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Lucky Cheng's

605 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10019 40.762956 -73.984188
nr. 11th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-995-5500 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Chinese, Japanese/Sushi, Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


    15 Reviews | Write a Review

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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.; B, D, E at Seventh Ave.


$40-50, prix-fixe

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Prix-Fixe


  • Full Bar




Lucky Cheng's is better known for its cross-dressing waitstaff than its cuisine. The restaurant put up a big stink when its chow was awarded a piddling "8" from Zagat. The food, a pan Asian potpourri, is palatable, but it's also incidental. You're only ordering that Pupu Platter for two—no spare ribs here, expect nori tempura salmon rolls, assorted satays and dumplings—to be privy to some drag 'tude. It was, after all, one of Lucky's "ladies" that made it into the Post for having the bejeezus kicked out of her by the kitchen staff.


All meals are prix-fixe starting at $40.