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Wa Jeal
Wa Jeal

Wa Jeal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wajealrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 396-3339
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:30am -11:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Wa Jeal
Wa Jeal Sichuan Chili House is a pioneering Asian restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, serving authentic Sichuan food. Wa Jeal is a new type of Chinese restaurant that you definitely don't want to miss.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
Diner Reviews
  • "We will definitely return. Our dinner was delicious - all ingredients very fresh and prepared at the moment. Lovely service and management too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This place is as good as anything in Flushing or Chinatown. But with better ambiance!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Unpretentious.Quiet, Lovely service ( tablecloths), prompt service. A breath of fresh air! Food was not greasy, a total bargain as well. Several dishes stole the show...the sichuan dumplings, the spicy eggplant, General Tso's chicken and the Peking duck. Don't skip the flambe bananas for dessert. I suggest going with 4 of 6 people so you can sample many dishes. Spicy but not burning hot. If you want to save a trip to Chinatown or Flushing, this is the next best thing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After we placed our order, the waiter said "You ordered too much food" which I thought was rude. We brought home what was left over and just didn't appreciate the comment. We also ordered the lacquered duck and he asked if we wanted him to serve us. When we said no thanks, we'll serve ourselves, he replied, "Good, less work for me". Again, rude."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "very friendly service. We were seated right away because of opentable reservation, while there were a few couples waiting. Tables are too small for the size of the plates, you can't fit three orders (two entrees, one veggie) on the table. They should use smaller plates, since that is easier to do than change their furniture. Food is good for chinese food connaisseurs, may be too spicy or salty for others. Noise level is high when the place is full, the sound isolation is not very efficient, although the decor is cozy and romantic."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was excellent, with array of unusual dishes not found at most Chinese restaurants. We loved the prawns in garlic sauce and the wok seared filet mignonette with spinach. Nice decor and excellent service. Overall a great Chinese food experience. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This restaurant blows away anything you could find in NYC--even places in Chinatown and Flushing. Without a doubt, the best Chinese/Sichuan food in NY. Just be prepared for some seriously spicy food!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The manager was gracious and made us feel welcome. The shrimp in citrus sauce was terrific as was the whole fish. It is a place where you can have a conversation with your dining mates. Dinner was not rushed which is a huge plus. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was good, cocktails were expensive and bad. Really bad."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Décor, fit and finish all good, music choice (opera) very good and not too loud. Prices very reasonable Selections food and wine: Very good Food and service: Very Good."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food is very good. It is very spicy and can be ordered with more moderate spice. We were last there on Christmas Day and they did a great job of handling a very crowed restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "well prepared food and served. Nice atmosphere. Does not look like typical chinese restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "A dozen of us had dinner here last week. Among us were foodies, world travelers, and Chinese Food Addicts. Although we all know that Queens is the new vortex of Chinese cuisine, because there were so many of us, we didn't want to make the trek. I looked up this restaurant and thought it sounded great. Fortunately it was. We had hot and sour soup, steamed dumplings, fried dumplings, general tso's tofu, baby bok choy, salt and pepper shrimp, shredded pork and more... All of the dishes were beautifully cooked. The service was very friendly. The interior quite attractive. The new Chinese favorite for us all."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Dependable Chinese food with a more unique menu than most. Excellent chicken with 1000 chili peppers. Would like to go back and try more dishes."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I've been here a few times and the food is consistently good. The portions are plentiful, the staff is incredibly hospitable, and the ambiance is fantastic -whether out for a romantic dinner, or just some friends getting together!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The food was delicious and since we had a group of 8, it was nice that we were able to make reservations in advance. I was surprised at how nice the ambiance was. Prices were very reasonable. Overall it was a good dining experience and I would definitely recommend it"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Hard to believe this restaurant is so highly thought of as all of the dishes ordered, with the exception of the cold sesame noodles, were as bland as could be. This is definitely the most tasteless Chinese food I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Wonderful fresh food expertly prepared. In a city of so many formulaic Asian restaurants, I had almost forgotten what really fine Asian cooking could taste like. Wa Jeal is great on all counts. A real favorite! Pleasant staff, expertly trained. Filled with appreciative diners despite the temporary (!) intrusion of the construction of the 2nd Avenue subway, proving that diners still seek out the best food."
    Dined on 9/21/2013