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Yim Wah Express

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2-4 Lensfield Road | Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
+44 1223 309530
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked for meat dumpling and got served a prawn dumpling, something I'm allergic to. Then the waiter defended the restaurant saying that prawn is meat too. unbelievable The roasted duck was microwaved and it showed. Avoid at all costs.

Thank Poiuy T
Wai Man Y, Manager at Yim Wah Express, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your dining experience at our restaurant. As a well-regarded local restaurant known for high quality authentic Chinese food and friendly service we take your comment very seriously. All of our waiting staff are highly trained however after an investigation into your experience we realise you were served by a new member of staff who... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nearly walked on as kerb appeal wasn't fantastic but so glad we didn't. The best Chinese food we have ever had. Not your usual full of sauce gunk. Authentic,full of flavour and truly delicious. Very helpful staff. Would definitely recommend this place. A real Chinese experience not to be missed.

Thank Mummygoss
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

W ehad a good meal here, there is a large selection of Dim Sum, a portion of rice can feed at least 3 people, everything was tasty and the service was friendly.

Thank marklh
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

One of the best Chinese restaurant I've ever been. The menu offers a wide choice of traditional Chinese plates; I would suggest to try the delicious roast duck. We've been on a Saturday evening, and we had to wait nearly 30 minutes before having a table, so booking would be recommanded.

Thank eugegenia
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

First time in this restaurant and I was happily surprised. I had a selection of dim sum around 8 different and on average only 2 of them were not good. I know dim sum very well and I know how difficult is to find a good place for eat those specialities but yimwah express is a good place. The staff... More 

Thank Ego A
Brighton and Hove
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My wife and I ate here on Friday night and it was superb. A busy restaurant with a great atmosphere, an open kitchen and crisp, fresh food. Everything we ordered was spot on - really tasty. The staff are all nice people and the place is buzzing. I'd say you don't need to go anywhere else to eat Asian food... More 

Thank ChrisBatterbee
Hockley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

You need to book... there was a constant line of people hoping for a table (all restaurants in this area are small) .. But it's understandable the food is gorgeous... and lots of it ... Four of us ordered a set menu plus 2 dishes ... too much lol!! Staff friendly and very helpful ... Excellent value for money.. We... More 

Thank Jo P
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My first encounter with this restaurant was in 2010, when it first opened. I've been back to visit recently and I'm happy to report that the quality is the same as how I remembered it. The management seems to be the same people, which is good! Location is very convenient, and it is very close to the train station, right... More 

Thank Michael Y
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A great favourite as we live locally, Yimwah's service is as prompt as their food is delicious. Whilst we often eat there as a couple, sometime ago I took a colleague there whom I meet frequently - and now she cannot eat there with me often enough. The staff for their part have noticed our visits and now produce jasmine... More 

Thank Ch00syLady
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant does really high-quality food, with a big range of choice. I've been many times and have never been disappointed. Really nice staff also!

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Lensfield Road | Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 309530
A reputable family-run business serving authentic Chinese cuisine and provide friendly service.

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