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Posted by yummyfood critic on 12/02/2005
You know this restaurant is good when Chow yun Fat, Ming Tsai, and the girl from crouching tiger hidden dragon are some of their regulars. It's quaint and the food never lets me down. Try their razor clams with scallion sauce..soo good.
Posted by Icequeen on 09/20/2005
Try wonton with hot oil. It's yummy and tasty. Most of seafood dishes are very good.
Posted by DL on 08/11/2005
Walked over to this midtown hideaway in 94 degree weather for takeout. Had the most delicious mouth watering Beef Filets & Vegetable with Hunan Spicy sauce Ive ever tasted. The wait was horrendous in this cramped establishment and service unfriendly but the food well worth it. My advice call in your takeout order 1/2 hour before you go!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/09/2005
The food here is excellent. While it's slightly pricier than your average Chinese restaurant, the food doesn't have that dingy overly greasy taste to it. The food is tasty, light, and a good size in portions. The service is friendly and courteous, too.
Posted by A Guy In New York on 07/25/2005
The Chef's Ma Paul Tofu (ma pao dofu) is the best we've had anywhere. The razor clam appetizer is also outstanding. Good sichaun food in mid-town.
Posted by Michael on 07/17/2005
This is one of my favorite stops when I come to New York for authentic chinese food conveniently located in midtown. Wu Liang Ye never disappoints and has been consistent for over 15 years.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/08/2005
The place is cramped and old. It's always full b/c only about 20 people would be able to sit in it if they had it set up like most restaurants, but they really jam people in there like sardines. Second, if you're going there for lunch, which is their busiest meal, don't expect to get a lunch special. They only do the lunch specials for take out. The food is better than your standard counter-joint Chinese, but its certainly not worth the money. $15 for General Tso's is overpriced. The best way to go with this place is lunch take out or delivery. We were very disappointed with our eat-in lunch there.