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“Great food, indifferent service”
Review of Wu Liang Ye

Wu Liang Ye
Ranked #2,808 of 14,026 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The most authentic Sichuan food in Manhattan (you need to trek to Queens for better). The patrons around you (many well heeled mainland tourists quaffing $250 bottles of the eponymous Wu Liang Ye liquor) reinforce this fact. Service also authentic, i.e. efficient but brusque/indifferent. Do come and be prepared to feast. Don't bother with delivery, it is often late/incorrect/missing items.

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Thank breukelen
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Visited this place for lunch - and it seems to be extremely popular. Were alloted this really tiny table - in a tight corner - not really enough for two. This place has the feel of a well - oiled machine and everything including your meal has to work as per that! We ordered for a soup, a chicken main (it said spicy in their menu) and rice. The soup was very nice and the service was very fast (remember well - oiled machinery!). We wanted to eat something spicy - but the chicken that was served was well....more chillies and less chicken. There were so many chillies in the dish that we had to actually hunt out the chicken from it. I can eat spicy food (really spicy food too, coming from India)...but this was too much!. Overall an average dining experience...wish they were not in such a hurry to clear out the tables and wish they had not overdone the chilly bit...Left with a full stomach but not much of a dining experience! And yes, my ears and insides were burning so much that I had to hunt up an ice cream in an emergency...

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Thank jigiindia
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This restaurant reminded us of a lot of places we went to in China - large, noisy, good food, matter-of-fact service without any unnecessary flourishes. The razor clams (from the chef's special menu) were particularly interesting; the camphor-smoked duck, while tasty, was a bit too fatty for my taste. The food was overall not as spicy as in other Sichuan restaurants we've eaten at in Hong Kong or the PRC. Interesting atmosphere - several groups of tough-looking young Chinese men who all seemed to know each other and shared many a drink of hard liquor (which increased the noise level).

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Thank Hamburgguy47
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Not cheap and toilets were pretty disgusting. Ordered 4 mains and got enough to feed about ten. No kidding my meal would have fed four on it's own. Three of the four were pretty tasty too and very hot, which seems to be rare in NY. On balance though would not return.

Thank Fred_Simons
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I wanted to check out a chinese restaurant near the Rockerfeller Center and this came up on my "Google" search. After reading a few reviews we just decided to try it.
I have to confess that we may have ordered the wrong dishes, but from what we ordered:
Shrimp with Scallion Pesto : this Dish is served COLD and is quite salty
Dan Dan Noodles : Warm thick noodles served with minced pork and chilli oil.
Yung Chow Fried Rice : typical as most chiese take out
Sauteed Asian Ockra with Sun Dried Scallops: Don;t mistake this for regular Ockra as we did. It's really similar to cucumber and is a VERY large dish, better for a table for 4 or more.

Overall I would suggest ordering the Dan Dan Noodles and thats about sums it all.

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Thank Milehighclub
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