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Posted by NYC native on 01/13/2011
I went to Mr. K last Saturday night. We were a party of 4 adults and 1 child. The bill came out to be $300. We had to keep ordering more food because the dishes were small. $28 prawns $45 firecracker lobster were the 2 most expensive and least noteworthy. The prawns did not taste fresh. The sauce and flash fry batter on the lobster was too thick to determine if it was fresh . As the restaurant filled a bit, we were nearly forgotten by our waiter. $7.50 hot and sour soup was half the size of a normal rice bowl and nothing special. The best tasting item was a plate of 4 open-faced pork dumplings with edamame, I believe. Our local Chinese take-out joint does better Chinese than Mr. K. I can only recommend this place if you need atmosphere. It's got plush pink banquets and a deco-themed interior. It's a big space in midtown. I can only imagine how high the rent must be. With food of this quality and price, I don't see it lasting. If you want expensive, inventive and delicious food, your money is better spent at Mr. Chow. But if moderate priced, delicious and fresh is what you are after try M Shanghai in Williamsburg or explore Chinatown and have a real colorful experience.
Posted by alan on 11/01/2010
I have been coming here since it opened. The food is good, but not the high level it was and the service has slipped, too.
Posted by Lanuza - Abad on 07/21/2010
Waiter was grumpy. Bill was almost $1,000.00 for our group. Well decorated restaurant, BUT the chinese food was the most tasteless I had ever eaten.
Posted by Susan on 05/18/2010
To start with snobbish hostess sitting you at a table. The food is overpriced..so-so..servers are doing you a favor for their ho-hum la de da food. If you're a tourist they LOVE your money. NOT WORTH your AMERICAN dollars
Posted by ues chic on 04/02/2010
I have been to Mr. K's countless times and it is always an amazing experience. I don;t even want to say its just chines food, def chinese fine dining. The place is pretty and plush and formal but yet really cozy. The service is impeccable. I love the orchid they bring for ladies seated at the table and the sorbet between courses. The food is always great, I LOVE shrimp citrinelle and the filet is always a melt in your mouth tasty expeience, oh and the miso seabass, or firecracker fish..all outstanding! For appetizers the overs dumplings are fantastic! This is a great place for a date, groups celebration or a business lunch. I am a huge fan! I have never been disappointed here and my guests rave about it! Xie, Xie, Mr. K's, Thank you!
Posted by Michael Morabito on 01/11/2010
Poor Poor experience. I was so looking forward to a good Chinese meal. I was vey dissappointed. We chose the pre fixe menu. Appetizers were poor. Fried beef was overcooked and tasted burnt. Dumplings were average. Seafood springroll was a mixture of seafood that was non-descript. Next course was the sefood won ton soup. Same mixture from springrolls were in the won tons. The soup was inedible due to the enormous amounts of salt in the broth. Main course was a chicken macadamia nut platter and a firecracker fish. Chicken was average at best. Firecracker fish was sent back due to old tasting fish and poor texture. What a dissapointment. Service was very pretentious. We never felt welcome and none of the staff seemed like they enjoyed their jobs. $130.00 for two people and it wasn't worth $20.00.
Posted by Good Food - Great Place on 01/01/2009
It is a great looking place and wonderful service. Food is good. It is very plush as it is comfortable and the price is up there.. A great place to bring a date, wine and dine clients when atmosphere is important,, Good food, Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Probably not a place for a regular family dinner.