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Shun Lee Palace

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” (28 reviews)
“wonton soup” (16 reviews)
“prawns” (15 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
155 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-4038
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate st Shun Lee Cafe with limited expectations due to proximity to Lincoln Center but experience was terrible. Dim Sum cold, leaden and tasteless. Ordered Tung Ting Shrimp and got a congealed mass of egg white with a few “off tasting” shrimp, a few pieces...More

Thank ken p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has an outstanding decoration, which is worth seeing. Great Chinese food including a very tasty sweet and sour soup. But place is quite pricey!

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up here with some friends the place is very smart and authentic and the staff are really helpful and very polite the food was a little bland for Chinese cuisine however we had a lovely evening in there 3.5* off me

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So so good, that’s all you need to know. It’s not trendy, it’s not nouvelle, it’s just plain excellent Chinese food old style prepared perfectly, served with care and style. Had the Peking Duck, which was terrific; General’s chicken, which was so good I no...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

After being recommended this restaurant from our hotel concierge, we decided to try the restaurant as we were told it was accessible for wheelchairs. The restaurant knew one of our party was confined to a wheelchair. When we arrived it was accessible from the street,...More

Thank KipperWheels
Reviewed March 28, 2018

It is sad that a once venerable establishment that held the highest honors in NYC is allowed to fade to such a poor state. Came back after a disappointing meal here a few years ago to give it a try but unfortunately, it has gotten...More

Thank ForeFood
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

This was a delightful place for great Chinese food. The hot and sour soup, the Shanghai rolls were excellent. Be sure to get the grand marnier prawns! We ordered within 5 min and our food was out in 15 minutes. Great place to linger with...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Order lunch from her every once in a while and the food is good. It is a little pricey but what do you expect in midtown east. The sweet and sour chicken is a good portion and is all white meat which is great! It...More

Thank cbaldino1014
Reviewed February 12, 2018

NOTE: This review is for the Shun Lee Café on West 65th Street. My spouse and I dined at Shun Lee Café for brunch on a Sunday in early December 2017. We booked a table online using the Open Table reservation system. Shun Lee is...More

Thank fluffnfold
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I suppose living in China has set me up for chronic disappointment. Chinese food in The US pales by comparison to the real thing. Gloppy, flat, stale. Reception at Shun Lee gracious and attentive but the food was average, ridiculous when it is so expensive....More

Thank Ritz1165
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Amy R
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Response from AlecD123 | Reviewed this property |
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
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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