1333 Third St Promenade, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.016315 -118.496786
Neighborhoods: West LA, Downtown
Asian fusion with decent sushi, good Chinese, and so-so Thai – Although most seem to be focusing on Yangtze as a sushi bar, it's more of an Asian fusion mix than that. I've been eating here for years, moreso for their Chinese food than their sushi, though they have Thai dishes as well (their pad thai wasn't as good as other places). Sitting outside on the Promenade is great for people watching while sitting in the back gets you half-priced sushi (I've had a blast doing sake bombs with groups back there). Their dumplings are pretty good and their sushi rolls are better than their nigiri. The prices are overall reasonable and I'd definitely go back for more of everything!
Ordering and food fine for me – I have ordered several times from Yangzte using the online menu thing and had no problems. The food arrived hot - and within 45 minutes as advertised. Someone did call to confirm my order, but frankly that seems like a good idea and not an annoyance. The food is excellent, and I, for one, will continue ordering from Yangtze.
Poor customer service... – The mixed variety of oriental menu in Yangtze Restaurant was great. The Thai pork BBQ was especially tasty. The ambiance was decent, definitely not romantic though and the prices were reasonable. However if you're looking for great customer service then THIS IS NOT THE RESTAURANT or PLACE FOR YOU. The server we had was unsociable and inattentive. She took the order wrong and did not even try to rectify the mistake, nor did she gave us an option to resolve the problem. Yangtze provides good food but offers TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE...
Don't bother ordering online. – Although the online ordering is simple, if you don't get a phone call confirming it from the restaurant within 15 minutes, you're to call them. Save yourself the time and just phone in your delivery order. I've ordered 2x online, first time not knowing the call back rule. Waited an hour before I followed up, then another 25 for the order. 2nd time, I also had to call, but waited the full 15 minutes for confirmation. The food, is just mediocre, but having sushi delivered is a bonus.
Excellent food-Great Service – Our dinner for three last week couldn't have been better. The potstickers, Chinese Chicken Salad, Mu Shu, and particularly the Blazing Noodles surpassed expectations. Waitstaff was helpful and prompt. A fabulous before or after movie spot with something for everyone.
Okay food... – the food here is good, but not great. if you absolutely need to have asian food on the promenade, then, go there. if you can drive to hollywood for thai, san gabriel for chinese... i would do that. the prices are very good though.
Not bad – The food is ok, but I think its worth it to drive somewhere else. For the same price you can definitely find better food.
Adequate but not worth a return visit – The bao appetizer was quite good, as was the Thai selection my friend had. However, my chicken was overcooked to the point of toughness, and the service was only passable. Maybe it was an off day, maybe I ordered the weak dish on the menu, but I don't think I'd give Yangtze another try.
like bad grocery store sushi – it is really gross, bad service, unimaginative food- i would NOT recommend this restaurant
Delicious – This place had a wonderful selection of Thai, Sushi and traditional chinese. We love the 3rd Street promenade location and the cafe seating. It was a perfect stop for lunch during our weekend shopping.
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