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520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018 (Garment District)
(212) 736-6150
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Ranked #5,307 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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  • French first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 reviews 5 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Don't believe anyone who says this is the finest Chinese cuisine in Manhattan Go to Chin-Chin if that's what you want. This is in the garment district which is a gastronomic wilderness. No wonder it is full at lunch, there's nowhere else to go. We were there for dinner and it was empty. Our fault for wanting to eat close... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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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>  > Garment District
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 - 20

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