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Uncle Yu's - Livermore
Uncle Yu's - Livermore

Uncle Yu's - Livermore Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.uncleyuatthevineyard.com
  • Phone: (925) 449-7000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Chinese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: John Phung
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Uncle Yu's offers catering to parties of all sizes and for all occasions. Whether you need a luncheon catered at your office or a wedding catered at your home or a local winery, we guarantee a successful event and memorable event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Uncle Yu's Harvest room can accommodate your special event needs for holiday parties, special celebrations, cocktail parties, corporate events or rehearsal dinners. Uncle Yu's has a private room that can host private parties for up to 55 guests. The room can be used privately or semi-privately depending upon your needs, party size and budget. We customize menus and offer wine-pairing for the perfect marriage of food and wine for your special event. We promise a memorable event that doesn't break the bank! Weather permitting we also have a lovely outdoor patio which can be used for special event dining for parties of up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: William Molander (925) 449-7000
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner. Instead of our regular menu, we will be offering a special 3 course and 4 course menu starting at only $35.00! Please call us for additional information and reservations. 925-449-7000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between First Street and Railroad Avenue
  • Public Transit: Take the #10 Wheels bus from Dublin / Pleasanton Bart station to Railroad and S. Livermore in Livermore. From there walk one block south on S. Livermore. 39 S. Livermore Ave. Ste 125, Livermore, Ca
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Uncle Yu's - Livermore
Winner of Diablo's Best of the East Bay Award, Uncle Yu's delivers Asian cuisine with a twist. Innovative Asian cuisine enhanced with quality ingredients, paired with a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, striking atmosphere and engaging service create the perfect dining experience. Whether you desire a quick bite, a fantastic glass of wine, a meal with the family or a sommelier's wine paired dinner, Uncle Yu's delivers! In addition to our dining room, we have a lively lounge and bar, a beautiful outdoor patio and a private room for special occasions and holiday parties. We also offer take out, delivery and off-site catering. Please join us and experience for yourself the pleasures of dining where east meets west and fine wines are playfully paired with the flavors of the Orient.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Uncle Yu's is always a favorite for lunch or dinner with friends and family. We had an excellent dinner, and it was wonderful to see Miss Jennifer, who is also so warm and friendly. The servers also come over to say hello, even if they are not assigned to our table. This always make me feel liked a valued customer and is greatly appreciated. I'll be back next week for lunch with another group of friends. Looking forward to it!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Unclu Yu's several times and have never been disappointed. The lighting in the restaurant is muted, which sets the mood right for a culinary experience. The food is outstanding and the service from beginning to end is excellent, never intrusive. I don't know how they do it but our food order (shanghai noodles and beef/brocolli) appeared on our table 5 minutes or so after we had ordered. Prices are higher than "regular" chinese restaurants but they are reasonable given the high food quality. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have always had a great experience at uncle yus. Everything that I have tried there has been great. I always take out of town era here for a great meal and there wine selection is outstanding. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We took some out-of- town relatives to lunch for this visit. Both the service and food was outstanding - which is what we expect for this particular restaurant. They have never let us down."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Good recvomendations from our waitress as well as the service. It made for an enjoyable birthday dinner. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've been going to this restaurant for a long while. The atmosphere is great, relatively quiet, and somewhat low light on the inside. They have a nice outside dining area next which is next to the public fountain and makes a nice early evening experience. They have a huge wine list and the pot stickers are one of my favorites. I'd like to see the menu changed up a bit. My wife felt it was kind of all over the place. That said, the food is good and the staff has always been great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Still love this restaurant and we will return, but I hope it's a night when there aren't any large parties conducting events. We could hardly talk to each other due to the noise from the large party next to us having a bridal shower. They should have been in a private room. Screaming kids and the opening of gifts is not condusive to fine dining. Food and service were excellent as always."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great Asian food and fine wine are usually not present at the same location - they are at Uncle Yu's. Nick, the sommelier, recommended two excellent wines that paired perfectly with our meal."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • " When booking we mentioned it was our 46th anniversary. While dinner was very good, there was no dessert offered or even acknowledgement of our special occasion. We expected more from a restaurant of this caliber. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Uncle Yu's is not cheap but so their food is delicious!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had to squeeze a celebratory meal before recital. The wait staff were very efficient with our orders and deliveries. The food was wonderful, and beautifully prepared. Thanks for a great time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love the Livermore Uncle Yu's. The Shrimp with Walnuts is to die for."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My favorite is BBQ sea bass. My favorite is BBQ sea bass."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We love Uncle Yu's for small Mommy - kid lunches and big Father's Day dinners. They consistently offer great wine, solid service and delicious food. It's our go-to spot."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Uncle Yu's is my favorite restaurant in Livermore and the best Chinese restaurant I have ever been too. More impressive than the food is their constancy. The food and service is top notch every time. The owner has been there every time I have been which is probably a big help in that regard. Most of my visits have been during the day so I take advantage of the patio. It is next to the fountain downtown which makes it a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious creations - especially the seafood dishes. Amazing wine selection and totally un-Asian desert menu to round off a really fantastic meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Never disappointed with the food or service....excellent always!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a large party (10) and we were given great service. Out drinks and appetizers came out quickly. Orang beef was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This place is amazing every time. The food is perfect, the service is spot on and the prices are good considering the quality. If you like good food and Chinese you have to visit. They even have an entire gluten free menu. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Delicious pan-asian food. Nice combinations of texture and taste. Huge, excellent wine list. Waiters able to advise on wine pairings. Definitely a return-to place!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have met here many times and have never been disappointed. All of the dishes were very well prepared and delicious! Nothing comes close in the Livermore/Pleasanton area."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "As expected my wife and I had another great dinner at this restaurant. Everything we ordered met or exceeded or expectations. The service was very good as well. We were first seated near the bar where patrons were boisterously talking across the length of the it. We asked to be moved and were accommodated without issue. We ordered a rib appetizer to split, Szechwan Prawns, a Mandarin Orange Beef, rice, and tea. We also split their sorbet dessert. The tab including tax was $65. While we felt that $4 for a single pot of tea was a bit steep it does not seem to be totally out of line from other dining experiences that we have had. Other than this minor annoyance it was another great dinner at Uncle Yu's."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delightful lunch with a dear friend. Love your lunch combo menu. The. Service was outstanding - a real credit to your restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Most expensive Chinese Restaurant. Food portion is very small especially for a Chinese food and some food are extremely salty. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Always hard to have a lunch or dinner on special occasion holidays, but Uncle Yu's didn't disappoint on Mother's Day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was very good, great peeking duck and it a bit expensive at $32, but it will feed 3 people, so order it to share. All in all the prices are reasonable, a bit more that the average Asian restaurant, but the ambiance its much more upscale that your average Asian place, and they have a great drinks, a full bar, and a great wine list. We went for a special birthday dinner and they were very accommodating and used the candles I gave them ahead of time on the piece of cake that was brought out. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I've been wanting to try this restaurant since we moved here a year ago. I brought a friend and her mom here for a birthday lunch. The food was great and a real bargain with the lunch specials! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I have eaten dinner here a handful of times now and am never disappointed !"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food choices were great. Friendly staff. Pear tart was the best of our three."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I like to go here for special occasions. We all ordered the 5 course pri fix menu. Appetizers to the dinner items were wonderfully paired with the differsnt wine varietals. Our server was willing to swap out the fixed dessert menu for one of their other items. Any concerns are quickly addressed. Food portions were generous. I highly recommend their extensive wine list and the restaurant as a whole."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We are a group of former colleagues from around the Bay Area who try and get together once a month for lunch. We meet at Uncle Yu's, as the food and service are always top-notch. The staff greets us warmly and we receive excellent service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have been to Uncle Yu's twice, and both times had wonderful experiences. We had the cabbage salad both times, but this time it was pretty bland. Everything else was delicious, even the desserts. The server advised on a cocktail and that was also very nice. Service was good, but not rushed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Uncle Yu's is out go-to for Date Night Chinese Food! The food is EXCELLENT and they have a great wine list and a full Bar. The place can get a little loud, but reasonable for a full restaurant. We will go again and again. You MUST get the Kung Po Three Combo!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been dining at Uncle Yu's for years and it is always one of the best meals. Everyone I have ever taken there also agrees. My favorite dishes are: Prawns with honeyed walnuts (absolutely to die for...) Lotus chicken with lettuce cups Peking duck with pancakes and bao Tea smoked duck Mu shu pork Won ton soup The wine list isbone of the best in California...and they have several pages of wines by the glass. The wine list os cultivated by the Somm and manager, Nick. It features special local wines, as well as beautiful french wines. Each wine has a very detailed, accurate description...this makes it easy to choose a beautiful wine to enjoy with each course. I wish I lived closer so I could dine here more often...!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food is yummy, beautifully presented, and healthy! Love the steamed vegetables that come with every dish! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our favorite upscale Chinese Restaurant! Everything is always perfectly prepared, from the generous appetizers to the entrees. Noodle and rice dishes are always full of meat and vegetables! Have had private parties and larger groups here and always have had a delightful time with great service!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were in Livermore for a few days, and searched for recommended restaurants. This was one of them at the top of the list. Went on a Thursday night, the temperature that day was unseasonalbly warm, so we elected to sit outside. Everyone inside missed a beautiful evening with temperature in the mid 60's for mid March. We were the only ones outside, our server was great, personable, made recommendations and was spot on with the service. The food was outstanding, from appetizer to the main dishes ordered. If we lived within 30 miles of Uncle Yu's, this would be a place we would frequent on date night at least once a month. We highly recommend it. 2 thumbs up! First restaurent review I have ever responded to."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had lunch with a group of former colleagues, and we try to meet once a month. Our restaurant of choice is Uncle Yu's. We enjoy meeting here, as the food is excellent and the service is always professional and friendly."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is truly a step above any other Chinese. Not just in the Tri-valley, but anywhere in the Bay Area!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food is always original and very well prepared and have never seen a Chinese/Fusion restaurant with such a fantastic wine selection from all over the world, including a large selection of local Livermore Valley wines. Bravo! Nicholas Liang, VP of Ops & Wine Director was particularly attentive and helpful when it came to selecting wine choices. Highly recommend Uncle Yu's. Noise level was a little on the high side, but this was simply a result of the place being packed on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/8/2014