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Yen Ching

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810 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-3094
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this wonderful restaurant for over 25 years. Absolutely our favorite Chinese dishes. Well worth the 40 minute drive from Aurora! I highly recommend the crab Rangoon and twice cooked pork.

Thank Sandra D
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Not knowing the local restaurants, my friend and I happened upon this establishment. We were greeted as if we were long lost friends by our waitress. She was obviously having fun working and that made our experience all the better. She made suggestions from the menu. I have to believe anything a person would order would be great. My friend... More 

Thank Lee G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Visited for business for dinner. Staff are extremely friendly and very entertaining! We had a great laugh in between dishes chatting with the two ladies that run the front of shop. Food is very nice, go hungry as there is plenty in the portions.

Thank Simply1206
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

One of few "sit down" Chinese restaurants anywhere, Yen Ching is fabulous. Great menu and fast service. Food is always exceptional. If mediocre Chinese Buffets are your thing, don't come here! On the other hand, do come here and see what REAL Chinese is like!

Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Marilyn and John offer a welcoming dining experience with smiling faces and quick service. Food is always fresh, authentic and of the highest quality.

Thank KCCMainard
Sycamore, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I go here frequently for lunch and dinner. They have great lunch specials and even make me a lunch special that is not listed on the menu. John's Chicken Noodle Soup is large, tasty, and filling. My favorite is the chicken lo mein. This is my preferred Chinese restaurant in the DeKalb/Sycamore area. The owners are friendly and remember what... More 

Thank Mamiya7
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This place has it all! Wonderful food, huge portions, and a lovely family who owns the company and takes true pride in ownership. I've been coming here for two years now, going on three. Once a week I go in and Marilyn knows my order by heart. Love this place ❤️❤️

Thank Liz H
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

THe family who owns Yen Ching are extremely welcoming, and friendly. For regulars, they often know what you want to order before you do. My husband Jake is loyal to their Mongolian Beef. Nobody makes it the way they do. As for myself, i'm partial to the Moo-Shoo chicken.

Thank Thaisamused
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this place since I was a kid. Always great my kids love it. And the owner Marilyn is great, she is funny. She even tells me " dad , time to put away phone for dinner". Lol. Wouldn't be the same without her. I sold to waste your time going to any other around here.... More 

Thank Chris W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

We have been going to Yen Ching for years. They have the best Chinese food in DeKalb. The staff is amazingly friendly and customers are welcomed with big smiles and warm greetings. The menu has all the favorites and is quite extensive. Great, authentic decor, too.

Thank Bev B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-3094
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
Google Places Listing: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&rlz=1R2ADRA_enUS345&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=yen+ching+dekalb+il&fb=1&gl=us&hq=yen+ching&hnear=DeKalb,+IL&cid=843841076993677956

Yelp Listing: http://www.yelp.com/biz/yen-ching-restaurant-dekalb

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?