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Pearls Chinese Restaurant

796 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10025 (Manhattan)
212 749 0300
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English first
New York, NY
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226 reviews 226 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I go to Pearls in my Upper Westside neighborhood about every six months or so. It's "signature" is a free carafe of wine with your meal --- not great wine but the gesture is appreciated. The other evening I ordered their beef and vegetables in brown sauce --- nothing outstanding but certainly a decent meal (I wouldn't have minded a... More 

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Widecombe in the Moor, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I visit this place with friends every time income to New York. It's really a place just for locals because it's definitely off the beaten track for tourists. It's pretty much standard stuff and oddly I always seem to enjoy the starters more than the mail course. Last night I had the fried pork dumplings at $5.95 and my friends... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Pearls bills itself as Hunan and Szechuan, which I associate with strong/hot flavours. We ordered delivery and the food was fresh, abundant, but bland beyond bland. A Five Chinese Flavors eggplant, had hardly one flavor..... The Hot and Sour soup, again, nor sour nor hot. So a very average meal. Delivery was super efficient and courteous. Average seems the best... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The food is really good, and delivery is really fast. The problem with Pearls is the inconsistency of portion size. Sometimes there are 6 prawns in my dinner, sometimes there are 3. For $13.95, that's a pretty expensive dish. We used to order from Pearls at least once a week, but then they started shorting us on ingredients. When I... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've been going to Pearls on Amsterdam and 99th Street for many years. The food has always proved to be good consistent chinese/american fare with an accent on Szechuan flavored dishes. It is family friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Pearls can be jammed with neighborhood people, but my opinion is not all dishes are terrific. I have found some to be very bland for my tastes, and I stick to just a few menu items. Little Bit of Everything soup, Hunan pork, Chow Fun. Lo Mein. The lunch is reasonable. Some of the dinner specials I feel are overpriced.... More 

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

My husband and I went here for dinner one Sunday night. It was very quiet because it is the week of July 4th and the city is very empty of residents. We had the fried pork dumplings, crystal shrimp dumplings, egg roll, crispy shredded beef and singapore rice noodles. The dumplings, sauce and egg roll were excellent. The beef was... More 

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El Paso, TX
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40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Ate here twice within a few days. Both times, I loved the food, but found the service to be surly/neglectful

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El Paso, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Food was good. Service was very slow and not at all friendly. Would prefe take out.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This place in Times Square has excellent food enough in the portions to share. However the service was awful to put it mildly. The person running the register did not acknowledge us to seat us, someone came from the back to show us to a table. The waitress barely had the time to waste on taking our orders. Never did... More 

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Additional Information about Pearls Chinese Restaurant

Address: 796 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10025
Phone Number: 212 749 0300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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