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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Yen King Restaurant Review: You dont go to Yen King for the location (although its in a major shopping center that is convenient). You dont go for the décor (one step up from tacky) or for the service (one step up from rude). You go for the food. Of all the dozens upon dozens of Chinese restaurants in Hawaii, this one turns out more than 100 items, all reliably. Vegetarian food? Live crab and lobster from the tank? Hong Kong sizzling platters? Choose from dozens of items, all without MSG. But if youre smart, youll order Szechuan food here: hot and sour soup, Mongolian beef, sautéed eggplant with pork, kung pao shrimp. Then let the kitchen light up your palate. Dont drink wine; try the Tsing Tao beer, or perhaps just gallons of ice water. Dont worry, though, the bill is as low as the food is hot. If youre going to pick up one check while youre in town, make it here. You can take ten people to dinner for what one dinner costs in some Waikiki eateries. Some evenings King Tsin offers a buffet, which makes the cost of dinner quite reasonable.