At 2:15 Sun Yip is Awesome; At 3pm… Not So Much
I am a big fan of the 2:15 lunch special at Sun Yip (formerly Ho Yip). I can’t usually wait that long for lunch, but on the days I can- it’s a nice treat. Basically after 2:15 they discount their steam table to $4.29/lb. (it used to be $3.75, but what are you gonna do). This is a pretty big deal, considering that most by the pound buffets are at least $6 a pound, and most of the good ones are even more. Usually I go right at 2:15, when the buffet is still full (they usually do one major refill just after 2pm) but the other day, I happened to be walking by at 3pm and saw a pretty pathetic sight.
I guess that 2pm refill is the final one, so if you want to take advantage of this deal, it’s clearly best to get there right at 2:15pm. I actually got a related question emailed to me this week:
“Have you ever posted about the afternoon discounts that exist in Midtown? Two that come to mind are half-price baked goods at Cucina in the Metlife lobby after 3 pm, and discounted pizza at Naples 45, also in the Metlife building. Also there is half price sushi after 3 at Cavonberry’s Deli on E 46th (btwn 5th and Madison). I’m not into any of these except the cookies at Cucina, but i’m curious about what else might be out there for afternoon snacking.”
Like I said, I usually pass out if I haven’t eaten by 12:07 so this isn’t really my area of expertise. I’m pretty sure this topic has been mentioned before, but it could use a refersher thread. Feel free to comment below…