Buddha Bodai is a kosher and vegetarian restaurant. It doesn’t get insanely busy, and most dishes here cost less than $15 - so it’s a very useful place to know about, especially because it’s BYOB. There’s a long menu of things like dumplings, spring rolls, and various noodle dishes, as well as some pretty solid vegetarian versions of chicken, duck, and lamb. And if you’re looking for some vegetarian dim sum, this is a great spot for that as well.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in ChinatownSee more
Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle
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.
More Chinese spotsSee more
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.
If it’s 3am and you’re in Chinatown, you should consider eating Chinese food in the basement at Wo Hop.
Jiang Diner is a casual East Village spot that specializes in Northwestern Chinese food.
Suggested by our writers
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.
456 Shanghai Cuisine
456 Shanghai is our Chinatown go-to for tiny dumplings, big bowls of noodles, and everything in between.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more