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Hunan Balcony - CLOSED

2596 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-5654
+1 212-865-0400
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24 Feb 2014
“I love eggplant”
29 Oct 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
$$ - $$$
2596 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-5654
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

There are tons of Chinese restaurants on the Upper West Side but at Hunan Balcony I found a dish I loved that I'd never found anywhere else and it has lured me back three times: Mandarin Style Chinese Eggplant (the eggplants are small and succulent)...More

Thank BTumarkin
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I've lived in Asia for 20+ years (Tokyo and Hong Kong). I generally like Chinese food in NY... it's hard to have a bad meal. Hunan Balcony is the exception. I stopped in last month for lunch and was appalled... the dumplings had been bought...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The food was nothing much and the service matched...you can do better. Nice window tables though with view of Broadway pedestrian traffic..

Thank dwe
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Both Chinese and Japanese fare, well prepared and presented. Plenty of seating, great wines and beers. Had chinese dishes this time. Excellent taste, not oily or over cooked. Fast and friendly service and very reasonable prices.

Thank gent1970
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Hunan Balcony on 98th and Broadway is one of those restaurants that could only improve if they were located on Mott Street. they have a full bar, pour a generous drink and their hot and sour soup is excellent (an acid test according to a...More

Thank jetlagged123
Reviewed 25 August 2010

I've been coming here for just under 30 years, and have not at all witnessed this horrible decline mentioned by the other reviewers. The food has remained high quality at very reasonable prices. The staff, while not overly eager, I have found to be very...More

Thank SideOBeef
Reviewed 19 February 2009

I have been going to Hunan Balcony for a while, but its quality has declined steadily. Last week was the last straw. Two of us were facing the back of the restaurant, on the right hand side. We saw a small rat run from the...More

Thank ivanco
Reviewed 15 December 2008

My wife and I met and married in NYC, and used to eat at the Hunan Balcony 2 to 3 times a month back in the 90's. On our last trip back to the city, (Thanksgiving 2008) with our sons- we thought we'd revisit this...More

Thank MidwestTraveller-09
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Reviewed 2 October 2005

It is consistantly horrible. Hunan Balcony used to be a great neighborhood restaurant. Now it is fantastically bland. I went there all the time when they opened over thirty years ago and it was awesome. I remember Ivy Lin showing me the expansion plans after...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2596 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-5654
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-865-0400
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