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Chef Yu

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520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
(212) 736-6150
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food at a Good Price

We had a very good meal at a great price for Manhattan here. Our dinners were both $13 and were good-sized portions. Also, their happy hour was from 4:00 to 8:00, which was a nice surprise. On a dollar-for-dollar basis, was the best meal of our 4-day trip to New York.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Kevin M
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This excellent restaurant is our go-to for Chinese food delivery in NYC. Great food and super fast service at reasonable prices with portions large enough to have leftovers to reheat.

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Thank Wendy M
Durham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

we eat here one lunchtime whilst visiting NYC. It is a large busy Chinese restaurant and offered quick service from a fairly standard Chinese menu. However, the quality of the food was poor. It was equivalent to a poor local takeaway in the UK and not what I expected from a main city restaurant.

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Thank Chris J
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I have ordered in the past delivery, even eaten there before & referred guests at my Hotel to go there. After tonight, Absolutely NEVER ever again! After a 12 hr day at work, all I wanted was some Lo Mein and Wonton soup. The delivery guy got the wrong address and cursed me out in every which way... I could... More 

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Thank Kay J
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had a very good meal at a great price for Manhattan here. Our dinners were both $13 and were good-sized portions. Also, their happy hour was from 4:00 to 8:00, which was a nice surprise. On a dollar-for-dollar basis, was the best meal of our 4-day trip to New York.

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Thank Kevin M
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant looks nice and the price is so cheap. The size of each dish is big. We are a party of four and we ordered three main dishes but I'm sure you can get away with two only. Friendly place and good customer service. I suggest to order tangerine chicken when you try. It tasted so good and compliments... More 

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Thank K21V
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Having had a few days of burger and pizza dinners we recently fancied Chinese so visited her only a few blocks down from time square, Slightly anxious having read mixed reviews about the service but the very well dressed gentleman that greeted and served us was very friendly and helpful, we fell on our Dinner when it arrived very quickly... More 

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Thank helenmp40
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Well i left here fuming. We arrived thinking it will be a nice restaurant but was very very disappointed. There was no one to greet us sat us down and walked away. No one came back for ages even though it was soo dead (now i know why) and then came and asked what drinks we had and was so... More 

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Thank Lucy S
Sebago, Maine
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We asked at our hotel (Holiday Express) for a recommendation for a place to eat and Chef Yu was suggested. Excellent food - kids had pad thai and I had chicken with rice. Good wine for mom. Spring rolls and veggie dumplings were delicious. The waiter even suggested that 2 of my children - age 10 - split a meal... More 

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Thank E L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Near our hotel (Wyndham New Yorker), only a couple of blocks from Times Square. Nice ambience, attentive service. You order a plate at a time (plenty for one person) and it comes with rice. Very good food, large menu choice, and all at a reasonable price

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Thank Peter L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We got take out from here as we were staying at the Row NYC and we just wanted to take it back to the hotel. Doesn't look great from the outside but I was pleasantly surprised with the food it was really tasty. Staff are fairly rude and unhelpful, we wanted to upgrade our rice to noodles but she said... More 

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Thank Jenny R

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
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

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

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