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Shun Lee Palace

155 E. 55th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Lexington Ave.

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Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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42% would go back.

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By woolyhat on 4/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Let me start this review with warning to anyone planning to visit this restaurant. Everything about it was terrible- the service rude and unhelpful, the food overcooked and greasy and the decoration shabby and tacky. I read a few positive reviews on this website but they can only have been written by either the manager of the restaurant or by people who haven't tasted real chinese food. We ordered dumplings, lamb, duck and vegetables and the food became more vile with every course. The manager was clearly trying to turn over as many tables as possible and we got stuck with a bill for $150 for two people. If you want great chinese food go to Chinatown Brasserie or try Chin Chin in midtown. I want my money back!!!

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By mfitz3971 on 12/5/2017

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Waitress was not pleasant to start off with and not attentive at all. Non existent by the midpoint of our meal. Neglected to offer any crispy wonton noodles as they did other tables. To start we ordered the vegetable spring roll which was nothing more than a grease stick. Main course was two of their "specialty items", dry sautéed shredded beef and the crispy prawns with XO sauce. Both dinners lacked anything to be considered a specialty. We could have gotten the same from an Asian fast food location for $100.00 less. Based on the exceptionally poor meal and the worse service I opted to not tip. Shun Lee opted to add a tip to my credit card bill after we left, which I found out days later when the bank charge came through. I strongly do not recommend this restaurant.

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