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Wu Liang Ye - Lex - underwhelming

recycleit | Apr 23, 2008 04:11 PM

It should have been a signal since there hadn't been any significant buzz since late 2006 but it was close to my hotel and WLY was better populated than several of the nearby restaurants.

Really disappointing. At $9 - $13 plus per entree it is one to two dollars more than I am used to paying in San Francisco but it is NYC so it wasn't inexpensive, either.

Everything we had had a curiously flat flavor - chicken in lettuce cups, baby eggplant w/spicy garlic sauce(in a gloppy hot sauce), Szechwan beef, Lo Mein with Pork. I was looking enviously at the next table where they were having some kind of hot pot dish but I didn't even see it on the menu, it might have been Westlake Beef Chowder.

Are there any dishes that are good at this location or have they just gotten lazy since it is not a "neighborhood" place where they do not depend on repeat business?

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