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Shun Lee Palace

155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038
+1 212-371-8844
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (29 reviews)
“wonton soup” (15 reviews)
“orange beef” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There aren't many tablecloth Chinese restaurants left in NY but Shun Lee still delivers great classic "Americanized" Chinese food. Upper East Siders love it!

Thank Mitchell L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After dinner at this much-hyped NY Chinese restaurant, we felt that it lived up to its name and we should shun it in future. While the service is good, the ambiance is OK - but the food leaves much to be desired; generally speaking, it...More

Thank veer2808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service; very attentive and friendly. The food is great. Not your typical Chinese experience at all. I'll be back.

Thank PW11803
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had chicken and three nuts. Enjoyed it very much. Funny server and good atmosphere. We had pan fried dumpling app also. Would come back.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend loves to go here because of its proximity to Lincoln Center. We ordered a spicy chicken dish which really wasn't that spicy, but was rather oily. Then we had noodles. We finishes off with ice cream. The thing I didn't like was the...More

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I have been going to Shun Lee Palace for years. We were both looking forward to dining there last week. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. The wonton soup had no taste,the spareribs were fatty and creasy. The spring rolls were so creasy...More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant five times in the past year since the closure of Mr Ks. The food and the service has been consistently outstanding with wonton soup, duck dishes and mishu pork particular favorites. The weekday lunch menu at $35 a head...More

Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The vegeterian food was pretty bad including the Dim Sums, Rice, Noodles and Aubergine. The Non-Veg was fantastic. The ambience was scary!

Thank Shiven16
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a traditional Chinese restaurant with a elegant ambiance, more upscale than most Chinese restaurants in the city. We loved the wontons and shared a number of dishes. The lobster with ginger and scallions was delicious and the crispy beef was yummy. Service was...More

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

The problem with chillis on menus is that they tend to signify heat - what degree of heat is often down to your own interpretation. On this menu most of the main dishes came with a chill symbol and as sweating profusely was not on...More

Thank Peter084
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Response from AlecD123 | Reviewed this property |
Wear whatever you want. You might be the only person dining with them. I doubt they'd turn away the business
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038
    (Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: E, V & 6 trains to 53rd Street/Lexington Ave
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-371-8844
Michael Tong's Midtown "institution" combines "striking" surroundings, "silky service" and "absolutely the best above Canal Street" decorated by Adam Tihany.
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