One of the OG Grand Central Market tenants, China Cafe has been serving Chinese-American classics that have barely changed since 1959. Expect things like chow mein, kung pao chicken and off-menu egg rolls. We like to elbow our way into a seat at the bar, order a huge bowl of wonton soup for $5.50, and load it with chili sauce.
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