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Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine-Original Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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A household name in Taiwanese cuisine since 1977, it specialises in authentic home-style cooking that seems simple, but requires scrupulous care – just...
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Simple restaurant
About
Traditional Taiwanese Taste as a Modern Cuisine Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine got its start in 1977 in Taipei on ShuangCheng Street and was the founding brand of the restaurant group. In addition to small, cold side-dishes, specialty rice porridges and many home-style flavors from the street transformed into restaurant dishes, there are now Shin Yeh signature must-taste dishes such as Fried Pork Liver, Traditional Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs, Braised River Eel, and after-dinner Almond Tofu, Almond Tea, Glutinous Rice and other classic Taiwanese dishes. Using traditional authentic taste as its foundation, Shin Yeh continues to innovate, keeping in step with the times. Over the past 40 years Shin Yeh
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 17 November 2020

In the not -too-distant past "Taiwanese food" was a misnomer. What people today call Taiwanese food was street food. What's more, it was common to disguise the fact that one was Taiwanese and spoke "ben di hua;" that is "local speech." Rich people ate rice;...the Taiwanese ate sweet potatoes. In fact "sweet potato" was a byword for Taiwanese people. In the old days, you could buy roast potatoes on the street. This restaurant serves special food, that will come as a revelation to non-Taiwanese. It has taken street food and turned it into a unique cuisine; Shin Yeh has certainly deserved its Michelin honor.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

This is a fancy restaurant serving traditional Taiwanese food. Fried rice is especially amazing. I went with my friend. Booth seating provides a semi-enclosed space that allows us to enjoy our private conversation.

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Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

Not long ago, this cuisine was regarded as Taiwanese street food. Now its gone upmarket, but it's still authentic Taiwanese food. We went with several friends and we really enjoyed it.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 March 2020

I don't know what to say. The views were spectacular, the service couldn't have been better, the food looked beautiful...but would i go back? I was on a three week tour of southeast Asia with friends and one of them was celebrating a birthday. Lets...dine on the top of Taipei 101! We all agreed. We arrived and it felt like we were going into a bank....many staff protocol check points before we arrived at the top restaurant floor. We were looking at a less expensive menu ,but decided that we wanted a table by the windows and took one of their top class prix fixe menu offering. The view was amazing. Worth the experience. So was the restaurant staff. The servers were excellent...kind, efficient and charming. The food? The food was beautifully presented, well executed, and featured a wide variety of ingredients and cooking styles. There were also so many dishes. They were all creative, well prepared, and interesting. I was just so happy to have authentic Taiwanese cuisine. Unfortunately, perhaps my palate is not used to the unique foods as the experience was not really what i thought it was going to be. This is not the fault of the restaurant. Taiwanese food reminded me a lot of traditional Japanese food to a degree, with deceptively simple preparation and seasoning. The best part of the birthday dinner was the thoughtful traditional sweet red bean buns that we had brought to us. Wonderful! Now the bill came to $446 for two of us, and while everything was as perfect as it could be, i left less than satisfied. its not the restaurant's fault...they did all they could. But the food taste for me was not what i was expecting. Overall, I would go to this restaurant if you want an authentic Taiwanese food experience, but learn about the traditional food before you go.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

Took my family out for Christmas Dinner and they limited our dining to only 1-hour. Within 10 minutes of being seated, they already presented the bill to be paid immediately. We had not even gotten our food yet. Within 45 minutes, they were collecting everything...off of our table and telling us we need to leave. We were still chewing our food and had not even gotten desert yet. They were insistent, rude, and unapologetic. They stopped refilling our drinks 30 minutes into the meal. I told the waitress we would leave when we were finished but then gave up since we were not welcome there and could not get service. I will never recommend this restaurant and they treat their customers like cattle and really don't have a clue how the rest of Asia provides kind excellent service. I requested a partial refund on my credit card which was honored by my credit card company.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Overpriced ‘Taiwanese Street Food’. Total tourist trap. Went there with my parents. Total 3 ppl and we ordered 5 small dishes with porridge and the total bill came up to 1500. We could easily get all of this for 500 in porridge stores in Da-an....I saw 3 other tables and they were all tourist with no locals. Avoid at all cost!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020

Taiwanese food until recently was considered to be street food. Now Shin Yeh has lifted Taiwanese food into the realms of haute cuisine. I must say that Shin Yeh brings back memories. Dong Po Ro is composed of sour vegetables, pork and crushed peanuts in...a bun. Once you bought the buns from street vendors. We also had prawns with cashews, and beef with green vegetables and other dishes. In all, we had an ample meal. Shin Yeh is a favorite hang-out for the movers and shakers of Taiwan politics.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

No matter how long I will stay in Taipei, how many people in the trip, we won't leave Taipei without visiting Shin Yeh. Booking is necessary, they are crowded all the time. There are several dishes on our list: ~ Salted chicken ~ Crab in...sticky rice ~ Taiwan pancake ~ Pan fry pig liver ~ Garlic fry A vegetable They can maintain the standard all these years. That's why this place is still worth to wait every time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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to-1mr, 經理 at Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine-Original Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Dear EliseR583 : Thank you for your liking and sharing! We eagerly look forward to your next dining experience with us!     Sun ShuMei Manager Original Restaurant, Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine

Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

In Taipei this restaurant is famous for Taiwanese dishes. They are prepared well tasty and have a wide selection. The menu is illustrated with photos and is easy to make a choice. The prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2019 via mobile

I did not understand the ratings and reviews for this restaurant. Perhaps what I ordered was not the best dish but I still expected it to be very good based on how popular the place seemed. Service was hit and miss as the staff were...running all over the place and seated me behind a column - so had to wait a while to get anyone’s attention. The food was okay but nothing special.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine-Original Restaurant

Yes, Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine-Original Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine-Original Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine-Original Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4