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YanYu

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Corner of Lianjing Lu and Lianjing 2nd. Road, Xiamen, China
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The restaurant with the theme "yanyu", meaning "encounter of romance" lures many patrons especially guests hoping to find love. The idea is totally anew to me and first item on the table which caught my attention was the wrapping of the wet issue which resembled a packet of condom. Each guest will be served with a special welcome drink and... More 

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Paris, France
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent dinner of easy to eat Chinese food with a late group of friends in one of their private rooms. The menu is available in English and with photos. Wine choice is limited but decent and not too expensive. Food is Chinese interpreted with a modern/fusion approach. The cod was delicious as well as the barbecued angus meat... More 

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Thank fbonaglia
Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Unique, a lot of choice, and very yummy!! Strongly recommended for people who are looking for something unique food and place for fun. You must be satisfied! Maybe, not easy for English speakers but no problem if you have someone who can speak Chinese.

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Thank Jay K
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend and the food is too die for. We ordered 4 meat dishes and the hot plate beef was DELICIOUS and the lamb chops were out of this world! Definitely recommend this restaurant. For 4 dishes, 1 noodle and 1 side plus 2 beers , we paid 336 which is pretty darn cheap regarding the amount... More 

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Thank Margaux V
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We read about Yan Yu from Tripadvisor and had wanted to try it on our first day of arrival. We went on our second day after running into the restaurant by chance....Wonderful ambience. Excellent service. Fantastic food. The wagyu beef on hot plate at RMB 109 per order is definitely worth it! The fried oyster omelette is a must try... More 

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Quezon city
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

When one looks at the decor, I expected to have steep prices and small dishes. I was most pleasantly surprised to see that it was "reasonably priced" fine dining. The dishes were big enough to share and the food was both beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. They give you this interesting appetiser in glass tubes. Take the... More 

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Thank butterscotchQC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We went there with a group of seven and found ourselves seated at a large round table with rotating plateau in the middle. The menu is set-up with pictures so you can order easily. The food is looking fantastic, both on the pictures and the actual dishes. We ordered several dishes in the smaller size to share. Beef, shrimp and... More 

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Thank Wes26
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We were in Xiamen for work. A colleague advised Yan Yu. Great food and incredible plating! Loved it. Feast for the tong and the eye!

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Thank Carien E
Napoli
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Me and my bf went there a couple weeks ago... we had to wait a little before getting in as ti was kind of crowded. As we got in it was stunning, crystal clean and perfect employers working there, so kind! The food were f.a.b. and ungodly~heavenly good!! It felt like our table was the set of a beautiful God's... More 

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Thank Marianoscocca
Manila, Philippines
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I was brought for dinner by my relatives and was pleasantly surprised with the food selection. there were a lot of choices with some traditional chinese dishes served with a twist. service was fast and efficient. would love to come back and try on other dishes on my next visit to xiamen.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Lianjing Lu and Lianjing 2nd. Road, Xiamen, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
Description
This restaurant is situated close to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Andy's close to the corner of Lianjing Road and Lianjing2nd. Road.This was our first visit to this very classy restaurant but we will certainly be going back for more. The food was excellent and the surroundings simply superb, the whole place simply screams CLASS from the beautiful entrance lobby and elegant staircase which leads you to a comfortable bar area and the restaurant itself.A good menu and drinks list was produced, the menu in both Chinese and English which is unusual for Chinese restaurants in Xiamen. The serving staff were attentive to the correct degree throughout. The orders were immediately forwarded to the kitchen via IPad which meant that there was very little delay in the first of the food arriving on the table. One of the serving staff obviously overheard that we were celebrating a friends birthday and shortly afterwards a complementary plate of celebratory food arrived. A truly excellent find and we will be back in short order! I will attach some photos as soon as possible.

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