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Yan's China Bistro

146 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2512
+1 781-593-3308
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab rangoon” (4 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
“noodles” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
146 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2512
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I always judge a place on their scallion pancakes and they did not disappoint. Delish take out. Worth the effort to try to park. If you pay cash, you get a little bit of a break on price too.

Thank Meaghan Y
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a great place to grab some yummy Chinese takeaway. The portions are huge and the quality is very good. It's not full of fillers like a lot of other Chinese places. The food is quickly and well prepared. Service is friendly and efficient.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was practically empty at 3:30. Our family of four ordered the mini platter choice of 4 apps. A great deal at $10.95 and each of us got to choose our favorite apps. Boneless spareribs, beef and chicken teriyaki, and crab Rangoon. The wonton...More

Thank Kimchen
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I've been going here for years ordering in. I finally ordered here New Year's Eve declined my credit card after ordering here for years when I've been a regular customer and Karen totally disrespected me she knows exactly what I order and everything she was...More

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 18 March 2018

First time customer, ordered takeout online, right on time, food was piping hot and delicious. Everything tasted fresh. Spicy pad thai was excellent. Will order from them again!!!

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

No one ever seems to be eating in the restaurant, which has very little atmosphere. BUT the takeout Chinese is very good, if you like the standbys. Spare ribs, fried rice, beef with broccoli, etc.

Thank ScubaTravelers
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Yan’s offers excellent food at modest prices. We generally pick up from Yan’s, and have found the service to be quick and friendly. This is our top pick for Chinese take out in Swampscott.

Thank MarkP115
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I hadn't been to Yan's for quite some time, but I decided to go there last week, and I wasn't disappointed. It was lunchtime, so I selected one of the specials offered. The food was very fresh and very tasty. The prices at lunch are...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We dined here based on TA reviews and our experience was not very good... The server was new apparently and had no clue as to what any of the dishes were or how they were prepared. There was another person there who came over and...More

Thank Iamalpha
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Food is very average, sometimes oily. Ribs are good. Great for moderately priced local food, convenient for take out and lots of parking

Thank lawyerm0m
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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 146 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2512
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: +1 781-593-3308
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