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Wong

3.9
3.9
245 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian

Welcome to WONG. As New York's first Asian restaurant to emphasize local and sustainable fare, we pride ourselves in providing delicious and innovative food in a friendly environment.
At WONG we appreciate the art of cooking, technique, and flavor. Chef Simpson Wong’s extensive travels throughout Asia has inspired him to offer Classic Dishes such as the Cha Ca La Vong (or as we call it, the Cha Ca La Wong!) and Lobster Egg Foo Young with such refinement that it will leaving you wanting more! WONG also creates an ever changing Market Specials Menu to emphasize our dedication to a local, seasonal, and sustainable menu.
Our hip/modern/casual dining room consists of several intimate tables, a communal table and the Chef’s Counter which overlooks the kitchen. It is our aim to provide a pleasant dining experience and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

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3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.5Ambience

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85% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I can't believe how embarrassed I was when we get to the restaurant and it is under construction - opening October 1st, despite the fact that you confirmed my reservation. How does something like this happen. Your service is terrible. I will never use it again. I will deal direct with the Restaurant. I had to drag my party around until we found an appropriate place to have dinner. Lorraine Ziemba

  2. L

    Lostart

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a delightful and delicious meal at Wong on Saturday evening; shrimp fritters were perfect, the lobster egg foo yong was excellent, and the bo bo chicken also quite good. The shop was very quiet that night but dont let that stop you, it's a great place to get well made asian fusion. Highly recommended!

  3. b

    bradb

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place and amazingly fresh food. Double down in the calamari it will be the best u ever had. And get the chicken!!

  4. SM

    SallyM

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    We almost didn't go in - we had an early reservation and the place was empty - looked very sparse. So glad we did. Sat at counter in front of kitchen - had a great time watching and chatting with cooks. Weren't terribly hungry when we got there but ended up working our way through the entire appetizer menu, including the specials. Best tempura fried softshell crabs ever - and that's saying alot since we are from Maryland. Bartender went out of his way to make drinks just the way we wanted them.

  5. C

    Croissant

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I just walked past this restaurant one day and was intrigued by the menu and the decor. I never really liked the idea of Asian fusion cuisine but I really liked the food pictures I saw on social media sites. When my party arrived around 7:30pm on a Monday night, the place was fairly empty. We were a bit apprehensive but still went in after my insistence. The food turned out to be really really good! I truly enjoyed the pork ribs that were cooked until the meat would fall off the bone. The bobo chicken was flavorful although it was not as creative as I had expected (which can be a positive or a negative). The duck was also really tasty with a big portion. The appetizer was the only let down - the calamari. The soft shell crab was succulent.

  6. b

    bobbarbara

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I've been to Wong a number of times before this and it doesn't disappoint. The food is unique and very well prepared. The tastes linger pleasantly long after the plates are empty. Since I was there with a group, we had the opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of sharing a number of different items on the menu. Delicious! During this visit, I particularly enjoyed the vodka, ginger and mint cocktail and so did those in the rest of my group! The decor is very basic, but the food and drinks are not. The service is friendly, attentive and efficient. A lovely evening to spend with a friend or a group of friends!

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    Wongbat

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can't go wong at wong. Except if you're seated next to a large and loud group.

  8. z

    zoelunasilver

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I'd seen a good review of Wong in the NY Times and visited when I was in town last week. The shrimp fritters were spectacular looking and very, very tasty. Somehow they retained their crispness for a long time even though I ate them slowly, in between other dishes. Because of the review I also had the duck-fat ice cream for dessert. It came with crumbled pistachio cake, whipped cream, preserved or pickled plum, and pomegranate seeds. It was good but I think the ice cream would have been featured to greater advantage with fewer additional ingredients. I will definitely return to this restaurant on future visits to New York City.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, really cool people- we were a loud group and we stayed well past last call, which they were very accommodating about. Cant say enough good things, definitely going back soon.

  10. SM

    SM6783

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Tiny restaurant with a great menu, Wong is an ideal date night spot. Service is excellent and portions are moderately sized, so you can hit up one of the great dessert spots around the corner.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    waiters were far too pushy in offering specials (which had some pretty cheesy names: "bed of roses")... not great when you're on a date... spent 140 on dinner for 2 before tip and the waitress treated us as if we ordered a single appetizer on a crowded night (the restaurant was about half full)... I understand the ny restaurant business is difficult, but subpar service is never a good thing... a far step down in quality from when i ate there after they opened a few yrs back.... also called to request my card number a few days before my reservation saying they'd cancel my reservation if i didn't give it to them within ~48 hrs. food was ok.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We had dinner at 8.30 pm. A few dishes were already sold out. However, there was enough to enjoy.

  13. WC

    WailingC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I wasn't expecting anything special from the recent lukewarm reviews and how easy it was to get a reservation but I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting and delicious food. The lobster egg foo yong was outstanding and my favorite but there wasn't a miss with any of the dishes that we had. I will definitely be going back!

  14. R

    Rose

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Menu was inventive but dishes we had while very good (lobster and hake) could have used more flavor. Appetizer shrimp fritters needed more sauce and were too much fritter and not enough shrimp. My main complaint is the ambience -- the restaurant is small but the way the tables were arranged and the lack of tablecloths gave it a coffee shop vibe.

  15. 8

    8enough

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2014

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    I arrived to an empty restaurant and was grilled about whether I had a reservation, which I did. Although this is always a turn off we were seated promptly. The early bird one dollar dumplings were fantastic. The wine was good. The food was very interesting and tasty. Overall, an interesting interpretation of standard Asian fare with fresh, sustainable ingredients. The early bird dumplings and wine prices kept the tab reasonable. Overall, worth a try for something different.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have returned several times to Wong and I find the food consistently excellent, the service very helpful and friendly. I was accompanied by a Chinese woman and a Chinese-American woman who suggested family style. The sharing made it even more fun as we sampled each other's delicacies. I will be going back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    135 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We are always looking for good new Asian restaurants and we hoped Wong would be just that. It is okay, but not sufficiently tasty to bring us back. The staff are lovely. The digs are somewhat Spartan (really hard chairs) but bright. The dishes are certainly not the same old same old Chinese, which is good, but the tastes just don't come together. However, we don't like things too spicy and many of the options are just that.

  18. j

    jenivirgo

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    This was my second time at Wong. The first was long ago around the time of the opening. This time around it was much easier to get into. The food was good, but now that the shine has worn off, I think the menu has suffered a little. It's still better than take-out, has delicious cocktails, and it saved us a trip to Chinatown. The lobster egg foo young is steaming bowl of garlic which was great for my sinuses, but some might think it overpowers. The crispy duck breast was bland. I wouldn't order that again, but the dumplings, brussels sprouts, and cocktails did not disappoint.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simpson Wong, owner of Wong, has created unusual and exceptionally flavorful food - every sauce is melded with unique herbs and spices producing distinctive taste sensations.

  20. s

    scarp

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2013

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time sitting at the counter facing the kitchen. The staff in & outside the kitchen were great. The sous chef was friendly and enhanced the experience. We had a child w/us and all had great fun! thks!

  21. MC

    MisterCee

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Dinner was not what I had remembered in the past. Everything was just so-so. I can recall my first two vists well and I left feeling very good about my meal. It may have just been that the place was empty, and on a Friday night of Thanksgiving weekend. It made our party of three wonder if we had missed some bad reviews. Something must have happened here and I can't quite figure it out. Wong used to be a very tough reservation to get.

  22. DW

    DWater

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic imaginative delicious food

  23. BT

    BillToronto

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Impeccable service, bright comfortable space and amazing food made this an evening to remember. And at a table for 4 we could actually all hear ourselves talk !

  24. f

    foodlover

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I am lukewarm about this restaurant. They try and be adventurous with the dishes and I give them credit for a couple of good ideas but I didn't think the service was that outstanding. The dishes are small and a bit pricey for what you pay. Overall, it is fine enough but I wouldn't be dying to go back there anytime soon.

  25. EN

    EricN

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    delicious and thoughtful dishes. can't wait to come back.

  26. N

    Nana

    New York Area

    218 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2013

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The menu needs more options, and the typhoon lobster could have been better. The price did not justify the amount we received.

  27. VF

    ValFromParis

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We arrived just before the end of the Happy Hour and the waitress informed us, so we order cocktails and dim sums. Then we had an excellent dinner, the food was great and the service perfect. I recommend this place either for a drink between friends or a dinner.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good drinks, good wine, good service, good food. Recommended. Not much more to say.

  29. h

    hermis

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2013

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    We went on a Tuesday night at 6:30. 2 out of the 5 specials listed are not available. We ordered 5 dishes to try, while every dish includes something fried, 3 of them is fried with sauce on top. (We did not get that from the menu description.) The ingredients are fresh, yes, but to incorporate the same cooking method in so many dishes? And thinking frying makes everything taste good? That's just lame. In the dishes that incorporate a lot of herbs, the herbs are sliced to be thin, but LONG. Lots of LONG pieces of herbs will get tangled with each other, resulting in herb lumps mixed with noodles or accompanying the main protein ingredient. Now I understood the restaurant was not busy because the food is just not very good.

  30. MO

    MatthewO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It's worth a visit given the chefs notoriety and creativity but we wish we had gotten more guidance from The waitstaff - almost every dish we got was fried. Most dishes were solid, but not "WOW" which we expected at this type of Place. The best dish was the shrimp fritters. That was really good.

  31. N

    Nyeats

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2013

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I have eaten at Wong's several times and it never disappoints. The place is small and tables and chairs are closely arranged but somehow it makes for a very cool vibe. There is also a bar and counter overlooking the kitchen where I always sit. The food is delicious. The outstanding dishes are anything with duck, the lobster egg foo young, and any speciality. You can't go wrong with any dish. The MUST are the duck buns. If they have the braised dumplings GET it! cocktails are strong so beware but really good. If I crave some different and delicious food this is where I go. Sometimes all the Italian or American or other classic restaurants just get boring so this is where I go.

  32. NY

    NYCeater

    Palm Springs

    213 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wong serves really delicious modern Asian cuisine. Good and sensibly priced wine list. Great daily specials. Try the Lobster Egg Foo Young.

  33. A

    Atoz

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved Wong! We arrived for a late booking one night, and absolutely loved it! The food is fresh, creative and sensationally tasty. The staff were so lovely and the decor and general ambience was gorgeous. We have recommended to lots of people!

  34. NY

    NYCeater6363

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The deconstructed dumplings and dandelion salad served as really delicious appetizers. Rice noodles, bobo chicken, eggplant and calamari were also devoured and shared among our party of three. Spicy, sweet and just a bit salty -- these dishes hit all the right notes. My friends had creative cocktails, which they really liked. The location was a great meet up place to celebrate a reunion of old friends. We all left stuffed and happy.

  35. C

    Cleo

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WOW!!! very extraordinary asian food! very tasty ! I came with my girlfriend and we both enjoyed the food .Love it and will be back again!

  36. SC

    SignorCrankoletto

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We ordered a zucchini blossom stuffed with crab meat, scallops with duck tongue balls and a short rib dish. They all lacked flavor and were not memorable at all. All zeros. Then our entrees came. Chicken Bobo and Typhoon Lobster. Wow! Both dishes hit a home run. The chicken was perfectly cooked and the seasonings were mouth watering. When I eat lobster, I pick that sucker clean. The plating was beautiful. The seasoned ground pork played beautifully off the perfectly cooked lobster. It was amazing. I despise being let down by a lobster dish in a restaurant. This one was a thrilling gastronomic feast. So what have we learned from my review- skip the apps and go straight for the entrees! Signore Crankoletto has spoken.

  37. S

    Suka4food

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wong combines fresh ingredients with clever culinary techniques and fusions of tastes to create modern dishes based on traditional recipes from south east Asia, mainly Malaysia. I have been to Wong multiple times and my friends and I have been blown away by the dishes, service and ambience. If you're lucky you might be greeted by the owner himself, a humble and friendly gentleman who knows how to get to the heart of the customers; through the stomach. I would highly recommend Wong for great dinner. Gotta try the Duck Bun and Typhoon Lobster. Yummy!

  38. m

    msruddlaw

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Simpson Wong is the most thoughtful and innovative chef in NYC! Shrimp in lobster sauce that includes a fresh lobster tail. A "creamy", frothy non-dairy dessert that you would swear was ice cream from Otto but contains flax seed oil and omega-3 fatty acids (the brainstorm of his cardiologist partner). The communal atmosphere is trendy and congenial at the same time. Go as a group of 8 or go alone.

  39. f

    ftsmjs

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding. Presentation of food was excellent. As an appetizer I tried duck tongue for the first time, just popped it in my mouth and the taste exploded. It was awesome!! My husband had duck buns...shredded duck meat on toasted rolls which were tasty and would order them again. My entree was crispy duck and my husband had lobster egg foo yung. Both were outstanding. To top off the evening we had lychee sorbet a wonderful end to an excellent meal.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Wong succeeds in creating new variations on Asian dishes which are innovative and delicious.

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Wong is rated 3.9 stars by 245 OpenTable diners

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