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Shun Lee Palace

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155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038 (Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues)
+1 212-371-8844
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last year we had diner at Shun Lee Palace 65th street, this time we choose for Shun Lee Palace 55th street. The food was good, but overpriced for what might be normal for the city New York. Romantic diner is not applicable on the ground that the menu were served fairly quickly. After spending a lot of money at Shun... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ate here valentines day, food excellent and staff 1st class. Helped guide us through the menu and subtle differences between US and UK versions of dishes

Thank Gary S
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This lovely setting in Midtown has an exquisite menu matched by impeccable service. "Spicy" is sharp and piquant but does not sear your mouth for the rest of the meal. The wonton soup was a delicious treasure chest.

Thank Jeanine B
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We loved our meal here and will be back. Very clean and delicious from soup, entre and dessert. This is an intimate restaurant that requires a reservation. Don't miss this.

Thank odetojoy
Key West, Florida
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very expensive for Chinese food. Wait staff arrogant and not attentive. The food fair to poor. Highly overrated.

Thank Sharon G
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We've been going to Shun Lee Palace for dinner or lunch every few months for the past few years. During our last two or three visits it's seemed less and less special than it used to. The food has been more average, the service more just-doing-my-job and less welcoming and friendly. We both think it's time to find another Chinese... More 

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San Francisco, California
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable evening with every one of multiple demands catered for with good grace and efficiency. Food was excellent and enjoyed by all.

Thank 69Armstrong
Statesville, North Carolina
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360 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Ate here with friends. Service was excellent- very attentive staff. Great selection on the menu, but prices were quite high for Chinese.The food was very good, some of the best I have had.Would eat here again.

Thank kagatlin
Guilford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to try Shun Lee for years, and finally a friend and I went for New Year's Day. I am gluten-free and love Chinese food so I was really looking forward to this treat. So, I ordered the Sizzling Rice Cake soup with shrimp ($10)....there was no flavor whatsoever! It was a corn starch thickened base with... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were a group of 8 and decided to frequent a chinese restaurant to get our chinese food fix. We chose this restaurant as the reviews seemed rather positive. But we sensed we made a mistake the moment we entered the restaurant- we didnt see any Asians in the restaurant except the service staff. This is usually a gauge we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, 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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