When I was living on 35th Street, Chef Yu was probably the best bet for dinner since there weren’t really a lot of great restaurants in the part of town. The restaurant is actually really formal looking, and it will probably surprise you how much food you get for what you’re paying (most entrees are $9-$13). The food is great and one entree can easily feed two people. My favorite is the Kung Pao diced chicken, which for some reason is not on their dinner menu (only their lunch one for $6.50), but you can still order it which is more like $9 for dinner.
Below are pics when I ordered in a separate time. Their General Tsao is also great, but I wasn’t crazy about the rice noodle with shrimp dish (I’m not a super big seafood person either though).
The only thing I’m not crazy about is the service. I’ve eaten there enough to find the waiters to not always be paying attention and taking their time. Other than that, it’s so worth the visit.
520 8th Ave
at 36th St