36 W 48th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.758083 -73.979961
Monday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
All I want to say is about service , they SUCK!
After I called check, they presented me the receipt with 15% tips already assigned on it. 15 % is not big deal. But when I ask why they did not let me decide the amount of tips to give, they said because this place is located in the tourism area and leave the words "just sign it", leaving us no other choices . Even they didn't lie, what if I want to give them 30% tips but they do not give a chance :P ? Rude service.
Rude Service – Apparently, they do not serve tea.
Spoiled food, beyond rude staff – Have had spoiled chicken on four separate occasions. Some of the dishes are good, but I never know if I'm going to get bad meat or not. It's not worth the risk. Plus, some of the staff are the most rude people you'll ever meet. I would give this place a no star-rating, if that were possible.
WOWWW – WOW! I love this place! We went here this weekend with a couple and they ordered the food for us..I have to say that the Sauteed Shredded Chicken was gone in minutes;-) It was super delicious. Along with that, we had a feast of garlic scallops, a Sauteed Prawn and the Sichuan Pickle (I can't remember the name) and some yummy.Servers were perfect. Definitely one of the most authentic Chinese food I have ever had. We will be back there soon;-)
If you want the food, make reservation – I got there for lunch.
The host didn't care if there's customer waiting or not.
After akward minutes, the question I got was if I have a reservation or not.
There were plenty of tables, but there were none for us without reservation.
A trip-worthy Szechuan gem hidden up a flight of stairs on a nondescript midtown block. – The Scene
If midtown is a culinary desert, Wu Liang Ye would be the hope-inspiring palm tree on the horizon. You wouldn't know it from the look of the place, however: Up a set of stairs, the nearly windowless dining room could moonlight as a bingo parlor, albeit one with chandeliers, a few paintings and a staff wearing deadpan expressions. Fortunately, the chatter of devoted regulars supplements character.
Much of the city's Szechuan cuisine is not spicy enough, or so greasy that auto mechanics wouldn't touch it, but Wu Liang Ye finds the perfect balance on both counts. Dan dan noodles, tossed with fiery, just-fatty-enough ground pork, do street-cart fare justice, but more upscale cuisine earns its price tag too. Tender razor clams, soaked in a tangy pepper and scallion vinaigrette, form the tail feathers of an ornate radish bird sculpture. Shredded camphor tea-smoked duck and a seabed's worth of crispy scallops need no prettifying.
Hits: Dazzling, unusual dishes that will make you forget all about General Tso and his lot.
Misses: The blah room and unsmiling staff come off even worse when compared with the brightly flavored food.
Authentic Sichuan Food – The food is pretty authentic Sichuan style and they're all very tasty. My colleagues and I ordered from them several times and I was never disappointed.....
Really good Chinese food! – I don't know how authentic this Chinese restaurant is, but what I do know is that the food taste good over here. I visited New York a few weeks ago and we stumbled across this restaurant on our way to get some cheesecake and Junior's. We were seated and given a menu promptly. The first thing you notice are the prices. They're a little on the high side, but not off the charts. The menu isn't your usual noodles and sweet and sour pork fare, but more on the lines of supposed authentic fare. There were only 2 of us, so we only ordered 3 dishes. We ordered shrimp with a light citrus sauce, pork with plum sauce, and the house fried rice. All 3 were great, especially the shrimp. Since I was only visiting, I doubt I'd go back, but if you're a regular city visitor, then give it a try.
Heavenly – Being a Chinese who love spicy food, Wu Liang Ye has been one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Sure, it's expensive for Chinese and the 48th st. location is a bit dark and squeezed for me, but the food is consistantly wonderful. I'll just name some of my favorite dishes for those who are going for the first time or been there already: ox tongue and tripe / sliced beef tendon with roasted chili vinaigrette, kung pao chicken / jumbo shrimp, braised fish / beef with napa cabbage and roasted chili, double cooked bacon with capsicum.
If you want to taste real Chinese food – Chinese food in America are prepared sweeter than they are supposed to be in order to appeal general American public. This restaurant doesn't do that. People who loves sweet and sour and greasy Chinese food may not appreciate their dishes. Even though the price may look little more expensive than other Chinese food restaruant, this restaurant is well worth it. I usually go there with my husband and order 3 dishes or so, and bring the left over back home, and eat it over the next three days. Still delicious.
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