Delicious food in a calm andDelicious food in a calm and serene atmosphere. Service is warm and attentive.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpicy SzechuanChinese restaurants are rare and ones that bring the heat are even rarer. This heir to the closed Upper East Side branch of Wu Liang Ye delivers authentic chinese food and is surviving the business killing Second Avenue Subway. It compares favorably to other restaurants that dumb down the flavors and is the only choice on the Upper East Side for Sunday night chinese.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFine meal at Wa JealWe were party of 6 and arrived early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us right away. Our waitress was excellent and did not rush us. They offer extensive menu and offer many options for vegetarians and vegans who were part of our group. Quality of food was quite good and liked that you can choose your level of spiciness. We had nice bottle of Malbec which was reasonally priced. Ambiance is pleasant with white tablecloths and candles on tables, so not a fast food atmosphere. All in all worked perfect for us. Short walk from the Met Museum too.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!Excellent food and service! Great for conversation.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReal Szechuan cooking is hardReal Szechuan cooking is hard to find, and this is a great source. Since it opened a few years ago, the decor and atmosphere have been improved to match the level of the food. The service continues to make dining at Wa Jeal a pleasure. If I lived in the neighborhood, Wa Jeal would be one of my staples.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, spicy Sichuan foodExcellent, spicy Sichuan food at very reasonable prices. Dishes exceed the usual range and the staff is friendly.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Chinese cuisine preparedSuperb Chinese cuisine prepared in very original and gourmet presentations. Sweet and pungent white meat chicken was delicately cooked and the sauce was tasty but not overly spicy. My tangerine beef was good, although the beef was well done and crunchy.
Our server was very friendly and attentive. The place is not large but has very "cozy" seating. We were there before the high dinner hour so we had plenty of space.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThey aim to please, and theThey aim to please, and the ambiance is lovely especially for a Chinese restaurant. The food is quite good. The cocktails, however, are small and overpriced.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe white tablecloths andThe white tablecloths and the candles make the place quite pretty. The servers are eager to please. The food is nicely prepared, and you aren't rushed.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the spicy food.We enjoyed the spicy food. Service was attentive and professional. The candles on the table add a lovely ambiance. The noise level is good for conversation.1/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Sichuan food, rangingExcellent Sichuan food, ranging from relatively mild to quite spicy and including some unusual menu choices for New York. Nicely appointed but unpretentious setting in the shadow of the Second Avenue Subway construction. Friendly if not always fluent waiters.12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM