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Posted by DG on 10/13/2012
Great authentic, no frills Chinese restaurant. Got the Peking Duck which was succulent, moist and delicious. The steamed juicy pork buns were also excellent. Even the wait staff was attentive and helpful, which is a rarity in Chinatown. Lots of unique dishes requiring pre-order, so check out the menu before you go. Overall, no complaints and a definite repeat. They even begrudgingly added eggplant to a dish on a special request from my date.
Posted by anonymous on 02/18/2012
We tried to like the food. The hot and sour soup was just not right, but we tried to like it. Not worth the effort. It was, as my wife says, was 'jello like'. The only thing slightly OK were the spring rolls, but they were quite greasy. We had 'Duck with 8 somethings' It was a bunch of way overcooked stuff drowned in a ton of tasteless brown liquid. We both tried to like it, but finally one of us finally couldn't stand it any more. We were relieved. There was no need to to try to like this food. My wife told the waiter and he laughed.I spoke to the manager, and assured me the food was a 'different style' than I was used to... and that I would like it the next time. Fat chance!
Posted by nyymm7 on 01/01/2011
3 couples 7:30pm reservation. pre ordered peking duck. 1 couple early seated at our table--no problem. waiter and service personnel excellent. waiter gave very good recommendations for fish, meat dishes. nice job with carving the duck. none of us spoke chinese but was not necessary. spent over 2hrs eating very good and different chinese food in a pleasant helpful atmosphere. 6 people 4 apps 5 entrees $30 pp very reasonable. When one of our party complained his fortune was not good the owners-nearby laughed with us and sent him some more. recommended.
Posted by Happy Diners on 06/24/2010
This restaurant serves authentic and very delicious Cantonese cuisine. The servings are generous too. Service is what you can expect in Hong Kong (i.e., brusque/rude) but the clean and brightly-lit space more than makes up for it. Skip appetizers and go straight for the Chef recommendations, sizzling platters and casseroles!!! :)
Posted by anonymous on 05/18/2010
Frankly, I would have been totally lost at Amazing 66 without someone to speak Cantonese. I feel the quiet exchange between my friend and the waiter really got our party of eight going where we wanted to go: fun and interesting plates of "Wow, That's good" food. I'm talking soul food in every since of the word. there was food for the vegetarians, and for the adventurous meat eaters. The "road kill chicken" (a flattened whole bird stuffed with shrimp paste) was fantastic. Go with a bunch of people and hang on for a night out in a Chinatown meets "Coney Island" fun sopt.
Posted by Zando on 04/09/2010
Once this was a great restaurant. Today, the only thing amazing about it is that anyone still goes there. They have achieved the trifecta of subpar food, high prices and astonishingly rude service. I recently went and had one of their (formerly) signature dishes - clams in black bean sauce - as well as a couple of appetizers. The whole meal was awful beyond words. The only thing good was that the clams were fresh, but the sauce was completely bland. One of the appetizers was simply inedible. complaining to the waiter brought a shrug. The maitre 'd nodded, then gave me a bill for everything, including the uneaten appetizer. I had to speak to a total of four people to get them to remove the item from my bill, which they did very reluctantly and with much scowling.
Posted by MichaelManhattan on 08/30/2009
My father-in-law came to visit and wanted Peking Duck in Chinatown. How could I deny him? He and I are willing to try anything and my husband was willing to come along. The Peking duck, at $30, was a great choice. Tender duck. Crispy skin. It was delicious. Regretfully, our other choice, chicken stuffed with shrimp fell flat. All of us felt the dish lacked flavor and balance. We shared this with our waiter and the manager and they went on to say how popular the dish was for all the other patrons. "What's wrong with it? If you chose a dish and you don't like it, it's not our fault." Sorry, it sucked. So, one great dish, one weak dish. I'd try it again if the manager wasn't so customer-unfriendly.