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About Lucky Cheng's

Lucky Cheng's, the world renowned interactive Drag Queen Dinner Show since 1993, now in a new larger pop up location Friday and Saturday nights!

Drag Dinner Show is $55 per person which includes a 3 course prix-fixe dinner AND the show, but not 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, Girl's Night Out, Boy's Night Out, RuPaul's Drag Race fans, and entertaining out of town guests!

605 W 48th
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Friday's Drag Dinner Seating 8 PM
Saturday's Drag Dinner Seating at 6 PM and 8 PM
*Note* Starting January 2018, we will return to Fridays at 7 PM

Seating is limited and we tend to sell out so reservations are best made at least 2 weeks in advance!

Please opt in email so that we can contact you if we can not reach you by phone especially international patrons. Thank you!

Cross Street:
48th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 995-5500

Website:
http://www.luckychengsnewyork.com/

Entertainment:
Comedic Drag Queens with Asian Drag Performers in traditional costumes and dance. Audience participation!!

Parking Details:
Available after 7pm.

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.

Executive Chef:
Hugo Sanchez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lucky Cheng's Ratings and Reviews

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2.8

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3.7

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3.8

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4.0

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Energetic

82% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was small and not so good

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 26, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 2, 2016

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2015

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2015

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2015

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!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2015

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!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 17, 2015

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2015

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 .

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2015

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!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2014

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2014

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on November 28, 2014

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2014

We had a blast!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2014

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2014

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Be prepared for a pretty raunchy drag show and audience participation!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2014

Too my close friend for her birthday .... service and show were spectacular. Food was decent but overshadowed by the performance of the wait staff and show participants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2014

We were celebrating my best friend's bachelorette and this was perfect. The entertainers were fantastic. I'd be cautious about requesting a "special dance"....very raunchy! Overall, this is a great girls not out and I would definitely do it again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 18, 2014

Very disappointed that after making a reservation in advance, they cancelled our reservation just days before because they got a bigger party to book for the night so they bumped us. And worst part was that it was the only day we would be in NYC as we were visiting from FL. Needless to say, our entire party was extremely disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2014

I must say I had a great time and so did my mom and my friends. We never stopped laughing!! The food was very good!!! Don't listen to previous reviews about the food cause it was ALOT and very good!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2014

Lucky Cheng's was overall a great experience! It was the pop up location so it made for a more intimate night being that the show had to go on in a much more enclosed area. Two people in my party of five happened to get called on to be a part of the show which made it that more memorable and entertaining. It's a night that won't soon be forgotten. The only negative I would say is that the chairs and place settings were kind of lacking in the quality department, but considering it was a pop up location that can slide.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2014

Very entertaining! And the food was really good, especially the appetizers!

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