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Dee Yi

#196 of 409 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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21A Heavitree Road, Exeter, England
+44 1392 426600
Mon 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Mon 17:30 - 23:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Porth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very bland and luke warm. Service was extremally slow. Restaurant not the cleanest and had water pouring through the spotlight by the entrance electric and water not a good combination. Would definately not return

Thank suewg97160352
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Came in here tonight what can I say at the start we wore greeted nicely and she took our order all okay but from there it all went down hill. Whilst we wore waiting she seemed more intrigued in her phone right in front of the customers, I get that it wasn't that busy but she could have found something... More 

Thank Matthew B
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food at this Chinese restaurant is as you would expect - regular Cantonese dishes and done pretty well. Things get a little more interesting if you look at the chef specials at the back of the menu which is meant more for the Chinese palette, but far more exciting to me. Dishes such as "Ant climbed up the tree",... More 

Thank Allister B
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Lovely service. Cant go wrong. Best chinese food i've had for a long time if not ever.

Thank mevamad
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Just visited Dee Yi and again can't fault the food and service. Thankyou for a great meal. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank LellExeter
North Bovey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had high hopes....... dashed! The crispy duck was fine but everything else was greasy, unbelievably salty and unappetising. AND it turned out to be over £5 for a pot of green tea! Apparently the per cup price trumps logic on that one be warned! Please can someone who actually cares about food open a decent Chinese in Exeter soon?

Thank Beckshilton
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

my partner and myself have eaten here several times sometimes with other friends as well. All the numerous and varied dishes we have tried have been consistently very good and the portions have always been generous, Would have happily have given 5 stars if it was just a rating for the food but like a few other reviewers i have... More 

Thank trickymickey2015
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went here last night with a group of 5. We were prepared for the outside to be a little rough as we had read the reviews, but inside was lovely. We had a great night, but unfortunately the food wasn't great and the timing was poor too, as there was quite a delay in bringing each dish out which meant... More 

Thank Kirbykynz
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with a welcoming atmosphere. Good quality food and friendly staff, would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

Thank Ashleigh P
Colyford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We called in on a Thursday evening and found ourselves the only people in the restaurant but decided to stay anyway. The plus points - the food was really good and portions were generous - we opted for the fixed menu for two and only just managed to finish it. Service was fine with a very friendly waiter and prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21A Heavitree Road, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 426600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?