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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
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Chesham Bois
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a relaxed lunch here after a tiring morning. Service was excellent and low-key. Food was first class although one dish was forgotten.

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Thank PHD4
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For uptown Chinese you can't do better than Shun Lee, which has been around for ages. New Yorkers love to argue about the best Chinese but its longevity speaks truth. We always have Peking Duck, Orange Beef and Pork Dumplings. The service is quick and the setting is elegant and quiet. We keep going back with our grandson.

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Thank AJAX6965
lake Tahoe
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around a long time and they really know how to do it. They made suggestions on the menu so we didn't order too much. Their advice was very much appreciated and thus had a wonderful dinner.

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Thank jcoll40
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a legend in their own mind! First of all. We had made a reservation for 8:30 and due to horrible traffic had to adjust it twice, which we did properly. The final set for 9:30 and as Open Table states they are open until 11:30 we were stunned to be met at the door at 9:33 to... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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620 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Larry L and had a very nice dinner. First time at Shun Lee. Started with the drinks which were good. Had some sake after. Good but not potent. For appetizers we had the ribs and fried dumplings. Both were outstanding. I had Won ton soup which was with pork and shrimp very good. For dinner we had the... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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203 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really thought this place was going to be great, but it was just OK. The food is very expensive for what you get. We had a far better and cheaper experience in China Town and I would travel there again before going back here.

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Thank Locococomama
The Hague, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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
Reviewed 16 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

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Thank Gary S
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank Jeanine B
delaware
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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