Pinch Chinese

4.6
29 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
New York City's premier destination for Chinese comfort food, wine, and cocktails, located in SoHo.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 328-7880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Chen
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
122 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
53 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
28 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
123 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
1 review
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
3 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
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 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
3 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 11, 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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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 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Host and bar

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The dumplings were amazing and the octopus appetizer was small but yummy. The snow crab entree was somewhat inaccessible in its plating. The atmosphere was loud.

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DD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Real Chinese food cooked by real Chinese chefs.

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend has been wanting to try the Peking Duck and going to Pinch was a belated gift.
Truly important to know that you need to reserve your Duck days prior to your evening. I made a note of it and emailed them too late to confirm but....Thank You to Pinch for setting aside a Duck for us.
My first time having it and I am a fan. As my boyfriend said: once you’ve had the best, everyone else is screwed.
Absolutely delicious.
We had the dumplings with the spicy green sauce, so good.
The Dan Dan Noodles...omg. With the Duck we had the string beans.
Our drinks, I opted for the Rose Gold was so well made. He had a cider which was crisp and delicious.
Last night, Pinch could do no wrong.
Thank you for a wonderful experience and we’ll definitely be back!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality creative dishes... which are a bit on the expensive side, but in the end it is all worth it!

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c
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice vibrant music. Dishes were just middle of the road. Had a good time.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun ambience

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

Love the food especially the soup dumplings, pork belly and duck! The reason for the 4 star is because for some reason the host couldn't find our reservation and made my friend wait without sitting her until I showed up. Also the noise level is a bit high for my personal taste as we had to strain our voices to have a conversation. I'd definitely recommend and go to Pinch Chinese again.

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