Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard

4.6
1556 Reviews
$30 and under
Pan-Asian
Currently, our back parking lot is under construction due to the development of Stockman's Park. Parking is limited, but the parking lot is still accessible from L Street, or Railroad Avenue. We also have a few designated parking spaces near our rear entrance, but if all of those spaces are full, there is also a parking garage on Railroad Avenue. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience!

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1556 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
F
vipFlobee
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Did find the hostess rather unpleasant and unwelcoming but the rest of the experience was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently moved to the area and this was our first time dining at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard. Friends had mentioned how delicious the food was and they were right! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the pot stickers, mixed chow mein, and triple crown dish. The drinks that paired with the meals were equally tasty. Can’t wait to go back.

L
vipLaura
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I gained 2 pounds, but it was a delicious meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Each time I go to Uncle Yu's continue to prove itself worthy of a return. It is the only place I know that has Crab fried rice. The vegetables are always cooked just right. We had s waiter in training, but service was excellent.

S
vipSlick
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice place for special occasions bu pretty pricey for casual out to eats.

L
Luke
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I made a reservation a month in advance for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. We got to Uncle Yu's and spoke to the host and she looked around at the tables like she had forgotten about our reservation. We were then seated outside in the 95 degree weather without being asked if we'd like to sit inside or outside. Overall the food was good, but our experience was sullied.

FV
vipFoodieVeggieWino
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ordered three dishes but they were not able to get the request correct and got us one additional dish as well.

Ambience and taste was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hit as always, when Derrick is working we try to sit on his section , hard to beat his level of service and knowledge of the menu and wine list! Phenomenal as always! Thank you!

N
Nonicom
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Instead of sitting outside in the heat, we sat at the bar to eat. Had crab cakes for an appetizer which were very good. For dinner had the fried rice with crab and Wagyu beef with orange. I didn't realized the latter would be deep fried. Could not really taste it. It was good still! Had an older Chardonnay which was suggested by the bartender and it was a perfect pairing! For dessert, had the flourless chocolate cake which was decadent. I always have a great dining experience there.

DC
DonaldC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The place was sparsely filled but we had to wait for service and then for our food and ultimately we had to wait for our check. The young man who waited on us was pleasant but that is the only thing pisitive I can say about a very disappointing, over-priced experience.

JP
vipJPAUL
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as usual.

KN
vipKennethN
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal at an outstanding restaurant.

AD
vipADiner
San Francisco
179 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently good. Excellent food quality, taste and presentation.

SC
SarahC
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great!

W
vipWatsie69
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Uncle Yu's... The Lobster Shumai are not to be missed. Tried the Orange Peel Beef for the first time, excellent sweet and spicy, very yummy. Fun to go before a concert at the Bankhead Theater!

s
vips2springer
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of eight and decided to order family style. The appetizers, Lotus Chicken and Pot Stickers, were the perfect starters for the group. Main courses included orange beef, sautéed string beans, honey walnut prawns, kung po chicken and rice. All the dishes came out quickly and hot. Everyone was satisfied with the portions, with only rice left over. The cappuccino tartufo and hazelnut torte were the big hits for desert.

Nick helped with the wine selections...Cuda Ridge merlot and a Steven Kent Cab paired with dinner. Alegre Koden Rioja was perfect with desert.

The servers worked as a team, filling glasses, delivering dishes and removing serving platters.

Can't wait to go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed everything I have tried at Uncle Yu's. This time I came back specifically for the Crab fried rice. It is the best there! We started with Baked Bass appetizer. Sooo delicious. It's even better with Prosecco. We also added Broiled shrimp and vegetables and we shared scallops. This entire combo was like a taste of gold and enough food to carry away for another meal.

Our friend from out of town was definitely impressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service. Can get loud dining indoors.

FY
FunatYoshis
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food, beverages and ambiance were great. Disappointed in our server, Derek. He was uninterested and inattentive.

QV
vipQueenV
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks for another delicious Friday Night!

DB
DeniseB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter home for a visit.

NJ
NancyJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great but certain staff were not friendly which made it uncomfortable since the majority of the staff were white and we are Black.

k
kookay27
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a very nice place for celebration, first time to visit and was not disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and the service was excellent they were very friendly and helpful.Definitely will be back😄

JP
JPAD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Food too salty

LG
LarryG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had Crabmeat Stuffed Prawns, BBQ Sea Bass, Beef with Asparagus, Pork Fried Rice and Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables. All dishes were excellent. We took home enough left overs for a second dinner at home.

D
Denise
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat lightly at night and found the choices here very good. The crab-stuffed shrimp is a must-try. Amazing flavors and textures - it's just a great dish. They elevate the most normal Chinese food. Kung Pao happy family includes scallops, shrimp and Wagyu beef. You really taste the better flavor with that beef.

We didn't drink, but the wine list looked great and there were so many other dishes we wanted to try. It's a bit of an oasis in a busy place and felt luxurious. It was a little cool, but their patio area is definitely lovely. A large city parking lot is available just before you get there, making parking easy.

k
katik
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had a reservation for 3 at 8:30 pm and expected a nice dinner with our friend. Unfortunately, we had to wait 1 hour and 15 minutes to get our food after we ordered them and some of them were already cold. No follow up from the server, no apology. It was very disappointing.

KK
KathyK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Livermore. The sea bass is absolutely incredible! I get it every time. Everything was great as usual.

P
Pizzaman
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

EC
vipErbelC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was quite busy. Kitchen forgot our soups (or server never put in the ticket for them). Food is always good.

ML
MichelleL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and spacious, speedy service, great food and amazing bartender!

DM
DeborahM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio table with a really attentive server. Food was excellent as always. Love the place!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Great service. Love this place.

DE
DonnaE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, as always! And the outdoor patio was lovely!

LN
LaverneN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and enjoyable surroundings. Nice place to catch up with old friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening started with a very knowledgeable waitress. She helped us get drinks that complimented our meal and introduced us to some of the changes in the Uncle Yu’s menu.

JD
JulieD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great wine selection. May want to skip the desserts.

AS
AjayS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambience (we sat indoors for lunch)! Loved the dumplings tray with a variety of dumplings. Pan seared scallops were delicious! Food quality and presentation are superb. Look forward to going there again.

JP
vipJPAUL
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post pandemic reunion with a close friend. Food was great. As usual. We ordered 2 apps and 4 mains. Singapore noodles is always a must for us. A must go to place in Livermore if you’re celebrating a special occasion. NOT your garden variety Chinese restaurant. Uncle Yu’s is primo!

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1556 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.