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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (28 reviews)
“wonton soup” (16 reviews)
“prawns” (15 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being recommended this restaurant from our hotel concierge, we decided to try the restaurant as we were told it was accessible for wheelchairs. The restaurant knew one of our party was confined to a wheelchair. When we arrived it was accessible from the street,...More

Thank KipperWheels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is sad that a once venerable establishment that held the highest honors in NYC is allowed to fade to such a poor state. Came back after a disappointing meal here a few years ago to give it a try but unfortunately, it has gotten...More

Thank ForeFood
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This was a delightful place for great Chinese food. The hot and sour soup, the Shanghai rolls were excellent. Be sure to get the grand marnier prawns! We ordered within 5 min and our food was out in 15 minutes. Great place to linger with...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Order lunch from her every once in a while and the food is good. It is a little pricey but what do you expect in midtown east. The sweet and sour chicken is a good portion and is all white meat which is great! It...More

Thank cbaldino1014
Reviewed 12 February 2018

NOTE: This review is for the Shun Lee Café on West 65th Street. My spouse and I dined at Shun Lee Café for brunch on a Sunday in early December 2017. We booked a table online using the Open Table reservation system. Shun Lee is...More

Thank fluffnfold
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I suppose living in China has set me up for chronic disappointment. Chinese food in The US pales by comparison to the real thing. Gloppy, flat, stale. Reception at Shun Lee gracious and attentive but the food was average, ridiculous when it is so expensive....More

Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The dining room comes complete with a captain to assist the waitstaff and bus-person. The food is nicely prepared and more than enough in size, being mostly the traditional Cantonese style offerings. They use a good deal of MSG, which we had forgotten, so have...More

Thank larryderm
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

No difference in food than the average Chinese restaurant. The wait staff are good but they communicate in Chinese mostly.

Thank badboy1228
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Seriously, that about covers it all - its elegant, the decor is calming, white linen on the tables, nifty art on the walls, etc. The service is about the same, elegant, refined, and that's when the hiccups start - it just doesn't follow through all...More

Thank dieswaytoofast
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Mediocre at best, very small portions, just ok food but good service. Restaurant is old and run down with the exception of the paper mache dragon.

Thank Frannie L
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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