Mr. K's
Mr. K's

Mr. K's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrksny.com/
  • Phone: 2125831668
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Cheng-Hua Yang
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 51st Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 51st Street and E & V trains to Lexington Avenue/53rd Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Two 24-hr. garages offer discount parking for our patrons, both on East 51st Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue, across the street from each other.
A word from Mr. K's
Mr. K’s is situated in the heart of Manhattan with spectacular Art Deco surroundings. The restaurant welcomes & impresses with plush, pink over sized banquettes & an extensive collection of porcelain & jade artifacts. Mr. K’s offers authentic Chinese cuisine with samplings from Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Szechwan & Hunan, & offers an extensive menu featuring many creative dishes using only the highest quality ingredients, all are exquisitely prepared & elegantly presented. The wine list is made up of over a hundred bottles, featuring top domestic & international labels.

Mr. K’s unparalleled level of service pays attention to every detail, commencing with fresh corsage for each lady, & hot towel, finger bowl & sorbet between courses. Separate private rooms are available for corporate events & private parties, with an in-room bar & audio/visual support. Mr. K’s is ideal for business, special events or quiet romantic dining. Delivery service is available within selected areas.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
Mr. K's reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)romantic (45)neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (35)great for lunch (31)good for groups (27)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • My worst meal in New York
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When a restaurant in New York has openings all night on a Saturday, you have to be concerned and you should wonder why? I did not , but I got a first hand experience in this Chinese Restaurant. It is a huge place that is decorated in a distasful manner. Service was good, but food was just plain bad. Greasy, not fresh, poorly prepared. After taking the first taste of my first dish, I immediately realized why no one was in the restaurant. I do not know how this place stays open, it is a disgrace to Chinese cuisine
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Am a regular at Mr Chow's and wanted go give another upscale Chinese a try. This is a very different experience from Mr Chow's. Very quiet and serine here. The food is good but not great. Overall I like the Mr Chow experience better.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dining experience
    Sherri
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I used to visit Mr. K's restaurant years ago with my parents, and had wonderful memories. It was amazing to bring my wife and daughter here for dinner after years of living outside New York. The food was exquisite, and the small touches (like sorbet intermezzo, chopstick holders, and warm cloths in between courses) makes this a special experience indeed. This restaurant will always be my high bar with which to compare all other Chinese restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FROSTDIVER
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I HAD ASKED FOR SPECIAL TABLE BECASUE OF BEING A SPECIAL DAY AND THE TABLE WAS GREAT. EVERYONE WAS GREAT AND GREAT FOOD. FIRST TIME FOR DINNER BUT HAVE HAD LUNCH THERE SEVERAL TIMES
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jjsfoodie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I didn't think the food was anything special! The food was fresh and well cooked; it just didn't have much taste.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with exquisite presentation gold plated -- food was good but not served hot enough - my pino grigio was not cold enough --- steamed dumplings were good - we had a chicken dish, happy family, 2 shrimp entrees - a little pricey
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • They still Have it
    Shutterbug
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Let's get the only negative out of the way early. The velour/velvet covered banquets are hot and not as comfortable as leather covered seating would be. That's it. The food was superbly prepared - Spicy foods were spicy, and delicious. Vegetables were fresh and crisp. We ordered a crispy, spicy fish that was not on the menu, and it was perfectly prepared - tender and flaky, smothered in an onion spiced sauce. Waiters expertly filleted it table side for us ( there were a couple of bones, but, it was fish) and the sauce was terrific and tasty. All of the other dishes were equally remarkable. Seafood spring rolls were bursting with large, succulent shrimp. It was a great meal. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Concierge opinion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Had dinner. It liked the wait staff very much. They were polite and attentive. The plates used made me feel I was in another world. It was probably the most entertaining part, anticipating what type of plates would be used on the next round of food. The food itself was good. I think I expected a bit more in terms of finding more authentic selections, but I did enjoy what I ordered. The décor was a bit busy for my taste, but the restaurant is large and a great place for those visitors that want to have a familiar meal and ambiance.
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  • Good food, bad service
    pench
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was delicious, but the service was terrible. We felt ignored. Several tables had food and drinks brought to them while we were still waiting for our first round and ice water. The ambiance is nice and feels like old New York. Its very art deco and would have been fantastic if the service was just a little better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mr. Ks
    Kchamp
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service was amazing and they were very polite. The food was the best I've ever had
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Chinese Place
    RockyroadVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It would be hard to top this place for a chinese dinner. It starts off by giving a flower to every woman at the table and from there the sumptuous food begins to be served. Every dish is a masterpiece. If you want the best chinese food there is only 1 place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. K's
    brunhildeVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a birthday lunch at Mr. K's. The prixe fixe lunch at $28 cannot be beat. The room is lovely, the food delicious, the service a little stiff and formal. The flower for the ladies is always a wonderful touch and the serving pieces are beautiful. The coffee service is elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Poor experience
    GibberishVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Over priced and underwhelming. Food was below average.....did not cater well form gluten free needs....produced v bland appetizer and entree. AVOID.
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  • Traditional Chinese Foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service is very nice and in old style. Would like to visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • A winner!
    tastydine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The decor, ambiance, service, food were very impressive. An orchid corsage was the perfect touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • BaciVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Disappointed in food. Appetizers arrived and they were cold. Main course tasty. Terrific and attentive service. Lovely decor.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great decor and service
    Vickon1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I loved the decor and the service, which was impeccable. However, the items on the Restaurant Week menu did not do the justice to the restaurant of this caliber. I ordered chicken with mushrooms and vegetables, but it was a standard Chinese cuisine quality, but nothing exceptional. The lovers dumplings as an appetizer were promising, but not exceptional, either.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    One of the most elegant Chinese restaurants around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant week dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I never heard of Mr.K's, although apparently they have been there for 18 years! Located near Grand Central Terminal across from Doubletree Hotel on Lexington. Upscale service-- warm towels before starting, women presented with small fresh flower pin, tables with center logo illuminated from beneath. Restaurant week offerings well executed-- tasty, but not wildly spiced. Items on regular menu highly priced. It's a nice place, and even though steep prices, I will return and can recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Elegany, pricey lunch. Service is good, old school restaurant. Limited choice of wine by glass. Interior is immaculate but needs an update.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First NY Chinese meal
    NYfans
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We visited Mr K's after reading different reviews and also because it was a pleasant walking distance from our hotel. The inside could probably do with a little updating but the service and food were very good so no complaints there. We ate earlier than we normally would, 7.30, so it may get noisier as the evening goes on but it was quiet when we were there.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Must Go!
    lid23
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had dinner after show. Service was outstanding as usual. Food was great. My niece who joined us was her first time. She lives in the city and was so impressed that she stated that she would be taking clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Good traditional Chinese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Mr. K's offers traditional Chinese cuisine: velvet corn and chicken soup, vegetable dumplings, ginger chicken, etc. Overall, the food was good but I wouldn't say that the menus are creative or different in any way. It is something you could find in any standard Chinese restaurant. The décor needs some updating and some renovations should be done. The restaurant does shows signs of age. It is more for an older crowd; the 20 and 30 somethings would probably go to Hakkasan. The service was excellent and the restaurant staff tried their best to accommodate my two year old child. The waiter also gave my mother and I a flower pin, which I felt was a nice touch.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. K's ****
    Consistent
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Mr. K's was delicious, the ambience is beautiful and quiet. It is a unique chinese restaurant as they offered us no tea, no chinese noodles on the table with duck sauce, no soy sauce on table. It is more upscale. Beautiful silverware and reusable chop sticks. They offered me a beautiful corsage to wear. The entrees came by themselves, rice or lo mein were extra at the cost of an additional entree. So although the food was delicious, it was very expensive for this type of cuisine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extra touches a plus
    Dion2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loved the extra touches at Mr. K's such as the candle warmers for soup and the sorbet between courses. Food was delicious and in generous portions. Loved the ginger basil chicken.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    zoeanthony
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service, and delicious food and fantastic art deck interior made for wonderful experience
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had early dinner reservations at 5.00PM. There was another table occupied an us. The staff was friendly and very attentive.. We shared two app shrimp roll and shrimp toast. A little on the pricey side but they where good. The entree was chicken with asparagus in a light sauce which was very good and nice portion. The other entree was chicken in a tangy sauce. We had 2 glasses of wine and the bill came out to $102.00. Food was good but very pricey.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs updating
    love2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food and service were good but not great. My appetizer was luke warm. And the place feels like it has not been renovated in twenty years. I was definitely disappointed.
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  • Mr K's for lunch
    JChathamoVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything was great, love going to Mr K's lunch when ever I can.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    great review. 2 couples plus 11 year old kid. All happy with food
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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  • DennisVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Have been a number of times...Does not disappoint.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leelee
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A gem!! Everything about this restaurant is "top drawer".....I recommend it to all whomever appreciates great food and service in a beautiful, tranquil atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The only complaint I have is I made the reservation on Open Table and requested a high chair. When we got there, I was told they do not have high chairs or booster seats and we were with a 16 month old child. Someone should have addressed that when I made the reservation. Other than that, great food.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • nav3
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent ambience. Service top class and prompt. Food very good. Nice quiet place to talk to friends. For our purposes ( catch up with old friends ) couldn't be better
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School
    DoctorD
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great old fashioned luxury Chinese restaurant in midtown. Expensive for what it is but everything is delicious and served impeccably. Great selection of Chinese stand bys. Very elegant.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr K's review
    Maitreya
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very good food, good service and quiet! .. we could have a nice conversation and enjoy each other during lunch time plus the ambience helps one relax.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and delicious food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I was able to catch up with an old friend because the noise level wasn't loud at all. The food and presentation was very nice. Servers were great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old World Charm
    BronxBoy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    So, if you want a nostalgic, old school dining experience -- when men strived to be gentlemen and women strived to be ladies -- Mister K's is your place. Overpriced but tasty old school Asian Cuisine when it was okay to call them Chinese Restaurants. The silverware and dinnerware is museum vintage I think. And I think I saw James Bond and Anne Bancroft at a corner table sipping on martinis...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • And what a building!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    When in NYC we return to Mr K's because we believe it is an underrated gem. The food is varied and delicious, the presentation and service superb plus being able to find a restaurant where you can actually talk w/ your table mates while enjoying a superior meal is quite a rarity these days. Plus, who still brings a warm towel and a palate cleanser sorbet??? And, all of this in an art deco gem. A must go restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great girls lunch spot!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My daughter & I have a meal here often while visiting NYC. Food is delicious, ambiance is rediculis and opulent, perfect for a well behaved girls lunch! Especially after a play or American girl doll shopping. Its a little pricey, but a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.