Pinch Chinese

4.7
47 reviews
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New York City's premier destination for Chinese comfort food, wine, and cocktails, located in SoHo.
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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would go back again... the food was sensational and so was the service

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P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. I never heard of the restaurant. A friend of friend recommended and it was an excellent choice. top quality. Good for vegetarians.

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a mom and teen girls night out. We all enjoyed everything about the place. We plan to return so that we can order the Peking Duck in advance. Oh and the moms enjoyed the Captains Flight wine tasting

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w
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

love the beef fried rice and the eggplant, and the soup dumplings.
plus wonderful waitress (female wait staff, "approaching adulthood")

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ST
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite restaurant!!! Quality of food is superb, pure deliciousness. Pork soup dumplings are a must, so are the spicy wontons, and noodles.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff,helped us pick out some amazing dishes,with fast service and fun atmosphere will definitely come back.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but TOO LOUD!! Not sure why every restaurant has to turn the music up to levels where you can't talk to the people at your table.

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KA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time since the New Year and still loving it. Tylor was great with helping me select wine. He was great overall.

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CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good neighborhood spot

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was great, we just had to wait a little bit at the host desk. The playlist was a little all over the place but food was on point.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in SoHO . We are from OKC!!!
We make sure we eat every time we visit NYC

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T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very interesting takes on some traditional Chinese Food. The XiaoLongBao is very very close to the DinTaiFong in Taipei.

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant had a really cool hip vibe. It was packed by 530 on a sat night. Food was delicious and a bit spendy. Nice for a special occasion. We enjoyed watching the live dumpling making.

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W
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food. I’ve had soup dumplings in China, HK, and Toronto. These were quite good but the knockout surprise were the bacon, egg and cheese dumpling. Totally works and was delicious.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

No flavor to food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Extremely rude front service. But top notch dumplings and fried rice. Highly recommended.

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4
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Yummy soup dumplings, spicy wontons, dan dan noodles and terrific mapo tofu. Great happy hour 5-7 with $8 drinks and $5 dim sum if you're lucky enough to snag a seat at the bar or in the lounge. A very happening place!

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TN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been twice with my girlfriend and we have not been disappointed. We get the Peking duck. It takes about 40 minutes to prep, but it is worth the wait. We always get the braised pork belly and a bottle of wine while we wait for the duck. Very fun decor and design throughout, even in the bathrooms. Very nice bar selection. I will be back.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pinch Chinese was the best Chinese food that I have had in NYC. The service was impeccable and the wine selection was extensive. The food was delicious and was very fresh. I was extremely impressed with Pinch Chinese and will be going back soon. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone

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w
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

please restore the cognac, lemon, cocktail. favorites: steak fried rice, duck rag, pork soup dumplings, eggplant, pea shoots

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A
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pinch is clean, fresh, delicious Chinese food with an upscale style, including the restaurant design that is both comfortable and modern. The service is so good, friendly and informative, prompt, accessible to the particular attention to each table whe are the plates are mostly shared. We've taken many friends who all totally love it, the good energy, and always the fine quality of the food. If you love duck, which I don't eat, it does look like a whole bird is cooked divinely and finely served up by a special chef at the table. A delectable "special" was perfectly made that four of us wrestled over, beef prime on the bone rib. Melt in your mouth. We've had all vegetarian here often. Buddha's delight Asian vegetable, mushrrom and veggie dumplings, and braised eggplant are very special, light and flavorful. We can't thank the staff enough for their care and attention to the great food experience.

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LP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really well made, delicious Chinese food. Can’t wait to be back!

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NY
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Limited, but good menu. Prices are on the high side. Room is noisy,difficult to talk and be heard. Soup dumplings and peashoot dishes were quite good as were the pricey cumin ribs.

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w
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is not your take-out Chinese restaurant. It has interesting cocktails, and extremely tasty, somewhat unusual food. Recommend: eggplant, steak fried rice, soup dumplings (common enough elsewhere, though excellent here), 3 cups chicken.

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dumplings, great service -- cool place, will return often

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L
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best soup dumplings you can find in the tri- state area. All the dishes were well prepared and reminiscing the foods from Ding Tai Fung in Taipei. Definitely my go-to restaurant whenever I want a little taste of home.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Rude hostess. Delicious food

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was better then I thought it would be and the service was excellent.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were attended to prodessionaly and amicably. Service was timely and easy going
The food was spot on creative and delicious

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, atmosphere, and FOOD was all perfect! Highly recommend this spot! Book a table now!

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J
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Awful service. So much attitude. Never cleared empty dishes as new ones came. We had to clear them ourselves. Server never once came to refill our water. Don’t go.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable ! The best Peking duck we ever tasted !
Service was excellent.
Place is clean .
Kitchen is somewhat open. It is clean!
At least the area that I saw. The cook or whatever he does in the kitchen, was wearing a mask ( clear mouth / nose cover)
That’s impressive.

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is Excellent

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SJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

It is OK. We could consider a bit when coming next time.

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Food is very good: don’t miss the cumin ribs! Service was great and music selection was fantastic! Great summer date night.

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m
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We picked Pinch because I was in the mood for dumplings. We tried the seafood and pork soup dumpling and the mushroom dumpling. They were both delicious. We also had the steak fried rice and pork belly. Everything was great. Our server was attentive without being overly so and the restrooms were clean and spacious. We would go back.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I didn’t love the taste of everything. It was ok but not especially good. Things were overpriced for mediocre taste. It is clean. And if you want a fancier setting w fancier prices, this beats your regular Chinatown venue in that way... also good for quieter environment.

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WL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment and owned by the former executive chef of Din Tai Fung - a very famous Taiwanese restaurant big on the west coast as well. The Mapo tofu - not too spicy yet delicious. The beef noodle soup tasted just right as well. I introduced native Taiwanese students whom gave it 2 thumbs up approval. Highly recommended!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Dumplings were good but wrappers too thick. The chicken was tasty but too salty and I love very salty food. It is an attractive setting and convenient.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Host and bar

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