Lucky Cheng's
Lucky Cheng's

Lucky Cheng's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luckychengsnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129955500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed,Thurs,Sunday - 7:pm,7:15 & 7:30 reservations for dinner/show. Bar opens 7 pm
    Fri,Sat - 6:30,6:45 & 7:pm, 9:00, 9:15 & 9:30 pm reservations for dinner/show
    Closed Monday, Tuesday.

    All clients booking through Opentable must call the restaurant to verify the booking, as well as filling out a cc authorization form needed to secure the booking.
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Blair Hanelt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Catering services include entertainment, a la carte and prix fixe menus, other menus, including passed hor d'oeuvres upon requested, bar, waiters, clean-up and decor.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 2129955500x
  • Entertainment: Comedic drag queens with Asian drag perfomers in traditional costumes and dance. Audience participation!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Delancey and Ludlow
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Available after 7pm.
A word from Lucky Cheng's
Lucky Cheng's, the infamous drag queen capital of the world, boasts outrageous drag queen cabaret, comedy,and servers to complement its delicious Pan-Asian cuisine.

The prices are $35 per person Sunday,Wednesday, Thursday,and $50 per person Friday's and Saturday's which includes the show, but not drinks, tax or gratuity.

Popular for the main event for the evening, corporate events, holiday parties, bachelorette and birthday parties, and other special occasions.
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Lucky Cheng's reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)special occasion (7)late-night find (6)hot spot (3)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A fun place, and even though
    StephenHVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2009
    A fun place, and even though you don't go there for the food, the food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for bachelorette party
    Paco1369
    Dined on 6/13/2009
    Went for bachelorette party and had a great time. Went to the first show. Service was exceptional from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible, they completely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2009
    Horrible, they completely ignored the fact that we had a reservation, made us wait 70 minutes until we finally gave up. The staff could not have cared less.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good menu, delicious food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    Good menu, delicious food, service was excellent. It's a very loud place though so if you're looking for a quiet venue, this definitely isn't it. Open late and crowded until closing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a place with a lot
    fritzie
    Dined on 5/20/2009
    This is a place with a lot of pizazz! The whole experience was great fun. The food was excellent.The staff and performers were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hostess was rude waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2009
    hostess was rude waitress was hilarious and made up for the poor service we had a 9pm reservation and weren't seated until 10 and not because there were no open tables - they were only half full! they have a schedule and you have to accomodate to that, not the other way around fun time, go with fun friends you know well!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The friendliest and most attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    The friendliest and most attentive wait staff we had in New York City. We had a great time. Now if they could just work on the food! I realize it’s secondary to the show but they really need someone that is as good in the kitchen as the girls are at putting on a show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The servers and entertainers
    Ardel
    Dined on 3/14/2009
    The servers and entertainers give 100 percent to ensure a good time. There were several bachelorette parties the night we were there...very entertaining and it appeared all involved were enjoying everything...immensely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was a lot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2009
    This restaurant was a lot of fun. But the service and food was not great. You go there just for the entertainment. The tables/seats are too close together. The tables are very small and crowded once the food arrives. Great place for a fun girls night or bachelorette party.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucky Cheng's can easily be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Lucky Cheng's can easily be described as an adventure worth taking! It's constantly entertaining, though not for children nor the faint of heart. From "adult" balloon entertainment, to singing/dancing, to audience participation in a lap-dance competition...it has it all. That being said...who really goes for the food anyway? Appetizers and desserts were fantastic. Overall, a terrific experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not much of a dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Not much of a dining experience per se as they canceled our reservation when our party didn't arrive soon enough - and proceeded to tell us that they were sold out for the night. NOT impressed! Bar-woman was very nice though and had good drinks while waiting for the rest of the party to show. Of note: this seemed to be a ladies night out sort of place (2 bachelorette parties were there that evening). The cabaret show was nothing to write home about.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friends and I wound up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    My friends and I wound up not staying and dining. We arrived within 5 minutes of our 9pm reservation and did not get seated until just over an hour later. The menu did not have a great selection as it stated it was a 3-course meal and show for $32 with some items having an additional charge. Practically all the items on the menu had an extra charge. It was unclear what was appetizer and entree and nothing but two choices were listed for 'desert' if that were the 3rd course and those had $40 and $60 price tags. The service was terrible - we sat and waited 10 minutes before we decided to just leave as we had somewhere to be at 11pm. The experience was disappointing and the place caters more to larger parties then 4.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it's loads of fun but expect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/30/2009
    it's loads of fun but expect it to be expensive. the portions are TINY. the place is like a party all night so it's very loud. you must be comfortable with alternative life styles.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entertainment was amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/3/2009
    Entertainment was amazing!! Food was ok, not excellent, but ok. Drinks were great! Would definetly recommend this place to the open-minded, fun-seeking, diverse crowd! Not sure I would attend with my own old fashioned mother, but had a blast with all my friends! Felt rushed out of the restaurant at the end of the dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • they gave us a ton of food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    they gave us a ton of food... almost too much. Don't go there for the food though... go for the "entertainment" great for a bday or bachelorette party!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You don't go there for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2008
    You don't go there for the food. You go there for the shocking show. Let's just say it was interesting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was lots of fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    This place was lots of fun .. the only thing I wish I had was more time to stay longer!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing show and costumes.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/23/2008
    Amazing show and costumes. Very friendly transgendered waitpersons. Food is okay, but not the main attraction. Great place for celebrations, but we were a party of 3 and had a fabulous time. Excellent bar tender/mixologist.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought the food was terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2008
    I thought the food was terrible and watched as the drink glasses were just getting rinsed off in a sink and reused. We stuck with bottled beer. The food is rushed as they want you in and out in a hours time. Don't plan on going back. Good for a party or special occassion but don't plan on staying long.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for my birthday and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2008
    We went for my birthday and had so much fun! Great spot for a group of friends to have a blast together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is a dump! Avoid
    CruiseboysVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    This place is a dump! Avoid it at all costs or it may COST you!!! The prix fixe menu of $32 turned into almost $300 for four people!!! Then we were attacked on the way out for not leaving more of a tip! They even tried to automatically add more than $50 tip onto the bill. This is not a typical Open Table restaurant and I would highly suggest Open Table think of removing them from their system.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am what I consider a regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    I am what I consider a regular at Lucky Chengs. The food was great in the pastthen went downhill. I stopped bringing business assoc. with me due to the food. I knew they got a new chef - so I again brought business people. It was not the new chef as I tasted his food and it is great but not on a Sat.night. I guess the kitchen help are allowed to do too much. Anyway 3 of 4 did not eat our main course - mine was inedible due to the salt on my steak. It truly was not edible. The pineapple chicken was also very overspiced and inedible My $200 bill would have been fine if the service was great Waitress only came over once and said what are you having. Although I ma a regular I would have hoped my guests would have been treated better by Niko
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some negative points: Too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    Some negative points: Too much solicitation for extra service (tarrot reading) and tips. Food did not sit well later on.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was an experience to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    This was an experience to remember, my entire party enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overall, the food and experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Overall, the food and experience was great. The only complaint I have is that the bathroom attendant was very rude, insulting people who didn't tip her. Most women did not have their purses or any cash with them, and even after they explained this to her, the bathroom attendant would sneer and make a nasty comment. It was unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very expensive on weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Very expensive on weekend but the entertainment is worth it
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I found Lucky Cheng's food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    I found Lucky Cheng's food to be pretty well, yucky...with the exception of the yummy salads. But the entertainment was FANTASTIC. I dragged my poor boyfriend out to dinner & a show & he was very hesitant to say the least. Once our Waitress completed our order, we chilled & drank & enjoyed the hilarious show. Drag may not be for all, but my boyfriend found himself cracking up and enjoying himself immensely. I want to thank our waitress and the Mistres of Cermonies as we were truly impressed with their show and would definately come again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary and we will never forget it. We had a blast! Not only was our waitress very friendly, everyone that worked there was extremely helpful and friendly as weel. The show was hysterical as well as the people who were dining around us. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to my friends for an experience they won't forget.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was rushed and would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Food was rushed and would have been great to have clean plates after appetizers. Great entertainment and really the reason you go there...not for the food, although that was good too. A must-visit location for fun friends/family but can't go too often! We had an excellent time and the ladies are wonderful!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for bachelorette parties,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Great for bachelorette parties, girls night out or milestone birthday. FUN!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so much fun, Brie was our
    matthewVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    so much fun, Brie was our drag-tress and was very attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • These was featured on where
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/12/2008
    These was featured on where to dine in NY in our hotel. It said it wsa fun for families. I thought it was a great spot for 20-somethings/bridal parties/birthday parties etc. It was extremely inappropriate for mintors and i was embarassed bringing my daughter and friend. That being said, the staff was outstanding and everyone loved the food and we got out of there before the floor show began.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is the Drag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/26/2008
    This restaurant is the Drag Queen Capital of the World. This is a drag queen restaurant and all the waiters are drag queens dressed in drag. The service was just so --- so nothing to be happy with. Nothing special
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant you must go
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2008
    This restaurant you must go to . Its a must to see the Drag Queen Restaurant of New York
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEST TIME OF MY LIFE. GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/10/2007
    BEST TIME OF MY LIFE. GREAT SHOW AND MANY SURPRISES.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • drag show and not the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2007
    drag show and not the best but good for a bridal shower
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic