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Yen Yen Restaurant

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360 W Half Day Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-6547
+1 847-883-8888
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wheeling, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Yen yen has the best egg roll in Chicago. They are wonton soup is also very very good. As far as entrées go we love their shrimp and lobster sauce

Thank Phillip F
Northbrook, Illinois
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorites. Cantonese style old fashioned Chinese restaurant. Almost excellent. Service is average to good. I have never had a bad dish. Cost is very reasonable. Portions are large. My favorite is the egg foo young. Great sweet and sour soup. Outstanding fried rice. Second favorite is chicken and vegetables.

Thank 84u2c
West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Food ended up in the trash - we ordered a take out, rice was too oily, beef lo main comes with those thin dry noodles that are very hard to eat, the meat itself was weird tasting.

Thank Stefka A
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Average Chinese food when you need some comfort food to fill you up. I think the food is okay and nothing special. it has all the dishes you see on most Chinese restaurant menu. I think because the only Chinese restaurant around in the Buffalo Grove area it is why it is still in business.

Thank Ed T
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Over the years the prices have gone up, but I have such warm associations with this place that I am willing to pay a couple extra bucks to get my Mongolian Beef!

Thank Lina L
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The decor is a bit better than the average Chinese Restaurant . However, the food is really better than the average Chinese Restaurant. It is served by efficient wait staff and is hot and ready to be enjoyed. You will like the eating experience at Yen Yen.

Thank Alvinandjune
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

standard fair, but Great egg rolls, soup and egg foo young. great staff and owner. The house fried rice is very good.

Thank Charles C
Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

I stopped here with three coworkers. The food was excellent. We all loved it. I ordered beef on a stick and beef fried rice. It was a good meal. And fast. I will go back

Thank LostALot22
SE Wisconsin
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

My boss turned me onto this place in 1986. I've since moved about 40 miles away into another state and still eat there once a month on average. Never had a bad meal. Can't beat the egg rolls, bbq pork or luncheon specials. Have introduced many friends to it and never been disappointed. Have a special request? Go for it.They... More 

Thank bcnunmaui
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

If you're looking for good Chinese food don't waste your time going here. It's just bad food! Pasty egg rolls, hard won-tons in your wonton soup and just all over bad food. This place has really gone downhill over the years. We stopped for carryout on a Monday because nothing else was open. Bad choice. Your all can do much... More 

Thank larry m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
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: 360 W Half Day Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-6547
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Buffalo Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 847-883-8888

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