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Wu Liang Ye

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36 W 48th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10036-1809
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu includes Chinese dishes familiar to the American palate. There are also many choices I will call Asian comfort food. This are dishes that are enjoyed by the large Asian clientele as well as the adventurous. Pan fried pork dumplings were excellent. A $14 West Lake Beef Soup we've enjoyed in Flushing fed a party of eight. Here it... More 

Thank Cindy M
San Antonio
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever and wherever we travel, we search out wonderful Chinese cuisine. On this trip to NYC, we ate at Wu Liang Ye. It was the best that we've experienced in NYC (including in Chinatown). We were the only non-Asians in the restaurant. The dishes that we had were gorgeously presented and were some of the best flavors we've ever had.... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. It's close to the Rockefeller and we needed to eat before our slot at the Rock. It was very authentic. Very small and busy. Good portion sizes. We asked for egg fried rice and he shook his head in disgust! That must have been too Western for him to offer. Definitely recommended if you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Too bad the food is good. They have the salty/spicy balance down to an art... down to the use of proper Sichuan peppercorns. Because of the high density of tables in the dining room, the places gets noisy, even if it's well carpeted with tablecloth service. Consider trying their 3-Chili-Chicken. It's chicken chunks that are stir fried with fra-diavolo peppers,... More 

Thank KKua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Very different to what we would normally go for at our local restaurant but with some expert guidance from the staff we have had probably the best Chinese meal we have ever had. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who want an incredible taste experience

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Coral Springs, Florida
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I met a couple of friends there from lunch under recommendation from a coworker. The chicken was absolutely delicious and we have some sort of pork dumplings and they were also very good. The downside is the service is a little unfriendly, Something like you would see on an episode of Seinfeld when they have the soup Nazi. The bathroom... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We enjoyed the Dan Dan Noodles(spicy), shredded tea smoked duck with scallions and mixed steamed vegetables with ginger. Everything was absolutely delicious! I do not recommend ordering typically american/chinese dishes, I think you will miss out on the authentic flavors! This restaurant is upstairs for those with mobility issues.

Thank ahpva
Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a variety of experienced Asian food waters...but everyone found something they loved. Prawns with asparagus (spicy), chicken with garlic, lemon chicken, all delicious! Up a flight of stairs from the street, staff was helpful, made suggestions that were perfect.

Thank Moira104
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We went based on reviews. We ordered Lemon Chicken, General Tso's Chicken (cliche, I know) and Mandarin Chicken...You couldn't tell the mandarin and the general Tso's chicken apart : they were both fried, slathered with a brown sauce, and that's it: no hint of orange...mystery sauce! As to the lemon chicken, the only lemon were two lemon slices that garnished... More 

Thank Patricia E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

This is among the better Chinese restaurants with typically Sichuan food (but other dishes are also available). I found the Ox Tongue & Tripe W. Roasted Chili Vinaigrette interesting, but too highly spiced for my liking. Razor Clams (not often found in other places) were nothing special. The fish, shrimp and squid were all excellent. Service was good; prices a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 W 48th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10036-1809
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-398-2308

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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