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Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
With hoisin ginger glaze
Choice of pork, chicken, prawns or combination
Hot and Sour Soup
(Vegetarian available) with organic pork, tofu, mushroom and egg
This place did not disappoint. The entire menu sounded amazing. The wine list paired so well with the food menu. The fried rice Wagyu style was delicious. The meat was perfectly cooked and the flavor was perfectly paired well with the rice and veggies.
The experience was good and felt safe in regards to pandemic precautions. Most of our food was very good. The big disappointment was the Chinese chicken salad for our guest. It was just not up to par with other entree’s and one would think that salad would be exceptional. I could buy a salad kit from Costco that would have tasted better.
The atmosphere is always outstanding, and the food is always impeccable with taste and flavor.
Decided to go to Uncle Yu’s with some out-of-town friends. They were looking for a place that offered a gluten-free menu and Uncle Yu’s did. We had a great time. The cocktails were amazing and the food and service were even better. Sitting outside under the lights was great. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal or dining experience.
Great for a Birthday
Our meal was delicious! Never experienced a bad meal and always look forward to returning. Some the dishes are pricey (Sea Bass) but it is the best dish on the menu...in my opinion. Asked for soy sauce twice and never received it, although won't result in me not returning.
The reason for the less than 5’s-
1) out of propane and kind of chilly. And there was an available heater lamp! But no propane.
2) more guests than staff! Our food came very slowly - and we didn’t even have silverware or plates yet!
Great service. Excellent food.
Had a great time at my friends Bday food and service was delicious
Couple next to us were coughing the whole time and the big party of 10 on the right side of us were talking so loud without masks while standing. We felt extremely uncomfortable.
Not cheap but worth every penny if you want the best Chinese food in town.
The food was excellant as always; however, there seemed to be plenty of help on duty but service was very slow. We weren't in a hurry but from start to finish our meal was 2 hours. Don't miss out on the Garlic Noodles!
We had brought family and friends from out of town and it was very special because we could always be guaranteed Uncle Yu’s would serve us well not only with wonderful service but delicious food and ambience even though we’re all under Covid dining now it kind of made it special to sit outside
The food was great! Service wise, our waiter was not very friendly. RARELY checked in with us and gave us updates on why the food was taking longer than expected. Wish I wrote his name down, but he has 3/4 tattoo sleeve.
Uncle Yu's is a favorite and go to restaurant for me when looking for a place to dine in Livermore. It is an upscale Chinese restaurant that offers good value and ambience for the money. It is nice to eat off of a white table cloth without paying "white table cloth prices".
This place is incredible. We ordered a large spread of dishes and shared them all. Will definitely be going back next time I'm up in Livermore!
Food was very good, but wait between courses was a bit long. Guessing was due to servers having to bring food out to the extended patio maybe. We weren't in a hurry so was wasn't a big issue. Would definitely dine here again though.
We were seated in the patio (per my opentable request) which was great. The server took his time coming and we ordered drinks and appetizers, then dinner. we finished the small appetizers and waited and waited for the dinner - we asked the server when we saw him and he said that he was 'giving us time with the appetizers' - well, he could have asked us! My friend had the salmon and snap peas - she enjoyed the snap peas but the salmon looked like 'chicken nuggets' and was dry on the inside but sauced on the outside. The thin-sliced lamb was tender but had quite a few pieces of gristle mixed in. altogether an unmemorable meal especially for $115+ before tip. Not likely to go back anytime soon.
The food and service were both very good. I was highly recommend Uncle Yu’s!
Server Lukas was great.
Everything was well done the food was fine, the wine list is extensive and we had a really really nice lunch. The patio is covered so the sun is not beating down. we’re still obviously In COVID mode and social distancing but they did a really good job of keeping tables separated and with tagteam service everything was really good and service excellent.
Our anniversary dinner out during unhealthy air quality and pandemic. Service was okay- we had two different staff members ask for our drink orders. The food was just okay- nothing spectacular. Unfortunately the two different entrees we ordered came with the same sauce, which was hoisin sauce . The menu called the sauce for one entree’ haunting sauce’ so we were surprised when it was just hoisin.
The food is always fantastic. I went there the other night with my daughters, and we just had appetizers for the full meal since they are all so delicious. I highly recommend the lobster shumai, peking duck spring rolls, crabmeat cheese puffs, and bbq ribs. I'm also a big fan of their mu shu pork!
The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Our waiter was awesome. The food was too. Highly recommend UY!
GF lunch - quiet setting on the patio, outstanding service and exceptional meal, as always! Uncle Yu’s is a stand out favorite
It was very nice we could visit and the food was great!
Our family was absolutely stunned at the quality of the food! We especially loved the Peking Ribs!! The best ribs any of us ever had. Ever!
It was just wonderful to get out of the house and have one of my favorite meals in a warm and familiar environment...it felt very pre-Covid
Everything was great! The host starting by preparing a great table, followed by quick service and excellent food. With all of the restriction around covid, Uncle Yu’s was very accommodating and I couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
Retirement luncheon. Service was a little slow for the restaurant that was not very busy. Food was ok. I’ve eaten here many times but it appears the quality has gone down. Chow mein side on lunch special was tasteless and dry, salmon portion was very small in comparison to vegetables. Veg egg rolls were mushy inside. Lunch specials are a little expensive in my opinion. $15-$18 each is a bit much.
Overall: 3 stars
One of my favorite restaurants in Livermore. My husband and I go here at least once a week. During the shelter in place we still ordered take out from here. We were so happy to see it was open for outdoor dining. Everything is good here. I have not had a bad meal here.
Friends getting together for their monthly lunch together
Birthdays... we decided to do the 4 course tasting menu and wine pairing. It was phenomenal!! Great pours and exceptional food! Our server , Bell , was very informative about all of the food and wine, and did an excellent job pacing the whole dinner. I would definitely do it again!!🍷
The food and the service was excellent everything everything came really quick that appetizers were great our server was really outgoing and nice so overall I would recommend this place to anybody
The 2nd time I've been there with a reservation and had to wait 15min+ to be seated. Waiters are very friendly and attentive though.
Rob is the best bartender in town if you want a basil lemon drop. Food is always great. One of our go to places .
A little pricey but worth it. Flavorful. Quality ingredients.
Great food and service!
But we were seated next to the door and every time it opened, we got blasted with a cold draft.......
Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 449-7000.
Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard is rated 4.7 stars by 1435 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.