Phoenix Garden

242 E. 40th St.
New York, NY 10016
Phoenix Garden +

Celeste Sloman


  • Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Delivery, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Phoenix Garden is an old-timer that bolted Chinatown in 1992 as grander Hong Kong palaces pounded the neighborhood-only to touch down a couple of years later on East 40th Street. What was once big-ticket Cantonese became reasonably priced by Midtown standards. There's something ancient and elegant about the food and service that makes every meal seem like a banquet. Avoiding the usual logjam, each dish arrives separately, after careful inspection by the proprietor. A favorite: the celebrated pepper and salty shrimp ($11.95)-nine jumbos, shells intact, fried with a saline crust, then haystacked with shredded scallions, green chiles, and fried garlic.


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