Not to be confused with the Chinese sitcom iPartment, this no-frills spot on Broadway serves an extensive menu of classic Chinese-American dishes, such as moo shu pork, beef with broccoli, and orange chicken. Open for nearly 50 years, Chinese Friends has also amassed quite a loyal following online - if you ever need a dose of Something Nice, just check out the reviews on their Yelp page.
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