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Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant

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1105 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3732
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love this place . We've been going there for 25 years now . Never a bad meal . Just EXCELLENT !

Thank Michelle S
Parkville, Missouri
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We tried this restaurant, expecting it to be average. Maybe its location in Clinton pre-disposed me to have low expectations. In any event, the decor was very attractive and the food was excellent. The menu had the usual fare (e.g., General Tso's chicken) but there were other dishes that you'd expect in sophisticated restaurants in New York, San Francisco, or... More 

Thank Gregory P
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a long time since we've had such a good Chinese meal. We started with the Wonton soup for two. It had a nice over tone of sesame oil and a tasty clear broth with flavorful veggies. The topper was the Sesame Chicken. Imagine small chicken tenders which were Really tender. Loved it. We were camping nearby and got... More 

Thank Henry D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I went with my mom to celebrate her birthday. The service was good. The food was also good. It was a friendly atmosphere. The food was reasonably priced for a lunch menu.

Thank Patti B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I was just informed by my best "foodist" friend that this legendary Oriental cuisine titan has returned to the Gateway area (same location) after a rather-mysterious absence. They boast gourmet selections and a Sunday buffet that is concise and just right for after-church outings. My favorite dish overall is the mu shu shrimp, but you do have to ask for... More 

Thank Vision a
Clinton, Iowa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The best chinese restaurant in Clinton, iowa. Varied menu but my favorite is Ming beef. Excellent service and it never seems crowded.

Thank Randall S
Clinton, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Absolutely amazing chinese restaurant! Great service and the most delicious food! Highly recommend! Very affordable.

Thank ma4aets
Mount Carroll, IL
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Yen Ching offers an extensive Chinese menu, including several appetizers, soups and combination plates. Everything is delicious. My wife and I particularly enjoy their Sunday buffet, featuring many chicken, beef and pork options, two kinds of soup, crab ragoon, egg rolls, noodles and rice. A great dining experience!

Thank bates59
Maquoketa, Iowa
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209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for at least 20 years I usually go at lunch which is very decently priced and always appreciate that the tables are set with linen tablecloth and napkins and has a very lovely dining room. The food is consistently good and I love their hot and sour soup.

Thank Michael V
Miles, Iowa
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is clearly the best Chinese restaurant in Clinton. They've been around for more than 30 years. The food is pretty good, nothing to complain about. The dining room is a little dark and in need of a facelift.

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3732
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton

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