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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 good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“peking duck” (17 reviews)
“lo mein” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
43 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6601
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This restaurant is actually two in one. There is the main dinning room and the cafe which is right next door. I have been to both and I think I like the cafe better especially if you are going to Lincoln Center. The cafe is...More

Thank faurecia
Reviewed 9 February 2017

In recent decades, many Chinese restaurants in New York area offering delicious traditional American-Chinese dishes have disappeared. In their places, Chinese restaurants offering Chinese buffet or fusion Chinese dishes have appeared, making many diners miss their favorite traditional American-Chinese dishes that they used to enjoy...More

Thank Jae L
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The food here is good and it is a good option if you are going to Lincoln Center and want Chinese. That said - go downtown for better food and a far smaller tab.

Thank peter k
Reviewed 23 January 2017

They have repainted, I think. The food is excellent. They use high quality ingredients and don't mask taste with too much oil and gratuitous hot spice. We had lamb chops and shrimp, both of which were excellent. We started by splitting my favorite dish --...More

Thank urbanflight
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
USD 21 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail