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Pinch Chinese, New York, NY

Pinch Chinese

4.6
4.6
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Pinch Chinese, a 2020 Michelin Bib Gourmand selection, is New York City's premier destination for Chinese comfort food, wine, and cocktails, located in SoHo.

For the safety and healthy of our team and guests, we will close in-restaurant dining beginning Monday, March 16. We will still offer pickup and delivery orders. Please visit our website for more information.

Please take care during this uncertain time. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 328-7880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Charlie Chen

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting your graduation celebration or a birthday blowout for 40 of your closest friends, we can help you plan your most memorable party in our private dining rooms. Please contact our Events Team for more information: events@pinchchinese.com

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Cross street

    Thompson Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    CE at Spring Street, RW at Prince Street, 6 at Spring Street, 1 at Houston Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Agiepoo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love the food here so we will put up with the noise.
  2. M

    Mogsob

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pinch has to be the best Chinese restaurant in the City. Totally authentic--no NY Chinese food here. Incredible dumplings (especially the chicken soup dumplings, which are in my view as good as any dumplings I had in China). The duck is among the best as well (although a notch below Decoy).
  3. d

    dfcov

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dumplings amazing! Service amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTableReviewer

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We celebrated Chinese New Year and it was fun. The restaurant was packed. There was a table of more than 20 girls in their teens for a birthday party so the restaurant was extra festive. The food is good. I recommend the pork dumplings and the pork belly. We also had the spicy halibut. It was a bit too spicy of me but friends loved it.
  5. TN

    ThomasN

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is our fourth time coming to Pinch. So we really like it. The Peking duck is outstanding. We ALWAYS get it with the eggplant and the pork belly. We want to try the dumplings, which we hear rave reviews on, but we have become creatures of habit and order the same thing each time. One day we will switch it up but we are in no hurry. Pinch is a great spot. If I have one negative it has to do with the seating. If you are only a party of two and in the main dining area it can get very, very cramped as the tables are literally an inch apart from each other, which doesn't leave a lot of room. To get up from the table both you and your company have to stand up and move the table itself. But I digress. The food is fantastic and never fails. In the end I guess that is all that counts.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and service was attentive. Seating was a bit crowded.
  7. t

    travelbaker

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Lackluster service but good dumplings in convenient Soho location. Noise level of music way too loud and unfortunate song selection
  8. JW

    JamesW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Atmosphere is very intense. Space was so hot from the kitchen. And the receiving area / entrance is barricaded by diners waiting to be seated. The sommelier was awesome! But we were confused because he was pouring wines on all the tables like a server. The prestigious sommelier title evaporated when he did that. Food is always good.
  10. TM

    TommyM

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Great spot in SOHO - neighborhood gem. Outstanding looking food. BUT, after finally getting seated at the bar, we found out that they use a “little” MSG in their cooking. My wife is allergic to MSG and we had to leave which was very disappointing. In most restaurants that use MSG, you can tell them you don’t want it and they will leave it out of your dish. But for some reason here, they CANNOT cook without it. Bummer - the looked awesom
  11. FN

    FalynnN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! The service was fantastic and their Somm is very knowledgeable and super accommodating to what type of wine we wanted!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chinese restaurant in the city
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Terrible service, rude and unprofessional staff (manager dresses in hoodie) but great food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    All great. But despite the booking, we had to wait more than 30 minutes to sit in.
  15. G

    Gina

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Energetic eatery - go with friends so you can try many dishes. Excellent drinks and food. Fair prices. Recommend the cumin ribs; I could've eaten the appetizer plate by myself. Tip: order an extra, just in case.
  16. DD

    DDSal001

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    The bartender failed to inform us of expensive drinks that was completely ynprofessional. Definitely ask!! Good food. But beware of drink prices!
  17. T

    Tory

    Exclusive

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous Peking Duck and service. Somewhat expensive for the Duck but it has become our go to place for it in NYC
  18. a

    alina

    New York Area

    149 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall amazing restaurant. Our waiter was very good and recommended things we were not thinking of ordering and were amazing. The bed part about the whole experience was the mean hostess. I was coming from work to meet a friend for OUR birthdays and called in advance that I was stuck in traffic and was running 15 minutes late when she told me I lost my table in the dining room and had to sit at the lounge. When I got there I had to wait 15 minutes in line just to speak to the hostess who was not nice at all and rolling her eyes at us. I was hoping to come back with my husband, but not sure I want that kind of service.
  19. A

    Agiepoo

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is excellent. The place gets noisy though.
  20. CG

    CG88

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Nice place, good service , average food. Expensive for what it is
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  22. E

    Egwong2

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing. Best Peking duck ever. They do want to charge 25.00 to serve your bday cake that you bring in though.
  23. MW

    MichelleW

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The pork soup dumplings, mushroom truffle dumplings, cumin ribs, peashoot sides are my favorite dishes. The other entrees (fish, lobster noodles, dan dan mien) are just OK in comparison to how good the soup dumplings are. The entrees taste overly americanized. Service is great and restaurant decor is modern and clean.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to wait even w rez but worth it
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding. Dumplings were amazing. Everything was seasoned to perfection. Can’t wait to go back!
  26. LR

    LilRedCM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal here. Highly recommend the chicken soup dumplings and snow crab glass noddles. The peking duck is our favorite to share with a group if friends.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Victoria was the most kind server!! The Peking duck could have used a grease blotting before carving, but still solid. No complaints.
  28. r

    richhh

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great restaurant all in all, but the place my wife and I sat at was quite loud (near the front of the restaurant by the window). We were trying to celebrate a special occasion, and unfortunately it did not turn out as well as planned. That said, incredible food and service.
  29. JC

    JenC

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic Taiwanese food! LOVED IT!
  30. YZ

    YingkaiZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Peking duck, which is great. We also liked all other ordered dishes, including pork soup dumplings, cumin pork, octopus.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We’ve eaten here before and liked the food, but this time the hostess was so surly that we did not stay. Sorry to have had to miss it.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chinese food in NYC.
  33. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chinese food preparations I have ever seen in NY. Dumplings were exceptionally fresh and delicious.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lovely dinner at the bar which helps with the noise level. It’s a little pricey because you need a few dishes between two people but we were good with one appetizer, the eggplant, and the seafood fried rice. Super delicious and a really cute place with the small details. Second time here and I’m sure I’ll be back again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Used to love this place... But the service has gone down big time with too much attitude from manager and hostess. They think they are Le Bernadin or some other restaurant with 3 stars. Stay away! There are so many other new Chinese restaurants now offering amazing food.
  36. SN

    SusanN

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were a table of four and had a wide sampling of Pinch's offerings. All were excellent - fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared and presented. My only menu criticism is that there are no vegetarian offerings in either the "Classics" or "Rice & Noodles" sections of the menu. Towards the end of our meal, a couple of large parties were seated and the noise level became quite uncomfortable.
  37. GM

    GigiM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious!!! One of the best pork soup dumplings I’ve had, and I’ve had many. Mapo tofu another must have for me. We dine there once a week regularly. But it’s noisy when full, so we try to go during off hours, then it’s the best experience to be had:)
  38. S

    Sedde

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The peking duck was terrible. Hard to say so because we read all bunch of good articles about it. We even got sick after that. :(
  39. JP

    JeffP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dumplings... all of them! Wine list is amazing, well thought out and perfect for the food. Also... dumplings!!!!!!!!!
  40. K

    Kitty

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first discovered Pinch's great happy hour where I tried the Cumin Rubbed Ribs. Superb flavor! Next I had the opportunity to try Pinch for dinner and realized why Pinch is both a popular neighborhood restaurant and take-out place. I saw a lot of families ordering the Peking Duck which they carve table side. Definitely want to order that the next time I'm there. But in the meantime we enjoyed the Steak and fried rice, pork soup dumplings, Eggplant side dish which is AMAZING and the Peking Duck Ragu with noodles. You really can't go wrong with any dish. Guaranteed you'll be back for more.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pinch Chinese using the Order Online button. Pinch Chinese also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Pinch Chinese also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 328-7880.

Pinch Chinese is rated 4.6 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thompson Street

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    CE at Spring Street, RW at Prince Street, 6 at Spring Street, 1 at Houston Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charlie Chen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 328-7880

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting your graduation celebration or a birthday blowout for 40 of your closest friends, we can help you plan your most memorable party in our private dining rooms. Please contact our Events Team for more information: events@pinchchinese.com

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