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Reviewed October 7, 2022

Not very nice at all. A couple of our party had Scheuzan chicken and beef. It was tasteless. Kids had vegetable pancakes and they were not cooked in the centre. On another note if you use the bathroom before you order I think you would...leave. They could sorely do with a good clean with ingrained dirt round the light switches etc. you can do so much better than thisMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2021

Been going to this place for years. And for the first time, we were disappointed. The clams with black bean sauce lacked flavor. The lobster cantonese style was unpleasing to look at - like someone dropped scrambled eggs over the lobster - very little sauce....The shrimp with lobster sauce had to much corn starch in the sauce so it congealed. Also - they now only take cash - they should tell you clearly before you start ordering. The snow pea leaves were delicious. But all in all - it's just not what it used to be and after many many years of going here, it's time to find a new place.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

This restaurants food and service are consistent. The price and portions are excellent and worth a try if you’re looking for restaurant in Chinatown.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Fabulous True Cantonese Cuisine. The Lobster was divine. The flavors so incredible, but not for the cowardly eaters. You must pick up every piece and suck all the juices out. What fun! You must get the Roast Duck! OMG- it’s my absolute favorite thing to...eat when I come to New York. Get out of your comfort zone and go downtown for dinner. Couple of notes- Only beer served, they let me bring wine. I asked the waiter to bring true Cantonese cuisine to the table- I didn’t want the Americanized fried stuff you get at your local suburban Chinese restaurant. For the most he did, but he still brought the fried stuff( which worked out for the most part cause not all my crew is as eclectic an eater as me- PS it’s almost Chines New Year- I gave the waiter a bottle of Cognac and coincidentally our table was great!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Fried rice was amazing. My pickiest kid liked it. Portions are huge. They are very kid friendly. They sent each of my kids out with 4 fortune cookies each. They also take credit card which is rare in Chinatown.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Delicious place, simply delicious. Be careful the serving are HUGE. Great choice of Chinese, great quality, nice atmosphere. We were silly enough to order one dish for everyone and an appetizer. Big mistake. Came nowhere near to finishing it. Personally I had beef pan fried...noodle (about $14), I’m sure it was enough for two full meals. Lunch in this place was our friend’s recommendation and I’m definitely ready to recommend it to anyone in my turn.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Went weekday lunch. Not crowded because down the block form more touristy restaurants on Mott near Canal St. Downstairs was nice but nothing special. Food was good but not great. Service and prices very good - portions large.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

It was slow so only the downstairs was open. It was quite hot inside, which took some adjustment. The décor is reminiscent of a diner (Similar furniture and it’s very brightly lit), so there’s not a ton of ambiance (the staff was prepping food at...the next table). Our servers were very attentive (English was a little rough, but we plowed through). There were not many drink options, and only two types of beer, but it sufficed. They had an extensive menu. We ate the Crispy Chicken and Shrimp Fried Rice; both were excellent. My friend did not enjoy her egg rolls, but otherwise we stuffed ourselves. We would eat here again.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Tight seating and less than clean bathroom (it was the end of the night) but the food was DELICIOUS. We had the dim sum, chicken chow main and beef with broccoli. The portions can definitely be shared. Everything was fresh and delicious. And we loved...the hot tea on the table that is included. I'm so glad we passed all the other restaurants and ate here. (And you know it's good when you see a party of 20 Chinese people leaving just as you are sitting down. )More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

My wife and I were here with family for a late lunch banquet, with reservations set about 2 weeks ago. We had about 20 people on 2 tables. Service was excellent, as was the food. I am always reluctant to rate Excellent, but this restaurant...was.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

The hype is wrong..I don’t usually say this about anywhere....just don’t bother it’s average and only memorable because the ratings from others were so good and my experience poor.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

long lines, best to share table as many large tables. Peking duck is outstanding. not for the faint harted.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

This was the first dinner my friend and I had in the city. Another friend of our had recommended it. We ordered an egg roll, steamed dumplings, pork fried rice & black pepper steak and shared them all. The portions are huge! Everything was really...good but this place is not my favorite Chinese food place in Manhattan. It was busy but we were able to get seated right away. The service was good as well.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time at the basement restaurant. The place was packed but the service was friendly and always on point to help us. The food was great from the dim sum, steamed dumplings, to the duck , shrimp and scallops. Finishing off with the...hot towels and oranges it was a great dinner and experience.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

If you are in NYC and crave good Chinese food Hop Lee is the place to dine . Best steam dumplings, egg rolls and if u want a tasty chicken dish just ask for Hop Lee Chicken !!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3