Yuan Ming Yuan Chinese Restaurant
17 Princes Street, Cork City
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Reviewed 11th April 2016 (visited 9 April 2016 )
I highly recommend the dim sum menu, it was delicious! My only complaint about the service was when we ordered desserts; they brought my partner's out immediately and he was almost finished his by the time they brought mine.
Reviewed 31st December 2015 (visited 28 December 2015 )
Very friendly and efficient staff. Food very good.
Reviewed 22nd December 2014 (visited 21 December 2014 )
Food fantastic, nicest Chinese in long time. Very friendly staff. Found it a little expensive but would still return.
Reviewed 06th September 2012 (visited 10 July 2012 )
We are regular customers at this fabulous Chinese restaurant! We only discovered it late last year and since then we are hooked! Beautiful traditional Chinese décor and friendly staff make this a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Dim sum menu is great, so much to choose from and the main dishes are superb! We have tried numerous dishes from the menu between the 2 of us now and couldn't fault any, each one delicious! They are very generous with their portions, we received endless baskets of prawn crackers on our tables and they will keep coming around and topping up rice, water etc. Also free refills on coffees afterwards. Staff are exceptional here and really create a very welcoming atmosphere, they give just the right amount of attention to each table. Looking forward to my next visit already!!
Reviewed 29th April 2012 (visited 14 April 2012 )
The only place in Cork for Dim Sum, which is a variety of traditonal Hong Kong cuisines. Good quality, freshly made and tasty. If lucky might get the custard tarts and char sui sou pastries fresh out of the oven. The rice porridge is also yummy for those who can appreciate it. Overall selection is also decent. Price is a little steep but is acceptable given that it is only place serving Dim Sum in Cork. Good service as well.
Reviewed 13th February 2012 (visited 11 February 2012 )
Went with a group of friend for birthday. The food is absolutely amazing, as well as Chinese they do European too, my friend got salmon and said it was the best ever. The decor is gorgeous and the atmosphere was relaxed and it was great to be able to hear and talk to each other as the tables are well spaced compared to some places where you can hear your fellow diners chat.The staff are friendly, attentive and professional. Service super. The price is amazing too, some take-aways charge more than this restaurant. I cannot fault anything. Please go check it out you wont be disappointed.
Reviewed 19th December 2011 (visited 25 November 2011 )
This restaurant gets top marks from me. There is ornate Asian decor, not to everyone's tastes I'm sure, but what more could you hope for in a Chinese restaurant! The service was excellent. Very friendly and they were willing to give you advise and information about the different foods. The menu itself is exactly what I want. Its in Chinese and in English, so you know its got to be good. There is a huge selection. I tried a bunch of the Dim Sum. All were excellent. I also had a wanton soup, delicious. The star of the meal was a "sweet bun" dim sum dessert. It was lovely authentic asian homely food. And everything was great value. If I lived closer I'd eat there once a week. As it is, i will go back next time I'm in Cork, for definite!
Reviewed 21st August 2011 (visited 20 August 2011 )
I had the pleasure of eating at this restaurant last night an was totally blown away byt the wonderfull authentic chinese food and Lovely friendly staff.The place has a lovely atmosphere and though there was 17 people in our group,the attention we got was fantastic.The menu is very varied and though I have eaten in numerous Chinese restraunts in Cork,this was definitely the best.Go try it,you wont be dissapointed.
Reviewed 07th August 2011 (visited 2 August 2011 )
My wife, myself and my teenage children were looking at the menu in the doorway of this restaurant. One of the waiters was writing the following day's specials on a blackboard. He told us that even though the early bird was only till 7.00 that we could still avail of it even though it was 8.00, because it wasn't very busy. We were really glad that we took him up on this. The decor is very authentic Chinese with a lovely feeling to the place. We were treated royally by the two waiters. The food was excellent with my children's currys served much to their delight with a small burner under the dish to keep the food hot. The bill including drinks came to a mere €94, excellent value and a great place.
Reviewed 26th August 2010 (visited 4 August 2010 )
Have eatin here a few times over the past few months. It was decided that we would dine here after hearing the restaurants radio advert campaign and decided to give it a try. Having heard mostly negative reviews on the restaurant that it has taken over; was a bit hesitant whether or not to try but we did any way. I have to say, the decor of the restaurant on a first note, is great.. Very oriental (Which you would expect from a chinese/oriental restaurant.) decorated with Chinese ornaments etc, and the restaurant just has a great vibe / feeling about it. The staff in this place are unbelievably friendly, and go out of their way to make sure that your every need is looked after; your water glass never goes empty, which is great. They have even remembered myself from previous visits and giving that more "personal" welcome, which adds to the visit. The food is among the best of the Chinese restaurants in Cork, if not one of the best. I would recommend going for the Szechuan Fillet Beef which is absolutley devine and the beef is cooked just right. I cannot complain about this restaurant in any way; both the staff and food are exceptional and will definately be returning within the next few weeks again and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great oriental meal in Cork! - Patrick