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Yen Ching

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6936A N University St, Peoria, IL 61614-1724
+1 309-692-9227
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Great place for an extended family to share a meal, try something new, and explore a variety of textures and flavors. The décor is dated but the food and service are excellent. Also a great choice for carry-out.

Thank Paul H
1 review
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My family loves this restaurant. It is where my husband took me on our first date in 1982. The head waitress is shy and doesn't talk much. It has always been clean and has fast service. My new favorites are Chicken with garlic sauce, wontons, and sizzling rice soup. If you like spicy, let them know they can always spice... More 

Thank Kimberly H
Peoria, Illinois
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96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We went on a Friday night, but their were only 4-5 sets of patrons. We were greeted in a friendly manner, but that is where it stopped. We were never asked what we wanted to drink. We were served a glass of water without a straw and a pot of hot tea without a word spoken to us. We read... More 

Thank JuwelAnn
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

The napkins were stained and gross. The dishes did not appear that clean. The vegetable fried rice was okay but we ordered two chicken dishes (plum chicken and sesame chicken) . Normally the chicken is crunchy. These were both mushy like dumplings, with lots of lard and not good cuts of meat. They did not taste or look good, at... More 

Thank demaio14
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for over 30 years. Love the crab rangoon. Have had several dishes there. Mings beef and Happy Family 2 favorites. Still the best chinese in the area.

Thank Margie S
Peoria, Illinois
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My mom and I eat here a lot on my lunch break. I have never had a bad meal or service at this restaurant ever. I love Chinese food and could eat it every day and this is one of my favorites. The service is fast and the restaurant is quiet so you can actually talk to each other. I... More 

Thank jaceyb345
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

I have been having lunches, and an occasional dinner, here for years. Yen Ching is the standard for Chinese restaurants in the Peoria area. Somehow they have managed to keep up the quality over many years and several owners. The food is always the same, predictable, always fresh and very very good! As a bonus, the ambiance is nice enough... More 

Thank Chris D
Peoria, Illinois
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Food was so clean and fresh tasting. Not goopy overly sweet sauces that you normally find. Food comes so fast and was very tasty. I prefer white meat so I ordered sesame chicken and she said no hassle to give me white meat. It was clearly freshly lightly battered and fried when I ordered. I mean best I have had... More 

Thank lovetoeat1029
Peoria Heights, Illinois
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stooped here for lunch and was amazed by the food. Lunch special includes a soup, I had the hot/sour soup was it was good. I had the sweet and sour chicken, i didn't like how it was all breading and no chicken, but the rice, egg roll and the veggies with the chicken was great. Will definitly will be... More 

Thank Brittany W
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Sunday buffet priced at around $8.00 is a great deal. The ingredients used in their dishes are very high quality.....better than many of the Chinese buffets around town and it more than makes up for a smaller selection of items. Appetizers include egg rolls, yakatori chicken, crab Rangoon, hot and sour soup, egg drop soup, and some Chinese BBQ pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6936A N University St, Peoria, IL 61614-1724
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-692-9227

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?