I'm in love with Nancy. This place is real. Also, if you've never had fried rice served in a pineapple you've got no choice but to come to Pig Heaven.
Pig Heaven is located close to the Metropolitan Museum between 80th to 81st. It is always a restaurant we return to when we are in NYC. This visit we had both lunch and dinner. Lunch is the best time to visit for many reasons. First it is a quiet time so a booking is not required. Secondly there are lunch time specials. Each main dish comes with vegetable spring rolls, a choice of soup and either white or brown rice. Thirdly it is just pure unadulterated good value. Dinner is a more hectic affair. It is obviously not merely for the restaurant but also the takeaway crowd. We ate on a Sunday evening and counted a myriad of pink plastic bags being ferried to drivers and then onto customers. As to the food, the porcine delights remain with the barbecue ribs attracting the most interest. So popular are these that there is always a risk that they may run out. All the food is great. We had the General Tso's chicken and chilli shrimp as well. Both were made more spicy for us. Service is efficient.
Really good fried rice and dumplings. A little pricier than it should be though.
Food and service was excellent. Friendly and accommodating staff. I would return and highly recommend.
Be sure to look at their virtual tour before you go!
I gave Pig Heaven a try after reading rave reviews about their spare ribs, so naturally, we tried the spare ribs and also the sesame beef. To be honest, the ribs were delicious but they were tough to eat, I was expecting them to fall off the bone after reading such wonderful reviews. The meal was saved by the sesame beef, it was absolutely delicious, probably the best Chinese dish I've ever had! A bold statement but both myself and my partner are still talking about it days later! The lady who runs the place Nancy was very friendly as were all the staff! Definitely worth a visit for the sesame beef!