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Jing Yan, Portland, ME

Jing Yan

4.9
4.9
141 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian

Jing Yan strives to create a warm, welcoming, and comfortable neighborhood restaurant. With professional cooking and detail-oriented service we hope to share a unique Asian experience with our guests.

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Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 835-0010

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Spicy Tuna$12.00

    eel sauce, spicy mayo, wonton

    • Smashed Cucumber Salad$13.00

      woodear, cucumber, tofu, garlic, sesame vinaigrette, fresno chili

      • Bok Choy$13.00

        garlic confit, tamari

        • Eggplant Salad$14.00

          gochugaru, sesame, scallion, tamari

          • Fried Cauliflower$15.00

            sesame dressing, spiced raisins, mint

            • Curried Mussels$19.00

              bangs island mussels, garam masala, cilantro, scallion, pickled onions, naan

              Buns

              • Chicken Bun$13.00

                Gochujang Mayo, Pickles

                • Mushroom Bun$14.00

                  Shiitake, poblano relish, umami mayo

                  • Lamb Bun

                    Sesame, pickled onions

                    Rice Bowls

                    • Gyudon Bowl$16.00

                      poached egg, kizami shoga, scallion

                      • Poke Bowl

                        tuna, mango, cucumber, cabbage, fresno chili, furikake, hijiki

                        • MKP

                      Noodles

                      • Shoyu Ramen$16.00

                        Chicken cashu, soy egg, menma, scallion

                        • Korean Spaghetti$17.00

                          gochujang, sesame, beni shoga, menma, wakame, nori, poached egg (medium spice)

                          • Tom Kha$17.00

                            scallion, cilantro, woodear, bok choy, chili oil, make carnivore 6

                            • Spicy Miso Ramen$18.00

                              chicken chashu, soy egg, cabbage, scallion, kizami shoga

                              • Beef Kimchi Ramen$22.00

                                shortrib, poached egg, bok choy, cilantro, onion

                                Extras

                                • Side of Rice$5.00

                                  • House Pickles$6.00

                                    • Kimchi$6.00

                                      • Noodles$4.00

                                        • Naan$7.00

                                          Last updated: May 9, 2022

                                          What 141 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                          4.9
                                          4.9 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.9Food
                                          • 4.9Service
                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                          • 4.7Value

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                                          1. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The Jing Yan staff were exceptional! This was our first time visiting and we made the choice to celebrate my partner’s birthday. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and was great at setting expectations. We were surprised with complimentary mocktails and my partner received a handwritten card from the staff to wish him a happy birthday. The menu is perfectly curated and the food delicious! We both tried two different house cocktails, and I’m still thinking about one in particular called The Journey to the East. They also surprised us with a complimentary dessert and it was the perfect way to end the evening. We look forward to stopping in again and enjoying the space. The lighting and decor are really the cherry on top to such an incredible atmosphere and experience!

                                          2. J

                                            Jennifer

                                            New York Area

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            First time, but wont be the last. Wonderfully yummy, great decor and ambiance, and super friendly staff. So, so good. Don't miss it!

                                          3. RC

                                            RobieC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food great place. Definitely a can’t miss place. Looking forward to returning soon.

                                          4. BW

                                            BeverlyW

                                            New England

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Local Asian restaurant with multitude of tastes from fresh foods, unusual but approachable seasonings. Knowledgeable and friendly professional staff.

                                          5. OT

                                            OpenTableDiner

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                            I had an amazing cocktail at Jing Yan (Sake cocktail named something about "The East") but I have to say that I didn't love the food I ordered. I may have just ordered poorly but I got the mushroom buns, which were pretty boring in taste and they were overpriced given my friend got an entire noodle dish for the same price (which is what I should have ordered). Pretty similar in menu to Pai Men Miyake, but I did enjoy the different cocktails and cauliflower starter was good as well. Definitely recommend the cocktail I ordered.

                                          6. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service, amazing food and drinks. Definitely going back!

                                          7. BW

                                            BeverlyW

                                            New England

                                            17 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                            Local welcoming place filled with good vibes and good food. Unusual flavors and combination of tastes. Will happily return soon to try more items on menu. Friendly professional patient servers.

                                          8. CM

                                            ChrisM

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic cocktails and wonderful noodles. Highly recommend!

                                          9. EA

                                            ErinA

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Lovely meal and service. A perfect first evening in Portland - thank you.

                                          10. g

                                            gooddaughter

                                            New England

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Delicious food and cocktails. The service was stellar—our server gave us good advice on sakes to try and was so attentive. Everything we ordered was top-notch. Would definitely add this place to our regular rotation.

                                          11. JH

                                            JustinH

                                            New England

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Such an amazing experience, from the service to the food. I have never had such a stellar meal and can’t wait to return to Portland to eat here again!!!

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Birthday celebration. I’ve been waiting to go here, watching and salivating over their IG! Well worth the wait. We started with lamb buns- so juicy and tasty. We also had amazing spicy tuna tacos / the highlight of my meal. Blueberry lavender martini- super delish. Korean spaghetti and fried cauliflower- I can’t say enough about this place. Just go! Now…. Wait outside for them to open if you have to.

                                          13. a

                                            aerdr

                                            New England

                                            32 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            32 reviews

                                            Dined on April 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            The food is fantastic! Cocktails wow, wine great and good selection of beers. Love this place and will continue to visit. Has a great vibe and excellent service!

                                          14. AM

                                            AdamM

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic food, service,, and vibe. Drinks were adequate. Too much ice In the caipirinha. A tad on the pricey side but delicious. Highly recommend.

                                          15. H

                                            Heartinmymouth

                                            New England

                                            12 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was delicious and the space was comfortable and welcoming.

                                          16. KH

                                            KendallH

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and great service. Yum! We will be back for sure.

                                          17. NM

                                            NaomiM

                                            New England

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Delicious food, great service. Smashed cucumber salad, tuna appetizer and ramen dishes all great. Cauliflower sesame appetizer was the only disappointment - but we’ve all been asking too much of cauliflower - I blame the vegans.

                                          18. s

                                            shebob

                                            New England

                                            26 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            26 reviews

                                            Dined on March 28, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Small but very interesting menu. Cocktails were lovely to look at and very tasty. Room is charming, staff attentive.

                                          19. F

                                            Fdobsesed

                                            New England

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My favorite restaurant in Portland now..they went out of their way to make my sister’s birthday celebration very special. The miso ramen is a thing of beauty.

                                          20. AD

                                            AlDW

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 22, 2022

                                            overall5food3service5ambience5

                                            The service was incredible! I do not remember the last time I had a waitress who was so attentive and kind. The food was good as well, but the service is what really made the experience sing.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Such delicious food! Never a bad meal there! And a comforting environment!

                                          22. DD

                                            DanielD

                                            New England

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                            Outstanding food and drinks. One of my new favorite restaurants in town.

                                          23. S

                                            Sara

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Delicious food, dangerously good drinks, dessert was a perfect end to the meal. The interior of the restaurant has been perfectly curated. The wait staff was thoughtful. They had a card waiting on the table to celebrate a special event and offered complementary drinks and dessert.

                                          24. LS

                                            LizS

                                            New England

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of the best meals we have had! Highly recommend anything on their menu. Portions were good sized and the food was so tasty.

                                          25. EH

                                            EricH

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                            Food and service were wonderful. I highly recommend the blueberry Mocktail for those who don’t drink alcohol. I certainly will be recommending this place to friends

                                          26. F

                                            Fdobsesed

                                            New England

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Innovative and very delicious food, a fun upbeat atmosphere and great service. We loved everything about it. Don’t miss the short rib ramen.

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on February 28, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Such a special spot!

                                          28. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had an amazing time celebrating our engagement! Cocktails are 10/10 and the tuna appetizer is a must. Looking forward to buns in the summer months. Thanks for a great night

                                          29. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Milwaukee

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful service and food! Suggested to us by a local chef.. it certainly lived up to it!

                                          30. MN

                                            MikeN

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            They gave us an unforgettable experience for my gf’s 30th birthday. Complimentary mock tails started off, followed by delicious lamb skewers (bombdotcom, gotta try). The ramen is out of this world and something we’ll both be dreaming of until our next visit. Their dessert was delicious. Best of all the ambiance and energy was one of best we’ve ever been to. Looking into the kitchen, we’ve never seen such harmony and great vibes radiate, especially with only a few people back there. We love that spot, the crew, and will be back! Thank you for an unforgettable experience and delicious dinner!!

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                            Birthday for my niece. Snowy night, we got there late. They got us seated and brought a birthday treat for us!! We didn’t get apps, just the meal. The noodles were amazing. Great, bright flavors. Perfect texture. It’s a tiny place, was just about perfect for us. Intimate, noise level was enough for privacy but not loud, we had great conversation and a wonderful evening.

                                          32. RB

                                            RobinB

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 24, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a fabulous time! Can’t wait to go back. The food was delicious!!

                                          33. BB

                                            BillB

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            This was our first dining experience at this restaurant. I have been to its predecessor Lolita numerous times yet it took me a minute to recognize the new decor. The cocktails were a big hit, was very interesting and complex flavors. We had a party for who shared two appetizers; The lamb skewers and the eggplant. Both were very tasty. We all had a noodle dish of some sort for our main. Two people in our party raved about the short ribs and noodles. I was not thrilled with the “Korean spaghetti“ as it appeared to be lacking some sauce despite the poached egg and kimchi. Although the restaurant is advertises pan Asian, it certainly appeared more focused on Korean and Japanese cuisines. I would’ve liked to have had some hot tea either at the beginning or end of the meal. Otherwise, we plan to come back again.

                                          34. SS

                                            StephenS

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a wonderful dinner. The food is beautifully, thoughtfully and creatively prepared. All four of the dishes we shared were excellent, and several were memorable. I particularly loved the "spicy tuna". We have tried a similar sounding dish at many restaurants. Theirs is a unique 'take' and the best we have ever had. It's artfully (and thoughtfully) spiced tuna chunks in a taco-like crispy wonton wrapper. The service and ambience were also superb.

                                          35. PV

                                            PriscillaV

                                            New England

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very good, rather unique woodburning oven and menu options, would happily return. Lamb skewers, tuna "tacos", ramen, all very good.

                                          36. CM

                                            ColleenM

                                            New England

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had an amazing first time visit at Jing Yan! Went for a friends birthday and both the service and food were amazing. Really appreciated the personal touches and birthday love for my friend (delish complimentary mocktails with a beautiful birthday card, and a complimentary dessert with a candle) based solely on me mentioning we had a birthday on my Open Table res :) Will definitely be back!

                                          37. MC

                                            MackenzieC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a wonderful time- the staff was super friendly and helpful! The food and drinks were fantastic! We only wish our stomachs were bigger so we could eat more.

                                          38. N

                                            Nici

                                            Portland

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            So glad to find Jing Yan. Took my friend here for her birthday. Cozy with an energetic vibe. Everything we ordered had amazing flavor (grilled cauliflower, mussels, beef ramen). The Lost in Thailand cocktail was fabulous. A complimentary mocktail and dessert for my friend's birthday was a sweet surprise! Servers were attentive and pleasant. Highly recommend and will definitely go back.

                                          39. BA

                                            BARBARAB

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A little taste of a variety of menu options is a fun way to go.

                                          40. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food is delicious, creative cocktails. Cozy, quiet spout with tasty offerings.

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                                          You can order delivery directly from Jing Yan using the Order Online button. Jing Yan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 835-0010.

                                          Jing Yan is rated 4.9 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Booked 9 times today
                                          Google Map for Jing Yan

                                          90 Congress St Portland, ME 04101-3604

                                          Dining areas

                                          Additional information

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Portland

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                            Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Asian

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking details

                                            None

                                          • Additional

                                            Takeout

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