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King Yen Restaurant

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2995 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
+1 510-845-1286
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Berkeley, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We live very close to this neighborhood, so it is easy to call one of the many restaurants for takeout. Our favorite here for a light supper is the sizzling rice soup. It is very low fat and has plenty of shrimp and chicken, as well as fresh veggies. Not so good for us are the sauced dishes: they tend... More 

Thank 2calgrads
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Just another average "Chinese" restaurant that doesn't serve anything Chinese people eat. Wonderful staff and excellent service, but the food is just your average quick, uninteresting stuff.

Thank Randall B
Berkeley, California
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had been to King Yen a couple of times and enjoyed the excellent food and service. This past week-end we had a group of 13 and the staff at this restaurant did a beautiful job of accommodating us. We were given a separate section, away from the rest of the diners so we could make as much noise as we... More 

Thank Bizplan
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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225 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Very much enjoyed a light lunch at this quite large Chinese restaurant right on College Avenue. The service was excellent, the food well prepared and the nearby conversations interesting because ... it is Berkeley!

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Located on College Ave just a short distance from the University of California at Berkeley, this small restaurant is on a street of eclectic shops and restaurants. Even on a busy Friday evening, our small party was seated quickly. The menu is what I call manageable as so many menus at Chinese restaurants are huge. The portions are large and... More 

Thank SilverFox925
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Charles was a terrific host--helped plan the menu, there is a side room that can be reserved for a large party. The food is good; not too fancy or expensive;lots of choice; good location, but mainly its all the parts together that moved me to give all the +++++ The wedding was summer of 2014 and I still feel the... More 

Thank dontripOakland
Asheville, North Carolina
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

In an area of superb Asian food, King Yen offers good but not exceptional Chinese food. On the other hand, visiting from outside of SF, we find the food quite good. The wait staff was friendly and relatively attentive. The star of the menu was clearly the sweet and sour prawns. Lightly fried, very large prawns came in a sweet... More 

Thank Frank E
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

The server at King Yen made all the difference. She was very attentive and made all six of us feel at home. The Sizzling Beef was a favorite as well as the Dried Green Beans and the Walnut Prawns. There was something for everyone.

Thank Katy G
Greenbelt, Maryland
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173 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

parking is a pain, especially during the day, somewhat better after the nearby stores close. service on the slow and less-than-attentive side. food was average

Thank gpcd
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice and relaxing, the service is great, and most important, the food is amazing. I am leaning toward this being the best Chinese food I have had. This restaurant was recommended by locals and it did not disappoint.

Thank Heather C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2995 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-1286

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