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Joy Luck Palace

98 Mott St., New York, NY 10013 40.717134 -73.997283
nr. Canal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-219-2828 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, 8:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; B, D at Grand St.

Prices

$10-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Family Style
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Joy Luck Palace is, despite what its massive golden marquee might indicate, not a traditional Chinatown banquet hall—at least aesthetically. The restaurant is lit along the ceiling by muted pools of neon lights and in place of hanging lanterns or paper dragons are televisions. One Jumbotron-size LED screen projects fireworks and dancing red fans against the back wall while three smaller screens play, in tandem, a Chinese version of The Voice. The dim sum is significantly above average. Shrimp har gow dumplings are oversized and flavorful, the pork shumai are filled with mushroom and topped with a generous sprinkling of roe, and more rarely seen dishes are also available including ji dan gao and bao with peanuts. The jumbo shrimp with candied walnuts resist sogginess despite a generous (and tasty) coating of mayonnaise. The crispy chicken—which delivers abundantly on the crispy front—is slightly dry, though, and comes with a can of stale Pringles.

Note

Reservations accepted for dinner only.

Recommended Dishes

Shumai, $2.75; shrimp har gow, $3.25

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