DaDong NY

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592 reviews
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Welcome to the first U.S. restaurant by one of China’s most famous and influential Chefs, simply known as DaDong. Located in the world’s most prominent location, just east of the heart of Times Square, the restaurant occupies 12,932 square feet on the second and third floors of The Cube Building.

The restaurant has two main dining rooms with the second floor offering an energetic, stylish, sexy, and slightly gritty atmosphere and the third floor offering a more refined and elegant dining room. Designed by George Wong Design, it also includes a 3,785-square-foot outdoor garden on the second floor and an 858-square-foot outdoor terrace on the third floor, along with a few private dining rooms. The entire venue accommodates over 400 guests.
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New England
414 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here before a play. The food is quite good, and service attentive. There is loud music, which seemed odd for such a nice restaurant. Authentic Chinese food, and good tea. It is expensive, but the setting is quite nice. There is an outside patio which would be nice in warmer weather. It was not at all touristy.

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LN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Peking duck skin was perfect and crisp, but the meat was extremely dry and flavorless. Although we ordered a whole duck, we were only given 2 sesame puffs which were a nice change from the standard pancakes. Crispy prawns in aioli and avocado noodles were delicious. I'm glad I tried DaDong to form my own opinions, but won't be coming back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Excellent Peeking duck, foie grass cherries and sautéed foie grass, white chocolate dessert. The duck eggs appetizer was terrible, the wines overpriced and let’s not talk about the service.
While we were having dinner a person kept sweeping the floor!!!!!!!?

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L
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall it’s a great experience. The service was excellent and it’s very neat and quiet. We ordered a fry rice, half a duck, and Kung Lao chicken. The rice and the chicken was great! But the duck is a little cold and not so crispy. Maybe next time if you guys make the duck more crunchy and crispy, and make it a little warmer, then it’s going to be outstanding! I loved it and will come back!

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

llegamos a las 21 y parece ser que éramos los últimos, estaban los camareros bebiendo alcohol y pasando de nosotros, por el precio no lo recomendaría para nada

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! He sat down with the chef to discuss our food allergies. Every step of the way he wanted us to have a wonderful experience.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

pricy food but not tasty. Waitress is not trained well to manage the tables.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good & so was service.

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love DaDong. It’s my very favorite place for lunch

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The server Robin is really excellent! Hope see him again.

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VS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were there for my friend and myself birthday celebration. The foods were prepared extremely well in general. I think the duck meat was tender, might be kind of dry compared to regular Peking ducks in NYC, that’s because the fat were burnt out, so the duck is crispy and yet not greasy! With different side vegetables , wraps, sesame puffs, and various sauces, I found it’s very interesting to taste duck meat in different ways/ combinations. Another dish worth mention is the Dadong’s meat buns, the texture and aroma were so subtle and delicate, I would call it a hidden treasure in Dadong. We were served a complementary chicken noodle soup with an egg at the end as a birthday special for us, it’s a tradition dish for a birthday celebration, the chicken soup is amazingly delicious, it can only be cooked with special pot. The only problem we had was that the foods were not served in a consistent pace. Price is very reasonable for the midtown area, but definitely a value as a high end restaurant!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! the only negative experience I had was their front desk/ hostess stole my phone. I checked in my coat and my phone was in the pocket. When I came back looking for my phone and it was gone.
Thank god for find my Iphone. My staff came upfront and confronted the hostess and advised him that we know the phone is on the premisses. He then said that someone turned it in. Meanwhile, I was just upfront leas than 15 min ago and another team member came up looking for my phone and made no mention of any phone being turned in.
I would have been remissed if I left and not addressed the situation. I spoke with Celso Moreira, Director of Operations, and assured me that they will do their due diligence to investigate ( Video camera at the restaurant) and will make sure that appropriate actions are taken.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

The duck is not impressive..... interesting music choice

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday . We went for the Pékin duck . It was the best one I ever tried .

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KY
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Peiking duck is very good and tastes the same as the one you can get in China. The overall environment is very nice for both small and large party size.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The environment and service are excellent but the Peking duck not as great as DaDong in China, but much better compared to other Peking duck in NYC

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

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f
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Given the dearth of restaurants worth dining in let alone returning to in the area, Da Dong is a gift. The food is very good, the service gracious and the space appealing. The Peking duck is well prepared, although we weren't certain what to do with the puffed bread that accompanied it. Ours was carved behind us, so we missed an essential part of the experience. The asparagus were excellent; additional vegetable dishes would appeal.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to DaDong multiple times and am never disappointed. The food is outstanding, especially the Peking duck, and the waitstaff is incredibly friendly and helpful.

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JC
San Francisco
150 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Service was very lacking. Ordered two half bottles of wine and glasses were never topped off. Ended up pouring all the wine on my own.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was slow. Plates were not cleared, I had to ask for more wine from our bottle several times. Even the warm towels stayed used on our table for multiple courses. Service was just not paying attention. I have had better experiences there, this was disappointing.

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Duck was excellent just like in Peking. Portion is generous for half a duck. Songshu whole fish very well done.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, they gave us high seating even I requested regular seats

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TP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very beautiful modern restaurant. We ate upstairs and it is minimalist and elegant. Just my wife and I so we ordered the half duck. Pretty good, no complaints...I find this dish hard to be "Amazing" anywhere. That said, the avocado noodles was a stunning dish. Very creative and outstanding. Would certainly go again.

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AO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

How very disappointing. On entrance one is immediately thrilled at the care to the decor but you are met by a giant guy who just sits there as if he is the mayor of London. The offsite upstairs dining was extraordinarily weak
With zing zing Europe trash music blanking out all the conversation

Having lived in Beijing I was so looking forward to it. Really does need the touch of Elegance to make it work
How can a restaurant in the middle of New York say that it’s by is closed at 10:30. Ridiculous

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DM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I really wanted to dislike this place as it wreaked of pretentiousness as soon as we walked in, however the food is just fabulous. Great, creative dishes whilst staying true to their Asian roots - highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The reputation of this restaurant was greatly damaged when it first opened back in the days for the lack of trained staffs and the unprepared cooks. Now the price is reduced and the portion is up. Plus the taste of food is solid. Definitely one of the better Chinese fine dining restaurant, if not the only authentic one in New York.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

There were so crowed and waited so long time to get the table. The servers are very kindly and nice but they are too busy to get food so slowly.

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MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

This is a very confused restaurant that positions itself as a high-end experience, but suffers from poor execution. We went for Valentine's day, expecting a fancy dinner and excellent service. However, the ambiance was marred by the piles of coats heaped in every unoccupied seat, as the staff did not offer to take them. Many of the staff seemed untrained and in no hurry to provide service, as well. The food was slightly better than a much cheaper Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, but with essentially the same menu items (i.e. sweet and sour fish, walnut honey shrimp), it is not a good value. Quite a few tables around us had issues with their checks, and items requested after our order was placed (i.e. rice and water refills) required us and our neighboring tables to ask at least twice before they arrived. Also, the jasmine rice was horrible--a sticky mushy mess. If you are billing yourself as a luxurious Chinese restaurant, it seems that mastering rice is the least that you could do. The roast duck itself was quite good, but not worth the price, poor service, and tacky ambiance. I wish I had not gone.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

They didn’t give us the ink squid soup which is in the la carpe menus. I don’t know how they forgot it. I still need to make the call to the restaurant manager.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Honestly the food was quite disappointing and there were only a few waiters while the room was packed with customers. The server was very nice but he’s too busy and we had to wait each time we needed anytime. The final desert called Tang Yuan was just bad.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lobster is a bit hard to eat in an elegance setting. Fried rice needs a container to hold temperature, once cold, doesnot taste well

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H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

You go there for the duck! It's really nice duck, roasted to perfection.
The other entrees are quite good too, duck egg is a treat! It's an elegant locale, nice drinks and a nice wine list too. Definitely worth it for a high-end experience!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

If you tried DaDong in China before, don’t do it.
If not, this is a try you might be willing to take.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Dadong in Shanghai was one of my favorite restaurant in Shanghai and I went there quite often. Food in Dadong New York is really disappointed. The foie gras was hard as rock, duck was skinny, cauliflower over cooked, noodles cannot even compare those $5 restaurants on the street. The only recommended dish would be the sea bass. Also, though waiter with us was warm and polite, the attendant is arrogant. We booked a dinner table through Open Table. She lead us to a high table, and when we asked if we can sit on the dinner table, she seated us on a table facing the kitchen and bathroom while there were quite a lot available tables elsewhere. Not worth the price at all.

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HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you are searching for some real Chinese roasted duck, don’t go to this place. I mean the duck there is just at a normal level. The taste of Beijing ZhaJiang noodles and steamed buns are below average. But I do recommend other dishes like sweet&sour pork ribs and Kong Bao chicken. 3 stars for food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The duck just soso and my friend found a hair in the dessert

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AG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Hot food was served lukewarm. Dessert were two, mini singular glutinous rice balls.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with creative idea

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went in restaurant week. Overall service , environment, and food is great . I like the fish most - valuable and tasty good ; the famous Peking duck seems too dry . Overall very good — will go again

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