Main Street, Oranmore
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Reviewed 15th March 2010 (visited 14 March 2010 )
I found the food in Yen to be nice and tasty, but the service to be overbearing. We went to Yen on a friend's recommendation. We arrived just as they opened, so were the first customers. This affected the atmosphere, as the place was dead except for the odd take-way. They have a mixed menu, which may not be the best thing when you expect a Chinese menu – they also had some Thai and Japanese food. I got a Thai tom yam soup and my friend got Japenese deep-fried chicken. While my friend loved the chicken, I was disappointed with the soup. It did not seem to be a very traditional version - it had no mushrooms and it had beef, along with chicken and prawns. It was certainly tasty, but I'm not a meat eater so I didn't like it too much. Plus it came out in a bowl that you'd have your cereal in - so it was not presented very well. For the main, I had the prawn chow mein and it was fabulous! It was just the right level of crispy and juicy noodles, with plenty of prawns and veg. I will go back for that again for sure. All in all, the food was quite good, but unfortunately the service was very overbearing. We were asked at least 3 times if we liked the food, and never got more than halfway down our glasses before our drinks were refilled. It was just too much as we were being constantly interrupted. Maybe the waitresses were bored, but they ended up annoying us in the end. Think we’ll go for take-way the next time….
Reviewed 08th February 2008 (visited 26 January 2008 )
Good choice on the menu. Staff were very polite and friendly. Very accommodating for a large family group.
Reviewed 07th January 2008 (visited 31 December 2007 )
I visit this Chinise a number of times a year. It is a perfect venue for a family occasion as there is something for everyone on the menu. The staff really go out of their way to give a wonderful service and will always assist with a recommendation if someone is unsure of what to order. The atmosphere is always very relaxed and it is the type of place that you can dress up and go for the evening or alternatively you can go as casual as you like, the choice is yours. The prices are good too!!