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1012 S Brentwood Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1127
+1 314-721-7507
Today
09:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 21:00
Fri 09:30 - 21:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 years.Their tasty, Hot an Sour Soup is aways a great way to push back the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 authentic. It disappointing to me that even when speaking to a Chinese person who spoke... More 

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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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 for a good Chinese restaurant is you see a bunch of Chinese people, but this... More 

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Missouri
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 I wanted to give it a shot. Man, was I impressed! The atmosphere is so... More 

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Thank Kerry T
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 heat. Service was excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 dinner. Very friendly & excellent service!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 now THE place to go for excellent Chinese in the Lou.

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Thank MZHI
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a well established restaurant with a loyal base of customers. We were very disappointed when it was necessary to visit their restrooms. Both the men's and women's restaurants are absolutely HORRIBLE and DISGUSTING and outdated! The food is good but we have an endless list of great restaurants that we can go to who all have clean, presentable... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

One of the best Chinese at St. Louis The schezwan chicken is my favorite Very fresh and authentic Chinese The ambience is like a traditional Chinese restaurant

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This place in a landmark chinese that has hardly changed in 20 years. Its small and undersated, but the food is consistently great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:30
Monday
09:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 21:00
Thursday
09:30 - 21:00
Friday
09:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?