35-36 Greek Street, London W1D 5DL
- Leicester Square Tube Station (0.2 km)
- Leicester Square Station (0.2 km)
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020 7734 2721
134 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8ZR
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10 reviews of Y Ming in English
Far better than most in the area and very good service. I have been here on a few occassions and you are best keeping to upstairs. The basement is like a store room with 00000 atmosphere.
Just had an amazing meal at this excellent Chinese restaurant. Completely agree with all the other positive reviews this place has got. Definitely the best in and around Chinatown.
I recommend the meat dumplings, the aubergine surprise and the roast duck.
Bill came to around £130 for 4 people which wasn’t bad, and worth paying for the quality.
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Spotlessly clean and more upmarket, this is a better option than most of the joints down the road in Chinatown. Helpful and attentive service, a varied and intriguing menu (mint fried rice?) and great drinks selection. Everything tasted freshly made and delicious, particularly the hot and spicy tofu.
One star knocked off because it is a bit pricey (£60 for two people; two courses and two glasses of wine) and 10% service charge automatically added. But in the middle of Soho, that's no great surprise. Y Ming is recommended.
Went here ahead of Theatre so unfortunately very rushed meal .... however, absolutely gorgeous food. Lovely atmosphere - cosy, dimmed lighting, real tablecloths and napkins, attentive staff and fresh red roses on the table for Valentine's Day. Perfect. We'll be back so that we can truly savour more than one course!
YMing has a great location in the heart of Soho on a brightly lit corner of Greek St and Romilly St. The menu claims to consist of 'traditional Chinese cuisine from the Northern provinces of China' but in reality the offerings are a mix of dishes from all over China, some Anglo-Chinese dishes and a few of their own creations.
The first starter to arrive was phoenix tail (£6.50) – king prawns wrapped in bacon. This was a bit of a surprise as we had ordered prawn rolls with almond flakes (£7.00). It was a cock-up but we were too hungry and a bit 'too-British' to care. There's not a lot I can say about prawns and bacon so let's move swiftly on.
The other starter was spare ribs with cumin – Beijing style (£7.00); fried ribs tossed in a mix of pepper, garlic, chilli and cumin seeds. Ribs can be boring but these were incredibly moreish with the cumin lifting it to another level.
The mains included sautéed flavoured chicken supreme (£9.80), Gansu duck (£9.50), and dry cooked beans (£7.00). Of these, our favourite was the chicken as it was deeply infused with the taste of the dry tangerine peel (guo pei), a common ingredient in Cantonese home cooking.
The beans were a faithful rendition of the Sichuan classic. The food was above average - in particular the ribs and the chicken - but there was no outstanding dish. The portions were also a bit on the small size but with the help of steamed rice we were full. Service was excellent and I think this is the only Chinese restaurant where I've seen tablecloth scrapers deployed.
The bill clocked in at £70 for two including service and a decent bottle of Alsatian Pinot Blanc (£20)
I was very impressed with the standard of the food here. The duck was beautiful, as was the 'Mr Edwards Pork’. Whoever he is, he really knows what he is doing. The pork literally melted in the mouth and I had that with some rice and I was a very happy camper.
It is definitely one of the better restaurants to be found in Chinatown.
Stay away from the tempting lights of Chinatown by visiting my favourite Chinese in London just round the corner on Greek Street.
Y Ming is a really lovely place to eat with opening hours till about 11pm each night (closed on Sundays). You know how Chinese can be quite dodgy, well we’ve never had anything but an excellent meal here. The service is really good and they always remember us and our names which is strange but really cool.
Mixed crispy starters is a great way to start the meal, featuring spring rolls, won ton, prawn toast, ribs and seaweed. We normally swap our seaweed for fried cauliflower which is really yum. The duck is always very good quality and the mains are wide ranging. I love the mango chicken and the garlic chicken but be warned it’s very easy to over order. The menu also contains unusual items such as ‘Jonathan Miller’s Sea Bass’ and ‘Mr Edward’s Pork’. Amazing!!
Wine is well priced also, and well it’s just the best Chinese ever, ever!!
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