not your normal asian restaurant
very good place , some very unique items , extensive appetizer list. Very friendly staff and fabulous food.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncle yus is a beautiful restaurant with consistently delicious food. Great service and the booths are really private feeling. Highly recommend.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time we have been there, and so far we have loved everything! I highly recommend the spinach dumplings to start with. They are pillow soft! We had one of the specials, beef tenderloin cubed in phylo. This is not your ordinary phyllo presentation. The phyllo is dried, shredded and molded into what looks like a birds nest. The beef is so incredibly tender and paired with onions and peppers in a Hoisin type sauce. It is served on a long dish with two spears of asparagus and two large prawns on the side. So incredible!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is spectacular, unlike the San Ramon restaurant... We drive from Danville to Livermore to eat here.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried a lot of different
We tried a lot of different things on the menu and shared at our table. Nick was very helpful in helping us pair wine. Some of our favorites were Nipote, and Justin. Extensive wine selection. Food was great, Sea Bass is the best we have ever had. Fun night out with friends...thanks to all that served us!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncle Yu's Livermore
Well, we were thankfully pleased by having the Open Table app to go to for a last minute (or a few) reservation in an area that we weren't familiar with. We can almost be called regulars at the Uncle Yu's in Lafayette, so eating at the Livermore restaurant was very refreshing. It was very different decor, and beautiful inside. The food was wonderfully fresh, and the wine list was "amazing". Service was "slow", although I appreciated it because I wanted to catch-up with a friend we had not seen in a while. Once we ordered though, the food came very fast. They had a beautiful outdoor patio too, and it looked like it was a great spot to people watch and take in vibrant downtown Livermore!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great restaurant, excellent food
We loved everything about Uncle Yu's. We were a large party of 8 and were seated promptly on arrival. Service was quick and attentive and we loved the big table with the lazy susan in the middle. Food was fresh and delicious. Lettuce wraps were a table favorite as were the singapore noodles and everything else we had. So good, definitely a keeper!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncle Yu's Rocks!
We go there with friends frequently and usually order the same things each time - they are sooo amazing! Try the Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Wonton Appetisers, the Beef with orange peel, and the Shrimp with Walnuts. The service couldn't be better and they have a great wine list - you can even order 1/2 a glass if you want just a little more before finishing your meal.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Lots of popular chineese dishes to choose from as well as some I haven't seen on a menu before. Service was wonderful. The restuarant was clean and nicely decorated. Really enjoyed the evening.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place to bring a date
Definately choose a wine flight to accompany your meal. Great flight options!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Meal with Friends
We had another wonderful meal at Uncle Yu's, where the food and ambiance is always wonderful.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there for lunch
It was our first time dining there at the lunch hour as we hosted a friend for a belated birthday lunch. Food and service were impeccable - just like in the evenings. Since it is considerably less crowded at Saturday lunch, the noise level was conducive to conversation.
I called for a lunch reservation in May and was very kindly and helpfully informed by the host that the Tour of California would be passing by the restaurant that day, so traffic and parking would be challenging. I opted to postpone to a later date and appreciate the host's honesty. While he lost a reservation that day, he retained grateful customers.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food at Uncle Yu's, especially in a town with many, many Chinese restaurants. Fresh, delicious. Great location, right in downtown. Great for small groups (big round table) or birthday celebration for two. Highly recommend.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite Asian restaurant!
We've searched for 4 years trying to find a place we loved as much as our favorite Chinese restaurant on the east coast - and we've finally found it! I just wish it hadn't taken us so long to figure it out. We enjoy more sophisticated fare and so had Peking Duck on our first visit - it was terrific. We also had the Spicy Crispy Chef's Prawns, excellent, Yu Shang Eggplant, tasty but a bit overcooked and the combo Fried Rice, very good. It was enough for 4 people but we will be enjoying the left overs all week. The service was attentive and friendly - We'll be back!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for lunch
Yu's is very expensive for dinner, but it's a nice place for lunch
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncle Ti's is a great place for lunch or dinner. I am always comfortable recommending to anyone.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Best Chinese restaurant in the area. It's more upscale than your standard places which is fine by us. Food is worth it.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eat at the bar
Been eating and drinking here regularly for 6 years. We enjoy the bar, because you can make new friends, and yak with the bartenders, Eric, Lindsay, and Billie. The food is stupendous, the atmosphere incomparable, and the drinks make it even better. I love this place!
We often attend concerts at the Bankhead theatre, and make reservations at the bar for dinner. Its nice to walk in, and see those "reserved" placards, in a crowded restaurant!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tops in LIvermore
Uncle Yu's is my favorite restaurant in Livermore! Great food, wine and unique, delicious entrees. We always go before a performance at the Bankhead Theater and have fast, gracious service as well as a 15% discount with the tickets!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We saw the great reviews on Opentable.com and decided to try out this restaurant. What a gem! Immediately became our favorite restaurant in the area. Unbelievable starters, ample main dish portion sizes, amazing service, beautiful decor and ambience, and a pretty impressive wine list with a good local selection. Cannot say enough good things! Will become a regular hangout for us for sure.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining Asian cuisine
Uncle Vu's is a gem of an upscale Asian dining experience. The menu is extensive and full of excellently prepared dishes. The bar is very nice and beautifully decorated as is the entire restaurant. The gorgeous weather in Livermore makes the outdoor dining patio a must day or night.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great birthday experiance !
Food cource delivery was staged perfectly for an 8 person group, as always very well done !
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chinese Food I've ever
Best Chinese Food I've ever had - period. Fresh, not greasy - delicious and they have a great wine and beer list and you *mus* have dessert - I *never* order dessert (not that I don't love it) but their chocolate covered ice cream bomb dessert is Thrilling, yes thrilling - not too sweet and OMG so good....you won't be disappointed!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining in livermore
Used to be a regular at uncle yu's in san Ramon years ago, didnt know that there was one in livermore too
Hip modern atmosphere and stellar service from entry to exit
The owner was super friendly and actually there helping out too, always nice to see
Very good food, looking forward to coming back soon!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncle Yu's has great food, superb service and the restaurant, though small, is decorated very attractively. I highly recommend the appetizers, as we had the pot stickers, and the plate called, "Four Bites - for two people." The pot stickers were excellent and the Four Bites plate had goat cheese wontons, mini crab cakes, crispy jumbo tiger prawns and goat cheese wontons, all of we're also excellent. We definitely could have a meal off having only appetizers. Our entrees were excellent, too, the lemon chicken and the Mandarin Triple Crown. I highly recommend this restaurant, it was a very nice dining experience.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early Sunday Dinner
We have dined quite a few times at the Livermore Uncle Yu's and have always found the food to be of excellent quality. Our waiter was always nearby and approached us at just the right times. It is always a pleasure to find a number of daily specials in addition to the normal ample menu. We have taken friends and family there a number of times and look forward to our next experience.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent staff and wonderful
Excellent staff and wonderful meal. I've have never expereinced less than an overall 10 when dining at Uncle Yu's Livermore.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always delicious
The food is always delicious and the service is always quick.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Gluten free menu
I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. This visit I tried the gluten free menu and I was not disappointed. The entrees were delicious, fresh, and flavorful. I especially recommend the Chow Fun and Orange Roughy. The server along with Nick, the owner's help paired a wonderful wine off of their extensive amazing wine list.
I love this place and never hesitate bringing guests. For dessert we tried a new addition to their menu. Flour less chocolate cake was delicious, and perfect for chocolate lovers! Enjoy!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
best food, wine & ambience in town
We eat at Uncle Yu at least once per week. One of the few restaurants that have maintained their quality of food over several years. When was the last time you ate chicken noodle soup and savored every piece of vegetable in it because it's cooked to perfection. Outstanding service. Also one of the few restaurants in the Bay Area that gets lighting and atmosphere. Nick, the sommelier, is a master is pairing and making recommendations that give every dish and extra dimension. Excellent also if you just want have a drink or food at the bar and chill.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had eight people and ten dishes - all outstanding! We wanted to pace dinner over 2-1/2 hours and they complied beautifully. Fantastic wine list but WAYYYY overpriced, which seems to be the trend these days. I think they'd sell a lot more wine if they didn't charge 400% of their cost!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Lunch with Friends
We had a wonderful lunch at Uncle Yu's. Greeted warmly by Miss Jennifer and excellent service from our waiter. It's always a great place to have lunch and dinner. Everything was perfect!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the Best
This place is the greatest! Consistently outstanding
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here many times and every time the food has been outstanding, the service impeccable and ambiance perfect.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
inauthentic but tasty
Uncle Yu's is a lovely restaurant with very good food but it is really not a Chinese restaurant. Upscale, white tablecloths, lovely decor. But an appetizer with cheese(!), another with phyllo dough(!) and flights of wine to go with each course of the tasting menu...No Asians eating there either.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch in Livermore
Had a special gathering of friends for your special luncheon menu!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is such a big deal to spend money and go to dinner. We are never disappointed going to Uncle Yu's. I know why people fall in love with this restaurant.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always delicious.
The food is always delicious. It comes quickly and is nice and hot.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was amazing, but you must get the BBQ sea bass. It melts in your mouth!! The honey-glazed calamari was also divine.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chinese food in Livermore!
Delicious! And the service was fantastic. We will go back again and again.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could they open a restaurant in SoCal? Their food is so fresh, delicious and perfectly spiced. I love this place!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncle's was great at ensuring
Uncle's was great at ensuring our Gluten Free menu needs were met. The service was efficient, kind, and not overbearing. The servers ensured all of our needs were met while allowing us the privacy to have an evening of private and enjoyable conversation. Uncle Yu's is a gem in the dining world!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
With my office close by, I have the good fortune of eating at Uncle Yu's at least once per week. Literally every time they exceed my expectations, which are quite high. The food is always fresh, well prepared, exceptionally flavorful without being over done and quite literally the best Chinese Food in the Bay Area including the best spots in San Francisco.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Server was Natasha, she was
Server was Natasha, she was very friendly and efficient. Food was very good.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Uncle Yu's in Livermore is always great. We can depend on great service, great food, and nice atmosphere. We are somewhat regular patrons and would recommend to anyone.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Uncle Yu's
Uncle Yu's serves the best Chinese food I have ever tasted. The Peking Scallops are outstanding and the Tea Smoked Duck Wraps can't be beat. The service is always good and the owners have been there every time I have been which ensures consistency. I highly recommend Uncle Yu's for a lunch on the patio or a great dinner.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Chinese Food
I am a big fan of this restaurant. It is elegant, consistently good, and friendly.I have been going to this restaurant and the sister restaurant in San Ramon for 17 years. I highly recommend this restaurant.The food is delicious and my family and friends enjoy the food and the ambiance. Jennifer, the owner, is always there to ensure the highest quality of service and food. Jennifer greets everyone personally and I am always welcomed as an honored guest.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect evening
We took two friends from SoCal here for dinner, and it was outstanding. The Sea Bass and BBQ Ribs were outstanding . . . as was the Dumplings with Corn appetizer. The Lemon Chicken while moist and tender was good but a little too lemony for some. Our serve was outstanding and she stayed on top of the experience the entire night. When my husband ordered a new wine and didn't like it, she picked an alternative for him and didn't charge for the first. Oh . . . and the garlic noodles were added at her suggestion and they were awesome.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Uncle Yu's is our favorite restaurant in Livermore. The restaurant is very attractive and has an outdoor area that is perfect when the weather permits. The staff is terrific. They are very helpful and accommodating. The bar service is great. The food is delicious and expertly prepared. the kitchen is very nice about toning down the spicy dishes for those of us that like things a little on the mild side. There is an excellent selection of wine. Everyone always seems to be having a good time when ever we eat at Uncle Yu's. It is simply the best!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at Uncle Yu's
Had a delightful dining experience at one of my favorite lunch spots in Livermore!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM