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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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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (11)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Casual (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Cozy (4)
Spicy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, wine and location. Service was A+. This is the second time for me to go the place but will go again.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best date restaurant we've been to in a long time. We enjoy the Uncle Yu's in Lafayette, and also liked the cocktails in the one in San Ramon (now closed). Thought we would try the vineyard branch of the chain, and weren't disappointed. Lovely candle-lit ambience, and 35 page wine list! The hand-crafted cocktails are also amazing & flavorful. Had the dragon bao, duck, beef and soup, and all were superb. Wait staff is prompt and pleasant, we will definitely return :)

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I reserved a table for 7 for a birthday lunch. We were escorted to a semi-private room with about 4 tables but we were the only party in the room. We each ordered a dish to eat family style and with the rotating center it was easy to fill the plates. The food could not have tasted any better. The BBQ Sea Bass was exquisite! Well...it was all so delicious . We also partook the Kung Po Chicken, crispy salt and pepper calamari, prawns with honey walnuts, Peking Scallops, vegetable fried rice, wor wonton soup, and shrimp chow mein. We laughed and very much enjoyed dining in Uncle Yu's Restaurant. Oh we also had 4 different desserts...all delicious especially the Pear Tart! I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant and I will return to dine again. They also make a mean Bloody Mary. The service was top notch as well.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Luke was our server, friendly and very helpful to describe some dishes we had questions about. Martini's are iconic! I love that Uncle Yu's is in Livermore. It has class, impeccable. thank you for being here...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I know it was over 100 outside but bringing the guitar player inside from the patio was a bad decision. Cancel and pay the performer - it was unbearably loud with the music inside and very hard to have a conversation over dinner.

Usually love Uncle Yus - this was just a bad decision.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I love Uncle Yu's as the food is wonderful. However, the noise level is over the top! Had dinner there Sunday night, and it was quite possibly, the worst dining experience I've ever had due the noise level, and the table of 12 very boisterous people sitting next to us. Also, there was a singer with a guitar in the dining room. Obviously, could not hear her, nor would I want to. Terrible environment to enjoy a dinner in. Sorry Uncle Yu's, I won't be back for a while.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Have been coming since moving to Livermore 10 years ago. Good food and wonderful wine list -- very unusual for a Chinese restaurant. Staff is friendly and has treated our kids very well --

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a date night here last week. Food and service were both decent, but significantly above the average for Livermore, so I'll definitely be back.

Food highlights included the crab stuffed shrimp- super decadent, and the bbq seabass, which was an overkill of fun lobstery texture in the best way. General tso's chicken was not crispy as I was anticipating but was incredibly tender.

On the other hand the noodles for the Wagyu Chow fun weren't cooked properly and stuck together in clumps of un-sauced, incompletely boiled yuck. The pork bun combined some very proper steamed bun with unseasoned, flavorless ground pork filling. Like a home run that sails just out of bounds, it could have been really great.

Service kept things moving along nicely though. The hostess helped us find just the right table, and our server Clarin was prompt and responsive.

Our drinks were never empty (huge plus for me, nothing makes a person feel forgotten- and helpless- more than being thirsty and being able to do nothing about it). Clarin also happened to be nearby after all our first bites. Most of the time things were just fine, so these were uneventful visits, but when the seabass turned out to be cold and raw in the middle, she just so happened to be right there to take it back.

Overall, an experience that could have gone either way was properly managed to be a solidly good night. We'll be back.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our first time and Uncle Yu's. and we were overall very impressed with the the food and the restaurant. Michelle our server was great and very helpful in making sure our dining experience was a memorable one.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I always enjoy dining at Uncle Yu's. The menu options are varied and there is always an option for everyone.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Nice ambiance, friendly staff but food was mediocre. Chinese chicken salad a big disappointment. No flavor. Other dishes were drenched in sauce. Will not return soon.

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