Shun Lee Palace
155 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022Neighborhood:
ChinesePrice: $31 to $50
Shun Lee Palace
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://shunleepalace.com/
- Phone: (212) 371-8844
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm -11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Chinese
- Executive Chef: Ling Shing Ping
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: We can cater any location in Manhattan, for up to 100 guests.
- Private Party Facilities: We have two private areas, one that can accommodate 18-24 guests and one that can accommodate 20-30 guests.
- Private Party Contact: Andy or Patrick 2123718844
A word from Shun Lee Palace
Michael Tong's Midtown "institution" combines "striking" surroundings, "silky service" and "absolutely the best above Canal Street" decorated by Adam Tihany.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
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Shun Lee Palace reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 26, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (38)special occasion (32)good for groups (28)great for lunch (21)romantic (15)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- Still great after all these yearsDJFoodMavensVIPDined on 11/21/2014Having grown up in NYC but now living out of town, there are only so many days and so many restaurants old and new we want to visit, that it becomes difficult to get them all into a regular rotation. It struck us that we haven't had REALLY GOOD upscale Chinese food in a few years, so it was a great pleasure to return to Shun Lee Palace and find it still serving it's excellent dishes ( we had Beijing Duck and Orange Beef)with impeccable, friendly service (Kudos to our waiter, Peter, who was amazed at our small frames and large appetites) just wish we lived closer so we could return more oftenSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/19/2014The food and service here are always good - a consistent and reliable standard prevails.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not your usual Beijing DuckKSIBVIPDined on 11/16/2014Our first time to Shun Lee Palace, and the experience was very enjoyable. That said, fans of traditional Peking duck may be disappoint with SLP's version (or maybe not). We went specifically to satisfy a duck craving. SLP's version was good, but not what we expected. We found SLP's "tortilla wrap" instead of paper thin crepes made the dish heavy, and unlike other presentations, the entire dish was "duck meat in tortillas," with sauce. Next time, we'll try a different dish at SLP and look for our Peking Duck elsewhere.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Well DoneBts1Dined on 11/16/2014Enjoyed my visit and 1950's Lobster Cantonese! This as a very upscale Asian dining experience. Worth a splurge! Enjoy it..you will return...note the tipping for the Captain and Waiter...Google it if you do not understand? You get a lot of service...use it! And tip accordingly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very nice mealStevePDined on 11/16/2014We entertained a visiting guest from England, who has always loved Shun Lee as one of her favorite Chinese restaurants anywhere. It also fucntioned as a `clean, well-lighted venue` at which one can dine early, i.e., 5 PM on a Sunday evening (necessary to accommodate an ensuing transAtlantic flight). Service was felicitous as always, and the food also maintained its very high standard, with the peculiar exception of the Peking Duck, which was served without scallions or hoisin sauce on this occasion. This was probably just a random oversight, although the dish as presented was unfortunately then blander than usual. Anyway, we'll be delighted to return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointing.DisappointedVIPDined on 11/15/2014I have been to this restaurant a few times over the past 10 years. The service this time out was more about up sell and tip. The staff kept pushing more dishes and then after the meal, the various waiters were more interested to see what tip I left. Other waiters who didnt serve us were checkling the final bill The portions were very small and the waiter gave me attitude when I said that my party would like to share 4 dishes, he kept trying to up sell me for more plates. I will not go back.
- Good food and great serviceDinarooDined on 11/8/2014We have dined here before and liked it. Good food. Peking duck is one of their specialties. I had a half duck and my husband had crispy fried bass. He ate the whole thing and loved it. They serve very traditional Chinese like you remember as a kid years ago. Delicious.Special Features:
- EAK1Dined on 11/4/2014The food at Shun Lee Palace is fabulous. That is why the restaurant has been so successful for so long!Special Features:
- jeecoDined on 11/1/2014Shun Lee is one of the best traditional chinese resturantsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Superb Prix Fixe Lunch!businesslunchDined on 10/29/2014Incredible amount of shrimp! Food was delicious. Very enjoyable.Special Features:
- VERY OLD SCHOOL (at it's best)ManhattanWiliamDined on 10/26/2014SHUN LEE PALACE has been on 55th street forever. It's comforting that some things remain the same for 30 years. I go to China often and let's be clear that this is NOT typically authentic Chinese. This is the Chinese of your childhood taken to the highest level. We're talking locals from midtown and the upper east side ordering the best spare ribs, egg drop and tomato soup and Peking duck. It doesn't come cheap BUT you get bow tie waiters, comfortable seating and impeccable ingredients. Who would think that egg drop and tomato soup could be so delicious or spareribs ridiculously tender and meaty. They just took the sweetbreads off the menu and that makes me sad because they were the only place doing them. I hope they bring them back!Special Features:
- Time machineBritinNYDined on 10/25/2014This restaurant feels like stepping back to the 1980's and an approach to service and food that would have been common then. it may have been a good restaurant but seems to have gone stale
- Delicious!GoRoyalorGoHomeDined on 10/25/2014Service was great and the food was excellent. We would definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Shun LeeOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/22/2014I don't go to Shun Lee often as it is quite expensive, but for special occasions, it is well worth it. The food is superb and the service is topnotch.Special Features:
- Excellent!Shun Lee is a must in NYCDalonsoDined on 10/17/2014Always excellent! Shun Lee is a must in NYC. The duck is awesomeSpecial Features:
- RichDined on 10/16/2014Our first visit and very memorable. There were many items on the menu that were new to us. The pate do foie dumplings were exquisite. Not inexpensive but worth a visit.Special Features:
- JerryDined on 10/12/2014This restaurant has been one of our favorites for the past 25 years. They never disappoint. Service and food are exceptional. Don't miss Bejing duck.Special Features:
- The bestOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/11/2014Better than any Asian restaurant. ..BY..FAR. Superior seasoning and flavors in every dish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The bestJ2zonaVIPDined on 10/9/2014Absolutely the best. Food and service. Will be back whenever I'm in the citySpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- rugsreviewDined on 10/9/2014The food here is excellent. Nice price fixe for lunchSpecial Features:
- HelgaDined on 9/27/2014We keep coming to Shun Lee Palace over an dover again! The food is delicious!Special Features:
- RickVIPDined on 9/21/2014Shun Lee Palace is my favorite restaurant in NYC. The Bejing duck, shredded beef and baby eggplant dishes are fabulous.The food is consistent, the wait staff is extremely attentive. I try to go every time I'm in town.Special Features:
- no longer an A studentWarrenbruceVIPDined on 9/21/2014Not a notable dinner. Simple flavors without much interest or depth. Mr Chow or Mr K are betterSpecial Features:
- Classy ChineseFoodLover123Dined on 9/20/2014This is not your typical Chinese Restaurant. Impeccable service, amazingly good fool, and, of course, prices to match. This would not be my weekly spot for Chinese, but for those special occasions? Wow!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Now I know why it's called Palace..CityCountryMouthDined on 9/20/2014....because you area treated like royalty by the entire staff! (The food is also fit for a King or Queen.) What we thought was going to be a routine Saturday night became quite special because we dined here. The level of service and the fine food have me anticipating my next visit already. Their Gluten-Free menu was quite extensive and most appreciated.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find!birthdaygalDined on 9/15/2014I have been searching for "Cantonese chow mein" that I remember from growing up for a few years now on our trips back to NYC. I found it here! They call it favorites from the 50's! We'll definitely be back!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Chinese Food in MidtownJMichelsonDined on 9/14/2014We were looking for a more upscale Chinese Restaurant and we found it. Not only was the food of excellent quality but it was served in a very timely fashion. The portions are large so that you can share making the expense far more reasonable. Of course, I didn't share! A great dining experience.Special Features:
- Enjoyable Meal!ladybugDined on 9/13/2014Myself and a girlfriend were in NYC for a mother-daughter trip with our 10 and 11 year old girls. Given how touristy Times Square is, we expected to pay more for a lackluster meal. The girls wanted Chinese and we came upon Shun Lee Palace. What a wonderful meal! The wait staff was attentive. Service was great and the food was fabulous! We ordered 3 entrees and an appetizer for the 4 of us and ate it all! When I'm back in NY, I'll be back at Shun Lee Palace!Special Features:
- Dinner dateDinnerdateDined on 9/6/2014Beijing duck is out of this world . Service is always impeccable! Fabulous dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wow! Will be back soon!PVBFanDined on 9/3/2014It's rare that one finds a restaurant where nothing...no, not even a single dish...needs to be changes or upgraded. Outstanding Chinese food in a wonderful setting with attentive and expert service. Most notable was the impressively presented Peking Duck and the fresh tasting won ton soup, which included shrimp and greens. I hope you will stay in business forever,Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A good mealAlbertDined on 9/1/2014The meal was good, specially the Peking Duck we ordered and so were the spring rolls. However, the service was not good at all and I would dare say even unfriendly. I would not be back since there are friendlier chinese restaurants in town.
- Great Chinese food!samyedsVIPDined on 8/30/2014My wife and I have eaten at Shun Lee dozens of times and they never disappoint us.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Chinese Food in NYCFASHION624Dined on 8/16/2014Shun Lee palace was fantastic. It is a bit pricey, but worth every penny.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Palace of Chinese food in NYCCarl8food2Dined on 8/16/2014Great food romantic ambiance and impeccable service. I highly recommend this restaurantSpecial Features:
- The Owner has left the barn!WilliamVIPDined on 8/12/2014First, as the captain was taking our order,someone from another table yelled over to him and in the middle of my wife ordering,he walked away from the table with no explanation.(RUDE).Then they forgot my wife's soup dumplings .When we told the captain, he brought them out later with no apology. All this for $18 dumplings!. I ordered the Chan-Do chicken which i was told was white meat. i asked twice. It came out dark meat.The captain insisted it was white until i cut into a piece and showed him. I got a dirty look with no apology. I ordered something else which came out 20 min later.All for $29. The restaurant focuses on their take-out biz which is where the $$$ is. What a shame for such a long time favorite.The place is a good miss now!
- Upscale & solid Chinese restaurantGmoneyVIPDined on 8/12/2014First time there and it exceeded my expectations. Fancy AND delicious. The sea bass with rice wine was my favorite dish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excelent healthy foodLuigidiverDined on 8/6/2014The Chinese broccoli and the lily in the woods( bokchoi and mushrums) is delicious and healthy, the sea bass is really good and healthy, the crispy shredded Beijing duckling is not so lean but the taste is outstanding. We discovered a sparkeling wine from New Zealand that is amazing, King crowford fizz from Marlborough that goes grate with the sea bass.Special Features:
- Expected moreOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/2/2014I had been here many years ago. I didn't really like the menu. There were a lot of spicy foods but not a lot of classics. The food was good but not great and certainly not worth the price they charged. Everyone's food was acceptable but not outstanding. I had hoped for something very special. We won't be going back again.
- NOLAloveNOLAloveVIPDined on 8/1/2014Great dinner and wonderful service. It was restaurant week so we took advantage of the 38.00 prix fixe menu. Will come back again for upscale Chinese.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Restaurant Week (solo)RaymLDined on 8/1/2014I really liked the blue colored wall of the dining area where I was seated. Everything was very high end including the service and dinnerware. The scallops, sea bass fillet, and the tiramisu were very good; however they're not worth the full regular price (I usually would go to Chinatown, New Jersey, or White Plains for cheaper yet comparable food). You definitely pay for the high end Chinese Restaurant experience here in the regular menu prices. I would definitely recommend this restaurant only on Restaurant Week; I personally would not visit again otherwise. The Shun Lee Palace Restaurant Week Menu is very generous, offering many of its regular selections (maybe the portions are smaller, but I wouldn't know).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.