Asian 59 Inc. 207 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022

Asian 59 Inc. is right by Bloomingdale’s. Their lunch specials are really good.

Asian 59 Inc.

207 59th Street

New York, NY  10022

Phone: (212) 371-4777/1201/8651

Fax: (212) 371-5787

Open: Monday-Saturday-11:00am-10:30pm/Sunday-12:00pm-10:30pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d3899941-Reviews-Asian_Eatery-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

This amazing little hole in the wall restaurant is a the perfect retreat when visiting the Upper East Side shopping district or fighting the crowds at Bloomingdale’s. Like most of the non-descript Chinese restaurants that line the streets and avenues of Manhattan, Asian 59 stands out for its very friendly service, reasonable prices and excellent food.

When I was finishing my blog on walking the Upper East Side for my other blog, “MywalkinManhattan”, I had passed this restaurant several times and saw that it was very busy at lunch time and thought that last day in the neighborhood I would try it. I was very happy with the whole experience.

The first time I ate at Asian 59 was for lunch. Their lunch specials are extremely reasonable and offers a nice selection. Most of the regular traditional Cantonese type dishes start around $7.50 and come with a choice of soup, either Egg Drop, Wonton or Hot & Sour or an egg roll or spring roll and then a choice of white, brown or egg fried rice. You are served a very decent amount of food.

I had a General Tso Chicken combination plate with an egg roll and egg fried rice that was not only delicious but the portion size was very generous. The pieces of chicken were perfectly cooked and the the sauce had a nice tangy flavor to it. The dish had some kick to it because of the hot chili peppers. The egg rice fried rice had a nice flavor to it studded with pieces of egg, pork and vegetables.

The egg roll was filled with cabbage and pork and cooked to a greasy perfection with a nice crisp outside and a flavorful interior accented with the sweet sauce that comes with it.

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General Tso’s Chicken

The most recent time I ate at the restaurant, I was fighting a cold and enjoyed a Cantonese Wonton Soup with Roast Pork, Wontons and Bok Choy. This large, simmering bowl of steaming soup came to the table loaded with egg noodles, roast pork and several plump wontons ($8.95) and truly hit the spot. The broth was rich and deep and with every bite set out to conquer my cold. The wontons were well cooked but there were only three and I would have thought would have come with more. The roast pork had its usual fatty richness to it.

The service is always very nice and the staff is very quick with requests. I have always found them to be very friendly. With the location across the street from Bloomingdale’s, you would think that the restaurant would be busier.

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Author: jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

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