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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 good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many Chinese restaurants in NYC it is hard to say which is the best. If you are in midtown west, Chef Yu is moderately priced for well prepared typical Chinese dishes. We three shared fried noodles with beef, a crispy bird's nest...More

Thank amyg352
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Less than average meal with excellent service to be to told by a rude manager that I must tip 15% before I had even paid the bill very inappropriate as I was on a date. I will not be returning ever and will make sure...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The location was unbeatable...As we were walking along 8th Ave trying to find a warm place to have a sit down meal upon arriving at Penn Station, we were drawn in by the aroma wafting from this place. We thought it was a good sign...More

Thank itsjustcat
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Very inviting and friendly. The food was excellent and authentic and it is on our "must go again" list when we next visit NYC. We happened upon it on our stroll down 8th and we are glad we stopped in. I wish it had been...More

Thank stephanie599
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The good was very good and write reasonably priced. I had General Tsao's shrimp $15 and my wife had eggplant with garlic $16. Mine was very tasty without being overpowering as often happens. My wife said her disk was not garlicky enough but still good....More

Thank LesPicker
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Corner location, high ceilings, calm interior with better than average spacing of tables. The food however is high quality ingredients with skillful cooking to save a journey to Chinatown.Prices for the wide variety of Chinese dishes is modest by NYC standards.

Thank henrylew9
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed out meal at Chef Yu. All of the food was delicious and very comparable to food we have had on our trips to China (although maybe a little more Americanized.) We were with a group so had the opportunity to try quite...More

Thank ECO1995
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Very good Chinese food, nice ambiance, very friendly and swift service at a very reasonable price for NY

Thank Summerchill
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I really don't understand how this place has the positive ratings that it does. The food was pretty bad...poor quality chicken, tasteless hot and sour soup. Couldn't eat more than a few bites.

Thank NakedOnTheBalcony
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Six of us ate dinner and had cocktails at Chef Yu. Food was great a very reasonable. Happy hour drinks were $5.00, including my favorite Mojitos. Service was fast. The dumpling appetizers were great. Tab for (6), dinner and drinks was $180.00 (without tip) a...More

Thank Skiphenk
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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, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-736-6150
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