Lucky Cheng's

3.7
344 reviews
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$50 and over
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Mexican
Lucky Cheng's, the world renowned interactive Drag Queen Dinner Show since 1993, now in a new larger location within Stage 48 event complex on Friday and Saturday nights!
Innovative Modern Mexican prix fixe dinner menu created by Chef Saul Montiel and the kitchens of Cantina Rooftop.

$55 per person includes a delicious 3 course prix-fixe dinner AND the drag show. Price does not include drinks, tax, or gratuity.

All clients booking through Opentable, please opt in the email address so that we can contact you if we can't reach you by phone (especially international patrons). Reservations will be reminded and reconfirmed by phone or email 48 hours in advance of the event.

Please visit our website to view our Cancellation and No Show Policies.

Popular for birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, holiday office parties, Girls Night Out, RuPaul's Drag Race fans, and entertaining out of town guests!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Fri, Sat 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 995-5500
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Saul Montiel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
48th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue
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Parking details
Free street parking available after 7 PM.Parking garages also in the neighborhood. Please use Google Maps to determine which Icon Parking garage is best for you.
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Public transit
7th Ave & 49th ST N, R, W Train Station. Walk south on 7th Ave to W 48th St. Turn right onto W 48th St. Walk west to 11th Ave.

8th Ave & 50th ST C, E Train Station | Broadway & 50th Street 1 Train Station: Head northwest on W 50th St toward 11th Ave. Turn left onto 11th Ave. Turn right onto W 48th St.
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Entertainment
Comedic Drag Queens with Asian Drag Performers. Special guest drag performers from around the globe including RuPaul's Drag Race. Audience participation!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 344 People Are Saying
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3.7based on all time ratings
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3.7
service
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! This was the best thing I ever spent my money on in NYC!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved it had the best time! Great show and the talent was fantastic!!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience we've had.
All the staff were very friendly and amuzing.

Made our honeymoon unforgetable.

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NR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Spent way too much money and ended up sick from the food.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

So nice and extravagant with drag=service
A place meant for fun and letting your hair down

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We laughed from the moment we walked in the door up to the end of night when we closed the place down. One awesome and entertaining evening. You are not there to have a gourmet meal - you are there to enjoy, laugh and have a great time!

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. You and your party will not be disappointed. Looking forward on going back. Everyone was nice, great vibe, everyone always smiling and laughing

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place was old as was is drag queens. Didn’t enjoy it at all. 5 songs does not make a show and the cocktails where just wine in a huge bowl

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was small and not so good

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C
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Fantastically fun! It can get pricey with drinks and tips, but the entertainment is so great, you don't even care!

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The bride to be loved the show which was the whole reason we went there. Food was ok but nothing to write home about. Service was very attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was so much fun and everybody had a blast! The Queens were great and friendly but did not push anyone to do anything they didn't want to do. Great time for all

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall I was underwhelmed with my experience at Lucky Cheng's. The food was better than expected but the show was rather bland. I expected it to be more of a rambunctious drag show but the majority of the experience was about the audience members being on stage and reminded me more of a game show. I wouldn't call it a drag show but more of an interactive experience hosted by drags.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a bachlorette party. So much fun!!!!! Food was great! Am def going back!!!

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OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time! Wonderful show....all the girls were very entertaining! Prepare to laugh A LOT!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The waitresses and hostess were amazing!!! No complaints at all about them. Show was awesome. The appetizers were really good. We had the spring rolls, the dumplings, and green beans. The main courses were disgusting! We had the beef teriyaki, the fish of the day ( don't remember what that was b/c i dont eat fish but my friends hated it) and chicken fried rice. The whole meal tasted like it was microwaved. I would come back just for the apps and show.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I just expected more since i've heard good things about it. My group and i felt we paid so much and left hungry. The food was decent at best. We also expected more from the show. The only part that was fun was the spicy lapdance the bride to be got however i paid extra for that. Now, my ladies are a crazy fun outgoing group but felt offended at time by the comments made. It was also a hassle to stay over for drinks after dinner, we just ended up leaving.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to go out with a group of women for a really fun and carefree night out. The ladies were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed the show thoroughly.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

So much fun! The ladies were amazing and beautiful. Interesting drink choices, and the food was good, like the family style dining.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

The restaurant has changed since my last visit. The location is in a very rough area, the neighbourhood is scary!
To start with the security guy answered me at the door very rudely after I asked if I was at the right address for Lucky Cheng's : Yes its here.. but your need a reservation to come in !
(I obviously did!)
The restaurant now is really small, the stage is so ..so small.. only one person can stand there at time, I remember the restaurant at the 57th was so big that looked more like a theatre .. It was brilliant ! But I was there to have fun and I had!
To start with.. I went to the bar to have a drink before the show starts.. the gentleman who was supposed to be the bar man (a black , muscly young man) looked at me waiting for my order.. I gently said: Hi there, can I have a drink ? HIs response was unbelievably rude :
What else do you think we sell here ?
So that put me off the whole evening, I've travelled all the way from europe to New york .. I am really aware that it is obvious that you go to a bar to get a drink.. however i was only starting a conversation ! So I went back to my seat without ordering anything to drink.
The drags are the best part of the show.. funny.. kind.. super friendly.. the best part of the whole experience.
I left the place in a great mood, however I had to apologise to my 3 friends as I insisted to them to come along with me and I was the best thing I've seen in new york in a long time !

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place to have tons of fun. The people were great and the food was really good.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2015
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 4

Fun environment. Lucky Cheng's is great for bachelorette parties and birthdays. And they have a nice rooftop.

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RG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2015
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

A great place to celebrate a birthday or bachelorette. The show is hilarious bawdy comedy at it's best, and they will be sure to involve the guest of honor in your group unless you request otherwise. Really great place for a fun, non-PC, over-the-top celebration!

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved it! So funny and vibrant. Our waitress Hairy Mary was the best ever! Am back next time I'm in NYC

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made reservation at opentable on Feb 14, and thought I could have good time with my gf. After receiving email confirmation, they cancelled my reservation just hours before. This is unacceptable to any standard.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 2

The comedy was great. My girlfriend and I laughed so hard and often that our faces were sore. The food was mediocre, at best. Definitely NOT a good value and extremely overpriced for the quality of food. I understand they are at a pop-up location but I would expect a little more organization and direction out of such a renowned show. Again, the acts were excellent but they were really need a new chef.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding time at Lucky Cheng's! The show was fantastic and the service was great. We laughed the entire time! What a great place!!!

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you're celebrating a Birthday or Bachelorette gathering, this is the place to go. Very entertaining, lots of fun, and lots of audience participation. The hostesses are great. The food was good, drinks were funny and tasty. Had a great time. I can't wait for the next Girl's Night Out. We'll Be Back!!!!!!!!!

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MA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Be ready to be part of the show. Service was quick and effficient. Drag cabaret on steroids with comedy song dance and so much more.
Fun for parties y

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Lots of fun for group of "girl friends" it's a pop up so rhe facility is very small and squishy, the stage is like 3x3 , the food was surprisingly good and the drinks tasty. It's not as fancy as Lips but fun was had by all!! Just an FYI the bar on the street level is ridiculously expensive $15-$20 per drink!!!! And no prices on the menu .

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The date requested was not an option (LC not open that night)
When I called LC to confirm the reservation I was told about the error
on Open Table's records.....said they would contact OT to correct!

I HAVE experienced LC years ago and loved it so wanted a friend from
out of town to check it out!!!

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2014
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We had a great time but the entertainment is terrible. They lip sync and its on the raunchy side.

The food is pretty bad.

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DK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A group of my girlfriends decided to plan a night out and we have been wanting to go here for some time. The show is fn and energetic (come with a personality). The food was great but super small portions (we ended up walking around the corner and ordering deli sandwiches). One time event. We had fun but it was just overpriced...but I guess thats the city!

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PF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went on a recommendation from a friend. Had a BLAST! Meatballs were amazing. So very fun. Be prepared for a rowdy good time.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were over in NYC for a birthday and decided to go as a group to Lucky Chengs to start off one of our evenings. Wow, what a find! Such a laugh from start to finish. The girls were amazing, so funny. Great night and one of our group ended up with a bit more than he bargained for. The balloon guy was really shouty but really good with his hands so we let him off the shouty! Food was great, cocktails were fab, entertainment was excellent. Will definitely go back next time we're in town.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a blast!

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o
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

hilarious evening, great service, you don't come here for the food. Recommend to anyone looking to celebrate something, especially in a group. Be open minded!

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KC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

From the sharp-tongued entertainment, creative and delicious cocktails, and warm and welcoming staff, I would definitely recommend Lucky Cheng's for a birthday, bachelorette or girl's night out.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lucky Chengs was amazing! I celebrated my Birthday and the Drag Queen Host made fun of me the entire night and I loved it. We came with a big group and got family style food, the portions were VERY large. I would def recommend this to anyone looking for a different night out in the town and/or any celebration.

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DT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Don't go here for the food. The food is sub par with tiny portions. You go here for fun. Celebrate a birthday or bachelorette party but be brave. They call up some patrons to participate and it's quite a scene. The entertainers keep things lively and fun. It's definitely not an atmosphere for the faint of heart. You will leave with a hungry stomach and a smile on your face!

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