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Wa Jeal

Sichuan Chili House
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  • Chinese
  • 1588 2nd Ave, New York NY10028 40.775364 -73.953159
  • (Btwn 82nd & 83rd St)
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  • (212) 396-3339
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User Ratings (Based on 68 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.7
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 396-3339
(212) 396-3331
Place Order:
Order From Wa Jeal for delivery & takeout
Delivery Take Out Visa, MC, AmEx ($15 min)
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri :11:30am-11:30pm Sat: 12pm- 11:30pm Sun: 12pm-11pm
Lunch, Dinner
Group Dining, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by Tomtenbob on 11/14/2009

    Finally Chinese food worth eating in the UES

    Having lived recently for a time in Flushing, I was totally spoilt for great food. It's true what they say: once you taste how good Chinese food can be, you never want to eat from your corner greasy wok place again. I had thought that Grand Sichuan was my only option in Manhattan outside of Chinatown that wouldn't kill my wallet, but Wa Jeal has made it possible for me to order Chinese take out or delivery (or eat in!) and truly enjoy my meal. The food here is fantastic, fresh and full of spice and flavour. It is miles ahead of every other Chinese place I have tried in the surrounding area.

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by citykid99 on 11/14/2009

    Good over the phone service, fast delivery

    The young man who took my order over the phone was extremely nice. Also, the delivery took about 15/20 minutes or so (I also live very close by). Good food (we had lunch portions). Would definitely order here again.

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by Allison on 10/28/2009

    Finally a good chinese place!

    just ate there last night, ordered the shrimp dumplings, tasted VERY fresh, the sichuan pork dumplings, EXTREMELY spicy but very tasty and you get 9 of them! and the cold spicy sesame noodles, not so spicey, had a nice creamy peanuty taste to them. for the mains we stuck to pretty simple things, all generously portioned and very good. service was a little slow but with so much delicious food you dont really mind. a bit more expensive than other places but the quality is so much better its worth it. cant wait to go back!

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by Nick on 10/28/2009


    It's not fair to call this Chinese food. Chinese is (usually) one step above fast food, and two steps to the left of cafeteria food. This, on the other hand, tastes as good or better than food in Beijing. My only worry is that they'll get too busy to continue to produce at this level. It's amazing. Note: the portions are not large and the prices are not small. Still, if you want to eat food that actually tastes great and is extremely well-prepared, this is worth a try.

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by anonymous on 10/27/2009

    Good food, need to be more efficient in serving people who are dining at the restaurant

    I have ordered delivery from Wa Jeal often and am consistently pleased with their food. However, I took my parents to the restaurant Sunday night and had to wait an incredibly loong time between courses for our food to come out. In the meantime, I saw many delivery orders being completed. It is completely unacceptable to fulfull delivery orders that come in AFTER customers who are dining in have placed their orders. To make matters worse, they served a table of their acquaintences ahead of us. Note, they arrived after us. The delay in food was not only raised by my table but by other tables as well.

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by Marin on 10/24/2009


    Thrilled there is finally incredible Chinese food on the Upper East Side. It's not exactly cheap-Chinese, but it is well worth paying a bit more. The Pork Dumplings in the Chili sauce are a must try. I've been recommending this place to everyone I know. Eat here!

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by So far the most authentic Sichuan I have been to on 10/22/2009

    So far the most authentic Sichuan I have been to

    Love Sichuan food and I have been to most of the Sichuan restaurants in flushing, upper eastside, and even some in Chinatown. My wife and I passed by the restaurant on the way home around two month ago (right before it was open), and decide to try it a couple of week later. I have to say, so far this is the best among dozens of "Sichuan" restaurants we have been to. To me always felt that Sichun food is a acquired taste. If you try to cater your food to your customer then you lose your identity. I hope this one will stick to its authenticity. Please don't start adding sugar in it, please.

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