Nestled in the picturesque Finger Lakes region, Canandaigua, New York, offers a culinary journey as rich and varied as its scenic vistas. From cozy lakeside eateries to sophisticated urban bistros, the town's restaurants boast an array of flavors to delight every palate, each with a unique twist on both global cuisine and local farm-to-table fare. Join us as we explore the vibrant dining scene that makes Canandaigua a must-visit destination for foodies.
Warm, sparsely-decorated eatery & teahouse for Chinese fare from Peking duck to Shanghai dumplings.
A great spot for a big group get together! It’s nice, but not stuffy, and the vibes were fun. All the food was delicious and we shared family style. The crab, peeking duck, and fish dishes were a hit. All the apps were good, nothing really stood out, but nothing was awful or disliked by the group. The mango dessert was soooooooo good. All in all, 10/10 for a fun evening, would def recommends
5 / 5
The Peking duck from this restaurant is highly recommended. It tastes so different from others. The aroma and sweetest is one of the best. The truffle dumpling is really good too. If it retains more soup inside the dumpling it can be even better. The noodle is another must try dishes.
5 / 5
Came here because our friend was dying to have that spicy pig trotter again since she left nyc few years ago. all the dishes we ordered came out quickly and were all delicious, even the desserts were modest. Those spicy trotters definitely did met our expectations and her dreaming abt it from west coast. That being said, our server was terrible. over poured the water till it spilled all over the table, not once but Twice, never said sorry either. Never came to ask how the dishes were but did come many times to ask if we finished or not, thank you for the hospitality we can sense you want us to leave.
3 / 5
The best Beijing roast duck I have in a while. Try dipping the crispy duck skin in cane sugar. Fried chicken is a little dry. Sliced beef and cabbage are delicious!
5 / 5
The peach tea with cheese foam was soooooo good! We tried the new menu item honey glazed shrimp, it was very tasty but be aware that the shell is still on the shrimp! A little hard to remove but you can eat it whole and it still tastes really good 👍🏻
5 / 5
Fish Balls - Fish balls were tasty and had a bouncy texture, and inside was a nugget of juicy pork. The fish ball texture was slightly on the coarse side and there were also some leftover bones in the paste, but the combination of land and sea and well excecated, especially for the low price and casual atmosphere. Check out @bredgyeats for food pictures!
5 / 5
Im not sure if this is the same food place as China King III but they have the same menu and prices and are located in the same place. I’m a college student and I was coming back from a party and I was in the mood for Chinese. The delivery and packaging for my food was very nice. The only (minor) issue I have with delivery is when they left my food, they left a note saying they called me to deliver (they didnt). Im not too hurt by it because I assumed my driver didn’t speak English. Still mentioned because I couldn’t help but feel like communicating that would’ve been way better than telling me you did something when in reality you didnt. I got General Tso’s Chicken and chicken fried rice. My food wasn’t the worst in the world, but for the price I paid it was unreasonable for what I got in my opinion. I couldn’t understand why it felt hot taking it out the package, but was only kind of hot while I was eating. The rice wasn’t fully cooked and they gave me a side of white rice when I never asked for white rice. I will have to find something to eat with it, but I don’t like white rice (too plain for me) and it may j end up being wasted which is terrible. The rice only had a few strips of chicken and clumps of scrambled eggs on top with no vegetables. They gave a whole plate of fried rice and almost no chicken. Im not well versed in Chinese/East-Asian food, nor am I Chinese or East-Asian but that fried rice seemed a little too wet from the soy sauce I assume was used to be proper fried rice. The biggest disappointment that would’ve made up for everything for me, though? There was no broccoli. Even at the worst Chinese food places I had vegetables in my rice. And I had broccoli. China King/Rong City is what I had on hand and available to order at the time I got back to my dorm, but I was really disappointed with what I got. Ill look for another late-night Chinese food place the next time Im in the mood.
3 / 5
I arrived in NYC early in the morning and was looking for a place that would sell hot soy milk and you tiao. Took a bit of walking before I found this hole in the wall, but was very pleased! The prices are great too!
5 / 5
Fantastic fish ball soup for $5. Can buy bags off frozen fish balls. Other dishes look good too but i never tried them.
5 / 5
Underrated place. Started coming here when I was a kid with my parents and it’s like a must every time I visit the city. Their noodle in soup with beef tripe is flavorful and always has been. The rice cakes lacked flavor :/
5 / 5
Bustling mainstay dishing out a variety of Cantonese seafood dishes & more in a compact space.
Met a local Chinese Aunty on the bus and after a bit of friendly chit chat, she highly recommended Hop Lee Restaurant in Chinatown. Our meal was simply Amazing! 👏 They really know how to prepare delicious, authentic Cantonese food, and I found my new favorite Fried Chilly Salted Pork dish! 😋 The service was friendly and fast, the food was hot and everyone on the team could not have been nicer. Make this a culinary stop on your next visit to Manhattan. 📷
5 / 5
Authentic old school Cantonese style food! My Chinese family and I enjoyed a private event here with exceptional flavors and excellent service. Everything was prepared perfectly, the food is high quality. The Cantonese fried lobster fried with egg and pork was my favorite, the beef tenderloin with veggies were also good. The walnut shrimp and friend fish filet were impressive. Come here for authentic food!
5 / 5
Great spot for old school classic Cantonese food! With all the nouveau Chinese spots mushrooming around town, it’s comforting to come back to one’s roots sometimes. I appreciate the efficient service, the portions and quality.
5 / 5
Carlo Fong Luy
Food was absolutely terrible. Duck was served with no duck meat. Fried rice tasted burnt and inedible. The shrimp was excellent, well prepared, and tasty. The snow pea leaves were excellent. There are so many great restaurants in Chinatown but unfortunately this isn't one of them. I would avoid this restaurant and look for good food across the street.
1 / 5
Looks and feels like a 1970's Chinese restaurant -- not that that's a bad thing. Very nostalgic. Large menu, including American favorites (like General Tso's chicken) and more authentic dishes that Americans rarely try. All the food we ordered was excellent! And reasonably priced!! Very attentive service! I highly recommend it.
4 / 5
An array of Pan-Asian eats (plus gluten-free options) served in a bi-level setting.
The best sushi I’ve had in a while. I’m gluten free and also can’t have sesame seeds. They have an entire separate gluten free menu! I felt safe ordering things which is usually hard at a Chinese restaurant since soy sauce has wheat. They use a different soy sauce for people with allergies. I would definitely return!
5 / 5
This is THE Gluten free chinese spot in the city. The food is SO GOOD. It’s definitely a little bit more on the expensive side and I’m glad I made a reservation. Serving sizes are great. Love it here!
5 / 5
Excellent service and amazing gluten-free options for those with food allergies! I tried the pom-teriyaki grilled chicken with veggies, my Celiac husband got General Tso's, and we shared the pan-fried potstickers. WOW, I didn't even know potstickers this soft and tender (but that actually stay together and don't fall apart) and flavorful were even possible gluten-free. They were beyond tasty, and I'd recommend them to anyone! The only downside to this restaurant at all was that the tables were really tight and the music was a bit loud, plus the people next to us were so loud we couldn't have a conversation apart from them. I understand this is pretty normal as far as spacing goes in NYC, but we were visiting from out of state and weren't prepared for the close quarters. Still, the food was worth it, and if we lived closer, we'd be back. 🥟🥢
5 / 5
We came to get Asian / Chinese food. The name of the restaurant seemed like a since my daughter and the restaurant have the same name though spelled differently. The service was okay but not great. They seemed pretty busy for just before 5pm, but not so busy or overwhelmed based on the number of folks that were there. But the order process and managing us seemed to be a lot. The food order actually came very quickly. Just getting our order
3 / 5
Great place for celiac folks who want dumplings. This place has great food all around for both people who do and don't eat gluten. Sesame chicken and dumplings are awesome
5 / 5
Fish are plucked from tanks up front at this Cantonese seafood spot also known for a dim sum lunch.
Authentic Chinese food with great offerings like Peking Duck, garlic pork ribs and braised beef brisket. You know it’s good because they offer you plates deliciously prepared but with a no frills approach eg the pork ribs actually come with rib bones and the whole duck is served up. Get the crab fried rice for a good ending dish!
5 / 5
I am totally give this restaurant a five-star rating. Having eaten here really made my fiancée and I feel like a true New York Chinese restaurant. We started our dinner here first with a Wonton soup like I love doing nearly every other Chinese restaurant I go out to eat. It was a great soup. But just what I expected of a wonton soup at a typical Chinese restaurant. We then moved on to the Steamed Crab and Seafood Dim Sum. I could have eaten those forever. But we had to move on to a real dish to share with each other. I was leaning for a Seafood fried rice dish, like I usually do when I go to a Chinese restaurant anywhere I go. What made us change our mind was seeing our neighbors of the next table eating a Crab-based specialty dish which after we asked our server it’s name, she told us it was not on the menu because it was a special of the house. Since our server’s English proficiency was limited, our neighbors who suggested us ordering the same dish they were sharing communicated her our gastronomical desires. So she and the other server brought us two options of crabs for them to order the kitchen cooking then. We chose the big over the smaller one. Because my fiancée and I were going to share it anyway. We thanked our neighbors for their assistance and waited patiently for our dish to come to us. What a surprise it was, let me tell you all. I believe the crab was baked but what was under it made us feel like wanting more of it. Under the big crab there was a cape of garlic butter yellow rice mixed with veggies which I would say, it was to die for. There were also other veggies on the side of our big plate accompanying the big crab. These were delicious as well. That day my fiancé was not in the mood of drinking any alcoholic beverages, so she drank the free house hot green tea. Instead, I indulged in their delicious Tsingtao Chinese beer. I must have drank about five of them. We did not eat any dessert in this restaurant because we wanted to try the Chinese Ice Cream Factory located a few blocks away. I absolutely recommend this magnificent restaurant to all lovers of Chinese cuisine who want to go to NYC Chinatown.
5 / 5
Great Dim sum lots of choices they also do dragon whiskers which is great it's squid chives water Cresent. I love there tripe dim sum crystal shrimp shrimp with bacon and grape leaf sticky rice also had thousand year old egg
5 / 5
Food: authentic Chinese food, although quality could be a bit better. (If you don’t know better, you’ll be fine enjoying it) Service: fast, not talkative Atmosphere: typical busy Chinese restaurant atmosphere, noisy, busy, lots of people. Not good if you want to really have good conversations with someone.
3 / 5
Loved this place! The atmosphere is great and the space is clean, employees are all very friendly, food hot and fresh, with unbeatable prices. Ordered seafood shumai and a pork (and beef, I believe) rice roll. Both dishes were so delicious, had amazing flavors and were just melt in your mouth good. We also opted for tea, which was also very good!
5 / 5
Huge, lavishly decorated restaurant offering a menu of Asian dishes & cocktails.
Everything was perfect. From hostess, our server to every single dish we tried. Everything on the menu is meant to be shared. Place is huge, with different "rooms", a bit dark, but ambiance overall is very nice. Chinese broccoli warm salad (side) was big surprise, must try, as well as short rib scalion pancake. Desserts were amazing!
5 / 5
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The ambiance in this place combined with the quality of food is almost unmatched. Start with the oxtail dumplings and rock shrimp and while I normally skip dessert I feel like it is a must here. Be sure to make a reservation. 5/5
5 / 5
It was our second time in this place, we love the atmosphere and the general decor which is very beautiful, our table was on time, stuff was friendly and had plenty of knowledge about the food Menu. We got the restaurant week Menu 3, $110 per person, it was a excellent choice, we shared plenty of appetizers, main courses and desserts. Drinks took a little longer of what we expected but nothing crazy. We were a party of 8 and we had such a good experience.
5 / 5
The atmosphere is intimate and dark. The staff was super friendly and accommodating despite all the decorations that we have brought in for our celebration. The food was a good portion to share with everyone at the table and it was delicious, finger licking good. The prices are absolutely reasonable and if your ever in NY should ABSOLUTELY stop by. Such a unique experience.
5 / 5
One word...Amazing! This place is absolutely a must go to. Fantastic ambiance if you like dining in low light settings which makes for a great date night scene or a night out in the town for the grown and sexy. Family style eating asian-fusion restaurant with a la carte and prefix menus. I highly recommend for any occasion. Nice drink menus consisting of reds, whites, sake, spirits and cocktails.
5 / 5
A few weeks ago, I went to this well-known Asian restaurant with a few friends. We ordered several items–rock shrimp, pork-fried rice, sushi, filet mignon, and more. Reid, our server, was excellent. He was helpful in giving us a thorough overview of every meal and drink we were looking to order. Most of the time, I say that the food can be just sufficient to make your dining experience superb–however, it's really the combination of the tasty food and quality customer service that gives you a true, authentic experience. We had this situation here. Make sure that you are dressed well, as there are photographers that come around to take pictures. You should go here if you have the opportunity!
5 / 5
Sei Less did not disappoint. The aesthetics looked good, their staff were attentive, and the music was fire! The food is amazingly flavorful, I noticed the aroma before the food even made it to my table. Pull up in your best dressed, because everybody is showing out. They have photographers walk up and take pictures of you. We kept 2 of the photos. You should know it's not free, so be warned. Everything about Sei Less is a hit! My hot date and I will definitely be back
5 / 5
I drove up to the front and was greeted by valet, my absolute favorite. I slowly walked to the front. The 1st person at the door held it for me, ( Loved that ) so I looked in, the highlight of my day once I walked in the winding staircase and the staff was amazing but the ambiance, breathtaking!!! who knew this was hiding . The food was not only great.. It's round two next weekend.
5 / 5
I had the pleasure of dining at Sei Less, an Asian fusion restaurant, with my family, and the experience left a lasting impression. From the moment we entered, we were immersed in an amazing atmosphere that perfectly blended fun and sophistication. The lively music set the tone without overpowering conversation, and the spacious layout allowed for a comfortable dining experience. The servers at Sei Less were exemplary, offering helpful guidance and attentive service throughout the evening. They were knowledgeable about the menu, providing recommendations and answering our questions with a genuine willingness to assist. Their attentiveness added to the overall enjoyment of the evening. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the food. Sei Less delivered a tantalizing fusion of Asian flavors that delighted our taste buds. The crispy rice with tuna was a standout, offering a perfect harmony of textures and flavors. The lobster dumplings were another highlight, showcasing the restaurant's ability to masterfully combine ingredients to create an unforgettable dish. One aspect that stood out during our visit was the restaurant's celebration of birthdays. Sei Less made a special occasion out of these moments, adding an extra layer of joy and excitement to the dining experience. It's a wonderful touch that further enhances the overall ambiance and makes diners feel truly valued.
5 / 5
3/5 stars . Here’s why I order the rock shrimp -the taste wasn’t so great., also very sweet . The chicken satay -pretty decent but as for the flavoring ( could of been better) Chicken dumplings very good no complaints . Shrimp friedrice is not suppose to come w/ Lima beans but the rice was very good definitely recommend . Serves two Spicy chicken -was 30$ very pricey and the portion was small for that price Overall I would recommend this spot the price for all was about 160$ Also tip gets included in the bill.
3 / 5