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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 #4,724 of 11,751 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW 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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
51 helpful votes 51 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Seminole, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
16 reviews 16 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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