In the Press


From the Michelin Guide

Everything about Alley 41 is unexpected—starting with the moment you walk in to a very sleek and stylish room carefully designed to balance concrete slabs, black wood chairs and glass panes beneath the spotlights.


From Eater NY

Located on 41st Avenue, Alley 41 isn’t really an alley, but a place with a cryptic entrance that looks like an underground rock club from the ’90s, with concrete floors, rec room light fixtures, and tables and chairs scattered seemingly at random. (The name refers to owner Yao Hua’s childhood, when he lived in a “picturesque alley.”) The core of Sichuan standards is impressive, but there are also many invented dishes


From GrubStreet

Alley 41 feels like an old-style home in China. I like to order the intestines with pepper — the outside of the intestine is crispy and the inside is juicy with hints of spice. It’s so good. I also enjoy the sliced pork belly with garlic sauce and cold noodles, and the cauliflower pot. Very flavorful!” —Jimmy Lau, chef-partner, Shuko