Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard

4.5
1074 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Pan-Asian, Chinese, Asian
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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
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Phone number
(925) 449-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Phung
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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.
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Private party contact
William Molander: (925) 449-7000
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between First Street and Railroad Avenue
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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
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1074 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was great and amazing selection.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food took a long time, but usually is better/faster.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Always a great choice for lunch with friends. The lunch specials are varied, and there is usually something on the menu that appeals to everyone. Uncle Yu's is one of my favorite restaurants and a top Livermore choice!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We haven’t been to Uncle Yu’s in awhile. Decided to stop in for dinner before a concert. I will now be back often! I forgot what a great meal and service you get here. Highly recommend the tasting menu and with wine pairing! Lobster, Kobe beef excellent wine and great cocktails, can’t go wrong here.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We sat outside and the ambiance was amazing. Our server was great too!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch at Uncle Yu’s. The entrees were delicious and the menu was extensive ensuring that everyone in your party will find something to their liking. We would highly recommend the Pumpkin Dumpling with Sea Scallops and Wild Shrimp appetizer as a special treat. This was my second visit to Uncle Yu’s and I’m sure that we will returning in the future.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great service and good food

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Service was bad and subtracted from a good experience.

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food is was mostly really good but they made a mistake on one of the plate and cooked the correct one last minute but it didn’t taste right. Also we got the all the plates in a 10 Minutes stretch so some people ate cold food (not counting the one they messed up )
The most disappointing thing was that we ordered flight of wine that is supposedly very good but the wine weren’t that great and the server did t know what they were also there is a table fee ? Lol

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Shame that the prices go up and the portions get smaller. The non-associated Andy and Yu's is nicer but also just as pricey. Used to be able to get 6 potstickers in an order and they have since changed to 4. BBQ Pork Fried rice was decent, instead of getting char siu we got what looked like SPAM. Sweet and Sour chicken is always good but the portion sizes are terrible. Have to buy 2 of everything just to feed a family of 4. Less veggies and more chicken,

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Sea Bass Puffs.... Hrngh... So good. I also love their dimsum options. The Lychee Magarita was good. A bit strong. The Goat Cheese won tons we're also very tasty. If come back just for the Sea Bass Puffs.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great food and service with an amazing wine list. On the strip in Livermore where parking in the evening may be challenging but that is not the restaurant’s fault.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I took my son and his wife out to dinner and we had a very nice time. The food was great and the staff was very pleasant.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My wife and I have generally liked Uncle Yu’s; however, on this occasion, when we ordered the honey walnut shrimp, the shrimp smelled and tasted fishy. This tells me the shrimp were not fresh; and in fact, are on the verge or turning. I was very disappointed!!!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

My wife and I had the prix fixe for anniversary dinner. As always, the food was spectacular, and wine pairings were amazing. Only reason Uncle Yu's doesn't get 5 stars this time is that the server didn't bring our doggy bag when we left.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

If you are looking for authentic Chinese cuisine, they bypass Uncle Yu's. A disappointing style of cooking. As the food is fairly standard American-Chinese, you would find much better value at your neighborhood Chinese restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We love this place. The allow us to order as we like, which is important for picky eaters.....

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Food and service was amazing!

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Overall good. Food was nice , service was good , ambience was nice except for having flies in the restaurant. They kept the door open. Floor can be cleaner. They put us in the corner near the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We had the Chef's paring dinner. It was fabulous! a surprise at each course. The wine paring was spot on.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I went there for lunch and my meal was fantastic. Excellent service and the food was incredible as always. It’s a must do lunch date for my Seattle family whenever they are in town.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My Wife’s birthday

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

$45 Peking duck was served luke warm and extremely oily.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

As usual Uncle Yu’s was a great meal. We have our favorite dishes of course and are never disappointed. We keep coming back for a reason. Great dishes and service.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Not up to par with slow service. The food was rushed and not completely cooked. Not what I have come to expect from Uncle Yu's which is typically terrific . Server was a bit snarky. Warm beer served...go figure that one out.... I will not let this less than superior outing diminish my overall liking of Uncle Yu's. The New Years Eve dinner date was to die for, yes, that good!!!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food! Great ambiance! They have good wine and champagne and we had a great salmon pizzeta appetizer. We also had a great sorbet dessert. Luke was our server and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. One of my favorite places in Livermore!

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Sadly the hot and sour soup was coagulated as if it were previously frozen. Huge chunks of brown goop is not appetizing. Our server was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great Peking duck! Good potstickers. Lychee cocktail is wonderful.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food and ambiance. We enjoy the outdoor patio. The service is always friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

One of the most memorable dinners I’ve had in a long time! We loved that they don’t serve your typical heavy/oily dishes, rather, they serve up fresh takes on Chinese restaurant classics. We sat outdoors and ate family style. One person in our group is gluten free and vegetarian so we ordered a few vegetable and rice options of off the Gluten Free menu, an appetizer, a salad, and a chicken entree. The meal was outstanding! We ended with a few desserts to share. We were surprised that 5 of us could eat all of that for under $100. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Uncles Yu's (Livermore) is by far the best Chinese Food we have ever had. The proteins are top grade and the produce is extremely fresh and tasty. They use the finest ingredients. The dishes have a strong flavor profile that are differentiated from each other. Absolutely delicious every single time. Great for a family dinner and/or special event!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Another great dinner with friends and family. Thank you to the UY'S team!

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Business meal after a long meeting. Food was excellent and service above average. Noise level a bit higher that desired as we continued our meeting at dinner. Would go back again, overall experience was good.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Excellent- always great experience- great food- great service!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food was good.
The waiter or should I say the staff boxing our leftovers shortchanged us. I was very disappointed not to discover one of our entrees which was not even halfway consumed not on the to-go bag when I got home. We even offered to just box our leftovers ourselves but was told that they box it for excellent service. Oh, well...

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Been here several times over the years. Has been a go to for some special occasions. Seeing a gradual degradation in overall quality. The menus have been dogeared for at least 2 years now. Need to be replaced. The price for a 6 oz. glass of a Livermore wine is 15% more than in other comparably priced restaurants. The portion sizes are decreasing even as the prices are increasing. They mask this in smaller sized service plates. Even the service slipped this time. Servers brought us someone else's app. Took them awhile to take it back. Hope some other diner did not get either their app. either cold or reheated. The only redeeming quality is that the taste of the food continues to be maintained at a high level. The owners see to be distracted with opening new restaurants. I hope they regain focus.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent service, food, and cocktails. We had a wonderful lunch, but the stars of the meal were the appetizers and cocktails. Dad loved the desserts. I appreciated the attentive service and well paced service. Thank you for a memorable afternoon out with the parents.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food, great service.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great and fun!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Love Peking Duck and order it frequently here, last nights was flimsy and not crispy.

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