DaDong NY

4.1
463 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
Welcome to the first U.S. restaurant by one of China’s most famous and influential Chefs, simply known as DaDong. Located in the world’s most prominent location, just east of the heart of Times Square, the restaurant occupies 12,932 square feet on the second and third floors of The Cube Building.

The restaurant has two main dining rooms with the second floor offering an energetic, stylish, sexy, and slightly gritty atmosphere and the third floor offering a more refined and elegant dining room. Designed by George Wong Design, it also includes a 3,785-square-foot outdoor garden on the second floor and an 858-square-foot outdoor terrace on the third floor, along with a few private dining rooms. The entire venue accommodates over 400 guests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 355-9600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andy Xu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
42nd Street & 6th Avenue (In Plaza behind Whole Foods)
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Public transit
We are 1 block east of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station serving the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, W and S subways. The B, D, F and M subways stop at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue. The A, C and E subways stop at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. The busses M5, M7, M20, M42, M55, all stop within one long or two short blocks of the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with a Chinese twist. Featuring 3 family style menus for $78, $92 or $177 per person. These menus include our signature dishes, the DaDong Roast Duck and the premium menu includes a fresh Alaskan King Crab. Details available by calling us.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 463 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very concerned in light of the NY Times review, but clearly Da Dong New York has addressed the early, start-up issues as our group had a fabulous experience. One of the night's attendees has been to several of the Da Dong's in China, multiple times, and felt our dinner in NY was as good as the best in the Da Dongs he's been to in China.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Food, ambiance and service.
The best Peking Duck ever!!!

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BS
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Looking forward to visiting this restaurant whilst on a trip to NYC. Reservation book opens 30 days before.
The room is beautiful, and very glam.
The service was awful. Nobody came to table for a while. We eventually got drinks, and water. We got the duck which was delicious, our female server never checked in with us. Our glasses were empty both drinks and water. Another server took a drink order from us. Our third drink, same thing empty glasses. We asked a server for wine, he forgot, he apologiesed and got them right away. Pity because it wasn’t busy the servers were standing around. It ruined the experience. Wouldn’t really go back.

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P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Da Dong was a delightful surprise. It is like going to a beautiful, upscale restaurant in Hong Kong.
The food is marvelous and is definitely designed to be shared. Four of us shared the whole roasted sole, which ranks as one of the very best fish dishes that I have ever ordered in a restaurant.
I can’t wait to go back.

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LG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dadong is a beautiful restaurant. Upon arrival, because I had mentioned anniversary at the time when I made a reservation, we received a glass of Prosecco, very festive and attentive! Despite write ups about the Peking duck not being great, we loved it. Absolute crispy skin and tender meat. A far cry from the greasy versions that exist out there. Loved the noodles with truffle. Squid ink soup. Sea bass with garlic and cauliflower with chillies. Desert the white chocolate shells are amazingly fun to eat. All people that worked there were super friendly, we really liked Patrick our server for the evening.





For us it was a fun experience. We will go back.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, great atmosphere but pricey. Single portions can be shared. Take your time looking at the wine list,

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GD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lychee cocktail
Pepper beef
Custard desert

Were my favorites

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have reservation but still let me wait 20min??
Food and service is excellent

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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, beautiful and food was fantastic!! Def going back! The staff were exceptionally nice and that stood out most, besides the delicious food.
Get the lobster, you won’t be disappointed. The cabbage side dish was weird tho.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful- lovely food. Order the Peking duck, dry braised sole fillet, crystal vege buns, avocado noodles in chili sauce, and sautéed Snow pea shoots.

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New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The first overseas branch of the famous Peking Duck restaurant in Beijing. The atmosphere is sophisticated and energetic. It offers what every tourist to New York look for: fun, hip and some good food. There may be better Chinese food elsewhere but not the sophistication and vibes.

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t
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Robert Alvaro is a tremendous waiter and made the evenin

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We did love it the food the service but the music to high to strong it’s a scheme because the restaurant is beautiful anyway I will come back

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Miami
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was fabulous. We had eaten in their other restaurant in Beijing and loved it! They are famous for their Peking Duck, and it didn’t disappoint! Everything we ate from the menu was delicious and we look forward to eating there again when we travel back to New York.

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One is well received and guided the 2nd Fl restaurant. There is somebody up there to welcome you and guide you to your table. The bearer assigned was warm and well finessed. The food was great, though the Hot & Sour Cappucinno was disappointing and I felt was a rip-off - never seen soup served in such little quantity.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best duck we’ve had outside of China

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y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The presentation is beautiful. Appreciate the thoughts and artistry put into presenting the dishes.
As for the taste, there is nothing wrong with trying a new take on a dish or create something entirely new. The sense of surprise is exactly what high-end restaurants should bring to the table.
On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with judging the success of the attempt, either.
I think the problem is that the surprises we experienced at Da Dong taste mostly just surprising, but not good.
I am glad that Da Dong tries to bring in creativity into Chinese cuisine, but it seems like there is still a long way to go. Hope next time it would be better.

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AY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

May be the worst Peking Duck I’ve had in my life, and I’ve had plenty... both the skin and the meat were so dry and tasteless. The cherry foie gras, which I’ve had and loved in other places including the DaDong in Beijing, tasted like slightly foie gras flavored heavy cream... save your money!

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KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

My fourth visit to Da Dong in the last 8 months. Food continues to wow. I had a few dishes that I had not tried on previous visits. The pork and shrimp dumplings were the most tender an juicy dumplings I have ever tasted. And of course the avocado noodles continues to amaze me, I'm want that recipe!
Service can use some improvement however this time we were not rushed thru with our meal.
I will continue to be a happy customer.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Peking Duck was good- other dishes mostly missed the mark. Service was confused and awkward. The outdoor terrace area looked cool. For the price should have been alot better.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Worst food ever.

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RM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is definitely a MUst especially if you are a foodie. The Duck is extremely delicious and tender and the appetizers as well. Wine list is impressive. Worth every cent:)

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OT
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK DUCK

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E
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certain dishes are fantastic especially the Peking duck.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried DaDong twice in Beijing. It was famed to have the best Peking Duck in Beijing. Was amazing there and they told me that they're opening a location in Manhattan. Skeptical but it was on my radar to try it. Duck is just as amazing and crispy and tastes as good as in Beijing. I tried other things on the menu, including crazy priced dishes and they were just OK, but if you're going to DaDong, go for the duck, rest is 'normal food' in comparison, duck is extraordinary.

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GW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

food and presentation were wonderful. too expensive for what it was . rice was very salty, shrimp very spicey

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D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was amazing service was there just know that when you’re there that it will take a while to get peoples attention this is my second time there and both times the surface fell short of what I expected

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BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. Servers were confused. Sea cucumber was good. Duck was bland- really the best peking duck in the "world"?. The skin was crispy but there was no flavor.

If this was a causal place that did not cost 300$ for a meal to feed one and a half person (my friend nibbles) then perhaps I would give it one more chance.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Peking Duck is definitely the best in town as they serve it with the correct condiments and crepe.

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NI
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lot of people at lunch, but just ONE waiter?

The waiter tried his best, but didn’t love how
Possible to give service worthy of a restaurant at these prices with just one waiter.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing as always

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

If you have ever dined at the Da Dong locations in China you will be shocked at how much this location lacks in comparison. Don’t bother unless you are ready to be thoroughly disappointed.

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BT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Cherry Foie Gras (OK) - Dumplings (Good) - Homemade Noodles with Truffle (Good) - Eggplant (Good) - Half Duck (Good) - Wagyu Fried Rice (Good) - Kung Pao Shrimp (Very Good)

Went for Thursday afternoon business lunch - Sat on outside deck which is on level 2 - Restaurant was virtually empty both inside and outside - Location is near Bryant Park but hidden. Don't think this restaurant will last very long. Food was good, but not great. Servce was not good at all. Took too long to get dishes and the waitress was not attentive - Portion size was standard for chinese family style eating - The homemade noodles would have been better if the topping came on the noodles (no one realized what it was and what it was for) - Would choose other midtown restaurants instead

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R
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Extraordinary service by Edward M. Will definitely be coming back on my next trip to NYC

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SY
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

set dinner doesn’t serve course by course, and kind of rush.

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a
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Revisted cinese cuisin
Minimaliste style , soft music, relaxing atmosphere.
Artistic presentation of food
Light food, interesing proposaks
Professionale service
Quite expensuve

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BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I was too unsatisfied to care to write a review. I was too unsatisfied to care to write a review. I was too unsatisfied to care to write a review.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was ok to begin but as it got busy our service was awful and the head server was very rude to the rest of the staff. The food for the price was just not good and the desserts were quite frankly just plain awful.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Peking duck was so so and veggie we ordered was less than average portions! Not recommended for a second time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Chinese Full Moon festival, no need to wait for the table, food was amazing, best PeiKing Duck in the city.

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