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Wa Jeal Sicuan Chili House

1588 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4120
+1 212-396-3339
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (9 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1588 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4120
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1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hungry for some Chinese before seeing Joe Biden at Lincoln center. Quiet when I arrived at 6. Nice space with linen table cloths. Standard menu and prices. They seem to do lotsa delivery. Excellent waitstaff and food arrived surprisingly quickly Pork sicuan dumplings:...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by a relative who had dined here before. We went there for lunch during a recent trip to New York City. The hostess in the dinning room was quite indifferent toward us when we entered. However, the only server...More

Thank Farhad A
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We continue to order in as they are promoting and courteous with very tasty food. They have a wide variety and all seems fresh and to order

Thank Walter F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food is pretty good, quite authentic with very nice flavour. The service is very friendly and efficient.

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a good place in the UES. Typical Chinese fare with a good vibe and good service and good prices.

Thank Rachelram
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Had a fine dinner with friends at this understated, white table cloth, quiet restaurant. The spicy pork dumplings were outstanding with such a tasty sauce we asked to keep the extra on the table to go with rice. The service was attentive and friendly. Everything...More

Thank MKS2486
Reviewed 18 May 2017

So tired trying to find a restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. Even harder is finding a decent Chinese restaurant in Manhattan and even the burbs. But we finally lucked out. Wa Jeal had both excellent food and service. We started with hand shredded...More

Thank shapgo
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A neighborhood must go to place if you're interested in spicy Sichuan food. Dan dan noodles are great, as is thousand chillies chicken. Surprisingly their Peking duck is one of the best I've ever tried in three continents and they always have it available (no...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The foods can be very hot so ask for extra spice on the side. Some of the dishes the lamb with cumbersome n and I be fish are fabulous. Others just sent miss the mark by if the out know what you want it is...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Please do not order the standardized American-Chinese food you will find at the neighborhood take out establishments. Ask the waitstaff for recommendations on what real Sichuan residents eat. As usual, avoid seafood dishes. Sichuan is landlocked and their fish is often overspiced to compensate for...More

Thank KKua
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1588 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4120
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-396-3339
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