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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, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Quick to take order and serve food then never saw service

Make sure you are sure what you are ordering. I ordered mango chicken thinking like home it will be chicken with some mango style sauce. The waiter then asked what ketchup I wanted, I was a bit perplexed as to what she meant but the language barrier was to far to bridge so I just said yes. When it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
dwhitey66
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Perth, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make sure you are sure what you are ordering. I ordered mango chicken thinking like home it will be chicken with some mango style sauce. The waiter then asked what ketchup I wanted, I was a bit perplexed as to what she meant but the language barrier was to far to bridge so I just said yes. When it came... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had lunch in this midtown Chinese restaurant; chicken and string beans. The food was quite tasty, the beans crisp. The vegetable fried rice was nice. The food wasn't greasy. My only gripe was there should have been about a third more chicken. Perhaps this deficient was a cost savings as the dish was on their lunch menu.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stumbled across this restaurant a couple of months ago when wandering down 8th Ave. Also went there today for lunch, portions are large and food is good but not great but I would rather go here than take a chance on some of the hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants around that neighborhood. Service is definately not with a smile but they are... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Just opposite New Yorker Hotel so very convenient but the outside doesnt look fancy so its easy to miss. We had a variety of dishes all were tasty and fresh. We were surprised at the bill because of the location . It was far less than we expected to pay.

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We ate here twice during our holiday. Both times the food was excellent, the staff were swift and helpful. I recommend the mango chicken!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I looked this restaurant up as we wanted something close to our hotel & not have to battle through the throngs.. Big Mistake!! Got seated quickly, ordered duck which was mostly fat & no duck! Husband got beef chowder & to quote 'Bowl of snot'. Main course arrived Beef schezwan which was stringy chewy meat served up with a mountain... More 

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children
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?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
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