Since opening on the East side of Manhattan in 1971, Shun Lee Palace continues to be an upscale Chinese restaurant specializing in serving trendy and eclectic cuisine. It was Manhattan’s original fine dining Chinese restaurant. We take immense pride in creating visually striking and mouth-watering gourmet fare that is a world apart from the rest. With regional dishes from all of China, Shun Lee Palace offers a refreshing and unconventional twist from the usual Oriental fare.
Shun Lee West opened in 1981 giving residents on the West side of Manhattan easier access to the same fine Chinese dining. Shun Lee Cafe (open on weekends and weeknights) for those looking for a quick bite before a performance at Lincoln Center. Guests also have access to high quality dim sum.
For an absolutely divine culinary experience, indulge in our popular Beijing Duck served table side with pancakes, hoisin sauce and scallion brushes. Try the Dry Shredded Crispy Beef and the spicy XO Prawns to enjoy rich and flavorful Chinese cuisine cooked to precision. Sip on your favorite cocktail or uncork one of the many exceptional wines we offer.
SHUN LEE COOKBOOK
Michael Tong, original owner of New York’s legendary Shun Lee restaurants helped bring about the transformation of Chinese cuisine in North America. Along with master chef T.T. Wang, they were the first to introduce Hunan and Szechuan flavors to the American palate. The Shun Lee cookbook shares 100 easy to follow recipes and 60 photographs from more than forty years of serving the finest Chinese food in America.