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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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271 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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1 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Robicsek
River Forest, Illoinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Along with Lang Shen, Wu Liang Ye is one of Manhattan's finest Sichuan restaurants. (The similarity between the two is not surprising, as I understand that the cooks at Lang Shen left Wu Liang to start their own). The spices are authentic and strong, but not so overwhelming as to cover the flavors of the main ingredients. Liberal use of... More 

Thank Henry F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I gave been coming to this place since its grand opening in the early 90's. It's hard to find because it is on the second floor. Inside, you will know that this place was someone's home in the early century. Mostly Chinese people eat here do you know it is good! It's definitely pricey but portions are large. I often... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I have been very loyal to this restaurant. Every time I am in town I have to stop at this restaurant, let along I have recommended it to all my friends. Now I am not so sure about it. To be fair the dishes are fairly large so two dishes for two people I had to wrap up. The Scallops... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

My wife and I were looking for Asian cuisine and happened upon this place. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't particularly good. I had General Tso's chicken and found the sauce to be very heavy and the chicken heavily breaded. My wife had the Tangerine Beef, which was somewhat better. In short, I would not recommend or go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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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