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jefpen2 May 13, 2013 08:25 AM

Looking for UES chinese/Szechwan sunday dinner. Above 75th or so. Moderate price please
also going for lunch up there at Pastrami queen. any opinions? thanks

  1. scoopG May 13, 2013 08:32 AM


    or SG's UES outpost:


    1. Bob Martinez May 13, 2013 08:36 AM

      There's a branch of Szechuan Gourmet on 2nd Ave. and 73rd. I haven't been to that branch but the location on 39th St. is outstanding.

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        rothsteg May 13, 2013 12:01 PM

        Wa Jeal on 2nd off 82nd is, IMHO, far and away, the best UES Szechwan

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        1. re: rothsteg
          GaryUES May 13, 2013 06:31 PM

          Agree Wa Jeal tops for Szechuan on UES.

          1. re: GaryUES
            scoopG May 13, 2013 06:39 PM

            Downhill alert on linked thread above for Wa Jeal after a change of owners. Szechuan Gourmet branch on Second Avenue is far superior.

            1. re: scoopG
              UES Mayor May 14, 2013 04:09 AM

              When did they change ownership?

              1. re: UES Mayor
                scoopG May 14, 2013 06:19 AM


                1. re: scoopG
                  Pan May 14, 2013 06:49 PM

                  And I had an excellent meal a few months after that, on December 28, 2012, for whatever that's worth: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884429

              2. re: scoopG
                pups224 May 16, 2013 02:17 PM

                I just called Wa Jeal since we order from them all the time.
                It's even better if you eat there.
                I asked them if they had a new chef and new owner.
                She woman answering the phone said quite emphatically NO.

                I tried the place on 2nd ave. and 73rd a couple of weeks ago for a quick lunch. Had the hot and sour soup and the tripe and beef. The soup was just so-so. The tripe was very nice but not as good as Wa Jeal. Need to sample more.

                1. re: pups224
                  scoopG May 16, 2013 02:24 PM

                  The ownership change was eight months ago and noted here on CH. New chef, new owner and some former wait staff gone.

            2. re: rothsteg
              jefpen2 May 17, 2013 09:04 PM

              is there reg Chinese on the menu for the faint of tongue?

              1. re: jefpen2
                UES Mayor May 21, 2013 05:32 AM

                Yes!!! They will make as mild or no spice at all-it's very good eats!!!

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