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Our Story

After an exacting lock-down for us all, our menu continues as usual based on the elements of Ying and Yang.

Yming was established on 10th June 1986 as MING. After the departure of the other partners one year later CHRISTINE carried on and introduced a completely new menu featuring different regional dishes , e.g. Ta Tsai Mi , a lean lamb dish, Dongan Chicken etc. not only the usual sweet and sour pork and beef in black bean sauce. Although The ingredients and the cooking remain traditional, of course new dishes are introduced from time to time.

To her astonishment a simple dish of Cauliflower Yming style is on demand all the time. She introduced it as she noticed that cauliflower is not the most popular vegetable.

For those of you who already know Chinese food will make up your own minds. For those who don’t’ we will be happy to help you choose.

Bon Appetite!

Our full menu reintroduced from mid August. In any case, any dishes you like not on the menu, please tell us!

Customers reviews

“William (the maitre d’) always has a warm welcome” at this “long-term favourite”: a Soho “oasis” whose “calm and friendly” atmosphere (“without the feeling we need to rush and free the table”) provides a quiet-but-stark contrast with the frenzy of Chinatown a couple of blocks south. Foodwise “it attempts nothing new or extraordinary – just good Chinese cooking that’s always wholesome and satisfying”, with “decent wine at un-greedy prices”.
Little gem in china town Fabulous restaurant in soho, great food, good menu and reasonable. Nicely decorated and really friendly accommodating staff. Well worth a visit. Maybe worth booking as is popular.
The finish at this Chinese restaurant just off Shaftesbury Avenue suggests it's trying to do something a little more refined than many of its Chinatown brethren. The royal-blue and aquamarine interior is smartly dressed European-style, with white linen and wine glasses. The menu is mainly Cantonese, with a few eclectic regional dishes added. That means a menu ranging from sesame prawn toast, dry-spiced spare ribs and soft-shell crab to wonton soups, shredded duck with ginger, Mongolian lamb, Sichuan prawns and empress beef, slow-cooked with herbs, spices and a hint of star anise. Pancake wraps prove popular. Keep an eye out for good-value set menus, specials and even dishes created especially for loyal customers.
My partner and I have been coming to YMing on an almost weekly basis for the past 16 years! We love the delicious authentic Chinese food here. We are always amazed about how YMing manages to ensure consistency in the quality of its food. The service is personable, friendly and non-intrusive. Despite its close proximity to Chinatown, this is NOT your typical Chinatown restaurant. This is a restaurant which cares. That explains why at least 90% of their customers are loyal repeating customers. My sister, who is Chinese and is very fussy about Chinese food, raves about the food at YMing. She insists on having a few meals here during each of her annual visits to London from Malaysia. Our other fussy Chinese visitors rate YMing very highly too. For us, it's one of the best Chinese restaurants in London.

Due to some technical issue we currently do not accept any online bookings. Sorry for the inconvenient causes.

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    35-36 Greek Street, London W1D 5DL


    Email: info@yming.co.uk

    Opening Hours

    Monday to Saturday

    From Noon to 11PM

    Bank Holidays open from 5 pm


    Sundays except Chinese New

    Year celebrations

    Christmas and Boxing Days



    Northern Regional

    Special menu changes regularly


    Au revoir my good friends and customers, thank you for your friendship over the years, it will always stay with me. My best wishes for the future. Christine, William and the staff at Y Ming.  Another Chinese restaurant will open here in December.