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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

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (12)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Spicy (6)
Romantic (5)
Fun (4)
Casual (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed the attentive, gentlemanly service and tasty food, and appreciated the speed with which servers got us through our meal in a short period of time as our schedule required.

My husband is MSG sensitive so he is always delighted to be able to have delicious Chinese food at Shun Lee Palace. I am gluten sensitive so the same could be said for me.

The ants on a hill entree was a little disappointing, as the beef was so pulverized that we could hardly find or taste it!

But we will be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Unfortunately wasn't as good as previous visits. Rice was almost watery and soggy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Shun Lee is so consistent! We’ve never been disappointed and love this restaurant. Although, I think the next time we visit the restaurant and order the Peking duck rolls, we will ask to build them ourselves. Not a criticism, but would like to personalize the rolls to our taste. Lovely to be able to return to a restaurant with such consistency!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Tho I live in Buffalo, Ny I do get to NYC from time to time.. I always like to go to Shun Lee Palace when I can.. I have been going there for probably 30 years and the quality and ambiance has remained constant.. It is always a happy experience, with good service and wonderful food..

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Recommended by a friend and then learned it was only blocks from our hotel. Great find! Loved the atmosphere and the service. Very extensive menu. Only problem was deciding what to order. Too many great choices!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is the best Chinese meal we have ever had. The duck was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always, the food is wonderful, and the service is attentive. We have loved coming here for over 40 years!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were visiting NYC and found this highly recommended restaurant that had last minute accommodation. The Orange beef was delicious as was the hot and sour soup.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I've been dining here for more than 20 years - the food an service have always been, and continues to be fabulous. The best Peking duck!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Have been coming to Shun lee since my parents discovered it in the 1970's. The food is excellent, Shechuan dishes are marvelous and the service is tops.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything superb -- just remember when your server suggests rice, that everything is ala carte -- I didn't and it added a lot to the bill.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Love the nostalgia, great service, high quality food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Service was horrible. About 5 minutes after we sat down, 3 different wait staff came over to take or orders. We explained that we didn't have a chance to look at the menu and would need more time. After one waiter left another one came over to take our drink orders. We felt rushed.

All the food was cold and the vegetable fried rice smelt a bit off.

I really expected better.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Good food. Service can be a bit overbearing but polite. Overall good spot (for many years).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

First a table in the hall (wondering if Open Table reservations get second tier tables). Then appetizers came with main course. And the deboned fish was full of bones. When we complained they said they would adjust the check - they didn't. We used to like Shun Lee but something seems to have gone wrong. Hope they can fix it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Bland, heavily corn starched, over cooked, over priced. Staff was very friendly and really wanted to please.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always eat here when visiting NYC! One of my favorite fancy Chinese restaurants

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always delicious food, nice ambiance and excellent service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was wonderful and the service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We had a wonderful, large well-spaced table appropriate for the reunion of our friends and for quiet talk. The staff was delightful-attentive, warm, charming, welcoming. The service was excellent throughout the meal. The problem was the food; other than the dumplings, which were good, the rest was not very good. The dry sautéed beef was hard (as if fried) and had little taste or spice, the peking duck was tough, the shrimp with XO sauce didn't have any sauce even though the shrimp themselves were nicely done. We hadn't been here for years and our memories of the food were of wonderful food; we were disappointed this time.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Top notch authentic Chinese fare. Excellent service. Wait staff extremely attentive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very disappointed although I had gotten mixed reviews from other friends that had eaten there. My dish was tasteless.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Quality did not live up to name or price. Atmosphere only soso. Didn't like being shown that the check has tipping spots for the waiter and captain. Felt like a "Curb" episode.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

An overdo visit back to Shun Lee Palace reminded us all that if you are looking for authentic Chinese cuisine plus key Western Chinese favorites that Shun Lee Palace is at the top of the list! Chinese food done perfectly! And combined with top notch professional service!

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Very expensive and not worth it. Rude staff. Inattentive staff. Argumentative staff. Small portions

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Every time we are in New York, we work Shun Lee Palace into our dining plans. Recommend for those that are looking to step away from chains and experience one of NYC's culinary delights!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

So disappointing! Peking duck was good. Everything else we ate was incredibly mediocre. 2shrimp dishes-both tasteless. Chow fun -not worth eating. I remembered the shun Lee on west side as being delicious. I presumed this location would have the same food. It definitely does not. I am so sorry I wasted a precious dining opportunity in Manhattan at this place. I would never forgo back and would not recommend to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Had not been there for years - the place looked the same but prices were aggressive

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Spicy, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Went for NYC Restaurant week. Selection offered was limited, food was OK, expected better for such reputable restaurant, the service adequate.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Surly service....and bad as well. Over priced for very mediocre food. I miss Tse Yang. I'd skip this place....unless you like servers whispering in the. corner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Shun lee remains one of New York's best Chinese restaurants

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Service was not that good like other times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was poor. 2 waiters for the entire restaurant and busboys to help them is not sufficient. I was rudely waived off by a busboy because he was too busy to help me. I just wanted my water filled! The Beijing duck was outstanding. The ants on a branch (house specialty) was not very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

First time there and very impressed. The food was outstanding, especially the soup dumplings. Drinks were perfect and the service was outstanding. I will definitely return!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent as usual, though a little noisier than usual.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delicious meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

food has been excellent for 35 years I have been going and service always top notch

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very disappointing. Food overpriced. Ordered ginger chicken. Was very bland. Had to ask for hot sauce. Service slow. For sure I cannot recommend and definitely won't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. All staff very accommodating and very attentive. It was our anniversary and they treated us to a very special dessert...Along with many good wishes. We had a lovely evening there and look forward to going again when we are in New York City.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Better than hoped for. Pricing is fair and on par with any upper scale restaurant. However, Drink prices are a bit much! $18 for a Gin and Tonic, or a Scotch and Water. The service, food choice, quality, and taste is so excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Late-night Find
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