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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
  • Email: uncleyuatthevineyard@gmail.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 WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "This is the best Chinese restaurant in Livremore I have ever been."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I love the duck dish with noodle, yum yum! Avoid Fri and Sat dinner, it can get very noisy."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is our first time in the restaurant.the appetizers were great and would go back just for it."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food was bland. Asked server to avoid certain ingredients, and they just prepared a plate of steamed vegetables."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Once again the food was amazing. The service is perfect our server Joan was extremely attentive. Knew the menu so well and her suggestions were spot on."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had lunch. The Orange Peel Beef was superb as usual but the Szechuan Prawns while absolutely delicious were particularly outstanding today. I never have had such perfectly cooked shrimp in such an outstanding sauce ever. I almost ordered a second portion. We also had an appetizer of Crab Stuffed Prawns. While expensive ($10 for 2) the Prawns were huge and completely overstuffed with real crab. They were wonderful as well. They definitely have been added to our 'favorites' list and will be ordered again. It was a wonderful delightful experience to eat here again and well worth the trip from Fremont."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Went to Uncle Yu's on the suggestion of friends. Well worth it. Table was a little cramped for 7 and all of the dishes, but manageable. Wine list was impressive -- almost overwhelming with the choices, but recommendations were clearly listed. Spicy foods were made a little milder to accommodate our taste -- which was nice. Each of the dishes was delicious -- the server made some good suggestions to help us decide. We're definitely going again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food is always prepared quickly and is delicious. Uncle Yu's has great ambiance!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Uncle Yu's in Livermore is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding, the service is fabulous and if you don't order the sea bass you'll be sorry. The grilled sea bass is absolutely heavenly! My girlfriend is usually embarrassed when I'm eating the sea bass because of the the moaning and groaning that I simply cannot help while enjoying it. We haven't had anything there that wasn't delicious and the portions are generous so there's usually lunch for the next day. Can't talk this place up enough. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I don't know what they do, but everything is better. I don't know if it is the quality of ingredients, the recipes or the chef, but this is great tasting Chinese food."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "OK - last week was BD dinner for adult; this was a celebration for teen's BFF BD. We has a great time; service was spot on and we were seated right away. Wine service was nice - top of the line Champagne Rose and another rose that went very well with the dinner. Hot and sour soup that was just a bit less hot than I like it. Dry aged beef dish was off the charts! Pace of the meal - something they do very well - they did very well! This was Friday early evening seating that lasted about 1.5 hours (it just does); busy when we left. Based on this experience we will be back but will order less food. The wine list - by the glass - remains top notch."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "OK - the miss - had reservations - still waited about 40 minutes for our table (party of 4). A bit tuff when you see several 2 tops walk in and get seated right away. The hit - management provided 2 comp appetizers to ease the pain. The wine list is well thought out and extensive, both by the glass and bottle. They offer a splash to help you decide if the wine is "right" - very helpful (this night I was offered two wines for dinner and after the taste ordered both). Our server was friendly, and the pace of the meal was just right. Food comes out timely and hot. BTW the hot and sour soup & crispy eggplant are must haves. Food is top notch! Portions are reasonable. Check out dessert! We will go back again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A bit pricey for Chinese food. Tasty, but not exceptional. Nice for a group of unadventurous eaters. My kids loved it."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "We were in the area and decided to try Uncle Yu's. It was super busy for a Sunday night. We started with the appetizer for 2. It took a little while to get it but it was worth the wait. My wife had the sea bass and I had the singapore noodles. The noodles were good but not the best I ever had. I want to go back to try something else. Matthew was our waiter and did a good job."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Always an excellent place to meet and dine with friends! Great service and delicious food."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We have dinner here often and have always received excellent service and the food is always fresh and tasty. Because they are so consistently good, they are always busy so I highly recommend reservations. Wine list is extensive and if you have a difficult time making a decision just ask for Nick. He is very knowledgeable and just an around nice guy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "UNCLE YU'S IS A GREAT PLACE TO ENJOY INTERESTING AND VERY GOOD FOOD. iT'S ALWAYS A TREAT TO TAKE OTHERS THERE THE FIRST TIME. WE HAVE EATEN THERE MANY TIMES AND ALWAYS HAVE GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Uncle Yu's for 20+ years! we were thrilled when Jennifer opened the Livermore location - our hometown! Every category is consistently A++!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Whenever we're in Livermore, we always try to have a meal here. The, food was delicious and the service excellent. One minor complaint was that the menus were a little worn from use and the place could stand a little refresh to the paint. However star attraction for this restaurant is the food and service. We have never been disappointed. Our meal was Peking duck with a rib appetizer. The ribs were delicious as well as the wonton soup that we also ordered. The duck was served already prepared in Mandarin pancakes with plenty of extra sauce that we could add to our liking. We were very satisfied with our meal. The black cherry mousse cake that we had for dessert was also delicious. We will return again."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Wonderful 5 course meal at Uncle Yu's. Just the right ambiance to close out the year! We'll be back..."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I am ordinarily a great fan of Uncle Yu's. Unfortunately the last two times the restaurant has been understaffed. I am not blaming the servers. Our last lunch the bartender took pity on us because the one person waitstaff was overwhelmed with too many tables for one server. The food as always was good. I hope they are able to fix this problem."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I have never been a big fan of Chinese food but this restaurant knows what they are doing! I really appreciated how the fried rice was done....not a lot of grease. The room is nicely decorated but a little on the loud side. But in all fairness, if it was quiet, that wouldn't be a good sign to me. Hard to say what my favorite dish was since it was all quite delish!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My husband and I come here for our kid free date night. We like to try a new dish every time we come, and have yet to find anything on the menu that we haven't loved. Our favorite appetizer is the spinach dumpling, simple and yummy."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We go here often and are never disappointed. The food is amazing and so is the service. GREAT for Special Celebrations!!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoy our experience. Having been for dinner with girlfriends last summer, I found outside to be really enjoyable. With a great experience then I wanted to take my husband for dinner on Christmas Eve. We had the three wine paring choice on the menu. Food and wine choices were well done and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. One Duck and one Orange Roughy entree. Will definitely return. What a diamond for Livermore."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I can always count on Uncle Yu's for great fresh food and a lovely experience, without paying through the nose."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Fantastic dining experience, superb wine list, food presentation very appealing. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Can recommend the food and wine pairing. They have a 3 course and a 5 course meal where they have paired wines to each course. They have a very extensive wine list if you care to order your own."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Had a delightful dining experience at one of my favorite lunch spots in Livermore!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013