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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Average lunch place

Your average Chinese lunch place. Vegetarian options do exist, but they seem limited to certain sauces.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Tollyda
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Hackensack, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Yum! Great service and even better food, right in the heart of midtown. The portion sizes are big, so we couldn't eat it all so be careful how much you order, although the wrap up left overs so you can take away. Ask the staff for advice on dishes as they are very knowledgeable.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Your average Chinese lunch place. Vegetarian options do exist, but they seem limited to certain sauces.

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Family of 4 had dinner here based on the recommendation of Susie from the Wyndham Hotel and we weren't disappointed. We had the spare ribs, crispy prawns in Szechuan sauce, chicken fried rice and shredded chicken in garlic sauce. The food was delivered quickly, service was very good attentive without being in your face. Food was gorgeous, clean plates all... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great chinese food for an affordable price. The decoration of the restaurant is nice but for sure the best of the restaurant is the quality of the food

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warwick, new york
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In Midtown location is the key to value. The more reasonable restaurants are on 10 ave and 1st avenue and every time you walk a block closer to Fifth Ave the entrees go up about 10%on average. You basically are paying the rent. We usually spend a lot of time scanning window menus before finding a place that's affordable.Another problem... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

$1.50 pepperoni slice. Not much on customer service but who cares. Hits the spot on the fly or late at night. Not too bad at all.

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great tasting Chinese food. Nice ambience, good looking restaurant, very clean inside. This was our first restaurant we went to on our first trip to NYC. Just about 2 blocks away from the hotel where we are staying at. Good pricing, not too bad.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always have the same things here so can't speak for a menu that is very diverse but the Cantonese Wanton Soup with Roast Duck and Cellophane Noodle and the Szechuan Dumpling Appetizer are amazing! Used to live in the tri-state and this has been a favorite for many years. Always go back when I'm in town.

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Brampton, Canada
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ate here as part of a group tour. Food was good, served family style, but wait staff did not inform us of what they were providing so we had a guessing game to try and determine what we were offered.

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was walking to a place on the West Side, an area where I rarely travel, and purely by chance walked past this restaurant. It was late afternoon. I was a bit hungry. Given the time, I was surprised to see that the restaurant was somewhat full of people. I glanced at someone's plate looking through the window. It looked... More 

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Additional Information about Chef Yu

Address: 520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
Phone Number: (212) 736-6150
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD $15 to $20
Cuisine: Chinese

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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 to $20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, 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

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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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