Yen Oriental

3.8
1084 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese
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Yen is set within the historic north rotunda building on the banks of the River Clyde. We serve Thai, Chinese & Japanese cuisine, have a fantastic selection of Oriental beers and an extensive wine selection enjoyed in relaxed surroundings. We are located directly across the road from the SECC, Clyde Auditorium and Hydro Arena. We have free parking for patrons.
Upstairs in the Oriental part of the restaurant there is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
We serve a selection of Oriental beers in bottles and draught, and have an extensive wine selection.

Upstairs we serve Thai, Chinese & Japanese food, spicy Thai curries, healthy and tasty Japanese noodle dishes.
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GM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

The atmosphere was very underwhelming, too quiet. The decoration is also not great (curtains)

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C
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Inside looks a bit run down and in great need of refurbishment. Food fantastic , but decoration chipped tables and seats, dust on windows spoiled the great service and great food. Would try the Italian next time which was extremely busy and Chinese was empty. I suspect due to inside.

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JH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable pre Disney on ice lunch including a 6 year old👍

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DS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and surroundings.
Great value for money.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went here for a meal before a concert at the Hydro. We were given the pre-concert set menu. I had the prawn soup it was luke warm at best then sweet and sour chicken balls with egg fried rice. The chicken balls tasted floury and I had to send back the rice as it was undercooked. Very overpriced for what we were served up £18.95 for 2 courses!! The staff were friendly enough though. I don’t think I would eat here again.

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MH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Too many servers came up to ask us the same questions and felt rushed while eating meal

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M
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and very good price. Highly recommend

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JB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Firstly far to expensive. Starters. Everyone one knows what soup and spring rolls are but what about the rest after being asked if I was ready to order I said no as I didn't know what was on offer, and tried to ask the waiter but he went away as I wasn't ready, when he came back I said I was ready to order but asked what things were. But unfortunately as he spoke it was hard to understand him and I felt rushed into ordering. The mains, it's the first time I've ever seen the chicken being placed floting on top of the curry sauce, . There we a few mains that came with no sauce , mix this with rice made the meal very dry. I would like to see your menu improved to allow customers who like to try something different a better idea of whats in your meal

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D
Ayrshire
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went before a show at the Hydro...
Only available menu at 4pm was a two course set menu with limited choice at £18.95 each....
Food was below average, drinks expensive, even a tiny bowl of mediocre Chinese curry sauce was £3.00 extra....
Bill was over £50.00 for worse fayre than a standard Chinese lunchtime menu... Poor show.... Wouldn't return, nor recommend.

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KH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch before going to Hydro. Good gluten free menu. Service was spot on and food was lovely.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good quality food. Nothing was a problem. Easy parking and so convenient for hydro. Would definitely recommend.

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N
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I had been before with my mum and the meal was very good - I brought my partner this time
And the meal was satisfactory he didn’t enjoy his meal chicken was over cooked and very chewy which ruined his experience as he couldn’t eat it such a shame as it’s not a cheap place to dine out

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SP
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food is good, service and atmosphere could be better, third visit and will continue to visit.

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AS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was lovely very good value for money

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Meal was lovely took a little while to be served and where our table was it was too cold as there was a draft coming in from the window

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CM
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great and service perfect. Pre show meal and definitely a place to return to.

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KW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend it to friends but only after 7pm. The fact that the pre show menu is more expensive than the alacarte menu is very poor.

The food was very good and was worth it and if the pre show menu was no more than the ala carte then it would have been a near perfect meal.

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JU
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was alright, didn’t realise we were in for the pre theatre time slot, would have preferred a more relaxed, not rushed dining experience. Food was decent. Good value for money but just a bit of a let down being crammed in and rushed.

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MD
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time to restaurant. Service not quite so quick this time but, there again, we weren't in a rush. I think it was just busier this time. Enjoyed food again. Would go back again. Plus it is so handy for the Hydro/SSEC!

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very annoying that you had to have the pre theatre menu. Food was not great, very greasy and definitively not worth the money.
Restaurant need a bit of refurbishment

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place & the pre-theatre deal is fantastic value! The food is delicious & portion sizes are great! Definitely recommended!

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PL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service and the pre-show menu had loads of choice.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

gyoza was deep fried and very hard(don’t know if this is normal but any dumpling i’ve usually has was steamed with a grilled bottom)
beef and black bean tasted of fish
told server and nothing was done about it.
won’t be back unfortunately

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F
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theatre menu was exactly what we were looking for after an afternoon out. Hot, spicy, tasty and plentiful. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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RL
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and food was outstanding. Visited before a concert at the hydro and enjoyed it very much. Will book again in the future!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent and service. Staff very friendly.

Seating was the only let down

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CB
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and good atmosphere. Staff were very friendly & service was fast. Food was good, good size portions on the A La Carte menu.

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L
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food excellent and well presented . Service staff a little abrupt . I understand that at pre theatre times tables have approx 1.5 hrs time limit But I felt very rushed by staff , taking plates away when one guest finished instead of waiting till whole table finished eating .

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HM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

I would recommend this restaurant to a friend, the food is lovely but it is a little over priced. I tried to book a table for 3pm on a Sunday and was told that I couldn't have a table until 4.30pm but when we arrived at 4.10 people were finishing their meals and the place was half empty. Funny how the evening menu starts at 4.30pm and is more expensive than the lunch time menu!

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E
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location for attending events around the SECC. Portion sizes are generous and staff are very attentive.

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TM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the pre theatre menu but the choice was extensive and all the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on the pre-concert menu, fabulous value for money too. Will definitely be back.

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SM
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Yet again service was poor Arrived at 4pm as we had a concert at 5.30 By 5pm main course still hadn’t arrived but did shortly after complaining.

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CJ
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a very good meal at Yen Oriental. Service was prompt and the food was very tasty and piping hot. Our meal was a late lunch, pre Hydro event and the restaurant was busy. We had a table by a window but the window didn't close properly - the weather was awful outside and so it was a bit draughty! Otherwise, we had a very good experience!

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SG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up a little early and we were still seated! The food was amazing and prepared quick and we weren’t chased away even though we may have been eating a little slower as we were enjoying our food so much

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EC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed in the choice and food was not upto the previous visits only had main course but paid for two

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ND
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was really good but service was slow, we had to ask for a dessert menu and once we got the bill we were left sitting with it for a while had to go up and pay it.

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AS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had ribs for starter, the best I've ever had..delicious. Followed by King Prawn curry with fried rice, also delicious. Prawn crackers & chips too. Nice, relaxing atmosphere with a nice view of the Clyde. Will definitely go again and would highly recommend.

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KJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived when the restaurant was really busy, staff were still very efficient and friendly. Food was excellent and fast service, we will definitely be back!

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TD
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Late for our booking due to heavy traffic. Despite being busy we were seated quickly and without issue. Food order and service prompt.

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