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ShunLee West

43 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6601
+1 212-595-8895
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (18 reviews)
“crispy beef” (5 reviews)
“lo mein” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
43 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6601
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1 - 10 of 220 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was hankering for some old-fashioned Chinese food so dropped into ShunLee. I ordered a hot and sour soup and the Buddha Delight along with a Tsing Tao beer. For the price they charged for the soup I thought the bowl would be a lot...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Tastefully decored restaurant with many delicious and authentic dishes. Duck is my favorite, along with Shanghai soup dumplings and spare ribs. Shrimp and other seafood prepared Szechuan style is not to be ignored. Try the eggplant in garlic sauce. A meal in itself. Round it...More

Thank efeld5140
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying I'm a foodie and my food expectations are always high. This place was delicious and accompanied by attentive exceptional service. Get the crispy Beef and lobster. It won't disappoint. After these reviews I was expecting to be underwhelmed but I...More

Thank adschlaht
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I don't know what happened to this restaurant. It used to be good. However, my friend and I didn't have a good experience last night. We ordered two simple dishes, Buddhist Delight and Bak Choy, and the food was awful--greasy and w/o taste. Even the...More

Thank Josephine F
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Always reliable, Shunlee West is larger than its east side twin but with the same reliable food--we went for the Orange Beef and Peking Duck as always. Prompt service and quiet-ish atmosphere.

Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The only reason we consider eating here is the short distance to Lincoln Center. As indicated the dining room carpets were worn and dirty--hopefully the kitchen floors and counters were in much better shape. The menu is tired old Chinese and full of yesterday's favorites...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

It has been years since I visited Shun Lee. I was very glad I came back. Reservations are hard to get, but I was able to secure one for us within a week of the performance at The Met. We were promptly escorted to a...More

1  Thank Sarushkaya
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Come for the food, be amazed and dazed by the checkerboard walls and ceiling! This place is like Alice in Wonderland meets Dim Sum at Chinese New Year! Complete with all 12 animals of the year popping out of the walls and ceiling. This review...More

1  Thank DanH2030
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Shun Lee, both the Lincoln Center and the Midtown location, is our favorite place for Chinese food in New York. This time, we came in late and (close to 10 pm) and only wanted to snack on their steamed dim-sum and enjoy a classic martini....More

Thank Liana C
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The waiter spilled not one but two glasses of water on the table. When we sat down they gave us onlly one menu. The food is terrible; perhaps it was acceptable in the 1960s when we first wentt but now they should start again

Thank Waynegourmet
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6601
    (Columbus Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train to 66th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-595-8895
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