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Nestled in the heart of New York, Che Li presents a distinctive dining experience, weaving together the rich tapestry of Song Dynasty banquet culture with the authentic and sophisticated flavors of Shanghai cuisine. Our culinary philosophy is deeply rooted in the heritage of Jiangnan—a region known for its delicate beauty, culinary finesse, and the origin of Shanghai's gastronomic excellence. Characterized by its subtle yet profound flavors, meticulous preparation, and elegant presentation, our cuisine pays tribute to this heritage while celebrating the refined communal spirit of Song Dynasty feasts.


Our interior design pays homage to both the serene aesthetics of Jiangnan and the opulent grandeur of the Song Dynasty. Diners step into an environment that marries historical elegance with contemporary sophistication, crafted to transport them to an era renowned for its artistic and culinary magnificence. Every detail, from the decor to the dishes, bridges the historical past with modern creativity, encapsulating a dining experience that’s as visually captivating as it is gastronomically rewarding.

At Che Li, we aim to transcend ordinary dining, offering an immersive exploration of Shanghai's culinary legacy, amplified by the luxurious and artistic nuances of Song banquet culture. Our menu features signature dishes that tell a story, like the legendary Beggar's Chicken or the exquisitely tender Braised Pork Belly, each a celebration of Shanghai's rich flavors and culinary history.

East Village

Che Li’s East Village outpost is a vibrant homage to the bustling markets of old Shanghai, brimming with the aromas of exquisitely crafted dishes that evoke the city's rich culinary heritage. It's a place that captures the essence of a thriving Chinese bazaar, where every meal feels like a celebration of success and good fortune, reminiscent of locals treating themselves after a rewarding day. This location isn’t just a restaurant; it’s the neighborhood gem where everyone congregates to indulge in a feast that feels like a payday treat, a spot that quickly becomes your go-to for that special meal when you want to savor life’s little victories.

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Che Li’s location in Flushing, Queens, transports you to the serene riverside pavilions of Eastern China, offering a dining experience that’s a slice of tranquility in the bustling city. This spot is an urban oasis, mirroring the peaceful, flowing waters and scenic views typical of a Chinese riverside retreat. It’s the ideal setting to unwind, whether for a leisurely lunch or a relaxing dinner, providing a perfect escape to savor authentic flavors and moments of calm, just as you would on a tranquil, well-deserved weekend getaway.

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