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Chef Yu

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520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
(212) 736-6150
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in to have dinner, the host didn't even acknowledge us for a good five minutes, we got seated finally. ....... then we sat there for about twenty minutes no one even took our drink order. And when the waiter decided to come over he was very short and still didn't even ask us about anything to drink, we... More 

Thank Nickkcco
Ormeau, Australia
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this place on the way back from Macy's to our hotel. The food was authentic with a NYC twist. You must try the pineapple fried rice with shrimp, it was great. Staff are friendly and service is efficient. So glad we found this place as there is so much choice in this city. Well worth a visit... More 

Thank Brendan H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very good experience. The quality was very nice & helpings large, tasty & good value for money. Much Better than I expected . Thank you. Dsas1981

Thank Deepak K
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of Manhattan, just a block away from Times Square is this really good cantonese chinese restaurant. For 2 people we over ordered. Hot and sour soup. Pretty good. Could be a bit more 'hot' but still good. Jelly fish. Need a bit of salt but cruncy and refreshing. Garlic eggplants. Really spicy and full of flavour. Stir... More 

Thank Amie C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We ate here a couple of times - they serve until 11pm. We ordered shrimp with Broccoli, fried rice and Gyoza on our first visit. Very large portions which we were unable to eat, however they kindly boxed up the leftovers for us to take with us. On our second visit we ordered the salt and pepper calamari which were... More 

Thank DifromBrisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Good, basic Chinese food. No surprises, consistently good standards of Chinese. Yum!! Would have given four stars but for the server that came to the table and stood there waiting for us to pass her our water glasses over the food. I've never had that happen before.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We order delivery from here every time we are in the city. Prices are cheap, portions are huge, delivery is fast and most important, quality is high and food is delicious.

Thank Wendy M
New York, United States
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117 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

You would think a midtown NYC Chinese restaurant would have the same old stuff you see everywhere. This restaurant is more authentic Chinese, with lots of things that ate creative or like you might find in Chinatown, if you were lucky. The food was delicious and very flavorful. Prices are moderate. Service was excellent. The tables are well spaced, so... More 

Thank Daniel V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Ok. I will explain myself. Around this place there are many options, most of them offer you food for similar prices ( 10 usd, tax included), but in this case it is a restaurant that offers you a good meal. It tastes good. Personnel is really slow and they are not good dealing with tourist. So, I recommend, but do... More 

Thank memo D
New York, NY
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Chef Yu at least 4x and this visit was by far the worst! It was empty (which was great) but it left me asking "then why is the service so awful??" I kid you not when I say my friend and I had 5 different waiters wait on us. 5!!! Service was sparse (despite the 5 waiters).... More 

Thank MELS16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: (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?

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