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Lychee House

141 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
Asian, Dim Sum, Chinese
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
(212) 753-3900DirectionsMapOrder Online
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Added on 08/22/2014



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  • Great food, service and location
    by  on 01/06/2011

    Delicious food, some of the best i've had. Great service and convenient mid-town location. Will definitely return.

  • Good chinese place.
    by  on 08/16/2010

    I went here on a recommendation by a close friend. To cut to the chase, this restaurant is top notch. If you like shrimp you will die for the Grand Marnier Shrimp. Have it as an appetizer and the move on to the sweet and sour pork. If you like something a little on the spicy side try the Mongolian beef. It is top notch. This is a must visit Chinese restaurant. I am going back again with some business associates for lunch this week. This is just 3 days after my dinner there. Oh yes, it is that good!

  • Fabulous and Delicious
    by  on 04/27/2010

    fantastic dishes in a very inviting atmosphere - service is always top notch - I came in by accident as I was walking down the street and for some reason I was intrigued to check it out - I will be back for sure.

  • Dim Sum Meals at Lychee house
    by  on 04/26/2010

    \r I have now had three Dim Sum meals at Lychee house and can say with a straight face, to the most critical Sinophile, that piece for piece, it is as good as Chinatown Brasserie and, unless you¹re looking for offal, curious seafood or the lower extremities of fowl, even better than most places in Chinatown, including the Golden Unicorn.\r \r There are more than a dozen dishes ranging from familiar Seared Pork Dumplings, Shanghainese Soup Dumplings and Cha Shu Bao (Cantonese Roast Pork Buns), to the more exotic Pomegranate Shaped Peking-style Crispy Pork Shu Mai and nearly sublime Foie Gras Dumplings.\r \r The dishes are made-to-order but what they have in common, whether they originated in Northern or Southern Chinese kitchens or in a Singapore ³Hawker¹s² stall, is that they¹re fresh and clean tasting and manageable in a bite or two.\r \r Worth special consideration: The Foie Gras Dumplings are wrapped in a delicate transparent skin through which the wonderful earthy flavor of Foie Gras fills the mouth. The Coral dumplings also thin-skinned, is filled with a whole rather than chopped shrimp. The Singapore ³Hawker² Style Fishhballs, with a crispy rice exterior, combine subtle ocean taste with a happy texture.\r \r Over my three visits, I¹ve eaten every item on the Dim Sum menu. On each visit, I ate with one colleague, and we found that five plates, followed by an order of Shanghanese Flat Noodles w/ pork, were more than sufficient to walk away feeling well fed. A sweet dumpling called Snowflake Nuomici, which is charming in every sense of the word, completed each meal. This is one Hong Kong favorite that actually satisfies my very Western sweet tooth.\r

  • Modern Chinese
    by  on 03/30/2010

    This place is so gooood. I work in the area and I have been getting my food from Lychee house with my work buddies. I frequently get the soup dumplings - which are really good, best i have ever had. \r \r They are very friendly and have great service. Check this place out, you wont be disapointed.

  • Great Chinese
    by  on 03/30/2010

    I went here the other day, saw this place randomly. Let me just say that i will be coming back atleast once a week. Best dim sum i have ever had, and they do really good lunch specials. I sugest you check this place out.

  • Worst service and terrible food
    by  on 11/08/2008

    This restaurant is one of the terrible service places in New York. Tonight (11/8/08) we had services from manager and other staff. The food was worst. We had stomach problem after we got to home. Never go to the place to eat. Chinese food cannot be trusted.

  • Obnoxious Manager had the audacity to tell us our tip was unacceptable.
    by  on 11/07/2008

    I have never written a bad review but this time I have no choice. To begin with, the staff was impatient because we only had appetizers. (As if we owed it to them to order more.) The last straw was that the Owner/manager actually came to our table after we paid the bill to tell us that our tip was not enough (and he was very surly about it, telling us that 'This is New York.'). News flash, genius: \r 1. Tips are discretionary. And we had already given 15%. \r 2. We are from New York, so we recognize obnoxious when we see it. We are never coming back.\r 3. No wonder the place was practically empty in the middle of the dinner rush hour in midtown.\r


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