Big Wong King 大旺

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, New York
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  • Douglas Elliman
    Douglas EllimanJuly 21, 2014
    A classic spot in Chinatown where everything is incredibly delicious, cooked quickly and surprisingly cheap! This place has been open for a long time for a good reason. We love their tang gei congee.
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GishkarianyJuly 27, 2015
    Great place! The beef with eggplant and garlic is delicious. Beware of the fried rice with salted fish and chicken, it's super salty. Only order if you need a boost of sodium in your diet.
  • Otto C.
    Otto ChangJune 13, 2014
    One of the best good-cheap eat places in Chinatown, Manhattan. One of the "dirty hole in the wall" joints. Don't let the apperance scare you off. Very authentic Cantonese street food.
  • Ian T.
    Ian TorchOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check all their rice dish, and also their beef chow fun (reg and spicy) is on point! Also great service. Love their fried dough bread.. :)
  • Nicola
    NicolaFebruary 23, 2015
    Amazing old style real Chinese restaurant! Go for the roasted ducks, pork, chicken, plain or added to some of the wonderful soups.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyJuly 27, 2015
    Holy damn the congee / jook was SUPER GOOD here. The you tiao is dense and fantastic too. Topped off with a side of cold roast pork, and I was tearing up.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 26, 2013
    If you want cheap, consistently good Chinese food, look no further. We love to order the roasted pork over rice - it's the best around!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 23, 2013
    This is some of the best roast pork in Chinatown. A serving over rice will set you back about five bucks. Cash only.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LukMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely the best roast pork you will find in New York. My Go-To is the roast pork and soy sauce chicken over rice. Get extra ginger! Trust me, because, well, you know...
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 27, 2012
    Once you've put your childish giggles in the rearview mirror (we don't judge), set your sights on Big Wong's lobster. You'll get 2 for $20, each seasoned with fresh ginger and covered in scallions. Read more
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Their thousand year old egg and pork congee is even better than congee village! It is very thick and they give you a lot more eggs and meat!
  • Joshua
    JoshuaFebruary 4, 2013
    Order the Beef Ho Fun. Didn't see it on the menu but saw a picture of it in a Yelp review. Glad I ordered it. It was fantastic!!!
  • Stanley S.
    Stanley StuyvesantJanuary 23, 2012
    If you're looking for a quick bite for lunch, this is the place to go. Get the spare ribs. "Finger-lickin' good" doesn't just apply to Colonel Sander's chicken. Read more
  • Aleson H.
    Aleson HoNovember 8, 2014
    The you tiao here is the best. My parents noticed a decline in quality over the decades, but it's still pretty good by my standards. Expect hasty service.
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BencakSeptember 19, 2012
    my lunch: duck and pork over rice. my friend's lunch: duck and pork over rice. we split: Chinese broccoli. outcome: delicious food coma! :)
  • Mai T.
    Mai TaNovember 19, 2015
    The roast duck ($14 for half) and steamed dumplings w/ oyster sauce is to die for.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 29, 2012
    The roast pork (cha siew) had nice charred bits but also lots of fatty parts and was hacked to shreds. Beef brisket and tendon noodle didn't have much beef. Cheap and trusty but not great food.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 19, 2015
    Delicious Chinese food! Order their wonton soup, beef chow fun, salt & pepper pork chops & their roast pig
  • Cheapism
    CheapismJanuary 12, 2011
    Choose from over 100 menu options at one of NYC's best spots for cheap Chinese cuisine. Try duck congee for 4.50 & wonton soup for $3.75. Read more
  • Winnie
    WinnieJanuary 5, 2015
    Fast and delicious chinese food. Order roast pork and duck over rice.
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KnificMay 22, 2010
    It's not fancy by any means but definitely delicious. Don't get turned away by the ducks hanging from the ceiling. Order familiar Cantonese dishes or be adventurous with congee. Seating is communal.
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KohDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Roast pork over rice with a fried egg is my go to - but chow fun (with gravy) is aces too
  • Ramon C.
    Ramon CaceresApril 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get anything from the front of the house: roast duck, roast pork, soy-sauce chicken, wonton soup, congee, ... Watch the cooks give a master class on how to use a meat cleaver.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 15, 2013
    A cheap and speedy Chinatown classic for roast meat and thick, hearty congee.
  • Ian T.
    Ian TorchMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Spicy Beef Chow fun, Two Lobster Special, or any fried rice combination with fried egg #awesome
  • E P.
    E POctober 15, 2014
    Wow - try the congee with thousand year egg and pickled pork. Great depth of flavor.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanDecember 24, 2015
    Get the roast pork, roast duck, and wonton soup. It's amazing
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinMay 1, 2016
    Get the roast duck and roast pork over rice, will not be disappointed (also very cheap)
  • Randall N.
    Randall NovalSeptember 16, 2016
    It's better if you know what you want without a menu. Food is fast and fantastic!
  • L
    L3 weeks ago
    Really good Chinese food. Cosy atmosphere and good prices. Lobster for a very reasonable $28
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LeungApril 15, 2012
    The roast pork and roast duck is the best in NYC.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Michael L.
    Michael LetteraJanuary 17, 2013
    Ask for extra ginger scallion (green) sauce.
  • Lorgio J.
    Lorgio JimenezAugust 6, 2014
    The lomein is more like mei fun...but you come for the roast pork, and it's gooood.
  • Vieses
    ViesesSeptember 5, 2011
    Quick service, but you have to know what you're ordering. I hear the duck & lobster are the best options.
  • Pavel L.
    Pavel LishinAugust 31, 2013
    Good food served fast! Only two beers, but the meal makes up for it.
  • Victoria K.
    Victoria KuAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Rowdy and not the most modern restaurant. But cheap and REAL Cantonese food. Just like home. :)
  • Randall N.
    Randall NovalSeptember 9, 2016
    Know what you want before you go in. It's great for quick lunches or large groups. Awesome food!
  • Satu K.
    Satu KankaansyrjäSeptember 22, 2013
    Loved the lobster with fresh ginger. And at a great price too!
  • Amanecer S.
    Roasted pork was definitely a good choice. Great price for great food!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanSeptember 20, 2011
    the thousand year old egg congee is one of the best this Chinese girl has ever had.
  • Kari W.
    Kari WedgeDecember 7, 2012
    Best roasted pork fried rice I've ever had in my entire life!
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KwanAugust 27, 2014
    Cheap eats! Best wonton noodle soup. Must try!
  • Bennett
    BennettSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quickest meal in Chinatown. Order before you're even settled into your seat and your food will be in front of your face before you know it!
  • Alex R.
    Alex Robertson1 week ago
    the congee here is consistently excellent--I'd almost stick with it.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 26, 2015
    Get anything with roast pork or roast duck.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaNovember 19, 2016
    Fantastic lunch deals. Get the duck leg
  • Bruno V.
    Bruno VictorinoMay 12, 2013
    Ask for Duck and pork barbecue under apettizer menu.
  • Simon L.
    Simon LeungSeptember 2, 2015
    Class NY Chinatown Cantonese food. Order the roast pork and soy sauce chicken over rice.
  • jkhknyc
    jkhknycMay 9, 2016
    Lobsters!! Two for only $28! Wow!!!!
  • Lani Symantha M.
    Ask for "not so fat" roast pork noodle soup! Very tasty!
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