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Posted by Anonymous on 10/09/2008
I randomly found Chef Yu here.. on Menupages. The food was great! I would go back in a heartbeat! The atmosphere was great too it was packed with ppl but we were seated immediately. The reviews and the number of reviews speak for themselves. You should try it!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/15/2008
The fried rice was too oily. The beans were uncooked. Taste was ok- But would not prefer to go there again.
Posted by Pepe (SMASH STUDIOS) on 06/30/2008
I always get my chinese foos from Chef yu. It's pretty consistent food and sometimes really good in my opinion. The service and delivery are average ,but not bad. Moody delivery guys you get anywhere. Overall I think chef yu is better than most chinese places i've been in town and I'll continue to order from them or go there to eat.
Posted by NeverAgain on 06/13/2008
I had just ordered a pick up order and they had forgot to add my soda (again!!!) .. I mean they really don't know how to add a soda to the order. Also I know what people mean by the servers having an attitude!!!! Prices went up but in my opinion, the service level went down !! Too bad, was a nice restaurant .. but no more ...
Posted by outtolunch on 06/02/2008
Read all the reviews and now have to ask did we all go to the same place? Scallion pancakes were burnt and tasteless. Pan fried pork dumplings actually had some flavor and would have been decent if not overly coated in cooking oil. General Tso's chicken was absolutely tasteless and, again, very oily. The crispy beef with green chiles was hardly crispy and had far more fried tofu than beef - the dish should have been called "fried tofu and green chiles". Maybe Chef Yu was having a bad day, but we would certainly not bother to try this place again.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/04/2008
Fast and delicious!
Posted by CHINESE FOOD WITH ATMOSPHERE on 02/05/2008
We live around the corner and we're Chinese and we order here and come to eat here all the time, along with Noodle 36, its cheaper cousin half a block away. SOmetimes we take out from both restaurants for a single meal! Chef Yu is jammed at lunch but dinner is absolutely serene and ok if you've got kids, and the take out is more than reliable and fast. The space looks like a boutique hotel and you have a lot of the restaurant to yourself when you come in the evening And the martinis are cheap. And the food! It's quite good, close to Chinatown quality but without the ingredients and variety that you get in Chinatown, so the menu in that respect feels a bit toned down and Americanized to me and certainly more Americanized that Noodle 36 which caters to an almost exlusively Chinesee crowd just down the street. But the dishes are good and it and Noodle 36 are the best midtown west Chinese food I've had. It's as good as the Sichuan rests on 9th avenue and 22nd in Chelsea that everyone raves aboutit just lacks the more exotic dishes and exotic vegetables. Of course that's a major drag, that's half the reason one goes out to eat, but the food they do prepare is authentic. SOLID.