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Asian, Malaysian, Chinese
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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2.3 km from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was exceptional, staff were friendly. First visit but will definitely be going again. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

First time and will definitely come again. Staff are so friendly and polite, the food is so fresh and tastes soo good. The staff are always smiling and happy to help. The good is amazing and you can have as you can eat lol

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022

Went last night (Monday) for a friend's birthday. We had the 'all you can eat' menu for £20.95 per head. For me, the starters and the duck were the stars of the show, we had prawn toast, chicken and beef satay skewers, crab claws, salt...& chilli ribs, and more, although everything we ate was honestly gorgeous, not a single complaint. There was plenty of food and we were offered more of everything. Service was prompt & courteous. I will be going back in the near future!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022 via mobile

Had takeaway tonight was the worst ever cold food chicken was grizzly prawn toast under cooked same used to be a nice place never again

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022

I've never been tempted to write a bad review before but my takeaway was awful. Took over an hour and a half to arrive. Not everything we ordered was delivered. Ordered a hot Malayan chicken dish... Bland beyond belief. Boiled chicken in a tasteless sauce,...bland and horrible. Will never order from here again. Utter rubbishMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2021

Ordered about 6 dishes, 1 being duck. Ran out of pancakes, had to wait 15 mins. Duck and rice went cold. Asked if we could get more but we was told no. Asked for the bill, waited over 20 minutes. Seemed bigger tables were priority....Shame really.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

Having used Yan Woo for many years for family and friends get-togethers we were disappointed. The mixed starter was as expected and the complimentary prawn crackers welcome with our drinks. The duck was a little dry. Main courses were not as generous or as nicely...presented as our previous visits. We'd booked a table for four at 7:30 but were disappointed to feel rushed to vacate at around 10pm. We had ordered drinks all evening and weren't prepared to rush or leave them. Not sure we'll return until I read more positive reviews!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2020

good evening just ordered a takeaway from this restaurant two currys of Malaysian style my son starts eating the beef and was chewing beef fat it was a large piece it was terrible there chicken curry was so salty and the chicken rock hard i...will be getting my money back for this crap mealMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020

AVOID THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL COSTS!! Awful just awful. Service was crap, waitress over charged me when I tried to speak to her about it she started arguing with me at the table in front of my family on my brothers bday which was very...awkward and embarrassing, the waitress was very aggressive and argumentative when I was in the right. Service was awful, PLEASE AVOID!!!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Just a short note, I've never had a bad meal here in all the times I visited, thoroughly recommend the all you can eat for £19 odd menu, well cooked food, attentive table service & a friendly atmosphere makes for a lovely evening out with...my MrsMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Went for a spur of the moment meal and was not disappointed at all, from the moment we entered the restaurant to the time we left the service was first class. There is a good choice of food and the two options we chose were...both very tasty and the portions were of a good size. I would recommend this restaurant and I’m sure that I will return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 November 2019

The reviews were good so though we would give this a try, pretty quiet for a Friday night but the service was good as was the food. Went for the eat as much as you like meal and must say that this was well worth...the money. Always avoid the fill you up noodle and rice dishes until the end if possible. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Yan Woo is a lovely place. Relaxed place to eat in or have take away. The food is delicious and the staff are always smiling and friendly. A little gem in Portsmouth. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Food was lovely. Didnt seem keen to have children there and felt a bit out of place seemed like they weren't impressed with us being here. The manager however was very friendly it was the two waitresses that made us feel an inconvenience.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

We have been visiting Yan Woo for many years and have never been disappointed. Good food, friendly service and a lively atmosphere - even though the music played doesn't seem to be as outstanding as it used to be. We will continue to visit this...good value restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Yan Woo Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4