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“Very elegant place, very good food, good wine list”

Yen Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1,228 Restaurants in Xinyi District
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$173
Cuisines: Chinese, Taiwanese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Enjoy your journey to the "New Chinese Cuisine," welcomes to YEN, our destination restaurant on the 31st floor at W Taipei. It's Chinese gastronomy like you've never encountered before. From cooking alongside the masters of Cantonese culinary arts, our culinary team has infused classical dishes with stylish innovation to present breathtaking creations into groundbreaking interpretations - nouvelle Chinese cuisine. Reflecting the flavors of all regions in China, from fresh seafood, signature soups, delightful dim sum and sensational desserts to show off our Chinese epicurean expertise.
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Place very elegant, good for business lunches and dinners, in the poshiest area in Taipei, close to the 101 building in the Xin Yi district.
Food is excellent, the wines are from all around the world and good, although a bit expensive.
Recommended as one of the best in Taipei that I have experienced so far (and they are many).

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1  Thank Gabriele Z
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wtaipeiofficial, General Manager at Yen Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Gabriele Z

Thank you for your great review!

We are glad to learn that you have enjoyed Chef Wo’s signature dish, the elegant comfortable ambience and the wine around the world selection. This is definitely our pleasure to have you here!

Besides YEN Chinese Restaurant, we also have a magnificent YEN Bar with the perfect Taipei 101 view.

Once again, thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to serving you again soon in the near future.

With Best Regards,

Harvey Thompson,
General Manager of W Taipei

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Took my fiancé for a birthday dinner at Yen. Our booking and special requests were all attended to without a hitch. We were attended to by Fin & Kimmy, the service was excellent, both were very obliging and cheerful. We had the duck, hot & sour soup, sweet and sour pork, claypot tofu and egg tarts. Duck was tasty and very crispy, soup was average, sweet and sour pork was succulent and lightly battered covered with a thick sweet sauce with strawberries & cherries, claypot tofu was very soft with lots of prawns and lastly the egg tarts were.. the best we’ve ever had and certainly the highlight! We really enjoyed our meal and look forward to coming back again! Thanks again for the great night, Fin & Kimmy :)

Thank Derek T
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wtaipeiofficial, General Manager at Yen Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Derek T,

Thank you for your great review!

We are glad to learn that you have enjoyed Chef Wo’s signature dish, especially the egg tart as the highlight of the meal along with the excellent service provided by Fin and Kimmy.
Your recognition has been shared along with the team and this is definitely the best encouragement for your talents.

Once again, thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to serving you again soon in the near future.

With Best Regards,


Harvey Thompson,
General Manager of W Taipei

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Located inside the W hotel on the 31st floor.We came for lunch without a reservation and was accommodated. We were given a window seat w a fantastic view of the bustling city. I couldn't complain.
Yen is a Chinese restaurant with all the food but elevated service and atmosphere.
Get the duck. Everything we got was excellent.
To get here ride the elevator to the 10/F get out and switch to the other elevator around the corner and take it all the way to 31st.

Thank PURPLEYAMS
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wtaipeiofficial, 總經理 at Yen Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear PURPLEYAMS

Thank you for your great review!

We are glad to learn that you have enjoyed Chef Wo’s signature dish and the elegant comfortable ambience, it’s our pleasure to have you here!

Once again, thank you for your review and we look forward to serving you again soon in the near future.

With Best Regards,
Harvey Thompson,
General Manager of W Taipei

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The W reputation is in tact as the standards have yet to slip in any of their establishments. The Szechuan style restaurant has a full menu and will gladly make substitutions for your dietary needs. The meat is prepared to serve and they will even de-bone chicken! The presentation and flavors are colorful in taste as well as flavor. Plus, you can order cocktails from the famous hotel bar right to your table! Definitely coming back for seconds!

Thank shainan2018
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wtaipeiofficial, 總經理 at Yen Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear shainan2018,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to be your home away from home and pleased to know you enjoyed not only the delectable cuisine, but also the stunning view and the energetic service brought by our talents. Great appreciation for your compliment, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

With Best Regards,
Harvey Thompson,
General Manager of W Taipei

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

At the top of the W hotel. Elegant decor. Attentive service. Arguably the best duck in Taipei. No grease just crispy flavor. Other dim sum dishes were good although I found the crunchy noodles with XO sauce a bit overcooked.
A glass of Sauvignon blank will set you back around NT 580 but overall worth the steep fare.

Thank Kundiman
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wtaipeiofficial, General Manager at Yen Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Kundiman,

Thank you choosing YEN and sharing this wonderful review with us!

We are thrilled to learn that you have enjoyed our attentive service, elegant décor, as well as the delicate dim sum dishes and our signature Peking duck. Your feedback toward crunchy noodles has been shared with concerned departments, we will ensure to make improvements for your future experience.

Once again, thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at W Taipei.

With Best Regards,
Harvey Thompson,
General Manager of W Taipei

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