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Dee Yi

#165 of 407 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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21A Heavitree Road, Exeter, England
+44 1392 426600
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
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Mon 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Mon 17:30 - 23:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at this Chinese restaurant is as you would expect - regular Cantonese dishes and done pretty well. Things get a little more interesting if you look at the chef specials at the back of the menu which is meant more for the Chinese palette, but far more exciting to me. Dishes such as "Ant climbed up the tree",... More 

Thank Allister B
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Lovely service. Cant go wrong. Best chinese food i've had for a long time if not ever.

Thank mevamad
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Just visited Dee Yi and again can't fault the food and service. Thankyou for a great meal. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank LellExeter
North Bovey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had high hopes....... dashed! The crispy duck was fine but everything else was greasy, unbelievably salty and unappetising. AND it turned out to be over £5 for a pot of green tea! Apparently the per cup price trumps logic on that one be warned! Please can someone who actually cares about food open a decent Chinese in Exeter soon?

Thank Beckshilton
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

my partner and myself have eaten here several times sometimes with other friends as well. All the numerous and varied dishes we have tried have been consistently very good and the portions have always been generous, Would have happily have given 5 stars if it was just a rating for the food but like a few other reviewers i have... More 

Thank trickymickey2015
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went here last night with a group of 5. We were prepared for the outside to be a little rough as we had read the reviews, but inside was lovely. We had a great night, but unfortunately the food wasn't great and the timing was poor too, as there was quite a delay in bringing each dish out which meant... More 

Thank Kirbykynz
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with a welcoming atmosphere. Good quality food and friendly staff, would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

Thank Ashleigh P
Colyford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We called in on a Thursday evening and found ourselves the only people in the restaurant but decided to stay anyway. The plus points - the food was really good and portions were generous - we opted for the fixed menu for two and only just managed to finish it. Service was fine with a very friendly waiter and prices... More 

Thank Stmartinsdiver
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Last ate here about 10 years ago and encouraged by other trip advisor reviews decided to give it a go. Decor had not changed - same colours, same damp patches - but the food certainly has.it was bad takeaway put on a plate. Greasy hard bitter peppers and rubbery chewy beef. How anyone can think this good authentic chinese is... More 

Thank 644linda
Daresbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

as people have said decor is questionable but the food was very good and service also Very tasty and authentic - just look past the decor and taste the food Also very good value

Thank 496PaulW496

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21A Heavitree Road, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 426600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?