Jing Fong

Restaurants, Chinese Chinatown
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
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 (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana Marroquin
 (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana Marroquin
 (Photograph: Roxana Marroquin)
Photograph: Roxana Marroquin
For some, Jing Fong might be intimidating: It’s marked by giant escalators, a vast dining room and walkie-talkie–toting waiters marshalling diners. But it has remarkable dim sum. The shrimp shumai with glass noodles is exceptional, as is the ground pork and shrimp wrapped in a big black mushroom. The freshness and originality of its most mundane offerings keep people coming back for more.


Venue name: Jing Fong
Address: 20 Elizabeth St
New York
Cross street: between Bayard and Canal St
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am–10pm
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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Looking for a Dim Sum Sunday brunch? Put on those stretchy pants. This place is massive and perfect for big groups (legit ballroom size). It's affordable, so you can literally try everything if you come hungry enough.

Chris R

Best dim sum place in NYC. Not because the food is that much better than others (it's dim sum, people... everyone does it well enough, and no place really stands out), but because the size is insane. It's a lot like some dim sum places in China and there's SO much to look at while you eat and cart ladies come by to try to sell you their stuff.

Dan Q. Dao

I love that they started doing bar-cart booze service during dim sum, but between JF and Golden Unicorn, I'd pick the latter.


stop reading and just go here. i like nom wah tea parlor nearby but a dim sum experience isn't complete if you're not in a decked out banquet hall with carts of deliciousness weaving through tables—and this place has it all. this is my go-to place to take n00b friends and initiate them into the world of dim sum. it is also SO CHEAP and delicious. all my friends that i've taken here have left very happy. seriously, it is a dream to just have people roll food in front of you and you can point to whatever you want. 

word of warning though—they might seat you at a table with strangers but whatever (what is this, stranger danger? get over it). they get quite busy and most of their tables are like five seaters so if you're a party of two, don't expect to hog an entire table to yourselves.


Jing Fong. Perfect for 1 of 2 occasions:

1) Fun dim sum dinner with a group of friends at a quintessentially authentic Chinatown joint

2) Big, gaudy, superficially opulent Chinese weddings, apparently

I'll go ahead and assume you're more likely in that first bracket. Jing Fong is classic old school Chinatown at its utmost. And one in a rapidly growing number of dim sum joints that's expanded to dinner as well.

The options are standard dim sum, and in this white-guy-from-Jersey-but-lived-in-Chinatown-for-a-year's opinion, above average. The highlights of the menu are all personal preference by me, but I can objectively recommend ordering the table some steamed shrimp dumplings, fried taro cake, and of course, lots and lots of pork buns.

And to top it all off, you may even bear witness to a happy couple's big day. Not quite Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson status, but you're getting there. 

Nicole G

Not bad. I love dim sum, this is not the greatest but I'll return again. Char Siu bao and steamed bamboo shoot rolls quite good. Noisy and fun atmosphere. I also like Nom Wa and Dim Sum Agogo.

Evelyn D

Amazing for traditional dim sum, Located on the 2nd floor you feel like you've walked into a Chinese Palace when you go in. The service was friendly and fast, we got A FEAST for like $20 each. I tried shark fin dumplings here, they were pretty good (I'd never eaten shark) and the bao buns were awesome. Everything we tried was great. They also give you a plate of sliced oranges and fortune cookies for dessert.