If you want to experience the bustle and excitement of a Hong Kong style dim sum palace, Jing Fong is a great choice. The vast banquet hall serves up a wide variety of dim sum from carts daily until 3:30 p.m.
- Large restaurant can accommodate groups easily
- Quick service
- Large variety of dim sum options
- Pricier than other dim sum restaurants
- You might have to chase down the best dishes
- Can be very busy and loud on weekends
Jing Fong Details
- Address: 20 Elizabeth Street in Chinatown (Chinatown Map).
- Closest Subway: F to East Broadway; 6 to Canal Street
- Cross Streets: Canal & Bayard Streets
- Phone: 212-964-5256
- Website: Jingfongny.com
- Payment: Cash and Credit Cards
- Hours: daily 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- This is a great choice for families with children -- any misbehavior will disappear in the chaos. Booster seats available.
- Plenty of large tables make it easy for groups, but small parties may be sat at communal tables.
- Vegetarians will have fewer options, but if you're persistent, you'll find some suitable dishes.
Jing Fong Restaurant Review
Folks looking to experience the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong dim sum will love Jing Fong -- the large banquet room is buzzing with energy and the dim sum carts circle endlessly. Dim sum aficionados know to hit Jing Fong early in the day for the best selection and the freshest dim sum -- after 1 p.m. selections aren't quite as numerous or as fresh. The women circling the room with carts can be a bit aggressive -- don't feel pressured to try everything all at once. Personally, I find it's best to choose one or two dishes at a time (depending on the size of your group) so that you can sample them while they are hot and delicious.
At Jing Fong, you will be given a check, which the servers will stamp each time they give you a dish -- alternatively, you can bring your slip with you and pursue servers offering particular dishes that interest you and also bring it to the buffet table so you can sample their offerings. Prices vary from $2.85-$5 per plate depending on size and ingredients, and most have 2-3 pieces per serving. Folks love the wide variety of dishes at Jing Fong, from Ha Gow (shrimp dumplings) and Shiu Mai (pork dumplings) to Cha Siu Bao (pork buns) and Chicken Feet.
This is a great chance to explore new foods -- if you don't like something, you can always try something else, but you might just discover a new favorite dish! Feel free to ask the women what they have in their carts -- often they will have several options available.