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A Genuine Dining Experience Providing Authentic Chinese Cuisine

General Info
We at Yen Ching restaurant would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a genuine Chinese dining experience. The type of traditional oriental cuisine that you do not have to fly halfway around the world to the exotic Orient of Asia to enjoy. The kind of pleasure you can experience locally right here in your own community at the Yen Ching Chinese restaurant. The Yen Ching has a wide selection of traditional dishes on the menu as well as a buffet. We are open daily, 7 days a week, so you are welcome any time.The whole culinary delight of China which distinguishes Asian from European cooking depends on the exquisite art of mixing and blending of colors, aroma, flavors and the texture of food. Among the four regional culinary styles, the northern gourmet of Peking has been crowned as the King of Chinese cuisine, reflecting the fact that the emperor and his courtiers recruited the best chefs in China and encouraged them to develop new dishes. Being committed to the culinary art of living, we, Northern Chinese, wish to share with our guests the wonderful appreciation for this delicious and culinary art of living. Our courtesy and cooking will certainly make your visit a most enjoyable experience to remember.The Yen Ching Chinese restaurant has been in business since July 1986 and is one of the older establishments in town. We have strived to dedicate ourselves to bringing our patrons some of the best Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine here in lovely Santa Barbara, California. In August 2005 the Yen Ching transferred ownership and underwent some interior remodeling. The current owners of the Yen Ching restaurant are Joe Tzeng - Master Chef with over 25 years of serving traditional Mandarin and Szechuan delicacies - his wife Mei-Li, and two side partners. These proprietors have over a century of experience in Chinese cuisine and hospitality. All our ingredients, dishes, and preparations are freshly served with your dining experience in mind.
Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Extra Phones

Fax: (805) 687-7786

Payment method
all major credit cards, visa, amex, discover, mastercard
Price Range
Upper State, Samarkand
Chinese, English
Chinese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Buffet Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Buffets, Asian, Family Style, Take Out, Seafood, Chinese

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: Banquets

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Great place.

This place has such nice people, great food and they even offer delivery! The seafood dishes here are especially good, such as the Kung Pao shrimp and scallop in my opinion.