentive. It is conveniently located in downtown Dubuque. It is a good place to go for lunch, you can get in and out and make it back to work on time! Introduce yourself to Sam, he is a great guy!

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