Long Yin

Chinese restaurant in Le Meridien, Garhoud Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

Long Yin offers enough pleasure to help you forgive the worn-round-the edges decor. Small bowls of pickled vegetables and caramelised walnuts keep hunger at bay, and the waiters here are keen to recommend dishes – play your cards right and you should be able to get them to suggest off-menu chef’s specials, such as Vietnamese beef, which eats well with side-orders of garlic pak choi, oriental noodles and some steamed rice.

Service is almost as fast as the time it takes you to clear your plate of the stand-out succulent hoi-sin smothered beef. While the pak choi is merely adequate, the noodles arrive delicately sautéed and packed with juicy shrimp and crab.

The rice – always a good indicator of an Asian restaurant’s epicurean intentions – is firm, separates easily and is imbued with a subtle nutty flavour. Desserts, so often worth ignoring at Chinese restaurants, are very good, especially an inventive lemongrass crème brûlée with roasted banana and ginger ice cream.

Aside from the surprisingly expensive wine list, there’s little to complain about here – although we wouldn’t say no to larger portions.

By Jeremy Lawrence

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

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  • Location: Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 217 0000
  • Travel: Airport Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: Summer on 10 Aug ' 12 at 10:37
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Amazing food and not many places in Dubai serve pork in a seperate kitchen and get to taste so amazing! This is a place not to be missed even for family. The Friday Dim Sum was Great Value!!! :D we shall go back again :)

Posted by: Maryam on 16 Apr ' 11 at 15:28
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

we ordered different types of chicken, meat, and seafood and they were all stunning, and delicious.
The sauces they provided us were really unique and tasteful.

the food is worth the price for sure.

Posted by: Jessie on 06 Mar ' 11 at 10:29
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The restaurant looked old and dated. Went there to try their Friday dim sum promotion and couldn’t see what the hype was about. Food was below mediocre in terms of taste, quality and presentation. I ordered half a duck and it came it wasn’t even cut properly. It was a bit difficult to eat huge pieces of duck with chopsticks. Not going there again.

Posted by: almus on 06 Oct ' 10 at 09:04
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sarah Ali on 26 Jun ' 10 at 20:20
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We loved the food there, and the service, we were 6 people, ordered differennt things and we all shared, everything tasted really good, the prawns with spring onions and garlic sauce, and the prawns in schezwan sauce , also their broccoli with black mushroom veggies were so good, the food was served pretty fast and they were really good, friendly staff.. quality chinese food ..

Posted by: pends on 14 Jan ' 10 at 14:20
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The Friday dim sum at this place is a ripper deal. Food a cut above any of the other Dubai options (and I've tried most of them). Fresh, tasty noodle dishes, great prawns . Really good stuff. Just avoid the beef strips - I don't want to know what part of the cow that is.

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