DaDong NY

4.2
518 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day with DaDong, featuring a premier shared prix-fixe for $175 per couple and a premium shared prix-fixe for $375 per couple. A la carte menus available as well. Call our reservations team for more details.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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WJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The hospitality is above par. Kudos to everyone who makes it happen!

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F
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was good. Very slow for lunch. Server focused on up selling. $22 for pot of tea???

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PP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. They've global reputation is well earned and deserved.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service !!! Waiter remember what you like from last time

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MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Peking duck was good. Service was too fast. Our first course came 2 minutes after ordering. Waiter forgot our drinks; no excuse for that we had a very early reservation (5:30) and there was no one in the restaurant at that time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The Peking Duck was decent, though not as good as DaDong’s branches in China, but still tasty and crispy.
Perhaps it was due to a different breed of duck used here in the US, or not being able to use a smoke method here in NYC, but I felt that the duck meat lacked flavour.

Also ordered some order dishes but I felt that they weren’t worth the price.

Overall, duck was decent, other dishes not so much, and at around $100/pax I expected a little more. On the positive side the venue was very nice and had a beautiful ambience.

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f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening, superb service & we loved all of the food!!

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AD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, upbeat restaurant. Excellent seafood tower, dumplings, Peking duck, great pancakes and very tasty custard and mango deserts.
Staff is very professional and highly attentive.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The duck is so different from Beijing

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It's not worth the money…

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a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My expectations was more on the food side. And unfortunately did not meet my expectations as I was comparing the NYC to the Beijing one. However my family said it was all good!

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e
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very polite and efficient. The food was amazing.

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ML
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best Chinese I have ever tried.
We went for the 4 people sharing menu, with starters, crispy duck, lamb and dessert.
The starter were ok but slightly bland in flavour but the duck and the lamb were outstandingly good. Everyone agreed that they never tested a duck so tender. These two dishes were really the star of the meal. The dessert was the classic batter fried apple with honey and was not impressed. Chai penicillin cocktail was quite good. One small remark, the table looked dirty, actually it was clean but the marble top had some permanent scuff marks which need some attention. Very good service. A bit pricey.

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RY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your neighborhood Chinese restaurant. The moment you open the front door and are greeted you know you are in a five-star restaurant. Service was impeccable and the food to die for. I have to find two more friends so we can come back for the whole fried fish for 4.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is terrible. People workig there are not professional, and even though I made reservation, I had to wait more than 30mins. They shouldn’t take that much reservation!

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

food quality and service has declined with time. The famous duck was acceptable when I was there few months back. This time it's just tasteless.

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g
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When Da Dong first opened, we tried for 4 months to get a reservation to no avail. Knowing there would be limited restaurants for Christmas Eve, we thought maybe ? Successfully, we did get one, and boy was it worth the wait ! Met and went over our expectations in every way ! The Peking Duck is exactly what I remembered on a trip to Hong Kong ! Chilean Sea Bass never tasted so good. Excellent service, and so much more ! Reservations required, and honored on time too.

Thank you, Da Dong for a most memorable evening !

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l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was pleased to learn that DaDong opened its restaurant in NYC as I ate at this restaurant once in Beijing and enjoyed the food. After eating there with family on Christmas eve, this is how I feel:

The ambience and service were both very good - there were 6 of us and we had a semi-private table on the 3rd floor.

For the food - the Peking Duck was good. Of all the other dishes we ordered, the cauliflower and the diced short rib with pepper (can't remember the exact name) were very good, rest was just OK, not quite worth the price tag.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, tasty

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W
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I do not know if chef Dong, who runs a fairly good restaurant in Beijing, happens to check his NYC establishment time to time, but he should. This is a really disappointing place: expensive, quite average for most dishes and totally disastrous when it comes to what should be the flagship of the kitchen, the roast duck. I am a Peking duck enthusiast and could easily write a guide of all the best specialized restaurants in Beijing, among which DaDong occupies a fair position (not the best). Here, what we tested was really terrible. A far cry from what a real roast duck should be; Small, skinny, dry, flavourless, without any trace of the delicious juice that flows from the flesh in China when the Chinese carvers cut the bird. It was like swallowing cardboard. At $ 98 a piece, this is a swindle. Avoid...

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was good. Had a 9:30 reservation but did not know they closed at 10pm. Felt rushed because they wanted to close. Staff member was sweeping by us. We ate in 30 minutes then left.

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AY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Holiday dinner

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Ducks are super dry, eggplants taste so so, bass only taste little bite hot spice,lobster plan, only a lots hot peppers around it. Fry rice( I bet my wife cook better than the chef)desserts so badly. They forgot to write Happ birthday to my own cake( unbelievable)surcharges $ doesn’t get my main even job done. I’m never go back again, so disappointed. Fire chef, great place, don’t know how long DaDong can survive there for how long? If they don’t improve foods,bad,

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A
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Pretty bad service. Manager was a lil twerp that needs to learn some manners

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Roasted duck so so, much bellow DaDong Beijing standard. Pine nut fish over cook, meat tasted like tree trunk. Foie gras too tiny. Waiter called did not know what Chinese Mou Tai wine is.

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VO
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Greeting at front door was friendly and professional. Our server was enthusiastic, warm, smiling, totally professional. The whole roast duck was outstanding. Yes I was aware it would be expensive, but worth it. Overall, excellent. Would have preferred quieter Asian background music.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best king crab I ever tasted. Extremely accommodating service. I am impressed.

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TM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Such a disappointing experience. While we are happy to drop money on a good meal, the food was mediocre. Too many problems executing the dishes.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

the food is very disappointing.
The roasted duck is super dry, not worth the price.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant for the food, the glorious space and great service!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as ever!!

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QF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the duck and the sea bass were outstanding. Very impressed by the service.

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u
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ended up making a last minute reservation at DaDong when our previous reservation elsewhere fell through and we just really needed a place to go right away. So we ended up at DaDong by chance but it was one of those things that absolutely happened for a reason. Our experience there could not have been better. Our waiter was outstanding and walked us through the menu, which at first was a little intimidating to us. He helped us select several dishes to share and gave us great drink recommendations. Our food was not only delicious but absolutely beautiful; their plating is like nothing I have ever seen before. We had a wonderful time and I definitely plan to make a return visit to DaDong on my next trip to NYC.

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GU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a great meal here before a broadway show. Even though it is Chinese, the food is not too heavy and a great pre or post show destination.

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

In a City like New York, where you can get so many different kinds of exciting Chinese food, this restaurant, which seems to be mostly interested in people pleasing, does not seem to be a particularly Serious entry. There are a number of places in the city where you can get better peeking duck, and the desserts are bizarre. But the place is great looking, and there is a lot of energy there.

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T
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came with a group and we had the BEST time. Our server, Connor, was wonderful and so helpful. We had the duck, which was incredible, but I highly recommend the whole crispy fish. It was delicious! There were seven of us, so we got the premium menu (recommended for four people) and added a few extra dishes to that and it was plenty of food. I also recommend the Bitter Milk cocktail - truly one of my favorite cocktails, I hope it never comes off of the menu!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal
Very expensive

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food tastes good, and service become better. The only thing is the food is as expensive as before, but the quantity is not enough as before.

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s
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Spectacular presentation of rather ordinary food. The Peking duck continues to be a disappointment. Service was extraordinarily slow and basically didn’t proceed without a lot of hand waving given that they were very few people present.

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