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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 #5,661 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Garment District
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75 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Martinez, Georgia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Perth, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Wife and I had a great meal here. The serves were large and the food was great! Went to go back a few days later but couldn't find it! Would definitely recommend Chef Yu for the food. The service wasn't very friendly though, compared to other NYC eateries. There was plenty of room the night we went, but I could... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had hot and sour soup, which was too sour and wasn't as chunky as I like (i.e., more liquids than solids, but it is soup). The tofu and brown sauce was good - also included some vegetables. Prices were reasonable. I know some raters commented that they have extremely poor service, but I did not find it so. I found... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I was with a group; my friend and I were paying cash for glasses of wine; my friend put out a $20 for a $6 tab; the waiter returned with change for a $10!! I and another saw the $20 - the waiter pulled a fast one and would not back down. SO watch any cash dealings. Also, they refused... More

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My husband and I ate here with a group touring New York. The food was outstanding and the portions were plentiful. The waiters were eager to please. The place is small however and didn't really accommodate a large group of people well - more a couples or two couples place. However, I would be quite willing sit with a crowded... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Good tasty Chinese food. Large portions and good variety. Nicely laid out restaurant and service very good. Will eat there again.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The food is good, the tables are well spaced, the service is prompt and you can always depend on a good meal here- I've had a dozen lunches and dinners and always get what I expect- good food and a good meal.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great place for lunch in the outskirts of the Garment Center --lunch specials a real bargain --nice big room with views of the hustle and bustle of working in NYC Friendly staff and quick service make it convenient for taking business clients

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I sincerely suggest NYC/time square visitors: do not go to this restaurant. Here is my story: 1. Service There is no service at all. When the waitress bought the soup to me, she literally threw the bowl to my table. Of course the soup spilled on the floor and table. She didn’t apologize, didn’t clean it up, didn’t look at... More

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