Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Shang

Shang (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Chinese Lower East Side

Time Out says

Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.

Toronto chef Susur Lee’s extreme brand of fusion is on display at this confounding LES eatery. The sprawling menu promises exotic ingredients, but little on the plate makes sense. A riff on Fra Diavolo subs in salty XO sauce and an “Indian tomato jam” for marinara, but the shrimp are so fiery, they send your taste buds reeling. His jerk chicken—paired with Scotch bonnet sauce and mango coulis—doesn’t outshine $5 versions sold in Flatbush. The chef fares better when he dials down the fusion. His creations here are certainly thought-provoking. If only they were as exciting to eat.



Address: Thompson LES Hotel, 187 Orchard St
New York

Cross street: between E Houston and Stanton Sts
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average small plate: $18. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 6–11pm; Fri, Sat 6pm–midnight; Sun 6–10pm
Do you own this business?
You may also like
    Latest news