456 has long been one of our Chinatown restaurant go-tos for top notch Shanghai-style food. The bottom fried “tiny” (they aren’t tiny) dumplings rank among some of the best we’ve eaten. And there are meats so tender that they could be served at a five star steakhouse. It’s also very affordable - if you all have a beer, expect to spend about $20 a person.
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The noodles are good, but the real reason you go to this tiny Chinatown spot is for some of the best dumplings in the city.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Nom Wah Tea Parlor is very simply an excellent place to eat some good dim sum and have a little fun. There’s a reason they’ve been around since 1920.
Dim Sum Go Go
For convenient Chinatown dim sum that’s open all day, Dim Sum Go Go can be your go-to.
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Xi’an Famous Foods
On one hand, Xi’an’s presence in Midtown is great because this area desperately needs more cheap and delicious things to eat for lunch. On the other hand, no one at your office wants to be around for the aftermath of those spicy cumin lamb noodles you ordered.
Birds Of A Feather
Birds of a Feather is a Chinese spot in Williamsburg that’s great for small groups. Stop by with some friends and share a few mouth-numbing things.
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Spicy Village is not a romantic date spot. Unless styrofoam dishware gets you all hot and bothered. Take your friends, bring a bottle of wine, and prepare to spend $10 a piece on some delicious Chinese grub.
A Philadelphia import with a big following has now arrived in the East Village. Overlook the dumpy interior and shoddy service and put your face into a bowl of Dan Dan Noodles.
Nyonya is well known as one of the few real Malaysian restaurants in New York City, and it's excellent.
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