The Midtown Wu Liang Ye is our favorite New York Chinese restaurant. This upper East Side twin is perhaps a shade less tasty, but it is also roomier and less crowded. Here's what I had to say about the midtown restaurant (which basically holds true here too):
Wu Liang Ye is our favorite Chinese restaurant in New York. If you like real Szechuan food, this is the place. We usually get the Dan Dann noodles, doubled fried pork, bang bang chicken, or eggplant, along with dou miau (snow pea shoots, pronounced more like dom yaou; not on the menu but usually available if you ask). Just be prepared for more than a little heat. But it is absolutely delicious.