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Zi Yean Restaurant

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Block 56 Lengkok Bahru #01-443, Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Expensive & staff poor customer service attitude: 1. Rushing us to take their recommended dishes, when ask for others dishes show unhappy face. 2. After taking order ask how many dishes have we ordered don't bother to read back. 3. Drunken prawn end up like dry steam prawn, with no gravy or soup.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This traditional Cantonese restaurant in an old neighbourhood has retained its charm, continuing to serve good quality dishes at very reasonable prices. Good for dim sum, family celebrations or even to host foreign visitors in a lesser-known part of Singapore.

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Thank Y880
Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I've been going to this restaurant since I was a child in the 80s. Theirs was always good traditional Cantonese cuisine. I left Singapore in the 2006 and returned recently to discover that they are still in business, having moved previously from Stirling Road to Redhill. The restaurant has expanded but the food quality has not improved, if not worse.... More 

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Thank Hin Foon P
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This traditional restaurant reminds me of the large restaurants back in 70's - 90's. We went there to celebrate my mom's 72nd birthday. The deco is minimal but the food is good. The roasted suckling pig , the ribs, the bamboo clam, the steamed rock oysters are all very delicious. However, the steamed fish is not that great. Service is... More 

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Thank JOF2702
Singapore, Singapore
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102 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had always known this restaurant to be a seafood restaurant until my friend brought me there for dim sum. Food wise, I think is reasonable for dim sum in terms of taste and pricing. But what I found to be particularly value for money is the beef noodle. Think it cost only $3.80 but is one full portion. Service wise... More 

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Thank PCSim
Singapore, Singapore
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68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was past 9pm and we didn't have much of an appetite -we just wanted some simple bites for a late dinner. We usually ate at their non air-con restaurant at the corner. It was closed on Monday night so we 'settled' for their fancy aircon full service restaurant a few doors away. There were 3 menus to choose from:... More 

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Thank Omantis
Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Three of us ordered prawn paste chicken, bean curd skin prawn, hot plate bean curd and sliced fish with hot sauce. The prawn paste chicken was blend and the bean curd skin was flaky and not solid bean skin. The other two dishes were just ok. Previously when the old restaurant was at Stirling road it was really very good.... More 

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Thank seepeterkimseng
Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This resultant looks like ordinary Resturant yet the taste is good The chef was from Hong Kong many years back. Serving great Cantonese cruise at affordable rate. The staff are nice and friendly There is a choice of having dinner at air conditioned area or outdoor. Recommend to try steam fish and salted egg shrimp!

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Thank bennett_wpl
Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

The barbecue honey pork chop was great so was the muy Choi chicken. The dim sum I'm sorry to say was quite ordinary The service was less than ordinary. The waiter when asked if the toilets - which incidentally are a bit away from the restaurant - were clean replied "what do you expect, it's a toilet'!

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Thank Walking_Duck
Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

A good chef never changes his spots! Still reliable after all these years. Really good Cantonese cuisine to be had without breaking the bank.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 56 Lengkok Bahru #01-443, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

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