This very beautiful restaurant with quite unique Chinese influenced cuisine is not long for this world, unfortunately. It is to be replaced by a more casual restaurant under the same ownership. I hope they will keep the lovely decor and that some of the creativity of the food will remain.
Not sure if the air conditioner was broken in the front, but even with the ac turned down, we sweat our whole way through dinner-- other areas of the restaurant were cool though so maybe it was just where we were sitting.
The food was a little disappointing, strong flavors, but also quite heavy and greasy fried foods. The dessert was quite ordinary. The service was outstanding however, and the manager is very responsive. The portions were generous.
Won't be going back. Food was alright, except for the scallion pancakes, that, if I hadn't been hungry would've been inedible. The other dishes all seemed mediocre and unremarkable. Waitress was also super friendly and never asked us how everything was or if we needed anything and brought us the check when we had just started dessert.
Fung Tu was an absolute delight. Made restaurant Week reservation before learning of closing at end of month, or as waitress sagely said it isn't closing but "evolving". I hope so. All the food was well conceived, exceptionally well executed. Service was extremely pleasant and considerate. A delightful dinner. Hope to return before closing date.
Fung Tu is closing soon and will reopen with changes in the space and the menu: both are needed. On a 90+ degree day, the restaurant was "cooled" by circulating small fans: inadequate. The Kohlrabi is excellent, the yellow noodles okay, the fried chicken good (but not whatever accompanies it: uneatable). Cold beer helped. We expected better.
Interesting mix of Jewish and Chinese food. The service was friendly and the music was Brazilian. A cozy little place to meet a friend.
They had several special menus, so we ordered from each- a few special collaborations with Russ and Daughters were very tasty- good fusion! The Restaurant week menu was ordered by half the table- good choices and good food. Some dishes from the regular menu were ordered- all tasty! Good drinks too! Enjoyed by all!
The food was tasty and interesting. Some dishes, like the fried sweet potato side dish,, were terrific. The noodles, on the other hand, tasted like they had been reheated several times, and so did the pork belly buns. The service was excellent--friendly and efficient. All in all, it was a good, but not great, dining experience.
We were so looking forward to our dinner here. We have heard a lot of positive things about Chef Jonathan Wu. As Chinese Americans ourselves, we always support our fellow achievers. Cute place comfortable, everything looked promising. Until we go the food. The appetizers were ok - we ordered the fried seitan, the dates, the "Sichuan" guacamole (which was just sort of regular but bland and nothing Sichuan about it), and the kohlrabi which was the best. Fine, not thrilled, we ate most of it. However once we got to the entrees - fried rice with blue fish, fried chicken and the mushu duck - we were totally thrown back. Soooooooo unbelievably salty! Everything! It had to be a mistake. It was beyond what I can ever imagine as anyone's acceptable taste level for saltiness. We even told the waitress, nicely, who was very attentive up until that point, but we never saw her telling the kitchen what we told her. I am truly hoping it was off-nite, a freak incident, but we could not eat anymore after a few bites. I would say we are pretty forgiving diners who have difficulty making any "noise" but this time we could not hold back. I think I woke up 5 times in the middle of the night to drink water that night.
We are big fans of the chef and the tasting menu the kitchen so creatively prepares. It is our go to restaurant to share with our Nyc friends and out of towners seeking the ultimate dining experience.We will be back.
Wonderful dining experience, as always. Fourth time here and we will be back.
Unbelievable food! Great Dining experience!! Friendly staff providing outstanding service. Fung Tu is a dining gem.
The food wasn't as good as it used to be (1+ year ago when I was there last.) That probably explained why I had no problem getting a reservation just a few hours in advance.
The only thing that had not changed was that their AC still worked as poorly.
I wouldn't go again.
Inventive and fantastic food. Not the normal fare.
Interesting wine list, though the staff at the time didn't really know much about the selections. Good food, solid, some hits - nothing out of the park but no strike-outs either. Good for the price and something a little different.
Friendly staff but the food was a little overpriced for what it is and it took a long time to come out.
Wow. I was really disappointed. Lots of good press but food was a disappointment. From the greasy pork belly egg rolls to the stuffed dates that were burnt. We won't be back.
Great Passover find...impressive
Will be back for the regular menu!
The food was good and the experience enjoyable, but on the scale of NYC innovative, this is a bit of a stretch. Adding one slightly offbeat ingredient to traditional dishes is not remarkably innovative, and then when that ingredient is not remarkably noticeable, it makes the Manhattan pricing a little much.
So, I was not impressed with "pastrami fried rice" that tastes like smallish portion of pretty good fried rice with SOME meat, or "General Tso lobster" that is 1/2 a small broiled lobster without a significant "Chinese" taste. Duck filled dates fulfilled the "something-filled dates" trend with a nice taste but one was burnt.
All of that said, the meal was certainly good, the service and staff very nice, the whole experience more than fine, and compared to high end Manhattan, the prices were not particularly unreasonable.
We had a fantastic evening at Fung Tu! The service, menu and food presentation were top notch. Would certainly return next time we are in NYC!
We were really disappointed. Nothing was tasty and it was really over priced. The spring roll was the best thing we had. The Duck was terrible and the pastrami fried rice tasted like it was left over and microwaved.
Service was warm, genuine and professional. Beverage menu was a smart mix of simple but interesting cocktails, beers that pair well with the food, and a reasonably-priced and thoughtfully edited wine list. Dinner was all very well executed ideas that sound a little crazy on the page. Although you've likely never had the specific combinations before, the building blocks of these dishes are uniformly delicious and accessible and pulled from all kinds of culinary traditions. If I lived in Chinatown I'd be here once a week, but even living far away it was my 3rd visit in two months, it's that consistently good.
Ver unique and flavorful dishes. Gracious service
Told the server that the 3 of us did not eat meat. The food came out with meat, and we kindly asked if we could have a replacement without meat. She apologized and said we wouldn't be charged for the food that was messed up. Long story short, we never got a replacement dish and we were charged. Nice people, but we got left hungry and feeling ripped off with a $180 check.
Huge bummer :(
Fung Tu gets everything right. The cooking is adventurous and soulful. The wine list is always interesting and the service sets just the right tone. First and foremost I come for the food and the fact that everything else is top rate seems too good to be true.
Inventive menu, interesting plates, but portions are a little small.
Good food, but not spectacular. An interesting take on Chinese food that we enjoyed. Probably wouldn't go back, but also dont have any complaints. Service was good and ambiance was nice.