Yan Palace Restaurant (Hong Lim Complex) (燕阁大酒楼)

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Asian, Cantonese, Chinese
+65 62222516

Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 14:00

Sun & PH: 10:00 - 14:00

Daily: 18:30 - 22:00

$25 based on 24 submissions
Children/Family (8 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (6 votes), Lunch (6 votes) ...

From Dim Sum to A-la-Carte, Yan Palace also specializes in buffet and catering functions. Our set menus start from 2 persons to 10 persons for lunch/dinner. Alternatively, you may wish to hold a private cocktail reception or dinner party. Whatever you choose, we assure you that Yan Palace will be a delight to visit and a memory to cherish.


The tranquil lane situated at the other side of the restaurant leads you to all ten of its exclusive VIP rooms. Each room is luxuriously furnished, featuring precious treasures from China and state-of-the-art KTV facilities. The cozy ambience and fine furnishing sets the mood for an easy relaxing meal. There are 10 private VIP and KTV rooms for those who prefer to dine in privacy.

What others are eating here

Cod in beer Sauce
Cod in beer Sauce
Crispy Duck with Yam Paste
Crispy Duck with Yam Paste
steamed fish
steamed fish
Sauted squid
Sauted squid

Latest Review for Yan Palace Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 23 reviews
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Average Chinese dishes

Food/Drink 3| Value 3| Ambience 3| Service 3
Total Reviews: 609

Having been to Yan Palace @ Warren Country Club some years back for dimsum lunch but not having great impression, I decided to give it another shot - this time at the Hong Lim Complex outlet at Chinatown. The restaurant is furnished in traditional Chinese restaurant style - complete with carpeted floors and big round tables with white tablecloth.  Disappointingly, they do not serve any dimsum at all for dinner, so *Edwin and I had to make do with ordering a few ala carte dishes for sharing.

I decided to try the Venison Broth with Egg White (SGD$5.00). The venison cubes were not too tender, but retained the sweet natural flavor of venison meat. The silken soft tofu cubes were a good contrast, and the egg white soup was clear enough to complement the flavor of its ingredients.

The Cod Fish in Beer (SGD$12.00) that I had been looking forward to was a little disappointing. The cod, while buttery smooth and luscious in its natural form, was definitely not enhanced by the overly sweet flavor of the beer sauce it was infused in. The gooey and far-too-sweet sauce somewhat reduced the flavor of the cod by a huge tad; might've been lovelier if it had been a bitterer beer for this dish.

We also had the Crispy Duck with Yam Paste (SGD$24.00) - a bit of a carbo overload, but nonetheless a delicious indulgence. The fried yam was very crispy on the outside, and we loved the coarsely sweet flavor of yam. The duck meat was ensconced within the crispy fried yam slices, turning the dish into a savoury-sweet combination of multi-textures.

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Tremendous drop in standard

Food/Drink 1| Value 3| Ambience 1| Service 3
Total Review: 1

This was my favourite dim sum place for many years until a few visit sometime last year and today. It was slight to moderate drop during my visit last year but today is really bad, most of the dim sum taste is mediocre and some even tasteless. The tea is bland despite using tea leaves and I feel really thirsty in my mouth after my dim sum, evidence of overdose of MSG. Seriously this will be my last visit to the restaurant I so love for many years.

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really surprisingly good chinese food

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 2| Service 2
Total Reviews: 244

photos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/yan-palace-restaurant-chinatown/

really, really surprisingly good chinese food at this dodgy-looking, super old-school restaurant in chinatown. the place definitely seems to have had better days – the exterior is just as worn and outdated as the interior, the servers are cantankerous and grouchy, but the food – the food is good.   let’s talk about the restaurant first – the unimposing entrance to the place completely belies the hugeness of the dining area. we’re talking old-school, banquet-able (in the region of 20-30 tables, possibly more?), with a huge stage in the middle and private rooms surrounding the side. it looks like it would have been impressive in its heyday, but the furnishings are now pretty worn out, and the staff looking nearly as tired as their surroundings.   but thankfully, the food completely outshines all these (not that it’s terribly difficult to do so). 

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Go with their set menu (Y)

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 2| Service 3
Total Reviews: 29

PLUS POINT: As I'm a heavy plain water drinker, I always see my beverage topped up whenever my cup is half empty. Not kidding. Or maybe they have lesser customers in house so they have nothing better to do hahaha. Yep i'm satisfied with their service! 

So we decided to go ahead with the 2-pax set menu @ $38++ together with a plate of Hokkien Noodles (aka Fu Jian Mian).

Full review with pictures here: http://mshuilingg.blogspot.sg/2013/10/yan-palace-restaurant-perks-of-set-menu.html

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