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Yi-Ban Chinese Restaurant & Bar
Overall, I had a fairly decent typical Chinese dim sum lunch, the steamed items were below the usual standard but others dishes totally reached my expectation. Quality wise you wouldn't find it a great deal of different if you compare it directly with restaurants in Hong Kong, and the service is touch better over here, unlike many places in China Town, which you would expect to be rushed out...more
Yi-ban is more a convenient place to have dim sum for those who needs a cheap parking space, wants to avoid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, going to an Excel event or for the locals in the area. There is definitely nothing exciting about the place unless you like plane spotting over at London City airport whilst eating and looking at the quiet Thames.
On the outside it barely looks like...more
I had heard so much about this place & the amazing views but never had the chance to experience it till I was invited to a baby's Christening party there. True, the journey there is quite a trek as I live the other side of London!........but the location is beautiful! On top of a building, practically in an isolated spot by the river, across from the city airport!!
The decor is quite...more
There is the chinese dining cuisine experience and then there is the dim sum experience. The two are completely different and I think it should be.
Dim sum here is no nonsense, quick table service, very hot food and plates of it, very busy and can get noisy. The high number of staffs and a ticket queuing system is evidence that this is a prime spot.
Dinner time and the mood changes, you...more
We have been here a couple of times for impromptu yum char lunch. It has always been fully packed, which is testament to how good this place is. The service is quick and impersonal, but that is kind of what you expect from a restaurant like this. It is evened out by the food which is tasty and good value.
We usually get enough food for a family of four, but to share between the both of us....more