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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 #5,068 of 11,658 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
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
Neighborhood: Garment District
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I like the variety of dishes and the quality (and quantity) of food. The service, however, is another matter. Our waiter was not especially rude, just inattentive.

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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A beautifully decorated Chinese Restaurant in the heart of NYC. Delicious food with very reasonable prices considering that the portions were huge and location of this restaurant. No need to travel all the way to Chinatown if you are in the area and need a quick Chinese meal. Not many Chinese restaurants in the area so this was a welcome.... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

A lot of taste in this food, good portion sizes, plenty menu options... Pobrably this is one of the best Chinese food I have tried

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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claremont
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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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Rockford
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131 reviews 131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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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