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Chef Yu

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520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-736-6150
11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its unfortunate that I have to give this reataurant a bad review, because their food is good. However, every glass that I pick up is spotty and gross. I visit this place quite often, and ita the same every time. I will not return until they start doing a better job with the silver and glassware. Clean dishes are as... More 

Thank samtheinvincible
Winter Haven, Fl
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161 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to this restaurant at the recommendation of our daughter. It has a good location near Times Square. The restaurant was well decorated and open. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. My wife and I ordered the Mixed Chinese Vegetable dish. Our daughter ordered the Beef and Broccoli. We all ordered soups - two Wonton... More 

Thank CarpeDiem0212
Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is average. Service is very good and fast. Had lunch at this place. Quantity is large, but quality is so so. People don't eat large lunch. How about exchange the quantity into better quality. People may favour it.

Thank Jim&Iris
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are in the Times Square area and looking for a quick and tasty Chinese meal this restaurant will fit the bill at a very reasonable cost. The food is really quite good and the location is excellent if you are hanging out just south of the glitzy Times Square experience.

Thank Theodore D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Small drinks, water never refilled. Food came out immediately and tasted overcooked - leading me to believe it was prepared in advance then microwaved. There too many good restaurants in New York to waste time & money on this one.

Thank Ruth C
Evans, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The staff at the hotel recommended the restaurant so we tried it. The food was good.......when we finally got it. The waiter was horrible. I can only presume other people complained because after he took our order the orders of the two tables near us, we didn't see him anymore. Someone else took over his duties. Another customer had an... More 

Thank Deirdre H
S Yorkhire, England
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant, service spot on, happy hour drinks meant a reasonably priced glass of wine in New York. A group of us went and everyone felt it was one of the best Chinese meals they had had.

Thank JoKirsty
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Hummm, hummm best in town. Not to spicy, but just perfect, the shrimp for me were are the best, every year, I fly to NY and don't want to miss the Szechuan Style Dumplings, to me, they are a signature. Is not too hot if you worry about.

Thank Leticia G
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My friends and I came in one night for a birthday at around 9:30. This was a Saturday night in mid-town. The host told us to please hurry up with our order before showing us to our seat; strange, but didn't really think too much of it. The waiter barely spoke English and therefore did not understand our drink orders.... More 

Thank Eiren T
Baldwin, New York
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Me and two of my co-workers had lunch at Chef Yu. I had the Young chow fried rice and the others had selections from the lunch menu. I'm a Chinese food junkie and have had it all over the world and this was by far the best mid town Manhattan has to offer. Atmosphere is very nice, wait service was... More 

Thank Todd H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-736-6150

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

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