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Yunnan Kitchen

Map & Directions 79 Clinton St.
New York, NY 10002
  • Asian, Chinese
  • Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

Exemplar of a modern restaurant genre that might be termed Hipster Chinese, Yunnan Kitchen seeks to produce a menu from a remote region of southwestern China for an audience not well versed in the cuisine. In doing so, the place is only partly successful, though dishes such as fried potato balls with a soy-vinegar dip; cold noodles with ground pork, fresh herbs, and peanuts; and the marvelous tofu ribbon salad would be reason enough to visit. In general, though, the food is much blander than the regional designation would suggest, and a bit more expensive that it ought to be. The room is comfortable but crowded, and the open kitchen -- visible from both the dining room and the sidewalk – a welcome diversion.

Member Reviews

  • restaurantfairy
    restaurantfairy wrote a review for Yunnan Kitchen
    on 03/25/13

    Yunnan Kitchen is the new Asian hipster “it” place on the Lower East Side. Housed in a neat, trendy space, this spot is staffed by an extremely affable crew.

    Travis Post, the chef, and Erika Chou, the owner present a small plate menu which is inspired by the flavors of China’s Yunnan province. It features dishes with plenty of fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible... More >>

  • jinbiaoyu
    jinbiaoyu wrote a review for Yunnan Kitchen
    on 07/19/12

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  • Laura C. on 07/14/12

    If you like lamb, you'll love the lamb meatballs. If you don't like lamb, you'll still love the lamb meatballs.

  • Sheila M. on 09/12/12

    Fuck Mission Chinese. Go here.

  • Cover on 12/08/13

    Chinese small plates, come with a group and order everything. Chinese greens, rice cakes, lamb meatballs, & crispy whole prawns (you can eat the shell!). Pay with Cover and skip waiting for the check.

  • Thrillist on 05/16/12

    Looking for bite-size deftly meats? You've come to the right place. Try the lamb meatball skewers and the dried beef salad with chilies for the most unique chinese dining experience.

  • Christina X. on 04/03/13

    I'm going to buck the trend and say that the crispy chicken is WAY better than the lamb meatballs.

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