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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 66 reviews)

3.875
Food 4.0 Value 3.6
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

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

User Reviews

  • 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

    Amazing

    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

    Finally!

    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.

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by chili lover on 10/22/2009

    Thank God

    I love Sichuan. So I was very happy to see this place out the window of my cab. On my way back uptown, I stopped off and had an amazing lunch. The porks dumplings and twice cooked streaky pork were delicious. I love spicy food so I was ecstatic. My wife has low tolerance for chilis, but she loved it too.

  • Wa Jeal

    Posted by CJ from Metro Bikes on 10/19/2009

    Dump the $4.95 Mexineese for the REAL DEAL

    So, had someone come in and drop off a menu a few weeks back. I've since gotten take out over a dozen times. Everything I've ordered has been perfect. Never too mildly spiced, quality of ingredients is amazing... and the staff and owners are sooo nice. My favorite lunch special... Chicken with cashew nuts (mild spicy) Brown rice, and wonton soup. The portions are MORE than enough, and the spicy prawn lunch item is amazing also. I am glad to see they are getting great reviews and I will continue to order from here over any other place.

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