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Chef Yu

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Midtown
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520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-736-6150
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average food. The wine in the happy hour tasted off. The starters were nice and the location was great. The staff were average as well

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Thank arron148
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a nearby hotel and the concierge recommended that we order from Chef Yu. We received delivery within 10 minutes of ordering and our food was hot, fresh and fantastic. I had the pan fried dumplings and sweet and sour chicken and my friend had the General Tso chicken which was some of the best I've tasted.

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Thank MrsWoods34
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sangria didn't take nice (or probably I was comparing it from the sangria I had in Barcelona), the eggplant stir fry was okay, fish fillet was too salty and the scallops with black bean sauce was just okay but not amazing. Nothing too special.

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Thank Nekne
USA
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Chinese dinner because the food was really good. Hot n sour soup, beef with oyster sauce and Schezuapn Chicken was really good. We recommend Chef Yu for a great service too. Go there you will not be disappointed.

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Thank AKK2050
Miami Beach, Florida
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138 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I suppose most of the reviews on this place on TA are from people who don't get what a good Chinese place is. The decor looks great, but that's as far as it goes. We ordered egg rolls - they literally tasted like they week old dead fish in them. Then we ordered the staple Chinese entree, General Tso chicken,... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice lunch Good hot and sour soup. Nicely spiced pork dish. Great dumplings. The only negative is that rest room was a full flite of steps up.

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Thank alanlubin
McLean, Virginia
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

On a recent trip to my old "home town" I had a hankering for some good Chinese. A friend recommended that we meet at Chef Yu. I loved it. We had beef with scallions, sesame chicken, sweet & sour soup, fried dumplings -- all good. Ordering for two easily served three. With wine and beer, taxes and tip, the bill... More 

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Miami, Florida
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We went for lunch and the price and food were pretty good. Service was fast and food very good value. A very ample saloon with capacity for a lot of people, although not cramped

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Thank smartquest
Poughkeepsie, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

They had great choicest that you do not see at other Chinese food place. Great value and excellent favor...

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Thank gomcclelland
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

My daughter takes me here each time I come to visit her in New York. It has great Chinese food in a wonderful, spacious space that is great for conversations and getting away from the crowds. And, most of all, the prices fit my tight budget. It's amazing to find such a place in Midtown.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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
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: +1 212-736-6150

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  • 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
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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