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$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian
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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.1 miles from Chinatown
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Hop Lee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3