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In case you missed it, a new Chinese restaurant has opened in Northwest Columbus

Isla Chiu

A new restaurant has opened in Northwest Columbus.

Earlier this year, YF Chinese Cuisine opened at the former location of Ichi Japanese BBQ.

The restaurant specializes in Sichuan-style Chinese cuisine. Their menu has appetizers such as fried spring rolls, tofu mixed with chopped green onions, spicy potato salad, spicy bean curd skin, garlic cucumber, chili chicken, cold noodles with shredded pork, and fried dumplings. If you want something a little more adventurous, try the spicy sautéed pig ears or beef offal. YF Chinese Cuisine also has soups like sweet corn & pork rib, seaweed egg drop, and tomato egg drop.

As for entrees, the restaurant has special pot dishes, which have received great reviews from customers so far. Their special pot dishes include several grilled fish options such as grilled fish with spicy chili sauce, garlic-flavored grilled fish, mala grilled fish (mala is a seasoning made from Sichuan peppercorn and chili peppers that's known for its numbing spiciness), tomato grilled fish, and hot and sour grilled fish.

Other special pot dishes include spicy lamb spine pot, spicy pork shank pot, beef stew with tomatoes, chicken chili pot, spicy lamb scorpion, and more.

Their large menu also has items such as twice cooked pork, chicken wings, boiled fish with pickled cabbage and chili, mapo tofu, scrambled eggs and tomatoes, fried lamb with cumin, chili-fried chicken cubes (aka Chongqing-style spicy chicken), and stir-fried eggplant with potatoes and peppers.

And if you're not quite up for Sichuan levels of spiciness, the restaurant offers Chinese-American staples such as fried rice, chicken with broccoli, beef with broccoli, Mongolian beef, Mongolian chicken, orange beef, orange chicken, and sweet and sour chicken.

So far, the restaurant has been well-received by patrons. A customer named Isabella wrote in a Google review:

Very delicious and service is great

Another customer named JY wrote:

delicious food with high quality. Recommend pork feet, fish and spicy chicken. Will come back soon.

If you want to give the restaurant a try, YF Chinese Cuisine is located at 5225 Godown Rd, Columbus, OH 43235.

The restaurant is open 6 days a week, Wednesday to Monday from 11:30 AM to 9 PM. YF Chinese Cuisine is closed on Tuesdays.

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