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Yunnan Kitchen, Boston, MA

Yunnan Kitchen

4.7
4.7
52 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Boston first authentic Dian cuisine. Serving special recipes from Yunnan Province & comfort classics. Crafted by award-winning chef owner Yisha Siu.

ACCOLADES: James Beard Foundation Award: Best Chef Northeast Nominee 2023, Boston Magazine: 15 New Full-Service Boston Restaurants We Loved in 2022, Boston Globe Expanding Boston’s Culinary Horizons Awards 2022, Sacha Eats: The Best Chinese Food in Boston (By an Asian), Thrillist: The Best Restauants in Boston Right Now, Eater Boston: Yunnan Kitchen Will Bring Dian Cuisine to South End.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 936-4123
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Yisha Siu
  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Cross street
    Massachusetts Ave / Washington St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Neighborhood gem

  • Boston

    Neighborhood gem

52 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and a wonderful environment. Everything we ordered was great

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  2. JeffD

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Business dinner with Chinese business associate on his first trip to USA. Food and vibe was good

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  3. KathrynC

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the tofu and peppers dish (am not normally a big tofu fan). Everything was very good and loved having Chinese food that was different than other places (though they also had some common favorites as well).

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So freaking good. Get the Rice Pancakes without hesitation. Everything we ordered was phenomenal...first time in a while I've had authentic Dian food.

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  5. Helen

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    First, food, no authentic Yunnan cuisine. Very limited choice. They don’t even serve the most popular food such as Yunnan rice noodle soup. There is a Yunnan grilled fish listed on the menu but was told the oven was broken. We ordered Prosecco which came as an individual bottle that is nice. Five dishes, three of them were merely ok, mint leaf beef, dajiujia, which is stir fry rice cake and Grandma mash potato; one Yunnan rice tofu was tasteless; the worst was lala beef, the dry tofu skin in this dish already turned bad. The desert rice ball with brown sugar was not bad. Second, the ambience was not good, you can hear the stir fry noise from the kitchen as the door was always open which left your clothes smells. The table felt sticky. Worst of it, the chopsticks was in poor quality both of us got spikes while using them. Service was fine but if you expect authentic Yunnan cuisine and fine dining like others in South End. It is not what you expected

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  6. SusanP

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very tasty and seemed authentic; the service was friendly and prompt.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and tasty food. Unique flavors!! The ambiance is warm and inviting!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Betty

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Yunnan was a respite from the rain that let us linger over a long dinner and catch up with old friends. Authentic cuisine. Warm and well-lit. A delicious meal. We’ll definitely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is amazing! We had the Yunnan Potato Pancake but it's really taro. Also hear classic chicken and broccoli, LaLa beef, sweet sticky rice ball. Service was OK decent. Waiter was helpful in recommending dishes to us, but not the warmest. The restaurant was full, the waiters didn't rush us out. Environment and safety distance - Ambience is great. Spacious in between tables. It was full but didn't feel rushed. Noise level was good. You can hear other people's cheeriness but also able to have a private conversation.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. aplsauce

    Beijing

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Love Yunnan food...and tea. Was shocked that there was no puerh/pu'er on the menu, but otherwise found this place--we parked on the street a couple blocks away--to be accessible, delicious, very friendly, and authentic. The Americanization of the fish dish (i.e., removal of bones ahead of time) was impressive!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Yunnan Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Yunnan Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 936-4123.

Yunnan Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yunnan Kitchen

1721 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-1805

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Massachusetts Ave / Washington St.
  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Yisha Siu
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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