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Chef Yu

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520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-736-6150
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank smartquest
Poughkeepsie, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Bravaencore
Pittsburg, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town staying at a hotel about a block over, we gave this place a try. I will say, for service, I would put 2 stars, but the food was really good. We actually went here twice. First time, after being seated and commenting how hungry we were, they took forever to come over and take our order or ask... More 

Thank SmallsSL
Freehold, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Good food, fresh and served hot! Fast service. Price very reasonable for NYC! Good portions and large menu.

Thank michele052016
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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342 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This restaurant was recommended to me and I was not disappointed. They offer an extensive menu. Items were served quickly and were piping hot. I returned the next night because of the quality of the food. Prices were reasonable for NYC and portions were large. I recommend the General Tsao's prawns, which are large and seasoned well.

Thank LesPicker
Fairfield, Connecticut
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373 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I'd heard this was a great place for dumplings. I got hot and sour soup and veggie dumplings. Both were adequate.

Thank Stephen P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 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 

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Ormeau, Australia
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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: +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

Neighborhood Profile
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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