Fung Tu

Fung Tu

(Now Closed)
Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, New York
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  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonAugust 15, 2017
    One of the most interesting, innovative meals I've had in NYC. Don't miss the Fried Dates, Pork Belly Egg Rolls, Kohlrabi Noodles, Chorizo Chow Fun, Moo Shu Duck, or Fried Chicken. WinstonWanders.com
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 5, 2013
    The menu has things like duck-stuffed dates, smoked mussels in scallion oil, "dumpling knots" with ground pork, and a whole steamed fish with fennel and black beans. Many large plates are under $20.
  • Jean T.heart icon on user image
    Jean TranMarch 4, 2016
    MUST TRIES: smoked and fried dates with stuffed duck, "China-quiles", Brisket fried rice, and braised char siu beef short ribs and vegetarian curry pot pie (both house specialties). All to die for!
  • Susumuheart icon on user image
    SusumuNovember 13, 2016
    The Pork Belly Egg Rolls and the Smoked & Fried Dates Stuffed with Duck was good, but cardamom Ice cream ($4) was great! Totally, unique flavor! I will definitely try another Oolong ice cream, too;)
  • Tiger Beer
    Tiger BeerSeptember 14, 2016
    Treat yourself to a $3 Tiger Beer at Fung Tu as you explore the LES' 100 GATES Project, an open-art exhibition comprised of 100 street murals painted by notable artists on exterior gates. Read more
  • Wayne S.heart icon on user image
    Wayne SurberJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I forgot to mention the wine. Jason Wagner's old world, small list selection of wines is one of those rare gems that everyone keeps saying are disappearing in NYC. Wine Pairing. Ask for advice.
  • Sarah A.heart icon on user image
    Sarah ArnoldMarch 26, 2014
    Everything is good here. Really. Highlights: duck-stuffed dates to start, dumpling knots as an entree (if you can handle the spice), and paying with Cover at the end to make the perfect meal.
  • Stephanie M.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie MJanuary 7, 2017
    Great cocktails. Satisfied with everything we had (short ribs, lamb noodles, scallion pancake w/clam surprisingly spicy though!). Our waiter was very courteous and let us take our time ordering.
  • Bin Y.heart icon on user image
    Bin YangOctober 24, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Prepare yourself for the $60 6-course meal because it is epic; tons of good snacks in between and two large entrees. Speak to Jason about the wine, probably one of the funniest and best somms around.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WuDecember 21, 2013
    Try the sherry shao xing cocktail. It's different and surprisingly delicious. Egg rolls, steamed buns, whole fish, and sweet potato rice cakes are great. Really can't go wrong with any dish here.
  • Wayne S.heart icon on user image
    Wayne SurberJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    We've been to Fung Tu a lot & we're surprised by how consistently good the food is & yet how it continues to improve. Egg Roll, Fried Rice, Fava Bean Curd, China-quilles, Smoked Mussels, Shrimp Toast
  • Giulia V.heart icon on user image
    Giulia VillafrancaSeptember 20, 2014
    Oolong spritz was fantastic. Had the vegetarian steamed buns and the chinese spatzle with spicy pork sauce (it's really spicy...maybe too much). Worth a visit, nice way to re-elaborate chinese food.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 10, 2015
    If you want to see what Chinese fine dining will look like in America in 10 years, eat at Fung Tu now. Modern Chinese cooking that's the right kind of fusion.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeNovember 30, 2016
    Short rib is FANTASTIC. Dates are also can't miss. 8.5 rating is low if you reward well executed experimentation
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    AmateurConciergeJune 24, 2015
    WOW. Notice how all the recommenders suggest different dishes? It's because as far as I saw (8 items) there are no misses. Fantastic meal!!
  • Rebecca Z.
    Rebecca ZhouApril 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the ambiance and bathroom. Smoked dates and fish for two are a must. Jian bing crepe and smoked mussels were unimpressive.
  • Bin Y.heart icon on user image
    Bin YangDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Eat everything. Drink everything. Return often. Do not discriminate against the vegetarian buns because they are also heavenly. Also, bacon + squid + rice = best new dish ever so get that!
  • Caroline C.heart icon on user image
    Caroline ChungApril 11, 2015
    Skip the hipster long wait at Mission Chinese and head to Fung Tu by ex-Per Sa chef Jonathan Wu. Try everything! Or go fancy with the $60 tasting menu with $30 beverage pairing - what a deal!
  • Ian S.heart icon on user image
    Ian SteyerAugust 17, 2017
    Incredibly sad this place is closing. The yellow noodles and the pork belly spring roll are delicious. So was the fava bean terrine. It was actually all delicious
  • Aly K.heart icon on user image
    Aly KNovember 12, 2015
    Great food and drinks, ask them to make something for you! Definitely recommend almost every thing on the menu but the desert takes the (literal) cake.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 21, 2015
    China quiles and the scallion pancake are like the perfect Mexican-Chinese fusion dishes. Jose Andres should be jealous
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornJuly 23, 2017
    Didnt love it. Smoked dates had very little duck, pork elly egg roll was dripping with fat none of that good meat. Chorizo Chow Fun had very little flavor.
  • Angela
    AngelaOctober 7, 2013
    From NYTimes: Jonathan Wu, a chef whose résumé includes Per Se, and Wilson Tang, who breathed new life into Nom Wah Tea Parlor, said that the name for this place means wind and soil in Chinese.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouFebruary 20, 2015
    Dim sum guru Wilson Tang teamed up with Per Se alum Jonathan Wu. They turn from classics to modern interpretations of Chinese-American cooking (masa scallion pancake, Chinese spaetzle). Zagat
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    The restaurant uses Chinese flavors and ingredients in artful, surprising combinations that feel contemporary even when they look old-school, like in the stir-fried bean sprouts with squid. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 3, 2016
    Fung Tu’s Raw Bok Choy with House-Made Shrimp Paste is a delicious way to kick off your meal. Photo provided by Paul Wagtouicz. Read more
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 29, 2014
    Jonathan Wu, a Bronx-born Chinese-American who once cooked at Per Se, opened Fung Tu, a “creative” Chinese restaurant on the Lower East Side, in what used to be a small noodle factory. SHANGHAINESE!!!
  • Jessie C.heart icon on user image
    Jessie CatanaDecember 13, 2015
    Wow. Wow. Wow. This was all just so amazingly incredible. I can't wait to come back and try the rest of the menu.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerJanuary 27, 2014
    “The dishes that work—like those duck-stuffed dates, and a plate of impossibly silky roasted beet slices daubed with salty fermented tofu—really work.” Read more
  • Madison S.heart icon on user image
    Madison SAugust 1, 2015
    The fried rice, the dates stuffed with duck and the duck are all really great. Bartender and waitstaff are super helpful and polite.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Reinvented takes on Chinese dishes hit across the entire spectrum of successes and failures. Stick with the silken fish doufu and the dumpling knots; desserts are a similarly mixed bag.
  • Bin Y.heart icon on user image
    Bin YangOctober 4, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Tip for Fall 2015, get the fried rice (finally back) and Beef arepas (play on traditional 肉夹馍 if you can read that)
  • Jessie C.heart icon on user image
    Jessie CatanaDecember 13, 2015
    Bok choy with shrimp paste. Manchurian sweetbreads. Egg rolls. Short ribs. Kohlrabi noodle salad. Just everything!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    All the food is matched with a smart, small list of primarily Old World wines in a way you didn't know was possible (somebody give sommelier Jason Wagner a Nobel Prize). Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    Fung Tu’s Raw Bok Choy with House-Made Shrimp Paste is a delicious way to kick off your meal. Read more
  • Jean L.
    Jean LeeAugust 3, 2014
    Enjoyed an excellent brunch. Must try the China-quiles and Fried Chicken!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 2, 2013
    Seasonal American cooking crossed with Chinese cuisine in an attractive bar and restaurant.
  • Adam M.heart icon on user image
    Adam McCueJanuary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Whatever else you get (and it should be many things), make sure to get the pork belly egg roll.
  • Luke
    LukeMay 5, 2017
    Great service and a reinterpreted menu of Chinese inspired food that actually gains from the translation
  • Chop Suey Club
    Chop Suey ClubSeptember 29, 2016
    Oolong tea ice cream with candied tea leaves. Tea lover's dream.
  • Fueled Collective
    Fueled CollectiveSeptember 23, 2013
    Translated as "wind and soil" in Chinese, this place is hip, in a great location, and serves some of the best traditional food.
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine MoySeptember 5, 2014
    Egg rolls are awesome. Funky cocktails. Brunch has a china-quiles that I loved
  • Tarnima S.
    Tarnima SabedNovember 20, 2015
    If someone made an ice cream out of Bengali tea = oolong ice cream ... Try it!
  • Allan B.heart icon on user image
    Allan BeaufourNovember 22, 2014
    Don't think, just get the dates. The Chinese spaetzle and the beef crepe are pretty great too
  • Jacob C.heart icon on user image
    Jacob CohenJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Start with Smoked mussels, bok choy and the beet salad. It's an incredible combination.
  • Ed C.heart icon on user image
    Ed CMay 8, 2014
    Really into the dumpling knots and the egg roll. Get the cocktail with the Sichuan syrup
  • Ashley C.heart icon on user image
    Ashley ChenNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely ask for wine recommendations when you order food!! Drink menu is perfect
  • Jeremy F.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy FisherNovember 7, 2014
    Similar to Mission Chinese. Fried rice, spaetzle, stuffed dates. Excellent
  • Fionaheart icon on user image
    FionaJune 3, 2015
    The food is very good (roasted duck, fried rice) but damn - their bathroom is gorgeous!
  • Tracie L.
    Tracie LeeJanuary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The smoked mussels are a great starter. Definitely get the steamed fish for two!
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