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Legend 72

127 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-3240
+1 917-441-4790
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (2 reviews)
“chinese food” (2 reviews)
“szechuan” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
127 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-3240
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2017

this was previously before Legends moved in a fabulous neighborhood place. Food was great and the management was terrifically inviting and friendly. Now since Legends moved in, the bar is an unfriendly territory which is why it is no longer packed for happy hour and...More

Thank NewYorkAnnie13
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here several times and the food was good; less so tonight. The coup de grâce, however, was the bartender/server who was not only galaxies from charming. When I found a hair on my plate, he snottily gave me a fresh plate and nothing...More

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Taken here by old friends who live in the neighborhood and it is a gem. Highly recommend the eggplant and fish, and just about any dish.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We had a large party on Christmas Eve and got very good service and many first rate dishes. There were several Chinese families dining there which in my mind confirms the authenticity of the food. We are looking forward to our return.

Reviewed 2 November 2016

This restaurant serves excellent Chinese food. Too bad service is lacking. There were four of us and we ordered Hot and Sour Soup, steamed whole sea bass, walnut prawns, eggplant in garlic sauce, boiled sliced beef in hot and spicy chili sauce, and baby bok...More

Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Finally, a nearby Chinese restaurant I'm not embarrassed to take my parents on the UWS! When my mom with discriminating tastes (not to mention she was born in Szechuan) took her first bite and gushed, "MMMM!" with her eyebrows raised, I knew this would be...More

Thank nyc2mom
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

When I was fifteen years old (many moons ago) the family of a guy I was dating in high school introduced me to Schezuan cuisine at Empire Schezuan which was located at Broadway & 97th Street for decades. My world shifted a bit that day...More

Thank Vernice M
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We ate dinner there recently with friends (who have two young kids) as they are regulars. We didn't know what to expect, but we were very impressed with the quality and tastes of each dish. Portion sizes were decent. A very comprehensive menu that covers...More

Thank AirSchis
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

There was a time, decades ago, when good Chinese restaurants were ubiquitous but no more. And then, to my great surprise, I find this terrific place. We had terrific and spicy Szechuan dumplings in chili sauce and cellophane noodles & pork in a spicy sauce...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

We were very pleased to find a decent Chinese restaurant in the vast wasteland of Upper West Side Asian restaurants. The food is fresh and well prepared - most especially those dishes on the two Sichuan areas of the menu. It's a good choice for...More

Thank cybercru
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-3240
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 917-441-4790
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