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Yen Ching Restaurant

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8765 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499
+1 253-582-3400
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all The best soups in the world hands down. Every dish you get is fresh, hot and the best ingredients are used. You can truly taste the difference. If you want Chinese food there is this place and all the others.

Thank Eric S
Federal Way, Washington
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467 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here and had lunch. Did one of the weekday lunch specials chicken with vegetables. It came with a egg drop soup starter and the entree was really delicious I really wanted to try the BBQ pork but they won't do a half order and since I was by myself a full order would have been too much.... More 

Thank chefjeff60
Yelm, Washington
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Two of us arrived upon opening on a weekday. I immediately noticed the cleanliness, even the back/head rest area of each booth had been freshly vacuumed with perfectly parallel lines. This is an OCD dream come true. The menu is very extensive (view their website ), the hot sour soup will set your system straight if you're suffering any upper... More 

1 Thank Laurie C
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

After reading the glowing reviews of this place here on TripAdvisor, I decided to pay the place a visit. Boy, was I disappointed! The rice was undercooked and the Chow Mein was sour. The texture of the meat was rough and unpleasant. The best dish we had was the Honey-Walnut Shrimp, but the base of the shrimp was literally cole... More 

Thank Dong La L
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

than what is listed here. The service was excellent. The facility is a little old but the ENORMOUS stargazer Lilly bouquet and tons of koi more than make up for it. The won ton soup, although good, was a little bland. So was the Szechuan beef. The snow chicken was delicious. The prawns in exotic sauce were beyond magnificent!!! It... More 

Thank 123Viki321
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We have moved away so we do not get to visit as often and every time we do it is better and better the best Chinese food ever

1 Thank Yazah
Lakewood, Washington, USA
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287 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This eatery has been our go to Chinese food place for over 30 years and something's changed in the food quality and preparation over the last year. My favorite dishes have less quantity AND don't taste as good as they used to. I'm really disturbed because this place is a total favorite. The wait staff are friendly and attentive as... More 

Thank Surfpinky
Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were pleasantly greeted and seated, and our waiter was a gracious, impeccably dressed gentleman. We were given sufficient time to make our selection and the timing of the delivery of the soup, starters and entrée was perfect. The won-ton soup was DELICIOUS - best I've ever had. Unfortunately, the items that followed were merely OK. The sweet & sour... More 

Thank Dan L
Tacoma, Washington
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We have eaten at Yen Ching several times now and have found the food to be consistently fresh and very, very good. Due to a shameful history with the Chinese people, it is hard to find a good Chinese restaurant in the area. This restaurant is really the Lakewood district and is tucked into a strip mall. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank PoetJosie
Port Orchard, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I always have a pleasant visit when i come here the service is great the food is good but very spendy

Thank mnm0818

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8765 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 253-582-3400

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?