Lucky Cheng’s

Lucky Cheng’s

The original and legendary Drag Cabaret

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The original and legendary Drag Cabaret now located in the subterranean speakeasy, The Secret Room at 707 8th Ave NYC between 44th and 45th Streets in the Times Square/HK/Theater District.

Lucky Cheng’s features the best of New York City's Drag Queens serving food & drink with a wild, racy, and raunchy Drag Show.

Reservation and admission tickets required and can be made through the official website:

Sorry, no walk-ins.

All guests will be ID'd and must show proof of COVID vaccination as per NYC mandate.

Parental Advisory: Due to adult language and explicit content, inappropriate for children under 15 years.



Lucky Cheng's Drag Queen Show Place
Based on 317 reviews
soo lee
23:22 01 Jun 24
Absolutely the best. The performance line up for Saturday brunch is incredible and everyone is so fun and attentive.The food is really good, the service is amazing. The crowd is wonderful, the vibes are immaculate. Bottomless mimosas truly is bottomless, it's never an empty glass.It is very loud so if you're sensitive, bring ear buds!Prima Love is an incredible, wonderful, hilarious host. I need her there whenever I bring more friends back.Please be generous when you go. Tip the girls.
Janet T.
04:27 12 May 24
Meh, This 'brand' has taken a dive since its glory days in the East Village. Kind of sad to be honest given the overall elevated art of current drag. Heavy...
Jared Maples
04:07 25 Apr 24
We were in town for a quick weekend getaway. I admit, I initially thought, “How much fun could it possibly be with the limited time we have to do things?” We had a blast and Lucky Cheng’s was the highlight of our trip! It was, by far, the best drag brunch I’ve been to! My sentiments were share around the table! The venue was clean, inviting and provided a great atmosphere. The staff was friendly, funny and accommodating. The drag show was brilliant, all the way from ideas behind the theatrics to the personalities of each queen. To top it off, the DJ was cute and we let him know it! 😉 The next time we are back in town, should it be on a weekend, we will be booking another table. Hands down, it is a must-see!
lory sotelo
19:51 11 Apr 24
Best Brunch ever. I’ve only been to the Sunday brunch but the performers are amazing. Specially the host, Svetlana. She’s very funny and friendly. Very professional and super sweet. Included everyone on the show and always remembered everyone’s name which it’s super nice and makes you feel welcomed. Took pictures with us and everyone who wanted to take a lovely memory.
Emily B.
12:54 28 Jan 24
We came to a brunch show for my sister's bachelorette and we all had an AMAZING time! My sister is a huge fan of drag shows and drag queens, and she was...
Loraine Richardson McCray
00:51 21 Jan 24
I was taken to Lucky Cheng’s to celebrate my birthday and finishing my doctorate #FinishEdD and I HAD AN AMAZING TIME!!! Lola & Prima #Slayed The performances were sooooooo fun!!! The drinks were flowing and the crowd participation made the show so much more enjoyable. A great time. I definitely recommend going and having a great time.
Tyler Jameson
07:56 13 Dec 23
Flew into town and was able to catch the Christmas brunch it was absolutely amazing! The show stopping entertainer that I couldn’t take my eyes off of I believe was Godiva she did a powerful Whitney Houston Christmas number! I can’t wait to return literally the best drag brunch I’ve ever witnessed.
Kate Taylor
01:56 18 Oct 23
My friends and I went to Lucky Cheng’s for bday celebration.It was INCREDIBLE. I’ve never laughed so much. Show was incredible. So much work and so much creativity.The energy of the brunch is so light and happy.It’s a true gem of New York entertainment. Strongly recommend.
Aleksandr Dereviannykh
17:44 17 Oct 23
Technical novelties , robotic costumes, classic and futuristic performances. In a word , magic . After the Show , we had a great mood all day . My next trip to New York will definitely go through this cabaret.
Aleksandr Gusliacov
17:29 17 Oct 23
The best show I've ever seen. Professional , fun, unique. Performer doesn 't just open her mouth to someone else 's music and raise money like all performers in New York, but she also has an idea in her performance .
Tiff T.
05:46 18 Jul 23
This was an EXPERIENCE!!!!!I had my tickets from Groupon since April, and yes, I finally used my tickets that they accommodated.The food is hands down...
angel jackson
21:34 15 Jul 23
We had a great time at drag brunch celebrating a family birthday. We were a small party and even though we were seated at the back row, we didn’t miss a beat.The fabulous queens come around each and every table, so don’t forget your $$ singles for tipping. There is no bad seat here. The mimosas were indeed bottomless. Every time I turned around my glass was full. Our server, Gretchen, was fun and overall she has the most AMAZING act of the show IMO. Lola and Aria were very engaging hosts and wonderful performers!The food is OK. Portions are pretty good. The apps were better than the entrees. Highly recommend the pu pu platter and spring rolls. We also had the nachos which were a little soggy, and the chicken and waffles: chicken was hard but waffles not bad. The burger was the best of the entrees. We didn’t go here for the food so in that respect, it met our expectations and was good snacking while we enjoyed our bottomless mimosas.The show was very entertaining. I don’t remember the name of the queen that did the number with the Barbie dolls but that was off the hook! Great time was had by all. Will definitely go again when I get the chance.
Larry L.
09:32 10 Jul 23
We had drag brunch this past Saturday, and it was the best experience I've had for something like this.The entrance was a very unassuming door with a...
Christina Hayes
01:29 04 Jun 23
Amazing venue, incredible talent! Lucky Cheng's did a fantastic job putting together an unforgettable private event for us, including booking THE Yuhua Hamasaki! Food was very tasty, especially the pork belly sliders. Can't wait to come back for their weekend drag brunch!
00:13 31 May 23
Amazing drag queens! So much talent and a wide variety of performances. My partner and I had VIP reservations and we did not regret it. We had such a blast, we talked about it for days!
Rachael Belnavis
17:03 29 May 23
This place is great. The entertainment was great and the burger was to die for. Came from canada and did not disappoint
Seth J. Grossman
20:41 03 May 23
In the words of Chaka Khan, "Baby, baby when I look at you/ I get a warm feeling inside. " and in the words of hostess Chaka Convict, and I paraphrase, the more you drink the better the show - which also gives one a warm feeling inside!Let's just say these ladies work! Not only are they performing, but in-between numbers they are waiting tables and keeping the mimosas flowing! They all put on an enjoyable show and make sure that everyone is having a blast! This is great for a fun group - you eat and get a great Drag show! Just make sure you TIP - these are working girls!As for the food, we were presently surprised. We came for the show and didn't really expect the food to be as good as it was. It was nothing special, but it was all enjoyable. Some highlights; the spring roll appetizer, the fries, and the Chinese chicken salad (it was surprisingly light and delicious! )Bring your out of town friends that have never seen Drag Queens in their natural environment - this is a safe way to expose them to the art form.And remember to TIP the Queens - let them know how much you are enjoying their performance!
Yummo Can
14:37 28 Apr 23
Really a 3.5 but not a 4.I love drag. I am a huge fan. I've been to other shows, bars and stage shows. This was my first brunch.I was disappointed by the quality of the performances. It was more about collecting the tip money that it was about earning them. People were so excited to be there that they started waving their dollars before they did anything and so the whole act was most the queen walking around collecting.The food was just meh. I had a veggie burger. Do not get the veggie burger. It was cold in the middle and tasted freezer burned. The fries were good and hot. I asked for mayo and it took nearly 20 minutes to get it.The mimosa service was meh also. The larger tables were given their pitchers to save time so a small table had to flag for was still fun. it's one of the higher rated places but i wish i went to Brita filter's skinny brunch. It is hard to find. It is in the basement in a club so don't look for a Lucky Chengs sign. Look for the approximate number and line up.
Lou A.
22:40 04 Apr 23
AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!! My visit was a pre-bday celebration for me and I wasn't disappointed. The ambiance set the mood for a good show. Everything exceeded...
Meredith H.
09:53 26 Dec 22
We had the best time at drag brunch! The queens were incredible. I can't wait to go back! Mother Gretchen was our waitress and she's FABULOUS!
David G.
08:08 18 Dec 22
Came for drag brunch bottomless. The entrance is pretty hard to find because there's not really a huge sign but we lined up outside prior to our 1p show and...
Lisa Szilagyi
13:04 15 Nov 22
This is a lively fun place to spend the afternoon drinking, eating and enjoying the best Drag in NYC. The staff is amazing , great food, strong drinks, wonderful ambience and the beautiful Queens do not disappoint, stunning. Fun for a group or solo, you’ll have a great time. The show is approximately 3.5 hours from checking in to out the door, give yourself time to relax, kickback and enjoy ❤️
samuel s.
07:33 15 Oct 22
Ok here's the deal. I love drag. I've been going to see drag for years. I totally turned my nose up to this experience thinking it would be less than... i...
Gi Lambrus
11:43 12 Sep 22
Great brunch. Amazing performances and performers.The environment is the coolest.Ideal for Batchelor party, bday & divorce.They will provide change on singles for the show but I recommend to bring yours too.
Leslie H.
19:02 06 Aug 22
Best drag show ever! Food was great! Talent was Amazing!! Last show of our Nyc trip and it was the best!! Thank you Lucky Chengs and all of the queens...
Michele Maldonado
01:04 09 Jul 22
Awesomeness! Fun time had by all!!! Food was very flavorful but for the price could have had more protein (chicken in the Asian chicken salad,and the beans in the nachos practically non existent) Though you don’t necessarily go for the food it would not have taken much to make it worth the price (120$) performances were awesome and engaging!!!! Also the entrance is super easy to missssssssss-not marked clearly AT ALL
Carolina H.
19:25 03 Jul 22
Coolest spot ever a nyc classic just like the box .... Everything is fun and the real 90's nyc that I love
Lena S.
18:38 01 Jul 22
We had great time here. Came to celebrate our friend's birthday. We got bottomless brunch: the food was good. I ordered the salad, and the portion was huge,...
Adiel Lopez
21:34 28 Jun 22
Fantastic drag show and really talented girls! We had an awesome time from the moment we arrived until the last minute of the show. The drinks and food we great but definitely the performers were the best part of the night, and can’t wait to come back and see them again. A special shout-out to Svetlanastoli, who was an amazing host. She also performed and was fabulous.
Christopher Rogers
18:52 27 Jun 22
Such a fun drag brunch that is entertaining! Been here a few times now and will continue to support the performers who are incredibly talented
Michele Maldonado
23:46 25 Jun 22
Awesomeness! Fun time had by all!!! Food was very flavorful but for the price could have had more protein (chicken in the Asian chicken salad,and the beans in the nachos practically non existent) Though you don’t necessarily go for the food it would not have taken much to make it worth the price (120$) performances were awesome and engaging!!!! Also the entrance is super easy to missssssssss-not marked clearly AT ALL
Carlos Aldama
16:48 15 Jun 22
Lucky Cheng has been one of the best experiences of my life. The show provides a unique fun experience. They also did a great job promoting the LGTB community. The queens offer an experience that makes the audience feel joy and happiness and laugh for two hours straight. I extremely recommend it to celebrate anniversaries, promotions, and everything that make an individual happy. My girlfriend had the best time!
Tyler S.
10:29 14 Jun 22
This place offered a great drag show and dinner for those who want a more intimate drag experience rather than being overwhelmed with crowds. The tables...
Courtney Desh
23:32 07 May 22
Great QUEENS, nice venue too. Decent food (crunchy fries). 100% go for brunch (bottomless mimosas).
Daniel McAloon
02:29 02 May 22
Fun show featuring a lot of lovely ladies doing their standard drag thing: lip syncing, thrusting, and collecting cash. Unfortunately the "VIP tickets" weren't really worth the extra price, but the general admission and brunch is still worth recommending. Be warned that it comes out to $100/person
Fabian Nicolas
12:41 24 Apr 22
Food was horrible, service was very nice but very slow despite the place not being full.Shows were mediocre to bad - lipsync was off, jokes were boring and overall just tacky.Godiva was - by far - the best performer!Would not recommend coming here if you enjoy drag or good food!
Yesi 8
20:31 02 Apr 22
I don’t understand the bad reviews, first off, the food was great. Second, not only was this an awesome 2 hour+ show, it was THE BEST DRAG SHOW I’ve been to. The ladies were fantastic and worked hard to put on a great show. You get what you paid for and this show was off the hook. Unlimited drinks and really, unlimited!
Brandon Siplak
05:15 02 Apr 22
Very meh. Don't worry about springing for a VIP table. Won't make a difference in your service whatsoever. Our waitress took our meal orders and then never came back to us again the rest of the night. I went to the bar to get more drinks on my own. Watched her attend to every other table around us, though. I spoke to the supervisor afterwards and reduced the tip they automatically tacked on to our check. He was apologetic and agreed to the reduction. Still, it took away from my overall enjoyment. I wouldn't rush back by any means. The performing queens were great, but I was distracted by the lackluster service, especially after paying extra for a VIP chair and the cost of the meal. The place was half empty, so you'd think it wouldn't be too much to ask.
Joanna Sydow
01:29 14 Mar 22
We decided to go for brunch for a friend's birthday! Food was delicious and the show was fantastic and the mimosas were bottomless till 5!!. I highly recommend going
Wanda Freeman
23:54 09 Mar 22
I had a great time, food was okay. The hostess was great and the performances were fantastic. Our server, Gretchen was very entertaining . I would recommend the venue .
Stephanie McNear
19:04 09 Mar 22
Just beware of the price here. In addition to the $15 GA ticket, you are required to purchase their brunch for $40, then $9 in fees, then they include a 20% mandatory tip on top of that. Entertaining sure, but expect at least another $60 when you walk through the door after purchasing a ticket. That information they say is available on their website, but they do not do a clear enough job advertising that. Tickets should be listed as $55 plus fees and mandatory tips for brunches (about $75 total per person).
Michelle Litt
04:43 13 Feb 22
I took my daughter here tonight for her 16th birthday. What a blast! The show was awesome and the food was really good.We had a great time. Will definitely be back!
Trash P.
08:23 29 Jan 22
I heard they fired one of my favourite drag queens in a text message. Every time I went to New York, I live in Sweden, I always made sure to visit Lucky...
06:01 29 Jan 22
At one time, I would have given this place 4 or 5 stars, but not now. They have driven out my favourite performers, the warm & welcoming heart & soul of the place. For that, they have lost the seasoned talent that made their establishment worth visiting, they have lost my respect, & they have lost my business.
Trash Panda
05:36 29 Jan 22
I heard they fired one of my favourite drag queens in a text message. Every time I went to New York, I live in Sweden, I always made sure to visit Lucky Cheng's. But that won't happen any more. I will go where the drag queen in question goes and spend my money there instead.
Jean Tejeda
18:58 17 Jan 22
One of the coolest experiences to be a part of in NYC. The price is EXTREMELY REASONABLE. I mean $40 for unlimited mimosas and good food? - after tax and 20% gratuity is still cheaper than most drag brunches I've been to in the city. The talent is truly exquisite. If you're a drag fanatic, this is YOUR PLACE TO BE! The waitresses are incredibly sweet and if you're cleberating your bday they bring you on stage and give you a shot. It was overall an amazing experience and I can't wait to be back! Svetlana was a great host and my waitress Catrina was a class act! Thank you for making my visit special!
Yarden Rubinshtein
17:04 17 Jan 22
Bad food, VERY expensive ($40 for a simple burger) and includes fares that no one warns you about when you order (like a 20% tip built into the order, so it's not really your choice and they wont let you decide how much you tip). The show was basically the dancers lip-syncing while collecting money from the audience, hardly any effort was put into the show and neither was there any choreography or anything. We were looking for a fun show in NYC and ended up spending over $200 on a mediocre brunch with mimosas. We will not return to this place.
Allison Galland
23:01 03 Jan 22
I absolutely LOVE coming to Lucky Cheng's! It is my go-to activity when I am celebrating something, or when I have out-of-town visitors coming to NYC because it is a guaranteed good time!! It's perfect for birthdays and bachelorette parties, but I also just enjoy coming for no reason! lol. First, Lucky Cheng's current location at the Secret Room is super convenient because it is just steps away from the subway/Port Authority. It's a very cool venue. Coming to Lucky Cheng's is truly a memorable experience - come ready to laugh! The food and drinks are excellent. But the best part of any trip to Cheng's is of course the wonderful and talented drag queens who make the experience one to remember. Your waitress is both a server and a drag queen. Hostess Svetlana Stoli is hilarious and does an incredible job. The cast is diverse and showcases a vast range of talent - from dancing, to comedy, to live singing, and more. Special guests change day to day, so you'll always see different drag performers. Seating is about an hour before the show begins, giving you the ability to order, eat and drink, and hang out with your friends before the show starts. The dinner show includes a 3-course prix fixe, and the brunch shows include an entree and UNLIMITED MIMOSAS (say no more)!! I have come with friends who had special dietary needs, and the staff was VERY accommodating, and able to take care of their needs flawlessly. Since I do frequent Lucky Cheng's, I usually I go to brunch the most because it's a big bang for your buck! Bring money to tip (don't worry if you don't have singles, the drag queens will make change for you)! Stick around after the show and take pictures with the queens. I brought multi-generational family members to Cheng's for dinner in early December, and everyone is STILL talking about what a great time they had, over one month later!!
Joseph Morrow
10:30 02 Jan 22
Celebrated my 30th birthday here with my group of friends and had an AMAZING time! Felt so special on my birthday - from the moment I was greeted at the door by the gorgeous queens to the impressive performances throughout dinner. Had the chicken for dinner and it was the perfect portion + tasted delicious. The drinks were also very yummy and got you LIT 🔥 definitely coming back for Sunday brunch!!!
João D.
17:30 01 Jan 22
This is the biggest ripoff space I have been in all New York.The menus don't have a price to see what you consuming cost. Only some drinks and deserts...
Erica N.
19:10 01 Nov 21
Went for Halloween brunch and it was AMAZING!! The food was way better than expected. The drinks were truly bottomless. The wonderful waitresses & host...
Angie H.
11:05 13 Jul 21
The inside secret room was surprisingly very nice pictures - do not do it justice. The performers are really good and super sweet they had a lot of new...
David C.
16:21 08 Feb 20
This was one of my BEST birthday celebrations for my wife. We had the best time laughing all night. The "ladies" were generally welcoming as we arrived....
Lauren S.
07:32 13 Aug 19
DROP EVERYTHING.Not sure how I've never been here before, but I will be coming back often and bringing more friends. Came here for my birthday brunch and...

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