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Yao Restaurant and Bar

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9755 Westheimer @ South Gessner, Houston, TX 77042
+1 832-251-2588
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yao , the famous basket player , he is a hero to some. Opening a restaurant just for entertaining his fiends is not a bad idea. If you want me to rate the food , it is not to my expectation at all. Bar looks great and serves a lot of drinks . And those pictures hang on the wall... More 

Thank Connie Y
Houston, TX
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Yao's for the first time on friend's recommendation. Had Kung Pao chicken and stir fried veggies. All very good. Service good and nice atmosphere. We will certainly return.

Thank Urbanites
Houston, Texas, United States
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great place for lunch. Fast service, reasonable prices, easy parking, not crowded. Will be back soon.

Thank Ramil A
Houston, Texas
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265 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were there for a birthday lunch party. There are two private rooms. We occupied one. Service and food are wonderful. Their sweet and sour fish fillet and sesame chicken are awesome. Also need to reserve peking duck one day ahead. The duck is delicious. Only thing bothered us is the private room next to us is too rowdy. The... More 

Thank leo88copper
Alvin, Texas
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191 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

They have your standard Chinese dishes they were all very good priced. The decor of the restaurant was very clean and nice and the food cam out in lighting speed.

Thank Scott S
Houston, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Excellent location for lunch meeting. It is an easy drive west and close to the beltway. The location has great parking, The table are distanced so you do not hear conversations at neighboring tables. Food was great.

Thank mrm1915
Houston, Texas, USA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

There were 10 in our group for lunch. The service was excellent and the food very tasty. The waiters got all our orders right and we were given separate checks as requested without any problem.

Thank ladyesue
Houston, Texas
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354 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I frequent Yao's several times a month for business lunch. They are always fast and friendly. The food is good and definitely a step up from the restaurant offerings on Bellaire. They have good selections on their lunch menu which include a spring roll and soup.

Thank BevoBurn96
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

It is sad to see a deteriorating restaurant. Cheep furniture. Big hall. Food is terrible. Expensive. Avoid it. The Latin staff is very friendly but bored. Nothing to do with traditional Chinese hospitality. Need to be upgraded. Mr Yao needs to visit the restaurant.

Thank FBSJ69
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Group lunch. We took students for a late lunch. It was okay. Nothing spectacular. We had to wait for our drinks. The basics were missing from the table. (Soy sauce, red pepper sauce and hot mustard) When we asked for them we were already halfway through our meal. The food was average and not very hot when served. After all... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9755 Westheimer @ South Gessner, Houston, TX 77042
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 832-251-2588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?