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Wu Liang Ye

36 W 48th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10036-1809 (Manhattan)
212-398-2308
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Ranked #5,741 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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York, PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here for dinner during a day trip into NYC. My uncle, who brought us, has eaten here many times before. Based on his recommendation, my boyfriend ordered salt and pepper prawns, which were excellent. I ordered the pan fried noodles with veggies, which was amazingly good. All told, we had a very good meal with no food left... More

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Bedminster, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It was a disappointment because this is supposed to be a high-end Si-chuan restaurant which provide some authentic Chinese cuisine. However, for one of the most typical courses, "水煮鱼" a.k.a., "boiled fish fillets with hot chili" , it failed big time. it does not give a natural fish flavor in your mouth. After examine the fish fillet with my naked... More

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you are looking for standard chinese food without any flair, visit this place. The staff must be playing cards or something in the back because the LAST thing they want to do is help you or make sure that your dining experience is a good one. I had water, I was never asked if I wanted anything to drink... More

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Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had a nice meal with appetizers and four shared entrees.The service was good and I liked the dining room (probably once the parlor of a private home.) It was pricey.

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New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The restaurant was highly ranked as a Sichuan restaurant by the Village Voice and although the food was good and service was pleasant, I thought it was a little over-rated. Most of the food on the menu you can find in any Chinese restaurant and although the meal was good and portion sizes were fair, the food is cheaper in... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We ordered braised fish fillet and pea shoots, we ended up paying $59 before tip. First of all, fillet wasn't even close to the best that I've had, I think it's $26 vs. $16 at Han or Grand Sichuan, which has much better fish. Pea shoots cost $23? come one, that's high way robbery. I am never going back to... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I've been a few times at Wu Liang Ye over the years, usually for lunch. Food was always good and service efficient although neither welcoming or friendly. Last night we had dinner and the experience was just awful. First of all, the head waiter who took the order shouldn't assume that only Chinese speak Chinese and his loud, derisive comment... More

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Very authentic Sichuang food. We really liked it. However, the drink was pretty expensive and the waitor was not friendly at all. He did not want to sit us down until all of us showed up. Had to wait at the reception area.

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Plano, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

On a visit with friends, we wanted to get Chinese but needed to stay close to our midtown hotel. Wu Liang Ye was just perfect! All of us enjoyed our choices, but everyone agreed the tangerine chicken was the best! Service was very quick (perhaps a little too quick) and certainly not friendly but none of that mattered as the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Old School chinese restaurants have a general worldwide reputation of rude / fast service and suspect interior furniture but you come for the food- one typically looks beyond the service and interiors and comes to eat, and I must say I have always found this combination all part of the culinary experience. Wu Liang Ye had good service by elderly... More

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