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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
520 8th Ave - At 36th St, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently went to Chef Yu as I work in the neighborhood. I have gone to this restaurant many times before but never reviewed it. Sometimes I ordered take out. Anyway the service is quite good and fast too even though it’s always very crowded...More

Thank Sati1014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Think one can’t get a really good dinner in midtown Manhattan for under twenty bucks? Well, surprise! Chef Yu can sate the heartiest appetite with a card of forty or fifty dishes all for less than that. In fact, the only three entrees on his...More

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Normally i try not to have chinese - but you have to Challenge yourself once in a while. So many disappointments with lack of taste and to much deepfry! Chef Yu is different. Here you get traditional chinese with lots of tastes. The waiters are...More

Thank Henrik B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the cashew chicken and the beef chow fun. The chicken was not very good. Way too heavy on the soy sauce so it was very salty and dark in color. Not super appetizing. On the other hand the chow fun was perfect. I...More

Thank Tradervic21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to be as a non pretentious, reasonably priced place close to Times Square/ Penn station with excellent food. Thumbs up all the way. Big portions, happy hour $5 drinks between 4-7, fast service.

Thank bettyboop19752018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice Chinese restaurant with a wide range of options as to what to eat and for any number/group of people it suits them well. Not too pricey compared to other places in Manhattan and the location is pretty good - not...More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Very good food, good consultancy about their food (selection) and they did recommended to order not too much as the dishes have a good size (which meant for them less revenue) Will definitely eat here again Been here with 4 people which have had the...More

Thank AlexanderFrankfurt
Reviewed 19 April 2018

I had passed Chef Yu's many times on the way to the bus station but never stopped for a meal. I just happened to be walking by and saw their lunch special and thought, why not? The food and the service are wonderful. I had...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Went with a friend while attending a trade show at Jacob convention center. It was a short walking distance, and was quickly settled down on the 2nd floor of the restaurant once arrived. Plenty of selections from the lunch special and we both enjoyed the...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Good service, food was amazing, but a bit chilly and lacking in atmosphere. I’d still go back esp for the crispy shredded beef!

Thank VickiMacIver129
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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 - 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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