"Yimchai" name is inspired by a Chinese style brunch tea, which involves drinking Chinese tea and eating hot bun. It is a common choice for families, friends, colleagues and groups of people to get together and catch up.
At Yimchai we combine the coffee culture with Oriental eating, and create this unique cafe restaurant which you can have a freshly cooked oriental meal with your regular choice of coffee or a pot of our specialty Chinese tea.
10% services charge will be added for party of 8 or above
Great good always fresh and big portions. Every time I come makes me think I should come more often!!!
It was a pity that there was no duck available and then neither was one of chef’s recommendations, but the waitresses were helpful, charming and efficient.
We really enjoyed the food - and the quantity as well as the quality.
Goes from strength to strength. Food was extraordinary, service was warm and the atmosphere buzzy but not intrusive. The only thing which needs navigating is that the portion sizes are designed for larger groups so if you are dining as a couple it's easy to over-order, especially on veg. Chef's specials are awesome.
Perhaps our expectations had been raised too high by Reviews online but we were unimpressed by the food and the service alternated from waiting ages for starter to then being rushed through the other courses. We felt it was a very ordinary Chinese meal which didn’t justify the cost ...... e.g. a sizzling beef dish was £15.80. Although beef was lovely it was sadly drowned in a very sweet pineapple sauce. Really?
The service was terrible. I have been to the restaurant a few times and I have to say, this place is not child-friendly at all. They always give you a grumpy face when they come and clear your table (let alone asking a few times after 20 mins into our meal whether we have finished), no welcome and thank you at all.
Delicious, authentic Chinese food. Certainly not your average Chinese restaurant but on a par with restaurants in Chinatown. Lots of unusual dishes on the menu, with drinks to match. Having grown up in Hong Kong it made me very nostalgic
We had lovely foods and very good service as always. Really enjoyed.
Food was really divine, though the portions are very large! Really fresh, with a great choice of traditional regional and more Anglicized dishes. Staff were very friendly except for one who was a little nervous - perhaps quite shy or maybe new. Good venue for a quiet meal as the music is not intrusive and the tables not too close together.
Lovely foods and service.
Really excellent Cantonese food in Kingston. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food in here is fresh, delicious, and most importantly, authentic. The vegetable dumplings were melt in the mouth standard, the roasted duck was some of the best i've ever had and the staff were delightful. Much better than anything i've had in Chinatown.
Good plentiful delicious food with great service. Really liked the ho fun with beef. Thank you.
Good as always
Brilliant food and service as always
Always love this place. While not the cheapest the food is always so fresh and beautifully flavoured.
Yimchai has an interesting menu with something for everyone. We wanted a cheap dinner and chose this based on price, so had limited expectations. We have found some other Chinese to be overly sweet, gloopy or greasy, but none of that here; all the different dishes we had were really excellent - looked great, generous portions and very tasty. Service was quick and friendly. Decor a little odd, but restaurant clean and comfortable and close to station. Exceedingly good value overall, we'll definitely be back.
Food was delicious and service friendly. Highly recommend the steamed Seabass. Ambience and decor didn't match the quality of the food.
We had a family dinner. We all loved and enjoyed the meal. Definately one of the best on my books
Great food, Great Price. Nothing more needs to be said.
Great local restaurant where the food is always freshly made and good portions plus they do left overs to go. Not the cheapest but well worth the trip.
Excellent choice for vegetarians, portions are large, food is tasty and service is great. Wing masked each visit a pleasure.
Aside from them almost forgetting to bring the rest of our food. Its pretty much spot on . Decor was good. Food was tasty. Staff were pleasant. Manager was very friendly
What a great find - really enjoyed our meal which was very tasty and great quality. Place was absolutely packed which is always a good sign and this was why service was probably a bit slow. Will be back here soon!
Fantastic food. Lovely modern clean restaurant. Brilliant for date night.
Food came out very quick and was tasty.
Always really good quality food here. Service sometimes questionable
Excellent service, the staff are really attentive and the food is really great and tasty.
Great venue for good value, informal, oriental dining.
Great food; spicy Szechuan. Good value with large portions. Best outside of Chinatown and Soho
Sunday lunch for two. A lovely experience all round
Our whole family, including grandparents love this place. Amazing service, fabulous food. Everything we have tried has been delicious. Great Peking duck pancakes which we all love and wonderful value for money. Thoroughly recommend to anyone in the Kingston area
A wonderful place, really enjoy every visit with fantastic food.
Overall I found the food to be very good I would have liked a couple of our dishes a bit more spicy (we did request for them to be spicier) friendly staff and good service
Love this place and the accompanying veg is the best I have had. Food is very fresh and top quality. Not the cheapest but def worth it.
Authentic HK cafe food in Kingston London. With Carnaby Street Car Park right next to it is convenient for people who drive.
Great food and a varied menu. The staff were very friendly but were a bit scarce even though the restaurant was not full. Very clean and well decorated.
Good food and nice staff
Love this place which has now probably been open for about 12 months. Off the beaten track button Kingston but finally getting the level of custom it deserves. Good exceedingly fresh and the best noodles you can find
We went to Yimchai for the first time to celebrate a birthday. Excellent food and excellent service!
Great modern Chinese. Innovative menu and great food and service.
Yimchai has a varied menu with quite interesting items such as soft shell crab. It is good value and the food is most enjoyable.