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ShunLee West

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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43 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6601 (Columbus Avenue)
+1 212-595-8895
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 in earlier decades. Shun Lee West Restaurant is one of the small number of Chinese... More 

Thank Jae L
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 -- Ants Climbing a Tree -- which is noodles with beef in a combination that perfection... More 

Thank urbanflight
Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was an old haunt of my late wife. We had nice Peking Duck egg rolls. The steamed Bass was very expensive. Minimalist portions with very little dressing/vegetables. The rest of the meal was fine. Cheap over priced cabernet sauvignon out of a box at $9 a glass. Good service but perhaps a little overpriced.

Thank 793casper
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was absolutely terrible. I hadn't been to Shun Lee in 2-3 years and it seemed like the perfect treat for our reunion with another family. Wow--how awful. Terrible service--though our waiters seemed overwhelmed by bad kitchen. The food was awful. Peking Duck appeared as a plate of chopped up bits of meat--looking like the leftovers from someone else's meal--and... More 

Thank JAnneBNYC
New York City, New York
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This has always been a good choice for a pre show meal for nearby Lincoln Center. If you tell the wait staff what time you need to be out by, the meal will be timed for that. The food is good whenever the restaurant is busy but can suffer when the otherwise friendly, helpful staff are nearing the end of... More 

New York City
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This used to be my go to place. Now I will only go to the Cafe next door for dim sum. The last few visits the food was only so so, with lots of gloppy sauces.

Thank roamerNewYorkCity
Ocala, Florida
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We arrived at this restaurant with a 10:30 reservation after a show at nearby Lincoln Ctr and the man at the door seemed angry we were there. They are supposed to be open until midnight, but all the window lights were out. The staff warmed up after a little bit . We had Dim Sum soup dumplings ( I have... More 

Thank david h
Barrie, Canada
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433 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

With carts constantly circling with fresh dim sum dishes this was the perfect place to grab a pre concert bite. The place was packed on a busy Friday night but we managed to luckily snag a table. Lots of the traditional fare on offer and everyone at our table was very satisfied after a number of mainly seafood packed delights.... More 

Thank Peytonsage
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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283 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Our concierge booked us there, and I was under the impression that will have a good Chinese meal The glasses were dirty, the staff was so stiff, unwelcoming and unhappy The food was absolutely below average, we couldn't even eat our appetizer which was oily and ill cooked ( fried calamari) In a nut shell, boring, bad food and above... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$100
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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