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Chef Yu

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520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
(212) 736-6150
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Dining on a budget

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
such a surprise

Just opposite New Yorker Hotel so very convenient but the outside doesnt look fancy so its easy to miss. We had a variety of dishes all were tasty and fresh. We were surprised at the bill because of the location . It was far less than we expected to pay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
JABno1
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Just opposite New Yorker Hotel so very convenient but the outside doesnt look fancy so its easy to miss. We had a variety of dishes all were tasty and fresh. We were surprised at the bill because of the location . It was far less than we expected to pay.

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United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We ate here twice during our holiday. Both times the food was excellent, the staff were swift and helpful. I recommend the mango chicken!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I looked this restaurant up as we wanted something close to our hotel & not have to battle through the throngs.. Big Mistake!! Got seated quickly, ordered duck which was mostly fat & no duck! Husband got beef chowder & to quote 'Bowl of snot'. Main course arrived Beef schezwan which was stringy chewy meat served up with a mountain... More 

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We were virtually ignored by the staff. It was 15 minutes before they brought us water and another 10 before they took our order. We were given one cup of tea, and after our meals were brought out 30 minutes later, no one ever came back to see if we needed anything else. Had they come back to our table,... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Eat here one night whilst staying in New York! Good food and huge portions! The restaurant has a nice feel to it and nice decor. Reasonable priced staff could smile more and be friendly! Would recommend to anyone who is staying in the area and doesn't fancy the journey to China Town!

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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

At the recommendation of the hotel concierge we ate at Chef Yu our first couple hours in NYC. Nice decor with street view however the food was just average. Most in our party of six ordered sesame chicken that was okay and wife ordered sweet/sour chicken that came out 10 mins after the family finished with their entrees. We reminded... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

very busy and can sit, take away or deliver. Reasonable price and average food so good value therefore.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Happened to walk by this place and see they had lots of vegetarian options on the menu, so we went in. They sat is immediately which was nice, but the six servers standing around, doing nothing, took 10 minutes to greet us and take our drink order. We gave our dinner and drink order together, we were afraid they wouldn't... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Thanks to a helpful UPS driver we were directed to this perfect Chinese Food restaurant. Very close to the famous Manhattan Macy's store. Try the Fried dumplings, you will want to order more!

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Looking forward to a change in menu offerings around the neighbourhood but came away disappointed. Atmosphere, service and food was very bland. Wanted fried ice cream for dessert and was told there's no chef on a Sunday - who cooked my meal then? Might have been Mr Microwave I suspect. Sorry can't recommend.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 736-6150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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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Midtown
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