Lucky Cheng's
Lucky Cheng's

Lucky Cheng's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luckychengsnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 995-5500
  • 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
17 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.7
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)special occasion (10)late-night find (6)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • fun night out!
    opentablebritVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    hilarious evening, great service, you don't come here for the food. Recommend to anyone looking to celebrate something, especially in a group. Be open minded!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of fun
    KittyChanVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    From the sharp-tongued entertainment, creative and delicious cocktails, and warm and welcoming staff, I would definitely recommend Lucky Cheng's for a birthday, bachelorette or girl's night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drag Night Out
    ddualeh1
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lucky Chengs was amazing! I celebrated my Birthday and the Drag Queen Host made fun of me the entire night and I loved it. We came with a big group and got family style food, the portions were VERY large. I would def recommend this to anyone looking for a different night out in the town and/or any celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be brave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Don't go here for the food. The food is sub par with tiny portions. You go here for fun. Celebrate a birthday or bachelorette party but be brave. They call up some patrons to participate and it's quite a scene. The entertainers keep things lively and fun. It's definitely not an atmosphere for the faint of heart. You will leave with a hungry stomach and a smile on your face!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lot's of fun!
    ChuckCVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Be prepared for a pretty raunchy drag show and audience participation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and exciting
    Nefus
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Too my close friend for her birthday .... service and show were spectacular. Food was decent but overshadowed by the performance of the wait staff and show participants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Bridesmaid
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were celebrating my best friend's bachelorette and this was perfect. The entertainers were fantastic. I'd be cautious about requesting a "special dance"....very raunchy! Overall, this is a great girls not out and I would definitely do it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melinda
    Geminye78
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very disappointed that after making a reservation in advance, they cancelled our reservation just days before because they got a bigger party to book for the night so they bumped us. And worst part was that it was the only day we would be in NYC as we were visiting from FL. Needless to say, our entire party was extremely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bachelorette party
    myra
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I must say I had a great time and so did my mom and my friends. We never stopped laughing!! The food was very good!!! Don't listen to previous reviews about the food cause it was ALOT and very good!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Drag Dining Experience
    FoodExplorer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lucky Cheng's was overall a great experience! It was the pop up location so it made for a more intimate night being that the show had to go on in a much more enclosed area. Two people in my party of five happened to get called on to be a part of the show which made it that more memorable and entertaining. It's a night that won't soon be forgotten. The only negative I would say is that the chairs and place settings were kind of lacking in the quality department, but considering it was a pop up location that can slide.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had an awesome time!
    hershey
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very entertaining! And the food was really good, especially the appetizers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun ok Dinner
    Jt10694
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Relatively good food and an ok show. Drinks kinda high priced. Don't go expecting a great dinner or a really great show. Go for a good night with decent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected, but fine.
    Eeyore24
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I heard about Lucky Chengs from articles, and basic Internet chatter. I was totally down for a night of singing and dancing and drag queen humor. What I got was a night of lap dances. The night opened with birthday lap dances, then there were some songs, and then there was a lap dance amateur competition. If you're into that kind of thing, this is a great place. It's probably fun for bachelorette parties, or a night out with the gays, but it was really inappropriate for an evening out with my mother. On a positive note, the food was really good (but the portions were really small), and the emcee was hilarious. Also, the neighborhood is a bit shady.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 269 reviews are from the Lucky Cheng's reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I made a reservation on OpenTable only to find when I arrived with my friends for the reservation, Lucky Cheng's was closed!!! OpenTable did NOT notify me and our night was shot because of it!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not for the weak oreasily offended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Well Lucky Chengs was a good time. Its certainly not for the faint at heart bc there was no shortage of older lady boys in bikinis and short shorts. However it was upbeat energetic the girls were pretty attentive and entertaining. The food was not great but the drinks were STRONG! So btwn the drinks and the girls it was worth the trip. Oh. And don't bring any straight men with you ladies!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • False advertisement
    Arkansas4
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This was a 3 man show!! It was so bad I was embarrassed for them! Such a waste of $250!! Food was terrible!! Big disappointment!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit for a Queen!
    frockit
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of the best drag shows I've ever seen! Every single person made a life long impression on you. There was not one person from the hostess to the bus boys to the beautiful performers that were not personable or had a wonderful personality. This is a must do if you are ever in New York!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I don't think anyone goes there for the food, but seriously, don't go there for the food. The drag queens walked around terrified of the owner, who is not a very nice person, they had a 20% tip to your already overpriced bill and then still ask for some tip money. A hot mess
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So much fun!!
    angelphish13
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lucky Cheng's is a great place to go for a fun night out in NYC. Everyone that works there is just fabulous! The entire time there was fun and entertaining. The drinks were outstanding and the food was delicious. I will recommend Lucky Cheng's to anyone that is visiting NYC!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Chengs
    luv2shop
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This place is a must visit while in NYC. The "girls" are fun and friendly. The show is not for kid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Time Ever
    Richard1975
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Seriously. The food was disgusting. Even the patrons seated around us did not eat their food. Very disappointing-like a Chuck E Cheese version of the club I loved so long ago in the village. There were only ten men in the room--the rest were ladies celebrating birthdays and bachelorette parties, so that was TOTALLY gross. Arrived first, seated last in back with terrible views, which was actually a good thing, because the show was so unorganized and sloppy that Lady Bunny would roll in her grave, and she ain't dead yet. The only nice queens were the younger and prettier waitstaff, and they should have been on stage. Thanks for turning the high art of drag into a bourgeois, K-Mart nightmare.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for bachelorettes or bdays
    JASM
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Ready to have fun? This is the place for you! Fantastic drag show, average food, but good enterntainment!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for young kids.
    wildnightout2
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went with three girlfriends ..Someone brought their daughter and her group of sweet sixteens...not for kids..very dirty...funny, but again not for kids. Our waiter...lol waitress was wonderful and made the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    Luvtochow
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went as a girls night out. The entertainment was ok, but the food was really bad. The appetizers were ok, but all 4 of us couldn't eat our main course, the dessert was cookies from a box.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Fun In The City
    Janelle56
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Celebrated me and my grand daughter's birthday at Lucky Cheng's had a blast! Got read for filth! Great customer service, fabulous show, lots of laughs! Great place to go if you're in New York,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adult fun!!
    Fredswife89
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went to Lucky Chengs for my sisters 50 the birthday. We had a great time! The "ladies" were wonderful! Lots of fun, snarky and sarcastic, definitely R-rated!! I was very surprised to see people had brought some younger boys with them. Not appropriate!!! We used a Groupon.There's a few choices for appetizer and entree. We all had the same chicken skewers and combination fried rice. The food was good, better than I expected! There was a dessert plate brought out with cannolis,mini carrot cake and fudge cakes. Very tasty!but you come here for the show, not the food! The performers were lots of fun! Lip-syncing and energetic dancing with dirty comedy thrown in! We had a blast! Warning! Lots of cursing! Fun for bachelorettes and birthdays!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    trymanythings
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The show was nice appetizers were good don't think u should have to pay extra for shrimp tempora u only get 3 shrimp the entrée was very bland and didn't see y I had to pay extra for salmon it's was really bland Had to add salt and hot sauce but the desert tray was good canOlli was great but the show I enjoyed maybe should charge 25 dollars for show and have a normal menu
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't recommend
    Peppe
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food horrible! It is better If you eat a hot dog before you are coming. Expensive at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than Expected =oD
    betterthanexpected6
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The 'girls' were VERY welcoming, witty, friendly and raunchy. Although the place was small, the ambiance made up for it. The show ran a little short, but I absolutely LOVED every minute of it. The food was served family style, which was convenient, and surprisingly delicious. I would definitely come here again for the fun and laughs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    looooovetoeatfoooood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Lucky Cheng's fabulous! The show was so entertaining and a ton of fun. The good was also delicious and they had a very extensive list of drinks! Great for a girls' night out!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never dissappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Lucky Cheng's never disappoints, the show is always outstanding and your guaranteed to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • annoyed123
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were kicked out at 7 on the dot even if you hadn't finished eating/drinking because another show was starting at 7:30. After paying $700, that was not ok. And the staff was rude when we said something about that. Also, there should be an age limit to get in. There was an 8 & 13 yr old the night we went! Too sexually raunchy for them to be there. We were all disturbed by that.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Had a blast the "girls" were halirious! Enjoyed the food and cocktails were off the hook!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great fun for adults and non sensitive people. Entertainment was off the wall, especially jokes at guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Drag-tastic Event
    Erica
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My friends and I had a fabulous time at Lucky Cheng's. Two of us even made it on stage for some scandalous fun. We would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday fun!
    AdinaPZ
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Well as all other reviews go, You go here for the SHOW! Lot's of laughs, it's a real good time! Servers & show girls make the place alot of fun. Food not terrible, but could be much better, with better choices on menu for pre-fix prices.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    It was great and everyone had a great time! You go for the experience more than the food. Most of the food was good but the white gravy tasted horrible.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    i went on time at the restaurant, but they told me to come another day because that night they didn't have the show at 9.30pm as i reserved. i come back on wednesday, all was ok, but it wasn't "saturday night"......
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky us
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    While the food and ambiance could use some work, it doesn't really matter because you will be laughing the night away. We had a great time the most fun I've ever had at dinner.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great event celebration spot!!
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We went to Lucky Cheng's to celebrate a milestone birthday with entertainment that was fun - to that end we had a great time! We were all there on time for our reservation so we got a good table. The waitresses were absolutely fabulous in customer service - she brought us a replacement drink at no charge, when one of ours spilled over, chatted some, took photos for us and even posed with us. Since we got our drinks and food well before the show started, we were happy campers. We felt that the cost which covered food, drinks and entertainment was good value for money. Audience participation in the entertainment show was a great idea, although we did not volunteer to participate. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.