I love this place - service always a bit hectic as finding server to get more water, order extras, is difficult.
Just the Chinese lunch I was looking for. Flavorful and fun. Easy to talk business and make colleagues feel pampered.
Ok food that cost too much
I haven't been there for quite some time--the food was skimpy and overpriced--the service was not good--the place looks shabby and needs a complete overhaul
Good Chinese menu with a few additional choices. Waiters try their best. Most are new to the US.
Excellent food and service. I recommend the dumplings!!! We ordered 6 dishes and shared. Friend rice also very good. We were seated promptly - great restaurant near Lincoln Center.
Terrible. They ran our of duck, lemon chicken and sesame noodles.
Their manager was really great when there was an OPEN TABLE mix up! Thanks Henry!
We always try to eat at Shun Lee when in Manhattan. On Xmas day it was great
Love this long standing old-school Chinese food gem!
My only complaint was that there were bussing trays right behind my seat which is noisy.
I love the decor and hope they never change it but the carpet does look tired and could use an update : )
Shun Lee West never disappoints. We have been coming here for years and is a family institution. The peking duck was sublime! We had two seniors in our party and the wait staff couldn’t have been more gracious and attentive. There were others with dietary restrictions and there was a broad enough selection that no one left the table “hangry”!
Excellent food. I have been dining at Shun Lee West for many years and hope for many years to come.
Love love this place been going for 36 years never had a bad meal
Excellent Chinese cuisine, with excellent and attentive service.
Shockingly overpriced, blasé Americanized Chinese food.
The food is delicious & the staff is very pleasant. Only "complaint" is: I had wanted to sit in a booth & was told I should've requested a booth when I made the reservations. But, in all fairness...they were a bit busy that evening.
We have loved and gone to Shun Lee for a very long time pre-ballet. The food is always excellent and there is a sense of ceremony about the whole experience. The only issue we experienced this past visit was related to space - we so incredibly crunched between another table, chairs sticking out at perpendicular angles, and wait staff that it made the experience less enjoyable. We know how popular and crowded it can be; however, this was more problematic and therefore less enjoyable than previous experiences.
Dim sum side is much better. My crispy pan fried noodles were terrible. Tasteless and they used the wrong noodles. Ribs were equally tasteless.
First time dining,very nice visuals,best egg drop soup ever,large selection of menu options,wife extremely happy with garlic lobster in both delicious n very nice portion,overall a very nice time
Very disappointing. Terrrible food and the restaurant is not cheap.
We have all our family celebratory dinners here. Love the chando chicken, peking duck, steamed sea bass in ginger, and tried for the first time ants climbing on a tree, which is wonderful. Lovely staff. Ask for a booth. Love this place, Yes it's expensive, but so memorable.
Bland unexceptional food not worth the price. Very noisy. Good service. Would never recommend.
We had great "American" Chinese food. Very convenient to Lincoln Center. Busy restaurant, but efficient service. Reservations are a must.
Night after night, year after year, the place is always excellent, even late at night!!
maybe because this restaurant has previously always been outstanding, I was a bit disappointed that it was only very good this time. food was just missing a little oomph.
Went to Shun Lee for dinner and drinks pre 7:30 Lincoln Center performance. We were warmly greeted at the door and the waiters are friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is filled with interesting looking Chinese dishes. Unfortunately the two main dishes we ordered were flavorful but detracted from the overall dining experience.
Enjoyed eating here as excellent food and enjoyed it as always
Shun Lee is consistently great! The food is excellent and the servers make a good effort to make sure you have a good meal with any extras you want at a timely speed. Even though the dragons in the sky have been around longer than I've been alive, I like them and they add a bit of whimsy to the otherwise dark joint.
Shun Lee is perfect for pre- or post-Lincoln Center activities. The prix fixe lunch menu is especially appealing (literally and figuratively). The restaurant has been around forever, but it's still a reliable choice.
Food was horrible. Seemed old and taste was like cardboard. Shrimp not deveined and was undercooked. Noodles weren’t noodles but dry styrofoam like tubes. Fried Rice was flavorless.
Very reliable and consistently good; we asked for a dish not specified in the menu, and they made it as requested. What may have been innovative once is now traditional, but it's actually comforting to still have the Shun Lee menu and for it to be well executed.
They have first-rate ingredients and excellent preparation. Best Beijing duck I've ever had - have it every time I go. OK, it's not inexpensive and some people complain about that because, perhaps, they are accustomed to cheaper Chinese food. I think you get what pay for and I think It's worth every penny.
If you love msg and factory prepared food you’ll love Shun Lee West!
We had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal! We had a variety of dumplings, fried rice, prawns, lemon chicken, crispy beef and the misleading named ants on a log. The cocktails were good, the service was very friendly and great. We'll be back!
While dining at this beautifully decorated restaurant, I found myself extremely happy with the service I was provided. They took me to my table while I waited on my guest and I was allowed to order before they arrived as I was under a time constraint. The drink I had was a burst of new flavors different from the average mojito. My water glass drink never ran dry. My pescatarian appetizer and entree were delightful. However my guest received a meal that was quite average. They don’t just serve plain fried rice as a choice on the side but a whole dish of it in which they charge a full meals price. My guest was quite unsatisfied with the overall taste. Though they charge almost five times the price, the flavors were identical to your local Chinese take out in his fried beef dish. The menu also seems to have a plethora of options that I think should be simplified. For such a price, If the meal is not five stars, it shouldn’t be on the menu.
Always great my favorite restaurant in New York City
Always a classic, seemed a bit threadbare. Service a little relaxed, but good, plentiful food for an informal evening. Three appetizers and three entrees plenty for four people.
This is such a grand old place that it seems wrong not to give it higher grades than I have. The decor is a classic, even though faded, and so I have given the ambiance five stars. Three stars for everything else. The service is efficient at the outset, but, as I have experienced often when I have eaten there, it is hard to get a waiter's attention at the end of a meal. The food can't compete with numerous other Chinese restaurants in town, and it is often lukewarm and not as spicy as advertised; it is also a bit expensive for the quality. But Shun Lee West is less than five minutes from Lincoln Center; that and the impressive faded gentility of the place make it worth a visit. And I will return.
I've been going to Shun Lee for years and it's always been great. However, this time there was a chicken bone in my Lo Mein. When we showed them they apologized and the manager came over and did the same. However when we got the bill the lo mein was still on there. We had to ask them to take it off the bill (it was still on there when we got the bill) which is inappropriate given a chicken bone, which could have killed somebody, in the Lo Mein. It was actually attached to the piece of chicken, there could've been no question that came from the kitchen.
The waiter was so rude. The peking duck was not good.