The best slippery shrimp and Chinese food in Chinatown. Good service and the food is out quickly.
Yang Chow Restaurant
- General Info:
- Yang Chow Restaurant is an eating establishment that offers a range of food items and beverages. Founded in 1977, it specializes in Chinese cuisine. The restaurant provides a variety of appetizers, soups and seafood items. Yang Chow Restaurant s menu includes fried shrimp, spring rolls, steamed dumplings and noodles. The restaurant also serves pork chops, vegetables, and fried and steamed rice. It provides lunch, breakfast and dinner options. In addition, the restaurant serves fish, spaghetti and beef products. Yang Chow Restaurant s specialty dishes include lemon chicken and saut ed scallops. The restaurant s menu features minced shrimp and saut ed rice cake with pork shreds.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (213) 625-7901
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards, amex, diners club, master card, visa
- Central LA, Historic Cultural, Chinatown
- Asian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Family Style, Chinese, Pan Asian, Omelets
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
You can't argue with the huge popularity of this place - it's an institution. The good news is that the food portions are VERY generous and pretty darned tasty. It's just not *great* - other Chinese restaurants in the Chinatown area can lay claim to that title.
But the heck with semantics - you'll enjoy your eating experience, particularly if you get the very sweet slippery shrimp. If you eat at the restaurant, don't order one entree per person, unless you plan on taking a lot of fo...view moreod home. This is meant to be shared. So experiment, grab a few entrees and everyone have a taste. Fun.
Be aware that the line to get in is typically very long, due to the popularity of the place. I prefer to order take-out, where I can enjoy Yang Chow food in my home with my friends. Always a fun treat. Our friends from London insist on us ordering Yang Chow food whenever they come to town!view less
Although Yang Chow's can be crowded and it appears some people have issues with the staff that has not been the case for us. The food has always been well prepared and HOT which is a must for me, I hate food that comes to the table lukewarm. In regards to other restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley that are better I would agree that you can probably find some that are excellent but that doesn't mean the food at YC's isn't good, it is very tasty!
I planned my fiance's surprise birthday party (2/28/09) at Yang Chow. We expected 45 guests to attend. Reservations were for 8pm. If not enough guests showed up to fill 4 tables at 8pm, they were going to take the tables away after 8:15.\r
At 8pm none of our 4 tables were ready. At 8:30 one table was ready. When asked what they planned to do about our hungry unseated guests, they said very rudely they had no control over the other party who was occupying our space. All we co...view moreuld do was wait until they were done. Despite the fact I had called two weeks in advance to create a pre-set menu and reserve the space, our tables had not been reserved.\r
Finally, at 9pm we had three tables. The fourth table meant for the rest of our guests was in the other room. Instead of 45 guests, we now had 35 because the rest were not able to wait.\r
To be compensated for our time and incovenience we asked for a discount on our meal. They only agreed to a 20% discount after we told them we were going to leave to another restaurant (at this point the lady manager told her supervisor in Cantonese--not realizing my mom understands and speaks Cantonese fluently-- that if we wanted to leave then we should leave). The supervisor asked us to stay, however, did not apologize for the poor service nor attitude of his manager.\r
During the meal we had to ask multiple times for ice and our water was never re-filled.\r
After when it was time to pay for the meal, the discount was not given to us. We had to ask them to take 20% off as agreed. Finally they printed a new receipt with the discount\r
While the food was good, the HORRIBLE SERVICE left a bitter taste in our mouths.view less
My friend and I came here for the first time and everything was WONDERFUL!!! I called four hours ahead ot make reservations, and sooooo happy I did. When we got there at 7, there was a line to the door and we were seated immediately. There was already water and tea set out which was nice. We had Moo Shoo Chicken and the Slippery Shrimp, BOTH WERE SOOOO GOOD!!! One small quip I have is that they should include rice with the dishes and not have it extra. But for $18 each (including...view more tip) we left very happy and at 8 pm there was a line forming ot the door. It is worth the trip from Beverly Hills to Chinatown anytime!view less
I've been to Yang Chow about 7 times now and I always get the slippery shrimp. I've had bites of other peoples food, and I never really like it (hence the 4 stars, not 5) but the shrimp is so good, that it's worth it just for that dish! I hate to be cliche (everyone loves it) but it really is the best.