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About Shun Lee West
Conveniently located across from Lincoln Center and a startling revelation in shiny black lacquer, Shun Lee exudes Asian chic with grand authority.
For haute Chinese cuisine, it’s among New York City’s best. Regional offerings include crispy Grand Marnier prawns with honey walnuts (Canton), braised sea bass in hot bean sauce (Hunan) and shredded beef with leeks and hot peppers (Szechwan). Specialties include beggar’s chicken baked in lotus leaves and clay (requires one day’s notice), Hunan tripe, sweetbreads with black mushrooms and of course, Beijing Duck.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available to anywhere in Manhattan, for 20 to 1,000 people.
1 train to 66th Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party options are available for 80 to 200 guests, semi-private events are available for 10 to 25 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Dennis Wang or Steven Ng: (212) 595-8895
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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Shun Lee West Ratings and Reviews
I've been a fan of Shun Lee West for years. I went on Tuesday after a show at Lincoln Center with a 10pm reservation. The front was darkened, the bar was closed and draped with linen, and the maître 'd rushed us to the table saying we had to order RIGHT NOW as the kitchen was closing soon. The waiter apologized, but we were rushed in and out - we were out the door just after 1030. The food was great as always, but if you don't want to serve customers post-theater, don't take late reservations. This was a real bummer.
The soup was cold and had to be sent back. The kitchen had run out of gluten free crepes. We were not made aware of it. The kitchen sent out lettuce without asking if we wanted the substitute. The manager and waiter seemed to not really care but just wanted to get on to the next thing.....
Hate to write bad reviews, but the food quality has seriously declined here.
I had sea bass which was slimy, and my son pulled a long piece of his hair out of his food, which definitely wasn’t his.
Its time for either a huge overhaul, or the place needs to close down for good.
We have been eating at Shun Lee East and West for years and enjoyed excellent Chinese food. Friday night was an unfortunate exception. The dumplings for the Beijing duck were overlooked and dry. The scallops were mealy and tasteless Hopefully just a bad night in the kitchen but....
My friend and I came for lunch during Restaurant Week. I chose this restaurant because it was one of the few in the area that offered Asian food and had the Restaurant Week special. Service was attentive, but not really welcoming.
Food was the disappointment. We shared. Appetizers were great. Entrees were either very spicy or very bland. Uninteresting. Portions were a good size but each dish could have used something on side, i.e. broccoli or bok choy or something. Prawns were spicy in a THICK sauce and my friend's fish was so bland with only water chestnuts with the fish.
I chose green tea ice cream for dessert that had chucks of ice in it. That tells me that it was a bit old.
No tea or coffee offered or included with the lunch. Water was filled regularly.
So overall, not impressed and will not come back. I think of Restaurant Week as an opportunity to try places that we would not normally go to and see if it is someplace you would like to visit again.
The food was delicious. Unfortunately our server did not give us the Restaurant Week menu claiming that it was not available. It turns out that, in fact, the restaurant was a participant in restaurant week. In addition the service while prompt was far from courteous.
The manager did apologize but did not seem very concerned.
Vegetable dumplings tasty but heavy dough. Sea bass dish was superb but lemon chicken dish was totally unacceptable. Heavily breaded and completely dry. Sent it back for chicken w 3 kinds of nuts. Dish was cooked well but way too overloaded w more nuts than chicken. I would not order it again.
Past its prime and overpriced for what it is. Food is little better / more creative than standard take-out, service is rushed (pushing drinks and check even more than what’s typical in Manhattan), transactional and with several misses (e.g., completely forgot starters, then tried to push mains that had obviously been held and were soggy and semi-warm).
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