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Once the only Manchester restaurant known to out-of-towners, this vast Chinatown institution has long enjoyed unfailing support. At times, accusations of laurel-resting ring disappointingly true,
but – at its best – Yang Sing still has charm, vibrancy & very good dim sum. Avoid the much-vaunted ostrich steak with lemongrass sauce (tough) & head instead for the fresh fish &
seafood, perfectly steamed dumplings & cracking roast meats. The smartly refurbished dining room is so huge – & the waiting team so large – that service can be a mixed bag. Get lucky,
though, & you’ll enjoy a masterful charm offensive.
It’s a cliche, but in truth the Yang Sing is an institution. While we visited and indulged we saw families and people on dates, business meetings conducted over noodles and dim sum, tourists and those just out for a quiet evening alone.The restaurant itself is big. Very big. On quieter nights the main floor, on the same level as the kitchen, is the section that remains open, but a quick wander upstairs reveals more tables and chairs, enough to hold hundreds of people. The decor is dark and rich, and there are no tacky plastic dragons on the walls, this is mahogany and black, with spotlights above some of...
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