Harden's survey result
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This “reliable stalwart of the Soho Chinese food scene” provides “an oasis of calm” just a 1-minute walk from Chinatown. “Managed by the awesome William and Christine”, its “serene” and “welcoming” style suits its older fanbase, as do the “interesting if un-challenging” dishes. Potentially under threat (like the nearby Soho Curzon) from demolition for Crossrail 2 – we hope they don’t retire: “it would be the end of an institution… and some very good food!”
“So different from Chinatown a hundred yards south!” – this “unpretentious” but “welcoming” Soho “refuge” maintains a big following thanks to its “smiling staff” (overseen by “convivial host, William”) and food that’s been “steadfastly good” over many years (if a tad “predictable”).
“The staff always smile” at Christine Yau’s “serene” Soho “haven”, “run admirably by the amazing William”; the “interesting” Chinese cuisine is “consistently good” and at times “cracking”.
A “haven”, an “oasis”, “the best Chinese in Soho”… Christine Yau’s “effortlessly pleasing” corner “stalwart” has been “consistent for years” – “maitre d’ William is the host with the most”, and “the food always hits the mark”.
Yming Restaurant Diner Reviews
"We lunched from the Chinese New Year specials, which were fine but slightly 'unpunchy'. Service delightful as ever in this bright Soho stalwart, will come back for another renewal of old acquaintance...."
"Still one of our favourites in this part of town."
"A step up from the Gerrard Street chinese restaurants - slightly more formal and you are rewarded for booking in advance by being seated upstairs with window views of the street. Food is good, all the standard offerings but freshly cooked and speedily served. A good standby for after theatre or cinema."
"Condemned by Crossrail (along with the neighbouring Curzon Cinema) the end of Yming nears as the owner and staff have decided to retire. It will be the end of an institution - and some very good food."
35-36 Greek St, London, W1D 5DL
all day noon - 11.45 pm
Last orders: 11.45 pm