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Yen Ching

1012 S Brentwood Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1127
+1 314-721-7507
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot stickers” (3 reviews)
“beef” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1012 S Brentwood Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1127
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Reviews (37)
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

menu prices published on the internet are different (higher) than at the restaurant.....I have told ownership twice and they have not tried to make any corrections..... not going to this location again

Thank vstark55
Reviewed 11 April 2017

...to be such an institution, but to be so hard lined & stubborn. There is something to be said for being retro vs. just really outdated & dirty. There is an unknown mystery why any place (except maybe a higher end restaurant) would charge $11...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Never a bad dish from this iconic restaurant. The dining room can get really crowded -- lots of families here after local events. The service can take awhile just because they are so popular. But, the food is worth the wait. Try the sizzling rice...More

Thank thedogColumbia_MO
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This long time Saint Louis Restaurant has been consistently a plus for more than 30 years. I was told in NYC that the way you tell a good Chinese restaurant is to sample their pot stickers. Yen Ching is spot on for more then 30...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food is not authentic Chinese cuisine. It is capable of being enjoyed in the same way that Panda Express of PF Chang is capable of being enjoyed. However, what is called Mo Pu Tofu is not authentic. And, what is called Szechuan is not...More

1  Thank Bill K
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Other two dishes was so so, and Ma poo doufu was awful, their dishes could not compare to any Chinese restaurants in Olive BLVD. Overpriced and the owner or manger was very rude and had aggressive attitude! Will never go back for sure. The sign...More

1  Thank qingyan95 z
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I am very picky when it comes to Chinese food and there are very few places that I really think are great. So, we often do not eat it. I have several friends who go out of their way to eat here over lunch, so...More

Thank Kerry T
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Overall a nice dinner. Egg plant with pork was excellent. Chicken Szechuan was very very good. Hot n sour soup needs some work. All in all we will definitely return. Egg rolls were excellent as was the steamed dumplings. Next visit we will want spicier...More

Thank Kimberly K
A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Fabulous - one of the top three Chinese restaurants in St. Louis. Love the Yen Ching Chicken, similar to General Tso. All white meat chicken with green onions in a tangy sauce. It's available off menu as a lunch special or as an entree for...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I grew up with Yen Ching; knew the original owners. We would come here for special occasion dinners. It has changed over the years but is still the authentic Chinese food it was when the owners first opened it up YEARS ago. Yen Ching is...More

Thank BubbleMarker
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does the main course come with rice?
23 May 2015|
Response from Chuck W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, unless it is soup or has pancakes to wrap the ontray in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 S Brentwood Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1127
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-721-7507
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