DaDong NY

4.0
398 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
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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
Monday- Sunday 11:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m

DINNER
Monday - Saturday 5 p.m. - 11:00 p.m
Sunday 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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
What 398 People Are Saying
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4.0
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4.3
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Was much better than the reviews - food was great.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our meal at DaDong was sensational from start to finish. We were warmly welcomed and instantly felt like we were going to be taken care of, which we were! The food was exquisite. Moreish and stunningly beautiful. I will definitely be returning!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good service and ambiance. The waiter was super nice. The food (including the duck) was slightly above average given the price. The cherry foie gras was very creative and tasty.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was a special occasion celebration for my birthday but to celebrate & thank my mom dinner. From walking into the restaurant until we left, it was such a pleasant experience with great service, delicious food & checking in from the staff to ensure that all things were well. My most favorite is the waygu beef with the peppers. What a balance of spicy, savory with the leeks & onions & gentle sweetness. Thank you for giving us a memorable experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I went for Restaurant Week. Since DaDong is famous with their Roast Duck and it is not on the RW menu, we only ordered one RW pre fixe and ordered half duck and wagyu beef fried rice.
The ambiance was lively and relaxing. The service is outstanding. The server knew that we shared everything, he served every dish in a nice order so that it was a wonderful dining experience.
We enjoyed the dishes. They were creative and taste just right. Not too salty. The signature duck was good and just like its name, crispy but not greasy. I like the taste of the skin dipping on sugar. That brought up the aroma of the crispy skin.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Singnuture Beef dish is so tough. Duck appetizer is way over cooked.
Menu is over priced. Wine menu is over priced over all.
Our party of five was three famous Chinese restaurants owner. Weylu’s and Sally Ling’s in Boston, MA.
ChengDu 46 in New Jersey. Sally Ling’s and ChengDu both most upscale restaurants in the 80th.
We all retired and excited about DaDong. My sister is from FL. It’s not our first time in DaDong. But it’s a bit embarrassing from the food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was excellent, the duck phenomenal. Handcrafted cocktails and the vibe very exciting.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food! Good for business meeting

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Visited for a business dinner with an overseas partner from HK.

The food - creatively arranged but there is a lack of flavor on the items we ordered. We did try a tasting menu offered from restaurant week to have more of a variety. It was not very satisfying in terms of taste and it lacked some authenticity that my HK partner would expect in Chinese cuisine.

Ambiance - the setting was lively. At times the environmental volume went up and it was difficult to listen to the conversation even in close proximity of one another. The decor was suitable and felt appropriate.

Service - I felt this was overall the weakest area. Server had forgotten some of the items ordered and needed to reconfirm twice. The drinks we ordered were incorrect and the meal dragged on for nearly three hours... if it was an intimate date I wouldn’t mind or be as annoyed by the prolonged service since I would equate that with quality time. I prefer two hours or under that to me is an acceptable amount of time for any usual and efficient dining service.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

The overall food quality was poor. The duck was decent, but the portions were small considering the price. Aside from this, the best part of the meal was the edamame and peanuts, of which the server took away without even asking us if we had finished, and we hadn't at that time.

The restaurant is like the movie "Snakes on the Plane". It's so bad, that you have to try it to just know how bad it is.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The service was impeccable and my glass was never empty of water or wine for long. The food was creative and delicious. The peking duck was on par with the ones I've had in Beijing and the wraps are paper thin and obviously made by hand. Many restaurants take short cuts and buy machine made ones that resemble tortilla wraps and it not only changes the taste of the duck because of all the flour and salt they use, it fills you up so you can't eat much of the duck. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants a 5 star Chinese dining experience - I celebrated my mom's 80th birthday here and she was absolutely delighted! They even served her a bowl of noodles to signify a long life which I had completey forgotten about. Thanks again!!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The DaDong experience is usually excellent. We arrived at 5 for an early dinner before the theatre. Not busy seating at the tables all over but the bar was rammed full of people. They put us on a table near the crowds of people, clearly one big party. Next time it would be great if you could seat us somewhere quieter if the restaurant isn’t busy.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Not as good as Shanghai

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

We did have a wonderful experience at a The food was super delicious with nice presentation

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The ambiance is good and the Peking duck was delicious. But while abalone at $98.00 in the mune was very much misleading. They should mention it is baby abalones.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Absolutely delicious as usual Service was first class

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The waitress keep kicking the chair feet which I was sitting on. Spilled the dish in my plate without apologize and didnt clean up. When I asked for the napkin,they gave me the toilet paper and put in the middle of our table. Very awful,never worth

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1.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We ask for lemon with our sparkling water for 5 times before we finally got them. Nah, it is not a good place for dinner. Too close for each table for two and that makes people feel awkward. The waitress is not sincerely to serve us and it is not a so happy experience.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I loved everything about the experience. Can't wait to go back. The food is masterful. Delicious and gorgeously presented.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

the famous chinese luxurious dining experience coming to new york city is a good reason to be even more expensive. The food is good, but since there is no specific "WOW" factor, it's really hard to justify the high price. The Peking duck is not the best and the portion is kinda small either. But the entire setup/ ambience/ service is good and regardless DaDong is not a place for food value but probably for the high-class chinese food experience.

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2018

This place is NOT worth the price. Plates are dirty, service and food are below expectation. Need to improve.

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Over priced, poor service, Mediocre food. No reason to return. After Hakkassan this place is a joke. Pretty though. ...

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We arrived and the reception didn't find our ressy, demanding us to pull out our Open Table app asking for our last name and show him my name on the app. After 3 mins of looking around, he finally figured one of our friends already checked in, very unprofessional. We were lead to the wrong table after we went upstairs. We switched table after 3 or 5 mins to reunited with our friends.

The staff basically give the wrong dish to at least one of us during our simply 3 courses dinner, and the when we are switching to the next course the table was 'cleaned' but there are obvious food debris on the table that wasn't cleaned up. My wife also told me the staff bumped into her every course (which may be a problem of the table setting too close to each other)

Food are alright, duck isn't bad but the service is a complete joke. I had never complain about the service of other fine dinning place but I've seen worst.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Beautiful presentation and décor if you're looking for a fancy destination. Probably no need to spend this much if you were just looking for a solid peking duck with good traditional dishes. This is a place for your corporate rather than personal credit card.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

the decor and ambience are very upscale and fancy. foods are good-looking and the Peking duck tast great!

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The central location and good service cannot cover up its forgettable food. The duck was the only decent dish. What a shame for a location that may ruin its reputation elsewhere.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We made an reservation but still waited for 30 minutes to get seated. The food are finger size, the tables are very close so we can continuously hear the couple next to us. If you are looking for Chinese authentic food, wrong place. It is completely westernized.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

There is at least 3 stars below DaDong in China, in every way.

I would only go again if some one else wants to go.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

I had been dying to try out Dadong and they did not disappoint! First- our waiter (according to our check, his name is Brian R) was AMAZING. So incredibly knowledgable, we would have listened to him to describe the entire menu.
We came for restaurant week but the a la carte menu had so many interesting items, we ordered an additional dish: the sweet and sour pork ribs. SO GOOD! We also really enjoyed the cherry foie gras and the lobster with saffron rice. Cocktails were lovely. We can't wait to come back with friends to try the duck and many more dishes!

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Disappointed about the Peking duck. The service is better than expectation. The food was so disappointed.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

When I made the reservation, I have requested to sit by the windows. When I got there, the host told me there is no window tables avaiable at the moment . They brought me to a table with bar stool. When I look around, there actually one empty table next to the window. I asked if I can switch. The host brought me back to the counter and asked another host if that is ok. I am not happy about they do not give me the table at the first. And apparently that table is available and they just lied about it. My friend want to go to the bathroom and asked for direction. Omg...the host gave a attitude to my friend with a impatience tone. This is not a good services that I was expected in a 4 dollar sign restaurant . The dining experiment overall are good except they brought only my friends appritatzer and not mine. Mine came much later. Still I need to give some credits the host at the first floor /our waiter/ lady who I talked on the phone for direction (she is one of the reservation representatives). The food is standard but avoid thier ducks. Overpriced and not tasty at all.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Been here a few times since it’s right next to my work. The Peking duck is the best there is, the ambience is nice and trendy — but the sub-par service EVERY single time, form hostess to waiters, makes one leave the place with a sense of lacking. The cocktails could do with some improvement too.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Poor service at bar and at table

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

This was my second time at DaDong. The first time was a splurge, and the small plates that I ordered were delicious, though very pricey. For that reason my daughter and I made a reservation during restaurant week. The dishes that we ordered were good, but not outstanding, and the small portions on the 3-course menu would have left us hungry, had we not added an order of dumplings at additional expense.

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1.0Dined on August 2, 2018

I usually do not fill out review and this is the first time as I was very disappointed with the experience. Have been to Da Dong in Shanghai which I had a good experience. However it was a failure in NY. In general the food is good - except that one of the wrap for their famous Beijing Duck was being served cold!!! - which was totally not acceptable. The worst part is the service. The waiter was very pushy to make us order more food than we needed. We ordered a family meal for 4 with some extra dishes for 7 people. It could have been fine until the waiter told us all the food of the family meal has been served when the fact was that only the cold dishes were done. We ended up ordering a lot more and could not finish at all. We managed to return one of the fish dish but the experience destroyed our mood. I was hoping this restaurant can be one of my favorite restaurants to go to but the result was totally opposite. Me and all my other 6 friends will never go back to this restaurant again, and we will share our experience with our friends.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Beautiful decoration, good atmosphere. I come every month. : )

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Absolutely beautiful (magazine worthy) and delicious food. Elegant setting. Service was outstanding. They have so many staff hovering for your every need. A great meal out with my daughter that far surpassed our expectations.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

I’ve eaten at Dadong’s BEIJING restaurants. This is not the same quality. Far below.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Food is okay (for the same price there are a lot of better choices), and service is not matching the price at all. Nice environment tho.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The best Chinese food in NYC. very nice place for friends to meet and chat. Love the food.

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