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About 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. 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.

39 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Chinese, Asian

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

Cross Street:
Between First Street and Railroad Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 449-7000

Website:
http://www.uncleyusvineyard.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
John Phung

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.

Private Party Contact:
William Molander: (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

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

Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Casual (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Spicy (5)
Cozy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We stopped going to Uncle Yu’s about 2 Years ago after consistently bad service over several visits. We decided to give it another try last night, and had the best restaurant experience we’ve had in a very long time. The food was spectacular (as it always has been, really), but our server—Michelle—was the one who made it such a positive experience. Beyond her personality, which was warm and friendly without being disruptive or intrusive, she attended to our orders, or drinks, and our food in a way that was perfectly paced (not an easy task!). We got refills on our drinks without even asking, and were able to finish our appetizers just before the main courses started to arrive. She made my son’s birthday so special, a great experience for everyone all around!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We met for lunch and were not disappointed. The servers were friendly attentive and very helpful with recommendations. Everyone ordered off the lunch menu and we all had different dishes. I have the Sezchuan Shrimp. It was delicious. The lunch came with soup and it was great too. I highly recommend Uncle Yu’s and would go back for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Year’s Eve. In the past they had a limited prix fixe menu, however this year they offered a more extensive menu and the kitchen and service staff were overwhelmed. The food was still excellent, however the service suffered.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was excellent, fresh tasting with a variety of choices. The restaurant has a five star atmosphere and I would recommend highly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent. Gets better every time.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was good. Server seemed on top of it for vegetarians, but served a the meat potstickers when veg was asked for...big yuck. Also asked for rive, never received. For us, curry wasn’t as good as recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Eve dining. Couldn't have been better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Horrible, and we may never use Open Table again. We are sick of your nasty no-show messages when we did show but the restaurant you represent will not honor the reservation.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

VERY good food, good service, amazing wine list. A bit loud, but most restaurants are these days. Sigh.
I just hope they co it ue the quality along with their popularity.
Cheers

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always consistently delicious. Good service but usually it’s great. Nice wine list. Lovely cozy setting. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner. Also a nice patio outdoors in nice weather. Must make reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Hi, we had a reservation for eight people at 7:30. Unfortunately, we could not be seated until 7:50.
We had preselected and ordered our food some two weeks earlier and agreed to have the menu printed by Uncle Yus.
Unfortunately, they adid not print it, nor advise us that they couldn’t.
Our server was not aware of menu, advanced food order or the special occasion and advised us that we could have ordered the food two days prior. We advised her that the order had been accepted two weeks prior. She then advised us that she was new and wasn’t aware.
No major issue as the management team apologized and compensated by providing free appetizers.
We had a great time, food was great ( as always ) and we will continue to dine in our favorite restaurant.
But, the feedback is well intended and not a complaint. Hopefully, it will prevent oversights like this for diners going forward

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Consistently delicious food great ambience warm and cosy. Superb service. Live the booths. Highly recommend creative cuisine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service and great food. Dim sum were delicious. Great location.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was good, but not great. The spicy stuff really wasn't spicy at all and the Hot and Sour soup could have been hotter and more sour! We like the white pepper and vinegar.

The waitress was fun but her service kind of fell off at about the middle of our meal and she never asked us if we wanted dessert. She brought the bill and we said we would like to look at the dessert menu!

All in all, not a bad experience, but not one we want to repeat anytime soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love Uncle Yu's !!

Our waitress, Clarin, was so incredible and kind. Truly a wonderful place !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant. Unfortunately, the second time was not as good as the first. The appetizers were the only bright spot on the evening - they were spectacular. However, drinks were not delivered (had to remind the server), and were not refilled promptly (again had to remind the staff). For what we paid, we really expected a higher level of service from this restaurant. I am not sure when we will be returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We're regulars at Uncle Yu's. A great menu and a super wine list. Excellent downtown Livermore CA location too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Better value version of PF Chang’s

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service was great as usual. I liked it that the soup and appetizers came first with a little lull before the entrees.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Ot was my birthday dinner and even though I put this info in the notes when I booked the reservation, the server had no idea and that was disappointing. He did bring over a delicious bowl of mango ice cream that I enjoyed very much. Overall the food was good. Very busy and lively, we would consider another visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My friend and I had a great dinner. The service was fast, professional, and outstanding! My Riesling selection was the best and my friend enjoyed the "Yutini." Our only problem were the annoying fruit flies that seemed to be drawn to our table. I think it was because we were under a light.

Tags: Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service we’re great!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is THE place to meet for fantastic Chinese food. The ambiance is second to none and we love the service. 2 👍🏽s up.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Exceptional food and wonderful service - absolutely delightful evening!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Some of the dishes were good, some were inedible.
The service, however, was terrible. Not a single happy face in sight.
It took ages for even appetizers to come out, then they came out one by one and some were missed. When looking for someone to ask questions, there was no staff in sight.
Part way through the meal some strange alarm went off at the bar, and was ignored for about 5 minutes. Really odd that no-one was even in the room for that time period, even though a dozen tables were occupied.
Never again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Relatives visit from east coast

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my first time at this restaurant but I was with a group of friends who had been there before. It took over 45 minutes to get our wine and one dish was pretty much inedible (very dry). The server wasn't very friendly and not too attentive. Our bus boy was great though and kept up with water refills etc. The friends who had been here before said their original experience was much better. Maybe it was a off night :/

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is always wonderful, and presentation is great

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was exceptional!! I was very impressed. I heard many good things and had never tried it, but it definitely lived up to the hype!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our table was ready for our party of five when we arrived. The food was fresh, hot, and delicious . The service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant and the food and service were excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Went here on a business dinner and everyone in our group was very pleased with every dish we ordered, great service, and excellent wine list.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was delicious i'm considering Saturday night is probably one of the busiest nights, the service was great. It started off with some soup that is always super tasty. We dove into the Peking duck, shrimp and scallops, like there was no tomorrow. We ended the night with a little green tea ice cream and a sugar high the last of the whole drive home!

As always, uncle Yu's delivers a great experience!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food with minimal wait. Always fresh and high quality ingredients. Priced fair for the quality. Service always friendly and courteous. Great for date night as well as family night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food as always - service is attentive but not hovering. Went for a birthday and he brought a wonderful dessert with a candle... very nice place - we dine in and get take out. Always great.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a pre-show dinner here on a Friday night. Our waiter was very attentive. We ate off the gluten-free menu, which a good variety of options. The food was delivered promptly and was very tasty. One of our party has celiac disease so it is important that there is no cross-contamination in the kitchen. She was fine after the meal. The restaurant has a nice vibe and is close to parking and the theatre.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine parings
Each course was more extraordinary than the one before
Belle's attention and service were flawless, as was that of the sommelier.
A meal like this is something everyone should enjoy at least once!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the tri-valley area. Love the Peking Duck!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had the 3 course wine pairing dinner and it was really good. The 3 appetizers were each paired with their own wine samples. The main course was wonderful and the pairing was perfect. The desert and its pairing was out of this world. We plan to return again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Not a good visit. Will not be returning. Over-priced for nothing.

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