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Yen Yen Restaurant

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4226 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1372
+1 847-259-3400
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Palatine, Illinois
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Face it, there are many local Chinese restaurants. Often these places come and go. I have been guilty of passing local places like Yen Yen for years, and never stopping in. Well, last week I had the chance to have dinner at Yen Yen. This was a pleasant surprise. A polite and friendly wait staff delivered good food, with a... More 

Thank 1234coffee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have been eating at / from this establishment for the last 30 years - it has ALWAYS been consistent. The won-ton soup is the best, and the egg rolls can't be beat. Wherever we travel to, and eat Chinese, we always compare that place to Yen Yen. Yen Yen always wins. That's why we always call it "Yum Yum"!

Thank Sandy B
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have been going to Yen Yen since they opened almost 35 years ago. They make the BEST egg roll that I have ever had, ANYWHERE!!!!! Food is good and service matches. Anytime I am in the area, I bring home food from Yen Yen.

Thank Jill R R
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269 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

It's close to where we live and when we order Chinese good, this is our place. Egg rolls, crab Rangoon, fried rice, sesame beef, etc. It's all very good. We have eaten in the dining room which is nice and we order take-out a lot too. The place is very consistent which is why we like it. Dine-in service is... More 

Thank KenL60089
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332 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Good fresh Chinese Food. The portions are more then enough to share. We ask whatever we can get without MSG and they are more then happy to do so. The lunch specials are great. We do both eat in and take out. Great for family dinners.

Thank CubFan1948
Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is great Chinese food. I am a regular diner however I recently had a bad customer service experience. My husband ordered dinner at the restaurant for carry out. When he arrived home, we discovered they gave us the hot/spicy kind which we do not like. My husband called them back to explain we could not eat the food and... More 

Thank Phaedra N
Gurnee, Illinois, USA
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Haven't been to this restaurant in a decade. Glad to see almost NOTHING has changed! Food is still excellent and the service is wonderful. Glad we ventured back!

Thank Dan U
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

They have some of the best Chinese food I've ever had and I've had a lot of Chinese food. Their sweet and sour sauce is so yummy I can practically drink it. They have delicious won ton soup and beef or chicken with broccoli. Also, their egg rolls are amazing. I've always been happy with their food and their service.

Thank tracy80s2003
Barrington, Illinois
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Will continue to visit the Yen Yen for the the best tasting Chinese food on the N.W.Suburban scene. Go there you will be happy with the value and if you do take out that too will be a great choice.

Thank glkarlin
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

This restaurant is a good local restaurant. Some of their dishes are better than others, but I do love their egg rolls and sweet sour sauce. Service is pretty good. Lunches are a good value. Carry out is quick and they always get the order right.

2 Thank Diana S

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4226 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1372
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-259-3400

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