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Lychee House

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141 E 55th St, NY 10022-4038, New York City, NY 10022-4030
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Miami
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the bottom line when reading reviews is whether someone would return... given all the choices a city such as NY has, I would. The pan fried dumplings were excellent. The "Amazing Chicken" was good, a little on the sweet side. And the shredded crispy beef was also very good. The restaurant is small and service on a Friday... More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Try the crispy jumbo shrimps. Delicatessen I also liked the fried dumplings which were filled with mixture of greens Chapeau

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Thank Udikr
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service and food! Delicious and reasonably priced. We ordered the pecking duck which was crispy but the pancakes that came with it were a little too thick. Apart from that, everything was on point.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We wanted a Chinese restaurant within walking distance from our hotel. Recent reviews suggested we go elsewhere, but Lychee House was the right distance, so we tried it. Very nice. Good menu, well-prepared food. Spring roll was quickly deep fried, hot with flavorful filling. Spicy sliced chicken over spinach was excellent. Passable wonton soup, and a very good chinese mushroom... More 

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Thank Mark K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Demanded tip in an aggressive manner, and proceeded to count it at the table for food and service that was truly awful.

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Thank myles b
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here in a business trip. We had two entrees and two appetizers and two beers. Total was 128 which seems a bit on the high side. The food was pretty good just not really good. I will say the owner or manager was extremely friendly and really made the experience much better than it otherwise would have been. The... More 

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London, England
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Yet another midtown Chinese restaurant charging prices which are far too high for the quality, taste, or portions of food served. Service was rushed and abrupt. Won't be back.

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Thank Doctor-and-Lawyer
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

They must have had a change in ownership, because this used to be a very good, medium priced Chinese. A few waiters remain, but menu has changed substantially and both the food and service have suffered. We have stopped going.

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Thank Walter T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Went on a weekend at lunch for dim sum. Only 3 other tables seated in the place at the time, which should have been an immediate signal to walk right out. The setting is perfectly nice and the waiters are attentive, but the quality of the dim sum was some of the worst I've ever had. I eat dim sum... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Very clean white table cloth upscale Chinese restaurant. My usual go to places are down in Chinatown, downtown. I am always a bit skeptical about the authenticity and quality of the midtown Chinese restaurants. However, we were pleasantly surprised about the quality, service, and cleanliness of Lychee House. We had the Shanghai Bok Choi, which was great. The Tofu pieces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 E 55th St, NY 10022-4038, New York City, NY 10022-4030
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description
NEXT TO SHUN LEE PALACE

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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