Yao's wows! This according to Jess Harter of ARIZONA REPUBLIC, who bemoaned the proliferation of chain Chinese restaurants that set the bar exceedingly low, "leaving Valley fans to search out small neighborhood restaurants for higher-quality fare. One such place is Yao Fine Chinese Cuisine, which, despite its moniker, is a very casual and inexpensive restaurant." The review went on to say, "Although Yao has been a fixture at Gilbert and Williams Field roads for years, it looks like the eatery just opened yesterday. There's not a spot or wear mark on the carpet, and the tables and booths are immaculately clean. They may employ kitschy paper placemats featuring the signs of the Chinese zodiac, but food arrives on intricately decorated blue-and-white china for a touch of class." It's exactly that "touch of class" that earned Yao an inviable ranking in the CHINESE RESTAURANT NEWS roster of "Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in America." But be warned. With almost 100 menu selections - ALL PRICED UNDER $12 - you may find making your selections a daunting task. Fabulous Lunch Combinations ($5.75 - $6.75) are featured daily till 3 p.m., offering such options as Mongolian Beef, Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, Sweet & Sour Pork, and Snow Hill Chicken (recommended house specialty). But other marvelous house specialties await, including the Sweet & Sour Combo (shrimp, pork, chicken), Seafood Delight (served on a sizzling platter), Hunan Beef, and Kung Pao Three Flavor (chicken, beef, shrimp). Also look for Dinner Combinations starting at $8.95, plus full-course Family Dinners for two or more (priced at just $11.50 per person). Favorites like Egg Fu Young, Moo Shu, Chow Mein, Chop Suey and Fried Rice are also available, as is a select list of beers and wines.