East Manor Restaurant & Caterers
46-45 Kissena Blvd., Flushing: 888-6950/8951
Cuisine: Oriental with takeout section and free delivery (over
Hours: Seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Catering: Yes, with accommodations for hundreds
Parking: Private parking lot to rear (do not park in adjacent
Cash Only: Temporarily
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
For years we have been watching the redevelopment of the former
AT&T garage on Kissena Boulevard as it has evolved into restaurant and catering halls.
The latest re-incarnation is a sister restaurant to the East Buffet & Restaurant still
on Main Street in Flushing. The recently opened Kissena site is a manor specializing in
catering for large events.
The Kissena restaurant is divided into several smaller areas for the
convenience of its patrons. The large main area features dining family style and Dim Sum
for lunch. Another area features a $19.95 buffet starting at 5 p.m. A third area with its
own entrance is for takeout.
The takeout area has its own menu including Congee in Clay Pots ($1.50
to $8.95), BBQ selections, Chicken Wings and whole roast duckling or pig at $13/pound-
over rice at $9.95.
Other popular items include soups (Wonton, Egg Drop) and Egg Rolls.
Vegetarian and seafood dishes are listed. The Chefs specials are for any style
lobster ($13.95) and General Tsos Chicken ($12.95). Combo Platters with soup and
rice offered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. are priced from $4.95 to $8.25.
The Kissena entrance doors open onto an enormous dining area where we
tried the luncheon Dim Sum specials. The house specials range from the familiar Har Gao
(East shrimp dumplings) to Ginger & Scallions Ox Tripe. Prices depend on the number of
items in the steamer basket. The special price when we visited was $1.85 for four
dumplings (usually $2.55). Sweet Dim Sum includes a luscious Mango Mochi (3 pieces) made
on the premises.
The lunch menu has soups for one to 10 people including Shredded Pork
with Pickled Cabbage Soup, Mai Fun, for $4.95 and BBQ selections, Ho Fun, in soup (roast
pork, duck, chicken or spare ribs) for $4.50. The House Special Noodle Soup is $12.95 (for
10). Most dishes are eaten family style at the large tables (seating 10) under the light
of a colossal chandelier. Other luncheon items include Pan Fried Noodles and Chow Fun from
Buddhas Delight (assorted vegetables) with pan fried noodles ($7.95).
Teas offered include Oolong, Jasmine etc. Or, you might enjoy one of
the latest fads, Pear Tapioca with tea ($3) or a Milk Shake with Pear Tapioca ($8).
When we visited the East Manor on Kissena, we were lucky to be able to
discuss the menu with our server, Simon, who is familiar with the menu. Trying new,
interesting dishes makes it worth a visit no matter which of its areas fits your taste and
its open from morning til late night/early morning.