819 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001234.062900 -118.238028
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 09:45 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 10:45 PM Sunday From 11:30 AM To 09:45 PM
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Central LA
Amazing Chinese Food! – The food here is great, in particular the slippery shrimp! Definitely order family style. The soups for 2 really serve at least 4 and all of the dishes are considerable portions. Service isn't always that great, but the food makes up for it. Making a reservation is recommended as sometimes there's up to an hour wait.
Slippery shrimp is unbelievable! OMG – We went on a really busy Saturday evening, and were seated within 10 minutes. While we were waiting to be seated we were told by another client that the slippery shrimp here was amazing and that we should try it. We took the friendly advice and weren't disappointed! Service was fast and good, I really have no complaints about it at all.
This place is great! I would really recommend it to anyone!
Good Food Lousy Service – Yang Chow is a source of both good food and frustration. The slippery shrimp- lightly battered shrimp fried perfectly and doused with a delcious citrus, garlic sauce are addictive. The menu is wonderful, as is the execution...as far as food preparation.Over the last decade I have been here countless times. lmost without exception I have received horrible...I mean horrible service.
The last time I took a close friend and his girlfriend there for lunch. Despite repeated requests the waiter did not bring my potstickers (clearly an appetizer) until after we had completed the maain course. The service was so bad and rude that I refused to leave a tip- a first time for me. Since then I still eat the food - but only takeout. You've been warned.
RudE!! – Wow, I live within walking distance and decided to take a friend for the first time. As usual their was a line, I asked the lady how long a wait for 2, she replied "wait a moment" I understand that to be a moment.... crearly it would not be as I had at least a dozen people before me. I asked again... she said with an attitude.. " I sai d, WAIT a moment".
We walked out and walked over 2 Hop Woos... in the same block, the food and service is always friendly and the moment you sit the tea is already there.
Will never go back to Yang Chows. Dont be fooled by the crowd at Chang yows, the food is covered in goop!
Best Chinese Food! – I love the downtown location. They have the best kung pao chicken. They give you huge portions enough to be shared by others. The food is well worth the wait. Even when there are crowds, there isn't a long wait time. If you are starving, this is the place. The food comes out fairly quickly and is very fresh. I always come here when I am in the downtown area.
Fast, Friendly and Tasty...with a little bit of fun kitsch – 1. Fast and friendly service--order taken, food and drink delivered within 15 minutes--impressive.
2. Valet parking in rear was no hassle at peak time in the middle of the week (6:10 PM Wed).
3. Although food was slightly Americanized--it was still good. Every restaurant is different that way.
4. I ordered the slippery shrimp, scallops with hot spicy garlic sauce and juicy dumplings--will eat again.
5. BTW, if you are real dumpling connoisseur, then Ding Tai Fung in Arcadia is where it is at.
6. Sure, the look is kitsch, but it's a remnant of old Chinatown...I suppose that could be fun.
7. Bill was around $40 including tip and the 2 of us (with hearty appetites) had leftovers.
8. I would have given a 10 but I need to try more things on the menu...I'll be back though.
Panda Express is better – So what is the big deal about this place. Living in Southern California, there are so many chinese restaurants to choose from, why would I want to come here again. A friend and I decided to meet for dinner and I picked the place based on the reviews. I'm sorry I did. The decor was cheesy with a mix of Chinese with sports images and posters from the swap meet. The food was bland with the exception of the slippery shrimp. I had the crispy rice soup and had to add soy sauce. The velvet chicken had no flavor, and the lo mein was also bland. I will give kudos to the slippery shrimp. Service was good and fast and I did not have to wait for a table. I do believe that Panda Express and PF Changs are more flavorful. For 3 dishes and a soup, we paid $52 including tip. A bit pricey for what we got. I'll take Panda in a heartbeat over this place. I was embarrassed to take the leftovers to my wife. She'll probably end up putting it outside tonight for the racoons that visit.
The well-charted territory of kung pao and moo shu makes culinary tourists feel at home. – In Short
This beloved institution has introduced more than one neophyte diner to the joys of Chinese cuisine. Familiar favorites like moo shu pork and Szechuan beef lead the large menu, but house specialities like the famed slippery shrimp--a neon batch of sugar-coated butterflied shrimp--should not be overlooked. Other popular dishes include sauteed string beans and hot Szechuan wonton soup with bite-sized dumplings. Kung pao chicken offers diced chicken dotted with peanuts and chopped onions.
there is no way this place is above average. if you're from california you can't say this is really good – definitely make a reservation. we were seated in about 15 minutes which wasn't a problem. others waited in excess of 45 min. to an hour without a rez. if you're from california drive to your local chinese restaurant. then go to yang chow's. there is absolutely no difference. the soup was amazing. the spring rolls were pretty good but nothing better than what you can get at a local southern california mall restaurant. the entree's were good, they weren't bad but they weren't amazing. the service is top notch. they were very attentive. we appreciated that. BUT PLEASE DON'T TELL PEOPLE THIS RESTAURANT IS AMAZING! all of these above average reviews must be coming from people who have never had decent chinese food. another thing that was a tell tale sign that it was average. there were only two asians eating in the restaurant. might sound trivial but if you eat at a mexican restaurant in long beach you expect some hispanics to be eating there. of what i've been told you should avoid china town's restaurants. when i asked the guy checking me into our hotel room what the best chinese restaurant in china town was he told me there aren't any good chinese restaurants, and he was chinese!
if you've had decent chinese food before you're not going to be impressed. go for the atmosphere, the prices are very cheep and the service is attentive. if you're going for good food then bypass china town all together.
Are You People Insane?!?!?!?!?! – How can Citysearch expect to be respected when out of all the top 10 Chinese places in all of Los Angeles only one is in the San Gabriel Valley. There are at least 20 places that can easily beat out your top 10! True Chinese food is in Monterey Park, Alhambra etc. Your editors need to find their way further down the 10 east rather than just stopping at Chinatown.
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