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 - 7:pm,7:15 & 7:30 reservations for dinner/show. Bar opens 7pm

    Fri,Sat - 6:30,6:45 & 7:pm, 9:pm, 9:15 & 9:30pm reservations for dinner/show

    Closed Sunday,Monday, Tuesday.
  • 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, 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: Delaney 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 $40,and $50 per person which includes the show, but not drinks, tax or gratuity. The entire staff turns out great performances.





Popular for the main event for the evening, corporate events, holiday parties, bachelorette and birthday parties, and other special occasions. This is the one you have seen on Ice T Loves Coco, Long Island Medium, Snooki and J Wowwww, and countless other shows. Visited over the years by hundreds of celebrities such as Prince Albert of Monaco, Matt Lauer, Ivana Trump, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Britney Spears. A fun place where you can bring your out-of-town friends, your business partners, your fiancé, and your grandma.
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Lucky Cheng's reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food2.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)special occasion (18)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)fit for foodies (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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!!
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 247 reviews are from the Lucky Cheng's reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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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    • 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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  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leap of Faith
    FaFa
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My friends and I were there to have a FUN night out for a co-worker who is moving out of state. We definitely wanted her to have a memorable evening and wow, did you guys deliver! We had such an exciting night and one that she will never forget!! Everyone at Lucky Cheng's was awesome. You gave us all a night to remember. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hilarious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The entertainment was hilarious, staff was friendly. The food was okay, but who's eating when your so busy laughing! My girls and I had a blast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Birthday39
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    It's my second time having my birthday party at lucky Cheng's. They are absolutely the best! The food is great, have many special drinks, and we always have a blast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG! Had a blast! Fun! Fun! Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Despite many mixed reviews, I found my evening out at Lucky Cheng's was a HOOT! Went there with the mind set of having fun! The show is unconventional and not for everyone, but it is all good fun! Pull your sticks out of your backsides and leave at the door!. If you are offended by cussing and take life too seriously, this place is not for you. It's entertainmanet and a fabulous show!!! Food is good, drinks are fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic night
    NYone
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I took some friends from out of town to Lucky Chengs on a Sunday night. It was a night to remember. The service is great. The show was fantastic. Strong drinks. Amazing energy. One of my friends turned to me and said "This is the most fun I have ever had". Success!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of fun
    goodtimes
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was horrible but the show was amazing. I havent laughed that hard in a long time. Upbeat and energetic. The staff was fantastic! I would defiantly go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Time Event
    conwje01
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I came here for my friend's bachelorette and it started off great! Then our food came...I don't know how hard it is to mess up fried rice, but it must be pretty easy. Basically none of us ate even though we went in with the understanding that the food would not be that good. We tried to talk to our waiter about it but before we knew it was time to go. Take a careful look at the bill though because they will whack you with an automatic 20% tip and they pass around empty envelopes for you to tip the performers! I don't think this is a spot we will be checking out again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for my bday
    Tomasan
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    And I haven't laughed that hard and long in months! There is nothing like dinner and a show but dinner and a show at Lucky Cheng's is fabulous. Super entertaining and the food was great. I would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    Rorycp88
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We booked this purely on reviews. I can strongly advise anyone to stay away at all costs. The meal is a prix fixe at $80 for a starter and main with no desert. The starter we chose was spring rolls and these were evidently just frozen from a supermarket. The main we chose were different rice dishes. The most watered down chicken was added to the, what felt like, 99% water rice. We both refused to eat the rice dishes as did every other diner we saw with the rice. The bill came to $103 once they had added their tip fee, they then had the audacity to shove an envelope in front of your face to ask for additional tips. On top of this paying $10 for one drink was not the image I had. Needless to say we will never return again. Very disappointed
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  • Loads of fun
    Rich
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We had a blast ! Food was better than expected. Service was attentive and the drag queens a hoot ! Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the show - not for
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Go for the show - not for the food. Did the 'premium' (ie additional charge) pu pu platter, and got a few globs of fat (pork?). The spring rolls were tasty. Bland fried rice as entree. The show is fun, especially the number including audience participants. Now I've seen it once; do not need to go back!
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  • Japanese f*ckng b*tch
    Julia
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The ladies where amazing and more than hospitable, the waitresses were kind but had edge and attitude, which of course was perfect for the scene. The entertainment and dinning went fabulously together and the audience participation made it so you were a part of the show too! Will certainly be coming back next time I visit NYC!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.