Peking Duck House

★★★☆☆
Midtown and Chinatown locations serve classic Chinese and specialty Peking duck in modern, dimly lit atmosphere crowded by loyal locals.
  • 28 Mott St

    New York, NY 10013

    Cross street: nr. Mosco St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-227-1810

About Peking Duck House

Hours
Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm

Food

Food
More choices in New York:
Resultset_next

Wo Hop Restaurant

15 Mott St New York, NY

Resultset_next

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

65 Bayard St New York, NY

2.6429 56
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Peking Duck House was?
Write a Review
  « Previous 1
.

My first experience with Peking duck house was wonderful so I returned for New year 2013 to have the most unpleasant experience. The atmosphere had changed a lot and had become very touristy and factory like. The waiters were unhelpful and

3
★★★★★

My first experience with Peking duck house was wonderful so I returned for New year 2013 to have the most unpleasant experience. The atmosphere had changed a lot and had become very touristy and factory like. The waiters were unhelpful and

.

Not bad, but they are not really good at handling a full house. You may find yourself waiting 20-30 minutes just to place an order on busy nights. Even so, their food is only average - which doesn't justify the costs. Sorry!

3
★★★★★

Not bad, but they are not really good at handling a full house. You may find yourself waiting 20-30 minutes just to place an order on busy nights. Even so, their food is only average - which doesn't justify the costs. Sorry!

.

We had reservations for 5 for last Friday night. When we got to the restaurant they couldn't find our reservation and was very rude about the whole thing, We will not go back there.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We had reservations for 5 for last Friday night. When we got to the restaurant they couldn't find our reservation and was very rude about the whole thing, We will not go back there.

.

This restaurant has one of the largest selections of premium tequilas, but the rate is so high that makes it unaffordable. The food quality is not the best and they also do not have a great selection of Chinese food. The staff is not all that supportive. So, not a good overall choice.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant has one of the largest selections of premium tequilas, but the rate is so high that makes it unaffordable. The food quality is not the best and they also do not have a great selection of Chinese food. The staff is not all that supportive. So, not a good overall choice.

.

My family of 7 had a small birthday dinner party in Chinatown at Peking Duck House on September 9, 2010. We had reservations for 6:30pm. When we arrived at 6:25pm the restaurant was not even aware that there is a reservation and did not even prepare for it.\r\n\r\nSo far as the foods, the Scallion Pancakes tasted terrible, it did not even look like Pancakes, it looked kind of like Danish. \r\n\r\nThey did not carve the duck in front of us as it claimed on the menu. The other dish is a steamed Flounder, it is a large fish, and the waiter did not even offer to remove the bone for us as all the Chinese restaurants do. Not once did the waiters ever show up to ask how the foods were. They all gathered in the middle of the casher desk area doing nothing. We also felt rushed to leave the restaurant as the waiter wanted to quickly remove our dishes\r\n\r\nThis restaurants service was the worst that I have ever been to. If you like Chinese food there are lots of good Chinese restaurants with better services in Chinatown. It is not worth it to spend this kind of money and get all the aggravation. For me myself I will never go there again. \r\n

0
★☆☆☆☆

My family of 7 had a small birthday dinner party in Chinatown at Peking Duck House on September 9, 2010. We had reservations for 6:30pm. When we arrived at 6:25pm the restaurant was not even aware that there is a reservation and did not even prepare for it.\r\n\r\nSo far as the foods, the Scallion Pancakes tasted terrible, it did not even look like Pancakes, it looked kind of like Danish. \r\n\r\nThey did not carve the duck in front of us as it claimed on the menu. The other dish is a steamed Flounder, it is a large fish, and the waiter did not even offer to remove the bone for us as all the Chinese restaurants do. Not once did the waiters ever show up to ask how the foods were. They all gathered in the middle of the casher desk area doing nothing. We also felt rushed to leave the restaurant as the waiter wanted to quickly remove our dishes\r\n\r\nThis restaurants service was the worst that I have ever been to. If you like Chinese food there are lots of good Chinese restaurants with better services in Chinatown. It is not worth it to spend this kind of money and get all the aggravation. For me myself I will never go there again. \r\n

.

Asians be prepared to be treated like a vagrant off the street. If you do eat there make sure you ask for the oranges before you get the bill or whatever they lavish non Asians and see how the managers & staff gets all twisted & creepy with excuses that you don't deserve the same treatment. Skip the tip!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Asians be prepared to be treated like a vagrant off the street. If you do eat there make sure you ask for the oranges before you get the bill or whatever they lavish non Asians and see how the managers & staff gets all twisted & creepy with excuses that you don't deserve the same treatment. Skip the tip!!!

Pros: negative zero rating is too high for the food+service

Cons: still in business?

.

Ducks are too dry to match their so expensive price! Also, their service is very inequality .\nThey refuse to serve after dinner to us oranges after a so expensive meal. We asked why they only not gave us.\nAt first, they said there is no orange left, then they said we have to pay for it, so we asked them to show us the menu. They finally said we were being bad customers, but others are their friends, and those customers spend a lot of money there, so they would like and have to pay for the orange for all of their friends!?! How Ridiculous!\nWe will not go back there again. AND EVERYBODY, DO NOT GO THERE!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Ducks are too dry to match their so expensive price! Also, their service is very inequality .\nThey refuse to serve after dinner to us oranges after a so expensive meal. We asked why they only not gave us.\nAt first, they said there is no orange left, then they said we have to pay for it, so we asked them to show us the menu. They finally said we were being bad customers, but others are their friends, and those customers spend a lot of money there, so they would like and have to pay for the orange for all of their friends!?! How Ridiculous!\nWe will not go back there again. AND EVERYBODY, DO NOT GO THERE!

Cons: Service, Food, Price, Ambience

.

After reading all the recommendation in numerous sites, plus some in the guide books, I decided to go there with a group of friends to give it a try.\r\n\r\nBig disappointment! The duck was cold and bland; the vegetable dish we ordered was soggy; the lamb dish was just salty! Overall, the food here was terrible! \r\n\r\nThis is a big tourist trap: overprice + second class food.\r\n\r\nIt's a waste of money. Don't even think of eating here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

After reading all the recommendation in numerous sites, plus some in the guide books, I decided to go there with a group of friends to give it a try.\r\n\r\nBig disappointment! The duck was cold and bland; the vegetable dish we ordered was soggy; the lamb dish was just salty! Overall, the food here was terrible! \r\n\r\nThis is a big tourist trap: overprice + second class food.\r\n\r\nIt's a waste of money. Don't even think of eating here.

.

There arent many restaurants that I can think of where I left feeling like I had been totally cheated out of my money. Unfortunately for me, Peking Duck House definitely fell under that category. I had read all the previous reviews about it being a tourist trap and having terrible service before going, but most people said the duck was good, so I let the other stuff slide.\n\nUpon arrival, I saw that the dcor and ambiance was almost at a standard American level for nice. No cheesy Chinese paintings, no random aquarium, no stains on the wall, and it was populated by roughly 80% Caucasian patrons. All those things combined should have sent blaring warning signals all throughout my brain. But alas, I ignored them. \n\nThe duck was $40 dollars which is pretty expensive but after confirming with the waiter that it was a whole duck, I felt like it wasnt a bad deal, especially since restaurant itself was decently nice. When the duck came out, they showed it to us, and began to make a spectacle of cutting it up. After slicing off the skin and a little bit of the meat, they plated it, put it on our table and took the rest of the duck into the kitchen. I assumed that they were taking the duck back to the kitchen to do a more thorough dissection before bringing the meat back out. I was mistaken. I had paid $43.35 including tax for duck skin and trimmings, gone were the remaining couple pounds of meat still hanging on the duck I thought I had bought.\n\nThose people who actually gave this place a good review have most definitely never had real Peking Duck because Peking Duck includes duck meat and does not include tortillas. So I ate my paltry, albeit expensive meal, gave no tip, and silently stewed all the way home. \n\nAll I can say is to not eat here, ever.\n

0
★☆☆☆☆

There arent many restaurants that I can think of where I left feeling like I had been totally cheated out of my money. Unfortunately for me, Peking Duck House definitely fell under that category. I had read all the previous reviews about it being a tourist trap and having terrible service before going, but most people said the duck was good, so I let the other stuff slide.\n\nUpon arrival, I saw that the dcor and ambiance was almost at a standard American level for nice. No cheesy Chinese paintings, no random aquarium, no stains on the wall, and it was populated by roughly 80% Caucasian patrons. All those things combined should have sent blaring warning signals all throughout my brain. But alas, I ignored them. \n\nThe duck was $40 dollars which is pretty expensive but after confirming with the waiter that it was a whole duck, I felt like it wasnt a bad deal, especially since restaurant itself was decently nice. When the duck came out, they showed it to us, and began to make a spectacle of cutting it up. After slicing off the skin and a little bit of the meat, they plated it, put it on our table and took the rest of the duck into the kitchen. I assumed that they were taking the duck back to the kitchen to do a more thorough dissection before bringing the meat back out. I was mistaken. I had paid $43.35 including tax for duck skin and trimmings, gone were the remaining couple pounds of meat still hanging on the duck I thought I had bought.\n\nThose people who actually gave this place a good review have most definitely never had real Peking Duck because Peking Duck includes duck meat and does not include tortillas. So I ate my paltry, albeit expensive meal, gave no tip, and silently stewed all the way home. \n\nAll I can say is to not eat here, ever.\n

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Peking Duck

.

I have never had peking duck before so I guess I have no comparison, but I had a good experience there. I really liked the duck and the sauce, i did not experience any discrimination, but I am not asian. However, the server was not the friendliest. I'll probably try another place before I return because now I know I like peking duck and to try another place.

2
★★★★☆

I have never had peking duck before so I guess I have no comparison, but I had a good experience there. I really liked the duck and the sauce, i did not experience any discrimination, but I am not asian. However, the server was not the friendliest. I'll probably try another place before I return because now I know I like peking duck and to try another place.

Pros: Good food

Cons: service

.

I've always wanted to check this place out but after going last night I would not rush to go back. The duck was mediocre and the sauce it was served with was really watery. It's a clean and decent looking place and the rest of the food was ok. The dumplings were great, actually. Just don't get the duck.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've always wanted to check this place out but after going last night I would not rush to go back. The duck was mediocre and the sauce it was served with was really watery. It's a clean and decent looking place and the rest of the food was ok. The dumplings were great, actually. Just don't get the duck.

.

Prior to walking into Peking Duck House, I didn't have a clue as to the detailed process that a duck must go through to not only be chosen for Peking Duck but then the process itself...fascinating! \r\n\r\nWe ended up there twice during our most recent trip to New York; the first time we were part of a larger group and ordered the whole Peking duck. Seeing the duck wheeled out and sliced in front of you is not only very interesting, it adds a nice show element to the meal. The skin is absolutely incredible and each slice just melts in your mouth. The cucumbers and scallions, paired with the sauce, meld perfectly with the duck and make you want to continue eating long after you're full. Dangerous stuff, that. \r\n\r\nOur second meal was much more low key; we finished a tour on the edge of Chinatown and were hungry so we headed over to the Peking Duck House once more. This time, we ordered off the regular menu. We started with won ton soup and steamed chicken dumplings, both were very good. We then moved on to crispy duck with a side of sauteed spinach. The crispy duck was fine, but after being spoiled by the Peking duck of several days prior it just didn't quite measure up. \r\n\r\nWe'll be back again and will be ordering the Peking duck!

2
★★★★☆

Prior to walking into Peking Duck House, I didn't have a clue as to the detailed process that a duck must go through to not only be chosen for Peking Duck but then the process itself...fascinating! \r\n\r\nWe ended up there twice during our most recent trip to New York; the first time we were part of a larger group and ordered the whole Peking duck. Seeing the duck wheeled out and sliced in front of you is not only very interesting, it adds a nice show element to the meal. The skin is absolutely incredible and each slice just melts in your mouth. The cucumbers and scallions, paired with the sauce, meld perfectly with the duck and make you want to continue eating long after you're full. Dangerous stuff, that. \r\n\r\nOur second meal was much more low key; we finished a tour on the edge of Chinatown and were hungry so we headed over to the Peking Duck House once more. This time, we ordered off the regular menu. We started with won ton soup and steamed chicken dumplings, both were very good. We then moved on to crispy duck with a side of sauteed spinach. The crispy duck was fine, but after being spoiled by the Peking duck of several days prior it just didn't quite measure up. \r\n\r\nWe'll be back again and will be ordering the Peking duck!

.

Their food is way overpriced, tables are small, some areas are dirty.\r\n\r\nThey DON'T like asian customers, period. \r\nThey don't like to seat them and they don't even like to take their reservation. I tried just earlier today to make a reservation for tonight, they told me there is no table. I asked an american colleague to make the call again after 15 minutes, they told her no problem. Will never visit this restaurant again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Their food is way overpriced, tables are small, some areas are dirty.\r\n\r\nThey DON'T like asian customers, period. \r\nThey don't like to seat them and they don't even like to take their reservation. I tried just earlier today to make a reservation for tonight, they told me there is no table. I asked an american colleague to make the call again after 15 minutes, they told her no problem. Will never visit this restaurant again.

Cons: Expensive food, discrimination

.

I didn't read any of the reviews of this restaurant before dining there (luckily or else I probably wouldn't have gone), and am surprised at the negative comments in most of them. The service is about as good as any Asian restaurant I have eaten at and the food (spring rolls, dumplings, a chicken and beef entree) was of a fairly good standard. I watched one of the chefs slicing up ducks throughout dinner and they all looked super-nice, though I was surprised like others on here about the size of the pancakes - they did seem too big for peking duck. The free tea and no corkage charge on the bottle of wine we took were pleasant surprises. As far as the disdrimination goes, there was at least two tables that I remember (it's not something that I intentionally look out for) had Asian families having dinner. Overall we had a very nice dinner and I would recommend this place to visiting friends.

2
★★★★☆

I didn't read any of the reviews of this restaurant before dining there (luckily or else I probably wouldn't have gone), and am surprised at the negative comments in most of them. The service is about as good as any Asian restaurant I have eaten at and the food (spring rolls, dumplings, a chicken and beef entree) was of a fairly good standard. I watched one of the chefs slicing up ducks throughout dinner and they all looked super-nice, though I was surprised like others on here about the size of the pancakes - they did seem too big for peking duck. The free tea and no corkage charge on the bottle of wine we took were pleasant surprises. As far as the disdrimination goes, there was at least two tables that I remember (it's not something that I intentionally look out for) had Asian families having dinner. Overall we had a very nice dinner and I would recommend this place to visiting friends.

Pros: No corkage charge.

Cons: Nothing really.

.

Despite all the hype this restaurant is not what it's cracked up to be. It represents the best of NYC attitude and the worst of Asian cuisine, and service. The food was mediocre but the service was terrible.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Despite all the hype this restaurant is not what it's cracked up to be. It represents the best of NYC attitude and the worst of Asian cuisine, and service. The food was mediocre but the service was terrible.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

This is the worst restaurant I have ever been to in my life. I really mean that. These people here do not like Asian customers at all. They tried to seat us downstairs just like what they try to do with all their other Asian customers. When we request to go back upstairs, they were gave us attitudes. May I say we made reservation in advance too! They said something like this: If the boss say ok then whatever. While the waiter was saying that, he did not look at us at all. It was like he was talking to the table. Very rude. When the food came... it was something you can get at a Take Out restaurant. What a waste of money! I suggest people not to go to this restaurant. There are much better restaurants directly across the street.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst restaurant I have ever been to in my life. I really mean that. These people here do not like Asian customers at all. They tried to seat us downstairs just like what they try to do with all their other Asian customers. When we request to go back upstairs, they were gave us attitudes. May I say we made reservation in advance too! They said something like this: If the boss say ok then whatever. While the waiter was saying that, he did not look at us at all. It was like he was talking to the table. Very rude. When the food came... it was something you can get at a Take Out restaurant. What a waste of money! I suggest people not to go to this restaurant. There are much better restaurants directly across the street.

Cons: SERVICE & FOOD

.

The Peking Duck was average (not the best that I've had.) The other food was below average. The servers all had an attitude: unwilling to serve. We went there for a group birthday dinner and felt rushed out of the restaurant. Will not return.

1
★★☆☆☆

The Peking Duck was average (not the best that I've had.) The other food was below average. The servers all had an attitude: unwilling to serve. We went there for a group birthday dinner and felt rushed out of the restaurant. Will not return.

Pros: Nice ambience

Cons: Poor service, Food not worth the price

.

I always wanted to try this place, Let me first by telling you, we made reservations. When my party arrive they proceeded to get us downstairs into the basement. The basement Stinks! It smells like OLD humid air. There were no one else in the basement besides us, and there were open tables upstairs. (yes we are asian). I proceeded to ask the host if we can be seated upstairs, after alot of talk and some discomfort, they cram us into a small table and just ignored us for a good 20 minutes. While all the other tables around us got served tea and placed their order. We almost walked out at this point and SHOULD""VE! A waiter came over really upset and took our order. At this point we figured out we were the real sitting ducks, the real fools of chinatown going to a resturant that was designed for tourist and nothing more. \r\nThe food finally came and it couldn't be any worst! The food is compared to a chinese fast food restaurant, there's no difference. Worst part is the duck was $40 and they didn't even use authentic wrap. They gave us some SOFT TACO WRAP! \r\nThis place is a WASTE OF MONEY, Discrimination! POOR SERVICE, HORRIBLE FOOD!\r\nYou want good DUCK? GO to BIG WONG just down the street towards CANAL. \r\nYou want AUTHENTIC CHINESE? GO to WO HOP down the street towards BOWERY.\r\nAVOID THIS PLACE!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I always wanted to try this place, Let me first by telling you, we made reservations. When my party arrive they proceeded to get us downstairs into the basement. The basement Stinks! It smells like OLD humid air. There were no one else in the basement besides us, and there were open tables upstairs. (yes we are asian). I proceeded to ask the host if we can be seated upstairs, after alot of talk and some discomfort, they cram us into a small table and just ignored us for a good 20 minutes. While all the other tables around us got served tea and placed their order. We almost walked out at this point and SHOULD""VE! A waiter came over really upset and took our order. At this point we figured out we were the real sitting ducks, the real fools of chinatown going to a resturant that was designed for tourist and nothing more. \r\nThe food finally came and it couldn't be any worst! The food is compared to a chinese fast food restaurant, there's no difference. Worst part is the duck was $40 and they didn't even use authentic wrap. They gave us some SOFT TACO WRAP! \r\nThis place is a WASTE OF MONEY, Discrimination! POOR SERVICE, HORRIBLE FOOD!\r\nYou want good DUCK? GO to BIG WONG just down the street towards CANAL. \r\nYou want AUTHENTIC CHINESE? GO to WO HOP down the street towards BOWERY.\r\nAVOID THIS PLACE!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: WORST FOOD EVER! DISCRIMINATION

.

Let me say that there is nothing wrong with the food. However, the service and the discrimination that this restaurant dishes out is unbelievable. I'm surprised there haven't been lawsuits filed yet. YES they do discriminate against asians. This place is a pure tourist trap that would rather have the asians sitting in the basement while the non-asians sit in the main dining room. Let me explain. The restaurant wants you to think that this is an upscale establishment. Most asians dine family style and yes they can be loud during dinner. They want you to believe that by seating asians downstairs will suit our style of dining. They want you to think that if you see non-asians through the window this will draw non-asians in. All of the negative reviews are coming from the asian patrons. Now let me tell you the shocker. My cousin used to work there and he was told specifically to seat and serve non-asians upstairs and asians downstairs. If you support discrimination then this place is for you.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Let me say that there is nothing wrong with the food. However, the service and the discrimination that this restaurant dishes out is unbelievable. I'm surprised there haven't been lawsuits filed yet. YES they do discriminate against asians. This place is a pure tourist trap that would rather have the asians sitting in the basement while the non-asians sit in the main dining room. Let me explain. The restaurant wants you to think that this is an upscale establishment. Most asians dine family style and yes they can be loud during dinner. They want you to believe that by seating asians downstairs will suit our style of dining. They want you to think that if you see non-asians through the window this will draw non-asians in. All of the negative reviews are coming from the asian patrons. Now let me tell you the shocker. My cousin used to work there and he was told specifically to seat and serve non-asians upstairs and asians downstairs. If you support discrimination then this place is for you.

Cons: Almost everything

.

service was very bad, so I only gave 8% tip because they deserved no more. my girlfriend is half-chinese and heard them say that we must be Jewish because all J's are stingy, the Germans should have exterminated us. I don't know how this shop can still have 4 stars when many of the reviews are no more than 1 star. It's ironic that they got voted for best Chinese restaurant in NY last year. I think everybody should stop going there.

0
★☆☆☆☆

service was very bad, so I only gave 8% tip because they deserved no more. my girlfriend is half-chinese and heard them say that we must be Jewish because all J's are stingy, the Germans should have exterminated us. I don't know how this shop can still have 4 stars when many of the reviews are no more than 1 star. It's ironic that they got voted for best Chinese restaurant in NY last year. I think everybody should stop going there.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

.

lazy and poor service. the server only insterested to serve the people that they know. If you don't go there frequent enough and the server doesn't recongize you then it mean you will get extremely poor services. I hate this place. I won't eat there again. The peking duck is not that special. The food taste worst than a take out chinese restaurant.

0
★☆☆☆☆

lazy and poor service. the server only insterested to serve the people that they know. If you don't go there frequent enough and the server doesn't recongize you then it mean you will get extremely poor services. I hate this place. I won't eat there again. The peking duck is not that special. The food taste worst than a take out chinese restaurant.

Pros: Can't come up with anything

Cons: Poor services, Food is bad, price is too high for a food taste like a take out

.

My experience is for all to know at the Peking Duck House on Mott Street.\r\nWhen you eat in a recommended restaurant and a waiter pours a bucket full of ice water down a young ladies back leaving her dress drenched and can't find a way to apologize I wonder how it will feel like for\r\nthe next person that gets burned by a terrine of hot noodles.\r\nI have never experienced such rude and unprofessional service in my life. The manager was not found and the young lady was left the laughing stock of the restaurant.\r\nFor the future I recommend to go in a raincoat and don't expect special.\r\nAfter 25 years in NY this is the worst treatment I have ever experienced !

0
★☆☆☆☆

My experience is for all to know at the Peking Duck House on Mott Street.\r\nWhen you eat in a recommended restaurant and a waiter pours a bucket full of ice water down a young ladies back leaving her dress drenched and can't find a way to apologize I wonder how it will feel like for\r\nthe next person that gets burned by a terrine of hot noodles.\r\nI have never experienced such rude and unprofessional service in my life. The manager was not found and the young lady was left the laughing stock of the restaurant.\r\nFor the future I recommend to go in a raincoat and don't expect special.\r\nAfter 25 years in NY this is the worst treatment I have ever experienced !

.

Most of the bad reviews here deal with bad service. We haven't had great service, but we go here for the food, which is always exemplary and meets or goes above our expectations. To be honest, I haven't ever had great service at any Chinatown restaurant--I've always been told that that's how it's always been. (I'm sure there are those who will disagree with me and name a 100 restaurants that have fantastic service. Anyway, we put up with that (although it's never been that bad) and concentrate on the good food. In fact, I never did like duck until I tried it here, and they have converted me. Try this restaurant, and you won't be disappointed. And no, I don't work for the restaurant, and I won't tell you if I'm Asian or not, since that shouldn't matter.

2
★★★★☆

Most of the bad reviews here deal with bad service. We haven't had great service, but we go here for the food, which is always exemplary and meets or goes above our expectations. To be honest, I haven't ever had great service at any Chinatown restaurant--I've always been told that that's how it's always been. (I'm sure there are those who will disagree with me and name a 100 restaurants that have fantastic service. Anyway, we put up with that (although it's never been that bad) and concentrate on the good food. In fact, I never did like duck until I tried it here, and they have converted me. Try this restaurant, and you won't be disappointed. And no, I don't work for the restaurant, and I won't tell you if I'm Asian or not, since that shouldn't matter.

Pros: Duck

Cons: May have to wait for a table

.

I love the duck here and the fact that this is a top Asian restaurant makes it better. I read some reviews on City Search and to me they were unfounded because the staff does not discriminate but make the atmosphere family friendly for all races and they give you great service no matter if you eat upstairs or downstairs.

4
★★★★☆

I love the duck here and the fact that this is a top Asian restaurant makes it better. I read some reviews on City Search and to me they were unfounded because the staff does not discriminate but make the atmosphere family friendly for all races and they give you great service no matter if you eat upstairs or downstairs.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

After reading many reviews we went for a friend's birthday. Although there were tables upstairs we were seated downstairs at a dark corner table. We ordered and paid for a whole duck, but we did not get the entire duck and the staff did not carve the duck at our table. In addition, it was dry and not flavorful. When we left we saw people eating duck upstairs and it was clear that the quality of the duck was much better than what we had been served downstairs. I would not advise eating here.

1
★★☆☆☆

After reading many reviews we went for a friend's birthday. Although there were tables upstairs we were seated downstairs at a dark corner table. We ordered and paid for a whole duck, but we did not get the entire duck and the staff did not carve the duck at our table. In addition, it was dry and not flavorful. When we left we saw people eating duck upstairs and it was clear that the quality of the duck was much better than what we had been served downstairs. I would not advise eating here.

Pros: festive if you sit upstairs, maybe good for out of town guests

Cons: too expensive, touristy, bad food

.

Johnny Lee, I?m disheartened to read your review. I personally know the family that owns Peking Duck House, and they are a proud Chinese family, made up of four brothers from Shanghai who opened these chains of restaurants, all of them upholding Chinese tradition yet embracing American modernism. I have been going to Peking Duck House all my life and I?m sorry to hear that you are misinterpreting being seated downstairs in the private dining area as an act of discrimination. I have been seated both upstairs and down, and the private area downstairs is my preference. Not only is it MUCH less crowded, but it is less noisy and allows what Chinese people do best ? talk and eat loudly in a familial setting, with round spinning trays. Perhaps your feeling of discrimination is something worth evaluating. The Duck is well worth your re-consideration.

2
★★★★★

Johnny Lee, I?m disheartened to read your review. I personally know the family that owns Peking Duck House, and they are a proud Chinese family, made up of four brothers from Shanghai who opened these chains of restaurants, all of them upholding Chinese tradition yet embracing American modernism. I have been going to Peking Duck House all my life and I?m sorry to hear that you are misinterpreting being seated downstairs in the private dining area as an act of discrimination. I have been seated both upstairs and down, and the private area downstairs is my preference. Not only is it MUCH less crowded, but it is less noisy and allows what Chinese people do best ? talk and eat loudly in a familial setting, with round spinning trays. Perhaps your feeling of discrimination is something worth evaluating. The Duck is well worth your re-consideration.

.

I finally tried this place after much hesitation. I read all the reviews and it seemed like a one of those restaurants that has good food and bad service which is quite common unfortunately. I am used to this concept and sometimes it adds character. This is not the case. This is a tourist trap for anyone who is not asian. My party was seated in the basement with every other asian group while all other non asian groups were seated in the regular dining room even though there were plenty of tables available. When we asked why we couldn't be seated in the main dining room they said that they needed to make room. If you haven't guessed it by now I am asian and you might be wondering why a restaurant would want to discriminate against asians. Well it's simple if you think about it. The restaurant wants to maintain an ""upscale"" image by having nonasian people dine there. If you don't believe me just read every bad review this place has received and most will be from asian people. If you want further proof just walk by and look at the patrons inside and you will not see any asians at all. Any local restaurant that has no locals dining there is a big hint of why you should not go there. Regardless of who you are I believe that you should not support any restaurant that discriminates against you because of your race. I hope people who read this review understand how serious this is and the only way that this will stop is by not dining here. Ask any person in Chinatown what restaurant they would recommend and this will not be one of them.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I finally tried this place after much hesitation. I read all the reviews and it seemed like a one of those restaurants that has good food and bad service which is quite common unfortunately. I am used to this concept and sometimes it adds character. This is not the case. This is a tourist trap for anyone who is not asian. My party was seated in the basement with every other asian group while all other non asian groups were seated in the regular dining room even though there were plenty of tables available. When we asked why we couldn't be seated in the main dining room they said that they needed to make room. If you haven't guessed it by now I am asian and you might be wondering why a restaurant would want to discriminate against asians. Well it's simple if you think about it. The restaurant wants to maintain an ""upscale"" image by having nonasian people dine there. If you don't believe me just read every bad review this place has received and most will be from asian people. If you want further proof just walk by and look at the patrons inside and you will not see any asians at all. Any local restaurant that has no locals dining there is a big hint of why you should not go there. Regardless of who you are I believe that you should not support any restaurant that discriminates against you because of your race. I hope people who read this review understand how serious this is and the only way that this will stop is by not dining here. Ask any person in Chinatown what restaurant they would recommend and this will not be one of them.

Cons: Everything is bad here.

.

The Peking Duck here is the best I've ever had in a restaurant. In my experience the service has always been exemplary. The person that said the service was terrible and they'd had better Peking duck elsewhere, went on to say they hadn't stayed to eat, they walked out before they were seated. Makes the review suspect doesn't it? I don't normally write reviews, but I've eaten here several times and don't like to see places bashed with no basis. Try it, you'll probably like it.

2
★★★★☆

The Peking Duck here is the best I've ever had in a restaurant. In my experience the service has always been exemplary. The person that said the service was terrible and they'd had better Peking duck elsewhere, went on to say they hadn't stayed to eat, they walked out before they were seated. Makes the review suspect doesn't it? I don't normally write reviews, but I've eaten here several times and don't like to see places bashed with no basis. Try it, you'll probably like it.

Pros: food and service

Cons: no parking in Chinatown

.

All I can say is WOW! We got a recommendation from a local new yorker at Yankees game... it was spot on! Best Peking Duck I have ever had! I don't know how anyone could complain about the service? The restuarant was full and they had a wall of waiters and bus boys almost always ready to take a plate or refill your drinks. Definately try an entree with your duck... we got Generals Chicken and the Prawns... both exceeded my expectations! Do yourself a favor and try this place at least once!

2
★★★★★

All I can say is WOW! We got a recommendation from a local new yorker at Yankees game... it was spot on! Best Peking Duck I have ever had! I don't know how anyone could complain about the service? The restuarant was full and they had a wall of waiters and bus boys almost always ready to take a plate or refill your drinks. Definately try an entree with your duck... we got Generals Chicken and the Prawns... both exceeded my expectations! Do yourself a favor and try this place at least once!

Pros: The Duck!

Cons: Wine Selection is almost non-existant... but this is Chinese... have a beer instead!

.

I don't understand why people even want to go back to this place. The service was BAD, RUDE and not accommendating at all. The food...trust me it is not as good as they said. You are paying for their expensive decor which they paid a fortune for and now you as the customer is paying for it. I am had just as good if not better peking duck from other restaurants and guess what that $35 per person set dinner, I can order a whole duck for less then that somewhere else and they serve a whole duck not just few piece and serve the same duck to other tables.\r\nWe walked in and NO ONE even ask how many people in our party. We were standing at the entrance for good 5 minutes and there has to be like 8 waiters walked right by us and the host and hostress too. NO ONE EVEN TALK TO US or even look at us. There were tables availabel but don't even bother sitting us at all. SO my wife and I walked up to the cashier and ask if we were supposed to go to her, she looked at us with this annoying look and roll her eyes back like we are begging for food, without saying a word she walked away and disappeared in the crowed, came back in like two minutes and say ""you guys want a table or not"". I meant with the F$@# kind of service is that. We walked right out. Later that night we even called the restaurant and demand to speak with the manager, whoever picks up that phone just hung up on us.\r\nStay away from this place...not worth the money and not worth the stress when you want a nice meal with your friends and family.\r\nI have never been so disgusted by any service in my past and this one actually makes me want to write this and warn people to keep away. \r\nThose positive must have been written by those who works there trying to give themselves good review and keep people going there or you must have OVER tip them and they gave you ""special"" service. From who I can see they earn what they deserve and everyone's $$$ is the same. They all worth the same.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't understand why people even want to go back to this place. The service was BAD, RUDE and not accommendating at all. The food...trust me it is not as good as they said. You are paying for their expensive decor which they paid a fortune for and now you as the customer is paying for it. I am had just as good if not better peking duck from other restaurants and guess what that $35 per person set dinner, I can order a whole duck for less then that somewhere else and they serve a whole duck not just few piece and serve the same duck to other tables.\r\nWe walked in and NO ONE even ask how many people in our party. We were standing at the entrance for good 5 minutes and there has to be like 8 waiters walked right by us and the host and hostress too. NO ONE EVEN TALK TO US or even look at us. There were tables availabel but don't even bother sitting us at all. SO my wife and I walked up to the cashier and ask if we were supposed to go to her, she looked at us with this annoying look and roll her eyes back like we are begging for food, without saying a word she walked away and disappeared in the crowed, came back in like two minutes and say ""you guys want a table or not"". I meant with the F$@# kind of service is that. We walked right out. Later that night we even called the restaurant and demand to speak with the manager, whoever picks up that phone just hung up on us.\r\nStay away from this place...not worth the money and not worth the stress when you want a nice meal with your friends and family.\r\nI have never been so disgusted by any service in my past and this one actually makes me want to write this and warn people to keep away. \r\nThose positive must have been written by those who works there trying to give themselves good review and keep people going there or you must have OVER tip them and they gave you ""special"" service. From who I can see they earn what they deserve and everyone's $$$ is the same. They all worth the same.

Pros: NOTHING, WASTE EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD IN A RESTAURANT

Cons: EVERYTHING, YOU NAME IT AND THAT WOULD BE IT.

.

I am so confused on the past few reviews of Peking Duck House. The restaurant is consistently one of the best in China Town. It has by far the best Peking Duck, there is no second place. The food is always delicous, try the sizzling rice shrimp soup. The sizzling prawns is also a good choice as an entree. We had the House Special Menu which was $35 per person, it including soups, an appetizer sampler plate, duck, main dishes and fried rice, plus fruit for desert. All of the food was outstanding. The service was incredible, thats what I dont get about the prior reviews. The maitre'd was nice and polite and the waiters answered all the questions we had and were always around to clear plates, fill up water and more. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who asked for great duck and a great overall experience in Chinatown.

2
★★★★★

I am so confused on the past few reviews of Peking Duck House. The restaurant is consistently one of the best in China Town. It has by far the best Peking Duck, there is no second place. The food is always delicous, try the sizzling rice shrimp soup. The sizzling prawns is also a good choice as an entree. We had the House Special Menu which was $35 per person, it including soups, an appetizer sampler plate, duck, main dishes and fried rice, plus fruit for desert. All of the food was outstanding. The service was incredible, thats what I dont get about the prior reviews. The maitre'd was nice and polite and the waiters answered all the questions we had and were always around to clear plates, fill up water and more. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who asked for great duck and a great overall experience in Chinatown.

Pros: Best Peking Duck in NYC, Outstanding Service, Cool Ambience

Cons: slightly over priced but just slightly

.

A few friends and I came here a few days ago. And I feel services should be number one. If you want good service and good food. This is not the place to come and explore chinese food. The waiters & manager looked so bored. For the reviewer before me, don't feel bad about bad service to non-asian. I'm asian, and we were treated the same....BAD SERVICE & RUDE!!!!!!\r\nThere are many chinese restaurants in chinatown you can check out and get great services. Key advice, walk around chinatown and look inside the restaurant to see whether they are packed or crowded...if the place is crowded.....you know you want to try out this place...trust me its worth the wait for good food...if you see a restaurant with less people...thats a given sign. Don't try it out and don't waste your time. There's alot of places in chinatown that's always packed. thats where you want to go and that's where you want to be.

0
★☆☆☆☆

A few friends and I came here a few days ago. And I feel services should be number one. If you want good service and good food. This is not the place to come and explore chinese food. The waiters & manager looked so bored. For the reviewer before me, don't feel bad about bad service to non-asian. I'm asian, and we were treated the same....BAD SERVICE & RUDE!!!!!!\r\nThere are many chinese restaurants in chinatown you can check out and get great services. Key advice, walk around chinatown and look inside the restaurant to see whether they are packed or crowded...if the place is crowded.....you know you want to try out this place...trust me its worth the wait for good food...if you see a restaurant with less people...thats a given sign. Don't try it out and don't waste your time. There's alot of places in chinatown that's always packed. thats where you want to go and that's where you want to be.

Pros: The place looks nice

Cons: Rude services

.

We went into peking duck house, all the seats inside were taken so they tried to put us by the entrance in which no one was sitting outside. my mom was upset its cold cause of the poor door construction. So i told the waiter i called to reserve a table you told me its quiet so i dont need to, then when we arrived they were not accommodating. So we had a feeling they treat non-asians better. So we sat for a little then got up and left because they were real rude to us. one of the managers i think kept looking at us and no one came over to give us tea or anything. What a way to spend a birthday party! so we ended up at Ping's Restaurant which was next door and their service was great!

1
★★★☆☆

We went into peking duck house, all the seats inside were taken so they tried to put us by the entrance in which no one was sitting outside. my mom was upset its cold cause of the poor door construction. So i told the waiter i called to reserve a table you told me its quiet so i dont need to, then when we arrived they were not accommodating. So we had a feeling they treat non-asians better. So we sat for a little then got up and left because they were real rude to us. one of the managers i think kept looking at us and no one came over to give us tea or anything. What a way to spend a birthday party! so we ended up at Ping's Restaurant which was next door and their service was great!

.

Good duck, need an exterminator to come, there was an insect on the wall. Not so clean, to charge this much, would not really recommend, makes you think twice about eating this food.

1
★★★☆☆

Good duck, need an exterminator to come, there was an insect on the wall. Not so clean, to charge this much, would not really recommend, makes you think twice about eating this food.

.

I am Chinese and originally from North Carolina. Having had Peking duck in a variety of places (China, North Carolina, California, Washington DC, other places in NYC), I'd have to say that the duck at Peking Duck House is BY FAR the WORST I have ever had. I expected so much more out of a NYC fine dining hot spot, and was severely disappointed. First of all, the service was definitely not upscale and could not match the pricing and atmosphere of the restaurant. Second the duck was dry, seemed stale, and the pancake wraps were more like Mexican cuisine tortillas. I was completely shocked that such a ""popular"" NYC restaurant could pale in comparison to some North Carolina eateries. I really don't understand some of the other reviews, obviously some individuals have never had good authentic Chinese food. Spare yourself the waste of time and money, I'm sure there are other places in NYC with better Chinese cuisine.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I am Chinese and originally from North Carolina. Having had Peking duck in a variety of places (China, North Carolina, California, Washington DC, other places in NYC), I'd have to say that the duck at Peking Duck House is BY FAR the WORST I have ever had. I expected so much more out of a NYC fine dining hot spot, and was severely disappointed. First of all, the service was definitely not upscale and could not match the pricing and atmosphere of the restaurant. Second the duck was dry, seemed stale, and the pancake wraps were more like Mexican cuisine tortillas. I was completely shocked that such a ""popular"" NYC restaurant could pale in comparison to some North Carolina eateries. I really don't understand some of the other reviews, obviously some individuals have never had good authentic Chinese food. Spare yourself the waste of time and money, I'm sure there are other places in NYC with better Chinese cuisine.

Pros: Ambience, Free Hot Tea, Cleanliness

Cons: Food, Service, Price

.

First off let me say that I dine out very frequently and I have seen my fair share of good and bad restaurants. I have never written a review before but this is the one time I believe something has to be said. The service was absolutely horrible. We made reservations for 7 people and when we arrived the place was half empty. Half of us arrived 15 minutes early including my 75 year old grandmother. They refused to seat us until our entire party arrived which meant that my grandmother was left standing in a half empty restaurant without a chair even though we had made reservations. The other half was parking the car in the garage a block away and they had just arrived on time to hear the host deny us seating. Needless to say that we walked out. I have heard rave reviews about the food but service is part of the dining experience otherwise there would be no need to tip. I would never recommend a place that treats people this poorly. I don't mind standing around for 15 minutes even though it was half empty but at least offer a chair to my grandmother. They refused to let an elderly woman sit in a chair as we waited. They refused to let her sit at a table that we reserved. There are plenty of restaurants in the city so save yourself the aggravation and go some where that knows how to serve its patrons. Personally I get better service at any fast food restaurants.

0
★☆☆☆☆

First off let me say that I dine out very frequently and I have seen my fair share of good and bad restaurants. I have never written a review before but this is the one time I believe something has to be said. The service was absolutely horrible. We made reservations for 7 people and when we arrived the place was half empty. Half of us arrived 15 minutes early including my 75 year old grandmother. They refused to seat us until our entire party arrived which meant that my grandmother was left standing in a half empty restaurant without a chair even though we had made reservations. The other half was parking the car in the garage a block away and they had just arrived on time to hear the host deny us seating. Needless to say that we walked out. I have heard rave reviews about the food but service is part of the dining experience otherwise there would be no need to tip. I would never recommend a place that treats people this poorly. I don't mind standing around for 15 minutes even though it was half empty but at least offer a chair to my grandmother. They refused to let an elderly woman sit in a chair as we waited. They refused to let her sit at a table that we reserved. There are plenty of restaurants in the city so save yourself the aggravation and go some where that knows how to serve its patrons. Personally I get better service at any fast food restaurants.

Cons: Service, staff, location.

.

I went to Pekin Duck House alone, looking to experiment the great pleasure of a good pekin duck. The problem was that the menu does not include a one-person pekin duck dish. The minimum is two persons.\r\n\r\nAs the waiter told me the two-person pekin duck would be too much for me, I asked him for alternatives. He suggested me to order two plates (crispy duck and some kind of pork), which he said would be just good enough for one person. The bottom-line is that they brought a full-blown chinese banquet (which had a lot more food than the actual two-person pekin duck dish) which I ate without regret as the food was great.\r\n\r\nI would have had the pekin duck without any trouble but the waiter failed to explain this. I guess it was a communication problem as all the guys were chinese.\r\n\r\nThe customer service and attention was good. The guys were not unpolite but neither friendly. Don´t expect to get the free smiles. Price/Value was very good. The place was clean and nice.\r\n\r\nIf you are in China Town this is the place to have a nice chinese cuisine meal whether it´s a pekin duck or any other dish. I could not find any other acceptable restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

I went to Pekin Duck House alone, looking to experiment the great pleasure of a good pekin duck. The problem was that the menu does not include a one-person pekin duck dish. The minimum is two persons.\r\n\r\nAs the waiter told me the two-person pekin duck would be too much for me, I asked him for alternatives. He suggested me to order two plates (crispy duck and some kind of pork), which he said would be just good enough for one person. The bottom-line is that they brought a full-blown chinese banquet (which had a lot more food than the actual two-person pekin duck dish) which I ate without regret as the food was great.\r\n\r\nI would have had the pekin duck without any trouble but the waiter failed to explain this. I guess it was a communication problem as all the guys were chinese.\r\n\r\nThe customer service and attention was good. The guys were not unpolite but neither friendly. Don´t expect to get the free smiles. Price/Value was very good. The place was clean and nice.\r\n\r\nIf you are in China Town this is the place to have a nice chinese cuisine meal whether it´s a pekin duck or any other dish. I could not find any other acceptable restaurant.

Pros: Original chinese cuisine and taste

Cons: Pekin duck dish is for two or more persons only

.

I am originally from beijing so I know what a good roasted peking duck tastes like. this is definately not it. the duck is not freshly roasted, it has been sitting under the IR lamp for hours, skin is not crispy. the most funny thing is the pancake, they use tortillla for the wrap of the duck!!! I do not know how can this business servive in new york china town...

0
★☆☆☆☆

I am originally from beijing so I know what a good roasted peking duck tastes like. this is definately not it. the duck is not freshly roasted, it has been sitting under the IR lamp for hours, skin is not crispy. the most funny thing is the pancake, they use tortillla for the wrap of the duck!!! I do not know how can this business servive in new york china town...

Cons: everything

.

We were a group of 5 Chinese people. Outside of the waiters, we were the only Asians there. Never a good sign at a Chinese restaurant. The decor is actually pretty nice for Chinatown, but the food and service was lacking. First of all, the Peking Duck was alright, but instead of the fluffy white flour buns, you get a huge tortilla with a weird smell. Most good Peking Duck places will also prepare and serve the first sandwich. For some reason, they just plopped down the duck and condiments and walked away. Unfortunately, we also ordered entrees. Grand Marnier Prawns = Not good. Some crispy beef dish that had crispy but no discernible beef = Not good. Even the fortune cookies had weird fortunes. All in all, a terrible meal. I had to apologize to my group and take them to ice cream at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were a group of 5 Chinese people. Outside of the waiters, we were the only Asians there. Never a good sign at a Chinese restaurant. The decor is actually pretty nice for Chinatown, but the food and service was lacking. First of all, the Peking Duck was alright, but instead of the fluffy white flour buns, you get a huge tortilla with a weird smell. Most good Peking Duck places will also prepare and serve the first sandwich. For some reason, they just plopped down the duck and condiments and walked away. Unfortunately, we also ordered entrees. Grand Marnier Prawns = Not good. Some crispy beef dish that had crispy but no discernible beef = Not good. Even the fortune cookies had weird fortunes. All in all, a terrible meal. I had to apologize to my group and take them to ice cream at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

Pros: Wasn't too expensive.

Cons: Wasn't too good.

.

We called for reservations, but were told that they were limited to people who want a $24 prix fixe menu with only one duck per table. No thanks. So we got there at 5:45 and told the harried maitre d' ""we don't know how many will show up."" We waited for 5 people and then got a table. We ended up being 9. Though obviously not happy with our expansion, the waiters remained polite and accommodated everyone. As usual, the duck was EXCELLENT, reasonable ($36 per duck) and easily fed 3. It could be stretched to 4. The appetizers were nothing special, but you don't come here for the appetizers. Great meal and the waiters put up with our troublesome crew, with no complaining. --Eat Club is a roving group of NY gluttons.

2
★★★★☆

We called for reservations, but were told that they were limited to people who want a $24 prix fixe menu with only one duck per table. No thanks. So we got there at 5:45 and told the harried maitre d' ""we don't know how many will show up."" We waited for 5 people and then got a table. We ended up being 9. Though obviously not happy with our expansion, the waiters remained polite and accommodated everyone. As usual, the duck was EXCELLENT, reasonable ($36 per duck) and easily fed 3. It could be stretched to 4. The appetizers were nothing special, but you don't come here for the appetizers. Great meal and the waiters put up with our troublesome crew, with no complaining. --Eat Club is a roving group of NY gluttons.

Pros: Great Duck, tolerate flakey group

.

Food is average, just nice ambience because it's newly renovated, rude customer service.

1
★★★☆☆

Food is average, just nice ambience because it's newly renovated, rude customer service.

.

We just had a bunch of vegetables and rice. Pretty good but nothing special to recommend it over any other place in Chinatown. Restaurant is very cold.

2
★★★★★

We just had a bunch of vegetables and rice. Pretty good but nothing special to recommend it over any other place in Chinatown. Restaurant is very cold.

.

The decor is modern and definitely more hip than anything else in the neighborhood, plus it's a bit more clean. However, it's a very cramped space, especially on a busy Saturday night when you're dining elbow to elbow. It's also very loud, especially upstairs, such that you may not be able to hear what your dinner companion is saying. Make reservations or stand on line. I had the dumplings and the peking duck, both of which were good, although the duck was a bit greasier than I'm used to. My date and I shared the appetizer and the duck, plus he had a beer, and the total bill was a little less than $50, so it wasn't a bank-breaking meal.

1
★★★☆☆

The decor is modern and definitely more hip than anything else in the neighborhood, plus it's a bit more clean. However, it's a very cramped space, especially on a busy Saturday night when you're dining elbow to elbow. It's also very loud, especially upstairs, such that you may not be able to hear what your dinner companion is saying. Make reservations or stand on line. I had the dumplings and the peking duck, both of which were good, although the duck was a bit greasier than I'm used to. My date and I shared the appetizer and the duck, plus he had a beer, and the total bill was a little less than $50, so it wasn't a bank-breaking meal.

Pros: food

Cons: noisy, crowded

.

I've never had Peking Duck so didn't hesitate when a colleague invited me out for a Chinese New Year lunch celebration. The menu was a bit pricey but with four people, the Peking Duck special is not a bad deal at all. Everything we had was very very tasty.\nI would recommend this place to anyone looking for good Chinese food in NYC, especially among the thousands of other restaurants in Chinatown. \nThe space is a bit cramped but the decor is impressive compared to the other simple restaurants in the neighborhood. The service can make any patient person frustrated... but I would still recommend it. You gotta try it once. Very very yummy!

2
★★★★☆

I've never had Peking Duck so didn't hesitate when a colleague invited me out for a Chinese New Year lunch celebration. The menu was a bit pricey but with four people, the Peking Duck special is not a bad deal at all. Everything we had was very very tasty.\nI would recommend this place to anyone looking for good Chinese food in NYC, especially among the thousands of other restaurants in Chinatown. \nThe space is a bit cramped but the decor is impressive compared to the other simple restaurants in the neighborhood. The service can make any patient person frustrated... but I would still recommend it. You gotta try it once. Very very yummy!

Pros: location, decor, FOOD!

Cons: a bit pricey, service

.

This restaurant was like entering another world. The place was full of feng shui in a modern sheik way. It was a complete change from outside in Chinatown. The food was simply amazing. Yes we had to wait but what place in NYC do you not have to wait? The people are all extremely polite and helpful. The duck was carved in front of us and was so amazing I wasn't sure if I should eat faster so I get a larger helping then my friends or if I should eat slow and savor the food. I will be back again and again becasue it was truely a heavenly experience and would recommend it to anyone!! :)

2
★★★★★

This restaurant was like entering another world. The place was full of feng shui in a modern sheik way. It was a complete change from outside in Chinatown. The food was simply amazing. Yes we had to wait but what place in NYC do you not have to wait? The people are all extremely polite and helpful. The duck was carved in front of us and was so amazing I wasn't sure if I should eat faster so I get a larger helping then my friends or if I should eat slow and savor the food. I will be back again and again becasue it was truely a heavenly experience and would recommend it to anyone!! :)

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Service

Cons: , Slightly expensive

.

I have been to the Peking Duck House many times over the past few years and I always leave happy. The duck is well-prepared, juicy and perfectly sliced. The accompanying vegetables have been fresh 95% of the time, and the pancakes are always excellent. The Chinese food is also decent standard fare, but go for the duck. They are busy, but I have never needed reservations for groups smaller than 6 people, regardless of which day or time of day. The wait staff is attentive, yet unintrusive and the restaurant is clean and elegantly minimalist. I have brought larger groups (10 people) to the restaurant and the wait staff is very accommodating. There is also a room on the lower level for large groups, but you should make a reservation. Really, I have no cons.

2
★★★★★

I have been to the Peking Duck House many times over the past few years and I always leave happy. The duck is well-prepared, juicy and perfectly sliced. The accompanying vegetables have been fresh 95% of the time, and the pancakes are always excellent. The Chinese food is also decent standard fare, but go for the duck. They are busy, but I have never needed reservations for groups smaller than 6 people, regardless of which day or time of day. The wait staff is attentive, yet unintrusive and the restaurant is clean and elegantly minimalist. I have brought larger groups (10 people) to the restaurant and the wait staff is very accommodating. There is also a room on the lower level for large groups, but you should make a reservation. Really, I have no cons.

Pros: Duck!, Great Atmosphere, Calm Wait Staff

.

Walked in one evening with a friend, and was promptly turned away since we didn't have a reservation. Called a few weeks later to make a reservation, and called a second time to move the reservation back one hour only to have the receptionist bark ""just show up,"" before he slammed the phone in my ear.

1
★★☆☆☆

Walked in one evening with a friend, and was promptly turned away since we didn't have a reservation. Called a few weeks later to make a reservation, and called a second time to move the reservation back one hour only to have the receptionist bark ""just show up,"" before he slammed the phone in my ear.

.

This is the best Peking duck place in NY. All 5 times I have been there, I haven't been disappointed. The duck meat is moist and the skin is crispy. The other dishes on the menu is above average, but I would never go to this place only for the entrees. Service is good when the servers are in a good mood, which is typical of a lot of traditional asain restaurants. For the times I went, the service was above average for a chinese restaurant, but not spetacular. The place is small and gets a bit crowded and loud. It's clean and appropriate for non-intimate dates and casual business dinners.

2
★★★★☆

This is the best Peking duck place in NY. All 5 times I have been there, I haven't been disappointed. The duck meat is moist and the skin is crispy. The other dishes on the menu is above average, but I would never go to this place only for the entrees. Service is good when the servers are in a good mood, which is typical of a lot of traditional asain restaurants. For the times I went, the service was above average for a chinese restaurant, but not spetacular. The place is small and gets a bit crowded and loud. It's clean and appropriate for non-intimate dates and casual business dinners.

Pros: Best duck

Cons: Not much on service

.

We've eaten at this top-notch Chinatown restaurant many times and the namesake 'peking duck' is really terrific. The other entrees and appetizers are as good as most other local places, but don't miss the duck which is usually prepared tableside. Try to eat upstairs - downstairs is somewhat tight. Service was absolutely fine - no complaints!

2
★★★★☆

We've eaten at this top-notch Chinatown restaurant many times and the namesake 'peking duck' is really terrific. The other entrees and appetizers are as good as most other local places, but don't miss the duck which is usually prepared tableside. Try to eat upstairs - downstairs is somewhat tight. Service was absolutely fine - no complaints!

Pros: The Duck, clean

Cons: downstairs cramped, crowded

.

I have been a regular of this restaurant for years. Peking ducks are excellent, but the other foods are just okay. We ordered shark fin soup one time and it is pretty bad. The service and decoration are much better than average of restaurants in Chinatown. The Chinese lady who is a owner is very friendly.

2
★★★★☆

I have been a regular of this restaurant for years. Peking ducks are excellent, but the other foods are just okay. We ordered shark fin soup one time and it is pretty bad. The service and decoration are much better than average of restaurants in Chinatown. The Chinese lady who is a owner is very friendly.

Pros: Not expensive

Cons: Variety of food

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Peking Duck House, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review