18 E. Broadway, New York, NY, 10002
at Catherine St.
By jek123 on 2/22/2011
Here's the synopsis:dead rodent found underfoot, diners grossed out, staff...unruffled. Friends and I were just starting to eat some average tasting dim sum when, upon dropping some food, our eyes fell upon a very dead mouse under the table. Horror. Truly. The thing looked like it just keeled over mid scurry across the dining room. It was doubtlessly poisoned with some quick acting and very lethal stuff-- unsettling given that our table was right outside the kitchen door. The staff were somewhat apologetic; as in, sorry you need to get up but I need to sweep a rodent from under your table. Mostly they were nonchalant, as if to say, hey, don't get your panties up in a bunch, this is what happens when we have to try to keep the restaurant clean for you! They saw that we were quite exercised, so as a consolation, they comped the food we ate and, hey!, 10% off the remainder of our meal! Unbelievable. Hats off to the Golden Unicorn for not letting a little thing like a dead mouse in the dining room get in the way of keeping their cool.
By exciteme on 7/8/2007
The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and decor for a restaurant in Chinatown. The dim sum, as others have noted, was average. I, however, thought the food was a bit pricey given the quality.
By NYandLA on 12/18/2005
Note: I am only rating Dim Sum. I haven't sampled their regular menu. I am used to Empress Pavilion in Los Angeles and the Dim Sum at this restaurant doesn't even come close. Shu Mai tasted like packaged food, the fishballs were too fishy. We didn't like anything except for sticky rice maybe. Will not return. I am sure there are better Dim Sum places in NYC.