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Wu Liang Ye

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36 W 48th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10036-1809
212-398-2308
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
True Sichuan Food

For once - Chinese food that was marked spicy - was in fact spicy while retaining the flavor of the dish. Good service and nice interior was also a positive. Would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Frank F
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Chatham, New Jersey, USA
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Chatham, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

For once - Chinese food that was marked spicy - was in fact spicy while retaining the flavor of the dish. Good service and nice interior was also a positive. Would recommend.

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NYC
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We always take visitors from China there because it is the closest to authentic Chinese cuisine outside of Chinatown (as opposed to westernized food). Our Chinese friends like to order in Mandarin, but it's mostly Cantonese for the waitstaff. Try some of the dishes not normally seen at typical restaurants. The noise level is high and the service rather brusque,... More 

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Thank Fred940
Sylva, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved the Chicken with cashews....fantastic fresh flavor. Rice cooked perfect...and the steamed dumplings.....yum!

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We happened to go past here and decided to check it out. People walking out said that it was the, "best Chinese food"- and per his words, "I'm Chinese." It was a good choice. My husband got the general's chicken and it was the best that we've ever had. I got the ginger tilapia and it was very tender and... More 

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Thank fwmaggie_12
Camden, South Carolina
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We went for dinner on Christmas Day. Our concierge had recommended it and made our reservations. Since good Chinese food is a scarce thing in our home town and having been accustomed to great Chinese food in the SF area, I was really looking forward to a special dinner on a special day, especially following the Christmas Spectacular at Radio... More 

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Thank lhendrix53
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The food was superior to almost any midtown Chinese restaurant. It is a bit loud and it is a one floor walk-up, but every member of our party thought this was really delicious and the sauces exquisite. Not greasy or oily but elegant. The sesame noodles would prove to be the biggest hit of the lunch.

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Thank David S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

the food was very good here, although the portions weren't large for Chinese. Service was excellent, and the wine list was good. The place was pretty crowded (but it was a Friday night). Prices were high for Chinese but the quality and service made it worthwhile. Overall recommended!!

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Thank nick b
southern california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A very good Sichuan restaurant in an unlikely location, a brownstone close to MOMA. Regular customers return routinely, as do business groups and assorted tourists. The food is consistently well prepared and authentically seasoned with generous portions. The waitstaff look as if they have been in place as long as the restaurant has been in business, but they manage to... More 

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Thank cedric09
Vienna, Austria
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Sichuan food is hard to screw up and this little hole in the wall doesn't. Very busy, very good, feels Chinese Will I go again? YES

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Thank Warrior2Warrior
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Let's get real: this is not the best Chinese in NYC, but it is very good, and it is the best in the area. I've been here a number of times. The food is consistently very good. The service is generally very good. Waiters can be relied on to give good menu guidance. Portions are good. Usually at least half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 W 48th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10036-1809
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-398-2308

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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