3102 SW 34th St, Gainesville
Very very picky when it comes to my chinese food. I've tried alot of places around town and Yummy House I tried for the first time tonight. We ordered sesame chicken and sweet and sour chicken and some chicken fried rice. It was amazing. Definitely recommend!
An absolutely amazing upscale Chinese place. Clean, beautiful modern interior. Great, speedy service and helpful staff. The food is amazing! Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious, the noodle dishes especially in my opinion. It's a little on the expensive side, but the portions are generous and the quality definitely makes the prices worth it. One of the best places to get Chinese in Gainesville!
I had never had Dim Sum, but this place is rockin. I have told many patients about this place so hopefully they are getting more business because of how awesome they were when I went! :-)
This is not the typical Chinese restaurant. If you are looking for American style Chinese food, this is not the place. If you want authentic food, this is probably what you want. I gave it 2 stars because it was not what I was looking for, not because the food was bad.
this was my first visit to yummy house, it was referred to me by a friend. i was totally impressed by their menu, many authentic dishes to choose from. i always judge a asian cuisine by there sweet and sour pork. i was not disappointed by the dish. i wasnt disappointed either by the great amount that was given. the perfect crispiness of the chicken. the sauce was phenomenal. the veggies were el dante. the sticky rice was perfect. i give it a 5 out of 5. also the service was great, even as busy as they were, we were seated without much wait time. i recommend going there.
On the weekends, Yummy House is my favorite spot because of their above average dim sum. My most recent visit, we went for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well! Much like Asian inspired restaurants, food is served family style rather than individual plates. It is helpful if you get 1-3 entrees and a rice platter. We got fried calamari for an appetizer and beef and chinese greens with house fried rice. I highly recommend the calamari and house fried rice (I get these every single time I visit!) Calamari is perfectly cooked with a good amount of spice, while the rice has all the meats and fits perfectly with any entree. On a final note, we no trouble getting a table for a small party on a weekday evening, but if you're going for dim sum on the weekend, it gets rather busy so consider getting a reservation.
As someone who has spent a half decade living in China, it can be tough finding the real stuff in a smaller place like Gainesville. But Yummy House is legit. Milder southern flavors as opposed to the spicier and more fragrant cooking over at Gator Suyaki, the other legit Chinese place in town. Try some of the classic Cantonese dishes, especially the stir fried clams.
Really great spot for a group dinner. 8 of us went and enjoyed the family style experience; and appetizer, 3 meats and two sides were plenty. Food came out fast and to order which was impressive as we made some customizations. And on top of all of that it was very affordable! Only 12 per person. Servers were very friendly and accommodating.
Very good food. You get a ton for your money. The atmosphere is very nice and quiet. The service was great. You should def try this place for lunch.
I have been to Yummy House several times. Overall it is a good Chinese restaurant for me. The flavor is reasonably good and the price is acceptable. Moreover, the hot pot is nice but much cheaper than Nine Spices hot pot.
On my first visit for take-out about a year ago, I couldn't stop raving and craving more! The Buddha delight was so full of extravagant veggies that I had never seen before,the seafood udon and the egg drop soup make the most interesting and delicious combo. But since then, I have ordered take-out a handful more times and been less and less happy each time. Someday, I will actually get to dine-in and that will hopefully be the deciding factor. Yummy house is better than cheap Chinese knock-off, but sadly not as good as it once was.
Just not worth it. I have tried to stay loyal, in spite a steady decline in food quality and service all while increasing prices. Today was the last straw. I came in lunch and the service was terrible. Dim sum server gave me the wrong order. Ordered chicken corn soup and got crab. The fried rice special came out in less than 3 minutes. It was not fresh and obviously had been previously prepared. Then the waiter completely ignored me and had to ask dim sum server for a set up and a plate. Since I'm not Asian they must think I don't use chop sticks. When I asked for some, the waiter looked at me and said "you" want chop sticks?! The icing on the cake was I got crab soup. I cannot eat crab. I got up and will never be back.
Extensive menu (not for the indecisive). Personal recommendation for salt and pepper calamari. Dim sum lunch is fantastic. Good service. Have gone many a time and will be returning.
You can't dim sum in most cities. It's simply great to get some in Gainesville. It's ok dim sum. We are in Gainesville so we go and it's solid for the experience.
For a sit down/Quick Asian this place is AMAZING. I am a huge fan, the food is authentic and the portions are HUGE. I go for the lunch special and usually either get the Mongolian Beef or Spicy Yummy Chicken. 7-8 bucks for a lunch special that comes with a heaping fresh portion of the Main dish, side of white rice and a drink.
I was disappointed by the fact that dim sum is not available all night at this location like it is in Tampa, but I did give me an opportunity to eat an actual meal. I ordered the Peking duck as my entrée and the duck was amazing. It had perfectly crispy and excellent meat. The pricing on the meal was also incredibly good at only $38. If you want good quality food with large serving portions come here. I wouldn't necessarily say this is a good spot for something romantic such as a date though. The overall atmosphere was much more informal than expected from a fine dining restaurant, but that is more of a stylistic mention than an overt criticism.
A great options for real Chinese in Gainesville.
Excellent lunch served fast at the same price as fast food.
The food is pretty good. The service is about a 7 on a scale of 10. The menu -- particularly the one encased in plastic -- is difficult to understand. The atmosphere, as another reviewer points out, is a little disrespectful.
Hands Down some of the best Chinese food I've had- including in NY. Yummy House was recommended by a friend at work and it did not disappoint. The dim sum was special- packed full of flavor. It's a good sign to see a restaurant packed full of locals and this was no exception. We had the orange chicken, eggplant appetizer and salt and pepper udon beef. All were excellent. Can't pick a favorite.
The food was shockingly good. My wife and I had the orange chicken and chicken fried rice. It was incredibl . I have never had Chinese food taste so fresh. I would give them more stars if I could.
FOOD: Yummy House's normal lunch and dinner selections are pretty good and reasonably priced for the portion size. This place is one of the few places to find dim sum in Gainesville. The dim sum menu seems large, but I've been twice over the past two weeks and only a third of the menu is served at any given time. The BBQ pork buns are delicious but sometimes have too much onion. SERVICE: The service is hit-or-miss. Last time I was there a friend and I waited 15 minutes (during dim sum) for a server to greet us and give us a glass of water.
Make sure you'll NEVER go there. The food is ok, but their service are TERRIBLE!!! All of the people there, including the restaurant owner, the waitresses and waiters are all RACISTS----they treat Asians differently with OFFENSIVE attitudes, even though they themselves come from Asia! Racists go to hell. If you are looking for friendly or comfortable environment for a meal, definitely DO NOT choose Yummy House.
Everyone! Don't be misled. It's definitely not the real taste of Chinese food and real table services of Chinese restaurants. Real Chinese food would absolutely not include such Chow Fun with hard core, let alone tofu with cold interior and everything tasted like plastic heated by microwave. Besides, seriously, did most of the waiters fail the exam in school everyday before the work? it seems like we need to beg for food every time they pass our table like they are blind. Especially a short and slim bespectacled boy who always push a food car and can only say English and Cantonese. He is so rude and arrogant that sometimes my friends and I speculated that he can't survive in a normal restaurant by no means unless he is son of the boss...
They used to be good. They must have changed the chef The food is HORRIBLE. Very disappointed. They just throw the raw food in in tons of oil and vinegar, and not cooked all the way through. Made me sick. We will never come back.
The food is ok, but their service are TERRIBLE!!! All of the people there, including the restaurant owner, the waitresses and waiters are all RACISTS----they treat Asians differently with OFFENSIVE attitudes, even though they themselves come from Asia! Racists go to hell!
I wish I can speak Chinese. We ordered mushrooms Chicken with some sauce. We asked if it come with rice or noodles. She said, no. We said, add some nooldes please. lo-mein. She said, house lomein? We said ok. The food came in different ways that we expected, which is the two separate dishes. We thought lomein is part of mushroom chicken dish. Just our language barrier, not clear on both sides. Sadly, my water did not get refilled. Overall, the food was ok. Next time, I will try next door not coming back here.
When we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed with no positive attitude, no hello and no smile. What surprised me the most when we entered it was the noise, if you want to have a romantic date, do not come here. When we were given a seat, there is one guy with a dim sum trolley who came to us asking if we wanted something. I didnâ??t appreciate it because I didnâ??t know what they sell and he didnâ??t try to explain the concept of this restaurant. We finally chose our main dishes. The size is big but it is too expensive for what they provide. More cheap veggies such as onions and bell pepper instead of proteins. There was also the lady who gave us the seat who looked very annoyed at us and didnâ??t give any smile. The restaurant is not very clean and not bright at all. I also visited the toilet and it was very stinky and dirty. I especially came to this restaurant for the dim sum but didnâ??t eat any of them because of the lack of Information and assistances.
Delicious as always. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Love it!
Went today for the first time. The staff was quick and friendly. The food came out very fast and hot. I had the walnut chicken lunch special and it was delicious and beautifully plated. Very happy and canâ??t wait to go again.
amazing customer service. insanely fresh food. just so good. the food comes in abundance and matches the price you pay.
Best ever. This place has really got it together. Came highly recommended. Had the opportunity to finally try it. Service was excellent. Food was off the chain. Incredible place. Atmosphere was also great.
Food was amazing! Loved the sizzling beef strips and the duck! They bring appetizers by on carts and you just pick what you want and they were yummy!
I was excited to have this restaurant open so close to home. I actually really like the food. We used to order out a couple of times a month and actually went I to the restaurant at least once a month. Each time the service was less than desirable, but the food was good enough to bear it. Well, the last time I went about a year ago now, I had enough. We are a family of five that arrived at the restaurant about ten minutes before it opened. They saw us waiting outside. Once they opened the door, they sat one one else down that arrived after we did as the door opened. I let it go because it was a couple. The hostess was a bit aloof as she sat us down at one of the booths towards the front of the restaurant basically right in front of the hostess. We sat and waited. Then waited a bit more. Another party of five sat in the booth next to us. Their server was late as well but they managed to get their waters before we did. At this point, I asked the hostess if we could have some waters. After five more minutes, the server appeared and took the water order ( I did make the point at this time that we were thirsty). By this time about 16 minutes had gone by, no waters and worse no smiles and no one happy to be there. I got up and the rest of the family to leave. Now, they asked where we were going I explained my dissatisfaction and left. Not sure what was happening, but I suggest you avoid this place if you like friendly service. Things may have changed over the last year. I waited to write this review to see if I would give it another chance. Dont think I will. Here is what they lost in revenue over the last year. My avg take out order was about $60, and I did that two time a month. When we are in we spent about $70 especially if there was Dim Sum. That is $190 ( conservatively) per month. Say I did that 10 times a year. That is $1900 in revenue they lost. Last piece of advice to those who run restaurants. If you see a family with younger children, then smile and serve them quickly. They will come back. Recurring revenue means profits.
Was craving some dim sum and was told about this place. We've eaten in a yummy house in Tampa, not sure if they're owned by the same folks. Kinda think they're not associated cause they're polar opposite. Good vibe here but the food is lacking. Not the best dim sum, not even close. Rice was bland and many of the dim sum plates were cold. Yummy house in Tampa is excellent. Maybe I'll give it another try to confirm , but I was disappointed.
Yummmmm We ordered Salt and Pepper Tofu, House fried rice, Sesame Chicken, and Beef with Chinese Veggies. The servings are huge which is perfect if you want to try a bit of everything. The tofu was a little spicy, and super flavorful. I was happy that the fried rice wasn't overly saturated with soy sauce (many places tend to do this). It was light and fluffy, the perfect compliment to the chicken and beef dishes. The sesame chicken was a little too sweet for me, but still had that perfect crunch. The beef was soooooo tender and flavorful. Next time I'll leave room for dessert. Every thing was delicious, and worth coming back for!
This newer location is as dirty now as the previous Yummy House location. The different location had hygiene issues but the food at old YH was amazing and service was great. We have visited this new YH location twice, and we wonâ??t return. The new location is not so new any more, and Yummy House has hygiene issues (again) due to continuous poor cleaning practices. The filth where booth table was pushed up against wall tells me that tables are not pulled out for floors to be cleaned properly... and the festering crumbs and stickiness on the table where the condiments sit suggest tables are not properly cleaned either. If the public areas are this dirty, what are the kitchens like?\n\nWe arrived within 60-mins of closing time and were seated in a booth. The entire time we were in restaurant, a person was loudly sorting and scraping dirty chinaware and silverware beside our booth on a mobile cart. I think they were trying to make the point it was nearly closing time so we should hurry up and leave. There was no need to have the cart beside our booth... they could have moved it anywhere as the restaurant was empty except for us and a neighboring table. \n\nThe dim sum was tepid, not a great idea when pork and shrimp are involved! The main courses some of the party ordered arrived hot, but were very greasy and very salty. Not the same deliciousness as YH used to be known for.\n\nI hope that YH management reads this review and fixes the issues by re-training staff how to clean properly. Also, training in make customers feel welcome. YH used to be our celebration go-to restaurant, but sadly, no more. \n\nWe tipped decently because our junior server had no control over the situation, so ended up paying 3-figures for a horrible experience - for what should have been a special family celebration meal.
Every time we stop by Gainesville, this is where we wanna eat if we're in the mood for dimsum. We came back here this year and i was disappointed that the dimsum was only available during lunch time. They really had good dimsum items. Since they didnt have it when we came for dinner, we ordered their house fried rice, salt n pepper calamari, pork ribs and crab and corn soup. I think their house fried rice wasn't the same anymore. Their calamari wasn't that good or crispy anymore. The only thing that I love about it is the crispy garlic that they sprinkle on top of the calamari.
We had a reservation for 13 and they had the table ready. Lucy took care of our table. Her and the servers kept the drinks topped off. I was impressed when she already knew which parties were on separate checks. I ordered Salt and Pepper Eggplant and Fish with XO Sauce. They were both very well seasoned. The entrees do not come with rice, but it's only $1.00 per bowl. Lucy boxed up our food and even put it in a bag.
Yummy house? More like Yucky house! Flavorless food. Too many employees standing around hovering over you. Spent $45.00 on two plates of food? The food runner threw the plates in the table. Even the other waitress was like come on! Tasteless! Never coming back
3102 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608