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Chef Yu

520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-736-6150
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its unfortunate that I have to give this reataurant a bad review, because their food is good. However, every glass that I pick up is spotty and gross. I visit this place quite often, and ita the same every time. I will not return until...More

Thank samtheinvincible
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I went to this restaurant at the recommendation of our daughter. It has a good location near Times Square. The restaurant was well decorated and open. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. My wife and I ordered the Mixed Chinese Vegetable...More

Thank CarpeDiem0212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is average. Service is very good and fast. Had lunch at this place. Quantity is large, but quality is so so. People don't eat large lunch. How about exchange the quantity into better quality. People may favour it.

Thank Jim&Iris
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are in the Times Square area and looking for a quick and tasty Chinese meal this restaurant will fit the bill at a very reasonable cost. The food is really quite good and the location is excellent if you are hanging out just...More

Thank Theodore D
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Small drinks, water never refilled. Food came out immediately and tasted overcooked - leading me to believe it was prepared in advance then microwaved. There too many good restaurants in New York to waste time & money on this one.

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The staff at the hotel recommended the restaurant so we tried it. The food was good.......when we finally got it. The waiter was horrible. I can only presume other people complained because after he took our order the orders of the two tables near us,...More

Thank Deirdre H
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant, service spot on, happy hour drinks meant a reasonably priced glass of wine in New York. A group of us went and everyone felt it was one of the best Chinese meals they had had.

Thank JoKirsty
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Hummm, hummm best in town. Not to spicy, but just perfect, the shrimp for me were are the best, every year, I fly to NY and don't want to miss the Szechuan Style Dumplings, to me, they are a signature. Is not too hot if...More

Thank Leticia G
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My friends and I came in one night for a birthday at around 9:30. This was a Saturday night in mid-town. The host told us to please hurry up with our order before showing us to our seat; strange, but didn't really think too much...More

Thank Eiren T
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Me and two of my co-workers had lunch at Chef Yu. I had the Young chow fried rice and the others had selections from the lunch menu. I'm a Chinese food junkie and have had it all over the world and this was by far...More

Thank Todd H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-736-6150
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