The buzz: A new, more upscale dining brand launched by popular local restaurant chain Harvest Festival, specializing in Ningbo, Shanghainese and Catonese cuisine.
The décor: Judging from its look, you’d think you were sitting in a Western restaurant. All three floors are tastefully furnished with oil paintings, artsy ceiling lamps and soft chairs with wavy back. The top floor dining hall boasts a glass ceiling, which is perfect for lunch in sunny days. Private rooms in different sizes are also available.
The food: Authentic Ningbo food is Harvest Festival’s strong suite, so it’s no surprise that it takes a large part of the menu at Yun’s. Start your meal with a few well-presented cold dishes: the light-flavored roasted cuttlefish (42rmb) or the refreshing preserved turnip with green soybeans (19rmb) is a good choice. Seafood and fish is a must-try. If you’re not the shark’s- fin-and-abalone type, steamed reeves shad (180rmb) is equally satisfying with its tender texture and a touch of yellow wine taste. Crispy skin beef (48rmb) is one of the signature dishes here – slices of beef are wrapped by a thin layer of crumbled bread, leaving a unique sensation in your mouth.
The drinks: Equipped with a proper wine cellar, Yun’s offers a long wine list that mostly consists of wines from France (1580-8888rmb) and Australia (228-538rmb).
Why you’ll be back: Don’t miss the 48rmb and 68rmb set lunch here if you work in the neighborhood. All dim sums are 8-26rmb during its afternoon tea time (11am-4pm), which is quite a bargain considering the location.