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Delicious food in a lovely environment.
This is a great spot to satisfy your desire for spicy, hot Chinese. Food is always solid, a family favorite. More upscale then Other downtown spots, and with better food.
Great service great seafood
Have been here several times over the past several years. The food is getting progressively worse. Will not be going back. To make things worse the prices are rather high for bad Chinese food.
I’ll be back
My husband and I have visited Wa Jeal on many occasions. Especially on the Chinese New Year. Over the years we noticed the attention to detail and the quality of the service is rather diminishing. Sure, we noticed that some of the "regulars" were greeted very warmly and paid attention to. But for the rest of the guests it was in and out experience, efficient, good food but that's all. Especially disappointed as tonight was the Chinese New Year Eve and there was no special menu, nor aknowlidgement like it used to be in the past years.
Been awhile since visiting Wa Jeal, but delighted by having an excellent meal. One of the best Chinese restaurants in New York.
Always friendly staff and always excellent Sichuan cuisine
We totally enjoyed the dining experience
Great yo me a good neighborhood rest. Food very fresh inventive and they couldn’t be nicer. Nicer than any around
We ate here on Christmas day. They were quite full but honored our reservation on time. The service was fast and attentive and the food was quite good. We had the seafood hot and sour soup which while on the hot side (it is a Sichuan restaurant) was fresh and flavorful. The table spacing is a little tight, but this is not surprising for a restaurant in a high rent area. Overall, we were very pleased with our choice and would return here.
WaJeal exceeded our expectations for our party of 6 on Christmas evening. It was a very busy night but the entire staff was friendly, efficient and accommodating. The food was excellent, came hot and ingredients were fresh.
Not disappointed! The tangerine chicken, calamari, and hot sour soup was perfect.
Food is always great!!! Luv the peking duck and spinach & ckn soup!!
Amy is the best server
Love it here
General Tso chicken was amazing and prepared mild as requested. Service was attentive and professionally pleasant. I will most certainly come back.
Elegant settings with authentic food. Staff are very professional and kind to accommodate our dinner for my birthday celebration to help taking pictures, recommending good dishes to order.
My husband and I try to get to this place every time we’re in Manhattan. Everything we’ve had here is great.This time we tried the Szechuan dumplings, poached scallops with green beans, braised flounder and Ma Po tofu. All were delectable, and our server was especially capable and attentive.
Really like General Tzso's chicken. Think food is best Chinese on UES. Prices reasonable, and orders prepared very quickly
Wa Jeal fits a unique niche between the lower-end Asian restaurants and the luxury orientation of restaurants such as Shun Lee. A diverse menu agreeable for most diners and an upscale wine list available as well. Portion sizes adequate and perfect for family sharing style. A nice opportunity for a more upscale dining experience on the Upper East Side.
We eat here every time we come to New York. Wish we lived closer. Love this restaurant.
Food was just mediocre, which was disappointing given the dearth of good Chinese restaurants on the UES.
Disappointed in the food. Was always great.
Excellent cuisine and superb staff.
delicious food and very nice and efficient service
love this place!
The best Chinese restaurant in the upper eadt side.
Very good food in a nice atmosphere. A cut above the average Chinese restaurant.
Solid reasonably authentic Sichuan food in a super convenient location. What I really appreciate is that while you can get plenty of Americanized classics you can also go off-menu and get more traditional dishes from the province. A great neighborhood option!
Peking duck is one of best in city! Luv the spinach and ckn soup! Highly recommend if u like chinese food. Do great take out as well
Good was excellent. Service was very good. We had two vegetarians and they loved their food. They say it is one of the best restaurants in the neighborhood and I agree
Great romantic restaurant, I really enjoyed the candle light at my table. The food was super mature, I loved the favored peanuts while I waited for my meal. A million thanks for a great experience.
Great location and ambience. My on-line reservation didn't go through, but they made room for our party of six anyway, despite being very busy. Just about everything is terrific. Love this place.
Great food for neighborhood Chinese restaurant. Service is excellent and ambience better than most in the area. Definitely would recommend!
They have the best Mapa Tofu ever. Great service and value.
Fabulous as always. One of my favorite restaurants- Asian or not.
They do such a lovely job in being welcoming. The food is delicious too!
Other than the Peking duck other dishes just miss being very good. Too much salt and sauces not quite the richness or complex spiciness one would expect.
Wa Jeal does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.
Wa Jeal is rated 4.6 stars by 258 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.