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Chef Yu

520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018 (Garment District)
(212) 736-6150
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Ranked #4,486 of 11,588 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Garment District
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Chef Yu does a roaring trade Mon-Fri for the business crowd at lunch and dinner; their weekends are quieter and this is the time to take advantage of some of the finest Chinese cuisine in Manhattan. Their tofu is brilliantly cooked and served; their chicken and seafood dishes come alive with taste and zest; their service is fast, friendly and... More

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Putnam Valley, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

While the service is slow and the servers are a bit disinterested (at least most of them). But still when I'm near Chef Yu's I have to stop in for dinner or lunch. Really good food!

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Seminole, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I expected much better food than I received. The happy hour mixed drink was the best part of the meal. The soup bowel was way too big and had a number of items in it that I chose not to eat. A smaller bowel with better items in it would have been better. I can't even remember what my entree... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I can eat Chinese food everyday, and I have had two excellent meals there. It is extremely well priced, but the service, though efficient is somewhat indifferent. Matt L Charlotte, NC

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New Jersey
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163 reviews 163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

With reasonably priced restaurants in midtown becoming an endangered species, it's great to rely on Chef Yu. The interior is spacious and bright. It's not gourmet Chinese food but it is plentiful and fresh. I've eaten here several times and never had an MSG reaction. Menu offers all the usual Chinese choices plus noodle dishes including Pad Thai. Really appreciate... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I like the variety of dishes and the quality (and quantity) of food. The service, however, is another matter. Our waiter was not especially rude, just inattentive.

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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A beautifully decorated Chinese Restaurant in the heart of NYC. Delicious food with very reasonable prices considering that the portions were huge and location of this restaurant. No need to travel all the way to Chinatown if you are in the area and need a quick Chinese meal. Not many Chinese restaurants in the area so this was a welcome.... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

A lot of taste in this food, good portion sizes, plenty menu options... Pobrably this is one of the best Chinese food I have tried

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I used to love going to Chef Yu, it is such an inexpensive delicious place to dine. I went once and it had a C rating, and I looked it up and was pretty grossed out. If you can look past the hygiene standards, you have to get the szechuan dumplings, they are AMAZING!!!

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Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant has a great happy hour. That is about all I can say good about it. There are lots of choices on the menu, don't get the seafood soup with noodles. They use pasta noodles that are too large to hide the fact that they didn't add seafood. I wish I could say more positive things about this place... More

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