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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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
good food, good service

I arrived here after checking the menu online and deciding that it is cheap enough and good enough for a light dinner. I found a very nice restaurant with good service and great food. It can be a good place for a business meeting or for a family dinner. It is big and not too crowded so you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Alonst
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I arrived here after checking the menu online and deciding that it is cheap enough and good enough for a light dinner. I found a very nice restaurant with good service and great food. It can be a good place for a business meeting or for a family dinner. It is big and not too crowded so you can always... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Not the best Chinese I've had, but certainly not the worst. Huge place, I've eaten upstairs and down. They have a nice Happy Hour with some good cocktails too. Food is reliable but nothing particularly unusual or inspired. But decent and consistent. Quite noisy, it's on a busy street corner and it's a big, cavernous place.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visitors to New York City tend to think they have to travel to Chinatown to get good authentic Chinese food. As for the authenticity, I can't speak to it - I have eaten food from all regions of China, but I have done it here, and in many cases, I am sure that what I am eating is Chinese food... More 

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Vaughan, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife, daughter and I ate at this Chinese restaurant. We loved the food, service and ambiance. The price of the dinner was very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of my boyfriend favorites chinese restaurant, its clean, the food is delicious and well and quick served. Our suggestion is the Lemongrass chicken and BTW the hot black tea is free.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It seems like I can't get a good meal in the vicinity of Penn Station. Usually I am on my way to the train and want a light dinner. The service here was prompt and the restaurant was bright. The menu contained typical Chinese food. I was hoping to find a replacement for West Side Cottage, my favorite Chinese restaurant... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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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
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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