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About Shun Lee Palace

Michael Tong's Midtown "institution" combines "striking" surroundings, "silky service" and "absolutely the best above Canal Street" decorated by Adam Tihany.

155 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm -11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 371-8844

Website:
http://shunleepalace.com/

Catering:
We can cater any location in Manhattan, for up to 100 guests.

Parking Details:
Discount parking available after 6:00pm in garage next door.

Public Transit:
E, V & 6 trains to 53rd Street/Lexington Ave

Executive Chef:
Ling Shing Ping

Private Party Facilities:
We have two private areas, one that can accommodate 18-24 guests and one that can accommodate 20-30 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Andy or Patrick: (212) 371-8844

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Shun Lee Palace Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (11)
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Worth the Drive (10)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Pleasant Chinese restaurant with very good service and traditional , but expensive, Chinese food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful meal and excellent service as usual. We asked for a birthday cake and they arrived singing - made it a very special occasion. A midtown east gem! Have been going here since 1995!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I had been to this restaurants many times as a kid and young adult. It was a favorite of my parents. I decided to go back again to celebrate my daughter’s admission to law school. What a mistake. While the food remains too notch,the service and the ambiance are aptly lacking. We were ignored for 15 minutes while we tried to get a drink, our plates were cleared one at a time with a many minutes lag between - last I checked quality restaurants clear when everyone is done with their meal - and the bathroom of two stalls had one clogged and the sink a mess of water, towels and who knows what. What a disappointment. I had take my family’s my there to celebrate a big event and to have my daughters experience a restaurant from my childhood. I would not repeat it. It’s a has been that needs a severe overhaul.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is excellent but pricey. Waitstaff seems to have mellowed which is good since they are usually quite condescending. However we stayed and chatted while there was only one other occupied table but the staff kept staring for us to leave. The prawns are delicious so every once in a while I overlook the lunacy of their behavior and prices.

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food5
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service2
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I ordered the grand marnier prawns and a mai tai. Bothe were terrible. Food was disgusting and drink was bitter. Management did nothing about my complaint. Not worth the cab fare or price. It's expensive too.

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service3
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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is very god and comes in large quantities (except the dumplings which are excellent but come in a very small portion). The service is impeccable.

This is a nice, if somewhat pricey, option for an up market Chinese meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, Shun Lee Palace (Eastside) offers quality food, served beautifully and efficiently by a friendly staff. Don't worry about following the Captain's suggestions -they are generally very good. The menu never seems to change, but that's OK as long as you like the mainstays, including Peking Duck, Fresh Seafood in a Bird's Nest and the wonderful starter, Shanghai Soup Dumplings. We were even surprised by the relative reasonableness of the bill, considering the quality of the food and location of the restaurant (high rent district).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food! Love the chicken sung. Great service! A bit pricey and dated. But we all left happy!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I love Shun Lee. I also liked Tse Yang. It closed so this is the only really nice Chinese restaurant in nyc that I know.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Holiday dinner! Was absolutely fabulous! The green beans are amazing. We came from California and will visit NY just for the food! Thanks for a memorable Christmas dinner!

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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

An oldie but goodie American Chinese perfect for Jewish diners on Christmas Day.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas day. Service is always impeccable. Food is consistently excellent and ambiance is sophisticated NY

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Without a doubt a great restaurant. Can’t count the number of years but they have been consistently good

Tags: Vegan, Spicy, Authentic
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 (México)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excelente restaurante, buen servicio y lo mejor es el Pato.

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food5
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We have been dining here for 30 years and we always return for a great dinner when we are in New York.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very good food, extensive menu, lunch and dinner specials. Traditional fare plus Dim Sum options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My favorite Chinese restaurant for 25 years. The best Peking Duck in the US

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Shun Lee has been one of our family favorites for over 30 years!! It never disappoints and we always feel welcome there!! Everything was delicious and the Crispy Beef (along with the Peking Duck) are our most favorite items on the menu, although it's really difficult to choose a favorite because it's all so good!!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent for a return visit after several years. We found it to be unchanged and for good reason. Why mess with a good thing. The Peking Duck was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Amazing food especially the "from the 50's menu -just like Chinese food used to be ..

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent upscale Chinese food....great, friendly service. The Peking Duck is outstanding!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2017

In a very surprising way, the food was not warm or hot.

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food2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Usually service is very good but this time it was a little slow. Good quality food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It’s been a few years since we’ve eaten here and I’m glad we went back. Great selections, friendly service and a nice atmosphere! Highly recommended!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was greasy waiters keep bumping in our chairs and waiter was very rude and started yelling at us when we complained about the food instead of asking us if we wanted something else and told us we don’t need to repeat we already told them we asked for manager he never showed up it’s a upscale place how do they survive with that horrible service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Lunch was expensive for average food. My Mooshu pork had very few vegetables. The bass lunch was much better. Portions are large.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

excellent service. the duck was awesome as always. great local place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Horrible service, even worse food. Was unimpressed. At one point there was a massive piece of dust that fell from above the door onto my plate, that was the end of everyone’s disappointing meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellant food lovely setting great service It reminded me of chinese restaruants from the past which you don t find anymore elegant. And the noodles that were put on table those alone deserve 5 stars!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Have been a customer since the late 70’s and remains one of my favorites in NYC. Be sure to try the Peking Duck and the Orange Beef.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've been going to this restaurant more many, many years. When I moved away from NY, it became a staple on my "must do" list when I get back to the city. Nothing has changed. Food is delicious and the staff can't do enough for you. It's always special for me to go to Shun Lee Palance. Literally, it's like coming home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

the best chinese food in manhattan
good ambience
great drinks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Have been there many times, unlikely to go back. The place has gotten old and tired but the attitude of the Captain was very frustrating.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Unfortunately the food was cold and we felt rushed. Told the chef leaves at 10pm; our reservation was at 9:00.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I’ve eaten here several times. Always good, always consistent, but nothing remarkable about the restaurant. The waiter could have been a bit more attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The decor is acceptable but getting a little old. The wait staff is responsive but not sufficiently attentive or friendly. The food is good but not amazing while the prices would suggest that the preparations should be more unique and sophisticated. I think the Shun Lee on the West side does a better job but it’s time that this venerable Chinese restaurant freshen up its act.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service, the duck appetizer wraps are always amazing, the wonton soup and shredded beef are simply delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great but service was terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The shrimp in the dish Shrimp with Lobster Sauce were not fresh.
We had some trouble getting the check.

Tags: Business Meals
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