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“Ok food and service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nanking - Manhattan

Nanking - Manhattan
Ranked #6,319 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 50th Street
Transit: N, R & W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street, and C & E trains to 50th Street.
Description: Welcome to the nanking restaurant to experience the hospitality of this ancient city of China ! Nanking is a city about equal distance from Canton and Peking.In 1842, after nanking was captured by the British, Sir Henry pottinger signed the nanking treaty. What followed thereafter was an era where various eating places opened up for visitors to enjoy the hospitality of this region. The food was modified to suit the palette of the visitors to entice them to come back to these eating places. This fusion cuisine became very popular. It is our humble endeavor at nanking Restaurant to bring you the same historical fusion taste, and hospitality from ancient China. We extend a very warm welcome to you and will make every effort to make your visit enjoyable and memorable.
Espoo, Finland
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320 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Ok food and service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had dinner here on a friday. The service was ok and the food ok. It was no special experience in any sense. If you read my other reviews, I normally write much more but this time I simply could not find anything which would stand out.

  • Visited April 2014
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dunfermline
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went here for an early evening Dinner. Food is awful. Chicken was brown and not white. Asked if they use breast of chicken and was told yes, the waitress says it would just be the sauce changing the colour! I left most of my food. The waitress was clearing our plates when she then said, she checked with the kitchen and the white chicken is only used for the Tai curry dish!! So what I effectively must have had then was meat from the chicken leg/thigh. Not what you expect especially at those prices. Rice was also stuck together in one bug lump. Yuk yuk yuk!! She didn't charge us for our wine though as she knew we were not happy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nickymunro
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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“Avoid! Not up to scratch.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped at the Nanking as it was close to our hotel and it was raining quite badly. The food was below average. The rice was dreadful. Dry is an under-statement. It was awful. Needed a glass of water per mouthful to wash it down with. Not pleasant. We were only in NYC for 5 days and feel slightly cheated that we wasted one night in this place. Whilst I do not want to slate the place, I would prefer for others to learn from our mistake and go elsewhere. Plenty of choice close by.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EmL0u84
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Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
“Mediocre and overly priced food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

The food was really not upto the mark. Food lacked the basic ingredient such as salt and when we told the server he generously asked us to put salt from the salt shaker over the food.
Not only this, for 30 dollar lobster what you get is fish (meat unknown but definitely not lobster) cakes in extra spicy gingery paste for gravy.
Quantity for price was certainly less.
Overall not an great place to go when you want to eat good food and at least we will never ever go back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dinesh T
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Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good Deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Close to Times Square, this Thai restaurant was the right ticket for us for a change from North American cuisine. Three of us ordered different dishes and shared, all were really good, and served up far faster than at a typical restaurant or pub. Would eat here again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marty C
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