Young Cheng (Shaftesbury Ave)

76 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6ND - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7437 0237

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Overall 6.3
Food 10.0
Service 4.0
Atmosphere 2.0
Value 9.0
Based on 1 reviews

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The best simple Chinese food you can get in Chinatown.

If you want Chinese food that is "posh around the edges" there are better places to go. And this is not why you come here.

If you want better atmosphere, and even better service, go somewhere else, again this is not why you come here.

If you want simple, consistently good and most of all authentic food, this IS THE place to come to, and they deliver, time after time.
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Peter Smith
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 10 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 9
Monday, June 23, 2014

I visited this recently. The fixed-price menu is a gem. You have to ask for it (you'll get the la carte otherwise), but it's superb value at £8.80 for soup, rice and one main course, and the usual mandatory service charge is not included, for a nice change.

The food was the best and most authentic Chinese meal I've had since I was last in Guangdong province. Tasty, and plentiful portions of all dishes...which is a very pleasant thing to find from a fixed-price menu.

It's a cozy little restaurant. Service is Chinese-style, not Western-style; expect politeness but no fawning, and it's a brisk pace. You'll probably be seated with others if you don't have enough in your party for a table to yourselves, so prepare to be sociable - a romantic venue it ain't!

This is a great restaurant for a fast, tasty, inexpensive Chinese meal. The fact that 80% of the customers' families on my most recent visit clearly originate from South East Asia tells its own tale. The Chinese know their own, and where to go for the best value and food. Now you do, too.
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Jon Green
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8
Monday, August 05, 2013

(Two years after first review)

Consistent and busy, slightly crowded resturant with many options at lunchtime and a sideline in Malaysian dishes like Laksa (off-menu), Char Kway teow (here called Penang noodles, with prawns, fishballs, chives), Fukien Ho Fun etc. These are recommended as is eel and roast (belly) pork rice, ma po bean curd rice, pork and duck fried ho fun, veg, prawn and beancurd rice, sliced pork, cucumber and black fungus rice. Quite generous portions, plus free soup. Many diners go for the roast meats hanging up with rice, and a small side of greens. Service copes with astonishing volume of activity at lunchtime.

Not a place for ditherers or those who expect to receive extra attention and flummery for their £6.50 lunch, who frankly are a nuisance to the efficient running of this busy cafe and should go somewhere else.
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bill s
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9
Friday, March 09, 2012

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