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Shun Lee Palace

) #2,299 of 9,275 Restaurants in New York City €€€€ Chinese, Asian
155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038
+1 212-371-8844
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (29 reviews)
“wonton soup” (14 reviews)
“orange beef” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend loves to go here because of its proximity to Lincoln Center. We ordered a spicy chicken dish which really wasn't that spicy, but was rather oily. Then we had noodles. We finishes off with ice cream. The thing I didn't like was the...More

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been going to Shun Lee Palace for years. We were both looking forward to dining there last week. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. The wonton soup had no taste,the spareribs were fatty and creasy. The spring rolls were so creasy...More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant five times in the past year since the closure of Mr Ks. The food and the service has been consistently outstanding with wonton soup, duck dishes and mishu pork particular favorites. The weekday lunch menu at $35 a head...More

Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vegeterian food was pretty bad including the Dim Sums, Rice, Noodles and Aubergine. The Non-Veg was fantastic. The ambience was scary!

Thank Shiven16
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a traditional Chinese restaurant with a elegant ambiance, more upscale than most Chinese restaurants in the city. We loved the wontons and shared a number of dishes. The lobster with ginger and scallions was delicious and the crispy beef was yummy. Service was...More

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The problem with chillis on menus is that they tend to signify heat - what degree of heat is often down to your own interpretation. On this menu most of the main dishes came with a chill symbol and as sweating profusely was not on...More

Thank Peter084
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Shun Lee Palace is the sister restaurant of Shun Lee West and Shun Lee Cafe, both right across from Lincoln Center. Just like the others, the decor of Shun Lee Palace is flashy and unique. An etched glass dragon makes its way snaking across the...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We always had excellent quality food prior to our dinner memorial day weekend. We were very disappointed with the flavor although the service was excellent. Later we were told the restaurant changed ownership in the past year.

Thank DBL3
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Shun Lee is a NY favorite for good reason! Try their signature grand mariner shrimp. Nothing like it anywhere. BBQ ribs were terrific as were all the dumplings, and biggest surprise of all? Their cheesecake. ( it's NY, you HAVE to have cheesecake!) but Shun...More

Thank PamelaCapeCod_MA
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We have always loved this restaurant and try to get to it when we are back in the City. It never disappoints. Expensive, yes. Worth it, for sure. Love the old timers menu, brings back memories of earring there as a child, yikes 50+ years...More

Thank Robertkohn1234
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, 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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