Macao Trading Company

4.5
951 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Macao Trading Co. covers two floors offering both a spacious dining room upstairs and an intimate lounge downstairs. During the current climate, an outdoor space has been added to accommodate guests. The cuisine represents the blend of Chinese and Portuguese cuisines found in the once independent colony of its namesake. Located on Church St, at the edge of Tribeca, Macao’s décor is a dramatic composition of lighting, relics and industrial iron work. The high ceilings and tucked away location provide a fitting setting for the restaurant’s 1940s portside warehouse feel, recalling the adventure of Macao’s "red lantern district."
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Experiences

  • Opium Den Lounge

    Multiple dates available

    Lounge Dining 9PM-11PM Late Night 11PM-CLOSE *Table service only*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 951 people are saying
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Luv2eat
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants & this year I picked it for my Birthday dinner. I live on the UWS and took the subway but all trains were stopped because of an accident at Times Square. We had to get off and rush to get a cab. Couldn’t find any cabs or Uber’s less than $100. The restaurant was amazing and held the table for 50 mins until we got there. Amazing service and so grateful that they were so accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time thanks to the wonderful staff, great music and drinks. Very crowded and loud, but still managed to dance and have a great time with friends.

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vipculturedclient
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It took them 30 minutes to seat us, despite having a reservation. It was impossible to attract the attention of the waiter or hear one another over dinner, and to top it all off they lost our coat in the check room which took 40 minutes to negotiate access and find.

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viplindas
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server at the table was great (5 star to her) but this 1 star is to guy at the door. He was not friendly at all. At one point I got confused who the customer is!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!! Flavorful and delicious. Service was amazing. Great place to take visiting friends or celebrating!

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jasonl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!!! the food is outrageously good. the atmosphere is perfectly cozy, sexy, exotic and warm. but the staff, the staff are the best. A plus all around - front of house, servers, bus boys, everyone. they create a great energy. a restaurant with a soul and personality, all because of their team. bravo Macao for casting such a wonderful group.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Bathrooms are disgusting

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been before but it was my best friends favorite place to go in the city. It did not disappoint. I will definitely be going back. The service was exceptional and food was delicious. Very cool spot.

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TheAllenscametoMacao
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome great. Lovely crowd. Drinks are fabulous.

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GrattarolaS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! Food was delicious and drinks also. The service was the best, for sure coming back to this place the crab noddles are amazing.

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vipApekshaA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The drink we wanted was unavailable. The service was a tad bit slow. Our food came before our drinks although we ordered the drinks first.

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vipeatwell35
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

African Chicken Bites cooked to perfection. The dumplings are also a home run and the vegetable fried rice perfectly made.
The SERVICE!!! Unique was so hospitable and kind; his promptness coupled with the ambiance and the food makes Macao Trading Co. my go to in Tribeca. Excellent job.

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vipsfdc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of NYCs greatest gems

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Shan
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and vibe! Will definitely go back! The drinks were a little weak

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, innovative flavors for both drinks and food dishes. Immaculate intimate vibes and decor.

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Cassandra
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Macao. Always amazing. I took another friend here for the first time and they enjoyed it as well.

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Kiki
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Our table was not clean when we arrived. The octopus seemed a bit over-charred and the peanut chicken was greasy and lacked good flavor. The dragons milk cocktail, however was good.

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vipEddieM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Croquettes and Ribs are my fav! awesome place - great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was sensational. Great cocktails too!

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vipSeph
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very fun. Cocktails a little sweet

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vipCillyenoughtoeat
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food every single meal. This is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was racially profiled at this restaurant and followed to the atm after the manager told me their credit card machine was done. No one else was followed. The manager then stood at the atm to watch me take out money. I was then told to give the manager money inside of a random corner store. This was incredibly hurtful and disgusting behavior.

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outdoors and in -- one of the best and most unique interiors -- plus thoughtful, attentive service and delicious food. We come back every year on the anniversary of us meeting for the first time at Macao Trading Co., and it's fabulous every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 15th birthday and we have a tradition of lobster on her birthday. She loved the lobster noodles! Happy Dad!

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vipBenji
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the ambiance was so cool

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vipFoodnutsy
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey, but everything was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great food and good service

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vipBlakelyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favorite of ours for many years and it never disappoints! From the cool build out (which looks like a trading company) to the always consistent and fabulous food to the impeccable service. Try it!

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NicG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Tried contacting your restaurant via instagram to explain an incident that occurred and I have yet to even get a courteous “thank you for reaching out” response.

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Coach
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Exceptionally poor.

Everything was cold, the coconut rice was not cooked properly and the African chicken was tasteless. There’s very little attention paid to the food.

Adding insult to injury, our receipt included 7 beers, a fried rice and two other entrees we did not order. They fixed it and were apologetic about the $150 error.

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Mayo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was just as I remembered since I was last there before Pandemics. Food was excellent and good atmosphere for friends to gather. (^_^)

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MatthewL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks. Pricey as per usual in NYC.

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vipFrank
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service. A little pricey.

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JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service were outstanding!!! A must!!!

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vipshef2b
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

In all the items that stole the show were the drinks. They are inventive, lots of flavor and are a nice spin on the traditional tiki drinks.

After that both of us can’t say much more then that. The food is lack luster with very little flavor. The one highlight of all the food for me was the sauce used for the whole fried fish. It had a good spice and vinegar flavor to it which was great for the fish. Otherwise the African chicken was luke warm, no Piri Piri flavor with a really bad cold slaw. And what tasted like a peanut sauce someone poured out of the jar and dumped on it. The Octopus didn’t have much flavor as I was hoping from the black vinegar. And the dumplings lacked the flavor as well. We opted out of dessert simply based on the courses we had already.

The server was extremely friendly and upbeat and always had a smile on her face. The entire place just comes across as a really bad themed restaurant you would find in Walt Disney World. It seems to be they wanted to avoid saying they were another Chinese restaurant by saying it was a fusion with Portuguese cuisine. But if you look at the menu the amount of Portuguese based/inspired items are lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here on dates and for drinks with friends. Everything I’ve tasted has been really good!! The African chicken is one of my favorites… the mushroom truffle croquettes are wonderful and the dumplings are delicious… definitely one of my favorite spots

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vipKatieD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good food and dinner experience.

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Cassandra
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Always have the best time here 💕

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super cool place, food was good but a bit pricey for what it is. Overall I would come back

FAQs

Macao Trading Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 431-8642.

Macao Trading Company is rated 4.5 stars by 951 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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