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Posted by Kiki on 06/27/2009
I first discovered this place in Hong Kong, then found it across the street from my college in the Philippines, so I was delighted to see a place like this here in NYC. You see, unlike American Companies that are franchised, the Asian franchises remain of consistent quality and are more reliable than street vendors, so in short, QUICKLY is probably the best in the world. If you go to random restaurants, you'll find that the tapioca pearls are usually old, since they last only a few hours, then you need to make a new batch, going with an establishment ensures good quality at all times. My husband likes the plain Passionfruit juice but you need to remind them not to put tea or it will come standard with it. I love the taro pudding. They also have really good cream cakes which is a cake flled with custard. This one however, you need to eat warm and fresh since it doesn't make a very good leftover. All in all, it brings back great memories of the snacks I had in Hong Kong while shopping.
Posted by argo on 03/24/2009
I recommend this - most definitely. It's an easy lunch, with fresh ingredients. Just went today, and everyone in my group agreed that we have to return. You get tons of sides with your order of meats, a free drink, and a great choice of three broths. Also, I went for lunch, so it wasn't crowded at all. Overall, vibe was relaxed and casual, and the food was pretty good.
Posted by sa on 01/02/2009
this place is now over run by teenagers who speak english as their second language. therres really no service required when you come here, because its all hot pot. the prices are okay for hot pot, compared to other cuisines though its expensive and your tummy wont be full when you leave. and if it is, its only momentary. the foods seem pretty fresh. their drinks are really good but a bit on the pricey side. they give discounts for drinks if you show your college ID which saves 50cents on a drink. they also recently started making mini cakes made on the spot but its expensive compared to the old man making them right at the corner of the block. the only difference is that qucklys cakes are a bit bigger and has some cream in the middle. but if you just want a snack to satisfy the craving of a mini cake the old man's stand should do. quicklys stays open quite late too
Posted by VerYummY on 08/21/2008
My friends and I have been going here on a weekly basis for a couple years now. We only go for the food, no other reason, just crave hot pot! I can't explain it...I think they put crack in the soup! I am sure we are what's keeping this business up and running. You'd think that after patronizing them for so long, we'd get a discount or VIP service or something. But alas, this is Chinatown. So, please, if you go, do not expect good or even subsistence-level service. Just expect to get addicted to the yummy, delicious aroma of hot pot! OH, and the bubble tea is awesome too! I highly recommend the Taro flavor (with no bubbles...cuz all they do is take up unnecessary space in your stomach!).
Posted by Susie on 04/08/2008
I eat here all the time. Shabu and bubble tea together is awesome.
Posted by Full & Satisfied on 12/09/2007
It is so hard to get good hotpot in NYC, I don't know why that is, and gone are the days of buffet style hotpot. Thank goodness for Quickly. Even though it is a shabu shabu establishment, it offers three different types of broth - japanese dashi, sichuan spicy, & kimchi and the sauces also range from the chinese sa-cha sauce to the japanese sesame sauces. The meal platter gives just the right amount of protein, veggies & noodles and the broth is really tasty. The decor is great - nice and clean and cute as a button. All the plates are fancy and you get your own little simmering pot so that you can flavor it as you wish and you don't have to fight over any items with anyone else. If you order the seafood platter, it comes with plenty of seafood, I was impressed! If you are still hungry, you can order extra items a la carte (and they have some exotic choices!) which are all very reasonable. All around, DELCIOUS and what a fabulous way to spend a chilly night!
Posted by Anon on 06/04/2007
Haven't tried the shabu-shabu, but the bubble teas are top notch. Great selection of flavors too.