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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed April 4, 2020 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Spicy, tasty dishes. Great use of peppers and peppercorn. We come here often because the food is consistent great!

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 28, 2020

Restaurant is in Gaithersburg, on the rear side of Gaithersburg Square Shopping Center. Food and service remain outstanding - took take out on March 15th - and everything was perfect. Go see them - hopefully they can stay in business until the crisis eases. If...you go, tell cashier Bruce sent you!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

We were out for the day and needed to find someplace close for a late lunch/early dinner. Yu Zhou Cafe came to mind and was nearby. This was our first visit. We were seated in a large but nearly empty dining room (not unreasonable considering...our early time for dinner), and given pencil and paper. We were grateful for other TripAdvisor reviews so that we then knew to write our orders down. We had spring rolls, hot and sour soup, shrimp lo mein and Pork Spareribs Wu Xi with Spinach. All the food was fresh and delicious but the spareribs Wu Xi was a new dish for us and outstanding. Service was attentive and portions were enough to take some home to enjoy again later. It was hard to choose from the many tempting items on their large menu, so we'll come back to try more.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 12, 2019

Lunch offers a buffet spread - choice of 2 entrees (variety of meat and vegetable items) and a starch (rice, fried rice, noodles). Dine in or carry out. A good low cost filling lunch.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 14, 2019

We dined in the Yu Zhou Cafe 渝州川菜 a year ago and this return visit did not disappoint us. The Mount Pepper Wood Ear 山辣木耳 appetizer was very much to our liking as they tasted like genuine wood ears. And the Chuang Bei Liang Fen...川北凉粉 appetizer compared favorably with area Northern restaurants. As we did before, we ordered the Café’s signature dish Feng Teng Fish 沸腾鱼 (spicy flounder fish with clear noodles) which came in a boiling hot pot. The dish still tasted scrumptious. We liked the plate of String Beans Szechuan川四季豆, which was flavorful. We left the Café with a lot of left-overs together with the generous portion of 炒米粉 we purchased from the “hot bar” at the back of the eatery. It’s too bad the café is not closer to our home so we can patronize it more often.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I have been a frequent and long time customer of this restaurant. Their food is excellent as is their service. I've introduced a number of friends and visitors and all have enjoyed their meals and were amazed by the large number of choices. Menus are...both in English and in Chinese. The decor is appropriate and tables are available for large parties as well as couples. The number of Oriental patrons usually out- numbers Caucasians. To me, this is, a good sign that it serves authentic food. A buffet lunch bar is available on weekdays. Carry out is also available. Having dined at Yu Zhou with Chinese colleagues from work who highly recommended. this restaurant, I am doubly comfortable with my high reccommendation. Try their Crispy Shrimp with Walnuts, or Mushrooms and you'll be happy you did!. Even their fortune cookies are fresh and crisp.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 15, 2018

On our way to the Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg on Sunday, we were delighted to locate a Sichuan restaurant called Yu Zhou Café 渝州川菜. Our preliminary impression (which turned out to be true) was that this must be a pretty good eatery as it...was still crowded at 1:35 pm when we walked in. We also noticed that most of the diners were of Chinese descent. We ordered the 2 of the 3 specials advertised on the board. A signature dish, the spicy Fei Teng Fish dish 沸腾鱼 (spicy flounder fish with clear noodles) came in a boiling hot pot and its taste was reminiscent of similar dishes at restaurants in Chengdu city 成都市.We wanted Chinese spinach 空心菜 but it was sold out so we settled for string beans 四集豆,which turned out to be quite delicious, too. Even the Chuang Bei Liang Fen 川北凉粉 compared favorably with area Northern restaurants. We were impressed with the portion size when the dishes arrived at our table at nearby tables. The rating would have been a 5 had it not taken us a long while to get seated (the wait staff appearing unaware that people were waiting) and to learn that we could get our food by ordering and picking them up at the “hot bar” or handing our written order to the wait staff. We are so pleased that we stopped in; now we have another good place to go enjoy and take guests to.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Very large portions. Lovely small cafe. Serves is very quick and courteous. Very friendly and accommodating. We came in with a large group, made lots of noise and mess. The staff was very kind and took very good care of us. Definitely going back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed March 2, 2018

I came here with a business colleague for lunch. Spring rolls ($3) for two small ones. They have vegetable and chicken. The place is not visible from the main road or the shopping center so if you don’t know where it is you will not...find it. My order of the Hunan Chicken was decent but not great. It was a nice sized portion off the lunch menu and came with rice. It was a little too salty for me but I ate it.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Small restaurant specialized in Szechuan food. It is more of a casual eating place. I went there with friends for a few times. The food is decent, not great.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Response from Marc F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it was our first visit ever to the restaurant. Too bad Gaithersburg is so far from Silver Spring else we would keep visiting the restaurant.
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  • Yes, Yu Zhou Cafe offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Yu Zhou Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Yu Zhou Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4