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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 2 weeks ago

The service was quick -- quick seating, quickly served. The lower level was definitely colder than the upper level. Being seated on the upper level, I was able to eat without my coat on but upon leaving I noticed that people below ate with their...More

1  Thank hopeypoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place after quite a long day shopping. Saw the menu was reasonably priced so decided to give it a go. The setting was very comfortable and we found the service to be good. Best of all, the food was delicious. We...More

1  Thank Wilster222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely and nice big portions, staff could do with learning some manners but would visit again

Thank Ksg2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant! Great lunch specials and the service is quick! Perfect if you are on a time schedule. Usually food is served less than 5 mins of your order.

Thank Kay J
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

While the place was clean and nice, I have to say I was underwhelmed. The fried pork dumplings were great but also the highlight of the meal. The service was AWFUL. Our waiter didn’t bring our soups, it took 20 minutes to get our drinks...More

Thank shelsmiles
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 27 November 2017 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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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