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Final Goodbye

Today’s the last day, it would mean a lot for my dad to have a video of you guys saying goodbye. I will be there with a camera to record. If you cannot make it then please record a video and come back to this page to upload it. Or post it on our Facebook.

Thanks to everyone for all the cards and gifts.

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Whole family order from Chef Yan for over 10 years

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Deliver driver remembers delivering first order for Chef Yan

Thank you message from Steve

Final 3 days before Chef Yan closes FOREVER

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While in high school 18 years ago on a sunny weekend my dad brought the whole family to 1261 Bayly st in Pickering to view his work in transforming a fish & chips store into a Chinese food take out restaurant.

Being immigrants we were in awe of owning a business. We inhaled the fresh wood dust of the newly installed counters and marveled at the shiny sunlight reflecting off the aluminum fryers and food prep tables, and the newly resurfaced oversized chopping block that would help make food for the Pickering, Ajax, and Toronto community for close to two decades.

There was no consideration he was going to open all seven days of the week to make enough to cover the cost each month. As popularity grew quickly because of his passionate cooking he continued to work seven days a week so he can serve more of his loyal customers. As the business start to fall because of the demolition of the big Price Chopper plaza behind us, he continued to work seven days so he can cover the monthly cost again and earn for his retirement.

Chef Yan never wanted to take a day off because he was so grateful for the opportunity to serve the community and proudly making the food his way. Only starting last year close to retirement he was willing to take one day off a week.

The fresh wood dust has been gone for almost two decades; even the freshly polished aluminum fryers and prep tables no longer proudly shine like it once did; the chopping block has been resurfaced so many times it is no longer usable for chopping. While food cost rise and the world change outside my dad’s passion for and the quality of the food has always stayed the same for 18 years.

From our family, we want to personally thank you for being a part of his life. It has meant much to him and as the condo rise up from where our restaurant is now and the world continues to change, his happy memories of serving the great community will not. Thank you.

We will be opened for three more days until the end of Monday, March 27th. Make sure to come by and order your last Chef Yan dinner and say goodbye.

Sharky Liu (son of Chef Yan)

Special gift from one of our favourite customers. Thank you.

Special gift from one of our favourite customers. Thank you.

Valentine’s Dinner: Nothing says love like good food

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Happy valentines day! Planning a special day for your loved one? We

know there’s a lot of details to sort out and good restaurants are already

booked.

We are here to help! Tuesdays are our day off but we will be open on Feb

14th. Just give us a call and we’ll make sure you get it hot and fast!
Check out our menu: http://chefyan.ca/menu and give us a call at (905) 831-2288

 

-Chef Yan team

PS This might be your last chance to enjoy food from us, after 19 years we
will be closing in just 46 days.

Final Farewell – Pre-order your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Dinner

chefyannye2016-02Final Farewell – After 18 years Chef Yan will be closing on March 30th 2017.

This will be your last chance to order your New Years Eve and New Year’s Day dinner.

We are now accepting pre-orders call (905) 831-2288

Close Thurs Dec 22 and Fri Dec 23

We will be close today Thursday Dec 22nd and Friday Dec 23rd. We will reopen on Saturday Dec 24th for Christmas eve.

Thurs Dec 22 CLOSED
Fri Dec 23 CLOSED
Sat Dec 24 OPEN
Sun Dec 25 CLOSED
Mon Dec 26 OPEN

Preorder New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Dinner

We are now accepting preorders for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

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Don’t wait up to 3 hours for your dinner. Pre-order and call now (905) 831-2288

View the New Year’s Menu now.

Closed on Tuesdays

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Starting November 2015 we will be closed on Tuesday. We are very excited to serve your dinner needs other six day of the week!

 

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Top 7 Things to do on Father’s Day

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Your father may just be the best friend you ever had. Sure, he might not be very vocal about his feelings, and he might not tell you what he wants. But the truth is your father deserves to be recognized and have a great time on Father’s Day. The two of you can make memories together to last for the rest of your lives. So, how can you make the holiday fun for your dad? Try the following suggestions to give your dad an outstanding day tomorrow.

  1. Play a Sport

Remember the times you spent as a young kid playing sports with your dad? If so, tomorrow is a perfect day to relive those memories by playing a game of catch, golf or mini golf, tennis or bowling. The fun, exercise and competition of sports make them an ideal choice for the day.

  1. Go See a Ballgame

 

Why not take your dad to a ballgame to see his favorite team. Whether you choose a major or minor league baseball game or a fast-paced soccer game, you’ll be sure to hit a home run with this activity tomorrow. While you’re there, buy him the treats he associates with going to a game, like hot dogs, pretzels, nachos or peanuts.

 

  1. Do Something Adventurous

 

If your dad’s in good physical condition, set up a fun and exciting adventure for him. Buy him a ticket for a zip line ride. Take him up in a hot air balloon. Climb a mountain with him or go rappelling with him down a cliff. Or, if you’re both brave enough, give skydiving a go.

 

  1. Have a Historic Outing

Is your dad fascinated with history in your local region? Take him to a museum or historical site. This Father’s Day is even more fun for your dad if he can tell you something you don’t know and isn’t on the historical markers. Your father will enjoy sharing his knowledge of history and his experiences in historical events.

  1. Make It an Active Day

What if you don’t want to play sports or get adventurous, but you still want to get moving? You can go for a walk on a nature trail and talk about the animals and plants you find there. Take a hike at a national park or go on a bicycle ride in a new part of town.

  1. Focus on Cars

 

Is your father interested in cars? If so, take him out to look at them. You can take him to an antique car show, a stock car race or just take him to go window shopping for the latest car models. While you’re at it, try to get him a test drive for the one he likes best.

 

  1. Have an All-Day Fishing Party

Tell your dad you’re coming for him tomorrow morning for a fishing day. Get up early to get the best chances to catch the most fish. Stop for breakfast at an out of the way old-fashioned diner, and hit the river or lake as the sun’s coming up for the day. Fish until dusk, and then fry up the fish for a cookout.

Tomorrow doesn’t have to be the same, old, humdrum day. You can make it a day you and your dad can live to the fullest in the moment and remember with pleasure over and over.

Pre order mother’s dinner – Pickering Restaurant

Don’t forget about mom! You can now pre-order dinner by calling us (905) 831-2288

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Open till 7pm on Wed Feb 18th for Chinese New Year

Open till 7pm on Wed Feb 18th for Chinese New Year. Call early to place your order (905) 831-2288

Up to 100% off with your next order.

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