Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard

4.6
1169 reviews
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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.
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

always one of my favorite restaurants the food and severus are always good

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there for lunch on a Sunday. Not very crowded. Food was great; wine was good too and the service was excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
183 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guests from Wisconsin really enjoyed the meal as much as we did.

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RG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our third visit to Uncle Yu's. Each time the food has been excellent. The menu has many options which will satisfy everyone's preference (i.e., beef, chicken, seafood, & vegetarian). The food is beautifully prepared and our party of four shared plates providing a wide variety of tasting options. My only concern (this visit only) was our waitress. She was not very attentive and disappeared at times requiring us to ask another waitress for assistance. I am hopeful that this was an anomaly that will not occur in the future.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my sons birthday. Great service, amazing food, awesome wine list. Definite reccomend for special occasions. The salt and pepper lobster was delicious. All of the food that we ordered was perfect.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food has always been good that's why we return.

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KM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go-to restaurants for every occasion. Their food and service is excellent.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Robert was Great!!

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and service was wonderful. The waiter had good suggestions for food. Always, it is my favorite restaurant in Livermore.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at Uncle Yu’s, after moving to Livermore from Mountain View - where there are world-class Asian restaurants. Yu’s matched the best from the Bay Area, with a bonus of a great wine list and a sommelier who understood our desires and made excellent suggestions. The food and service were extremely good as well. We’ll be back!

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve get together.

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h
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The crab & mango salad wasn’t served with the cilantro vinaigrette as described.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our food and experience

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A
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fresh and hot with a lot of flavor. The server took good care of us.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant experience.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great relaxed meal with perfect service!

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A
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was tasty but portions were small for shared plates for 5 people. Due to the holiday season, the restaurant may have been busier than usual. Service was slower to respond, which made for a nice casual lunch but it was noted.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Loved the food and the wine selection, but the service was really poor. Even though we had a reservation they made us wait 30 minutes before giving us a table

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dined the day after Christmas to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was nearly perfect, right texture, correct serving temperature and delicious. The service was fair. Juan, our server seemed to be disinterested after the plates were on the table...We wanted our picture taken...Granted the place was busy but he did not check with us after we sang Happy birthday to her.....I guess next time, I will have to request a different server and birthday picture before I pay the bill.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas Eve dinner here and everything was delicious! My favorite was the crispy eggplant appetizer....so yummy! I’ve never had a bad meal at Uncle Yu’s; highly recommend it!

ps: They make a fantastic French 75 Cocktail 😊

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SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We just love this place. The Chef's Dinner with the Wine paring is a blast!

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J
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All was good for this dinner except that we had to wait a 1/2 hour after our reservation time to be seated. The restaurant management should know how to plan their reservation flow better. They comp'd us an appetizer but that never feels right to me. Food and wait-service was excellent.

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C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Normally service is exceptional but this time we waited 20 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. Also asked for our leftovers to be boxed but they were inadvertently discarded.
Otherwise, all was good. I am going to chalk it up as a busy time of year.

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at one of our family’s favorite places!

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AC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at Uncle Yu's a couple times before and always enjoyed it. This time our server really made a difference. The food was great as usual. The service, however, really made it special. I only wish I would have remembered our server's name so I could publicly give her props. She welcomed our family and worked with the different taste and diets to put together a memorable experience.

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Always good

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P
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always go here before going to the Bankhead theatre. Can count on great food, prompt service, and a fun atmosphere.

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GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Great place to eat before going to a show at the Bankhead theatre.

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our meal last night! We purposely order more than we can eat but there is a reason for that because we loved the leftovers. Opened our boxes and the left over rice was not in it! I'm telling you it was a lot of rice which I love. Oh well, maybe someone else needed it more than me. :0(

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DF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Many thanks to our server, Juan, who made the birthday celebration very memorable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a bit to get seated but everything else was great

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AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Uncle Yus uses high quality ingredients to make premium Chinese food and try to wrap this up with a high level of service. However they simply have too many workers who seem to get in each other's way and slow things down while making the meal more expensive.

So the plus is that you will get very good Chinese food made with high quality ingredients. The minus is that it is expensive and some of the service will be good while other parts like waiting for your reservation or check may be very slow.

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M
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good to dine at a local favorite that maintains good service during the rush of the holidays.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always have a good experience here. Service is always good! It’s a beautiful restaurant that is a treat to come to

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Loved everything we ordered.

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SK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a fairly large group and most elected to go for the "Banquet" style. Although the food was excellent, the value for the price was just not there. We didn't get that much food for the price we paid. Having said that, the "Banquet" style is a good way to get a sampling of many items.

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JR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love their secret vegan menu!!

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HX
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Upscale Chinese restaurant in Livermore with good food and good service.

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San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 8 people and the food was delicious and the service perfect! We are regulars here and are never disappointed. The mu shu pork divine as is the Kung pap chicken. Hot and sour soup the best anywhere. Good wine selection. Pork fried rice delicious. Everyone ordered a variety of dishes but that’s what I had! Great wine dejecting too even by the glass.

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p
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent every time ! My teenagers look forward going to dinner at Uncle Yu’s. Food is exceptional

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