If you're looking to eat Chinese food in LIC, Hupo is the best option we've tried. This Szechuan restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating available, with a long list of cocktails and spicy dishes like mapo tofu with a small handful of ground Szechuan peppercorns on top like a dollop of whipped cream on a sundae. In addition to the mapo and some Happy Hour drinks, we suggest getting the pea shoots here. Despite being covered in a ton of garlic and oil, they stay bright and crunchy.
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M. Wells Steakhouse
If you live in this area, or you find yourself here often, M. Wells is a decent spot for a nice dinner. You can even follow it up with a drink at Dutch Kills for a pleasant, albeit expensive, evening in Queens. Unfortunately, that’s as weird as things are gonna get. Queens.
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Dumplings & Things
Dumplings & Things is a takeout spot on 5th Avenue in Park Slope that serves dumplings, noodle soups, and bao.
Shanghai 21 is a great place to have a group dinner in Chinatown (but you might have to wait in line for it).
If you’re looking for a fun, all-you-can-eat hot pot and karaoke experience in Sunset Park, check out this Chinese restaurant on 53rd Street.
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Birds Of A Feather
Birds of a Feather is a Szechuan spot in Williamsburg that’s great for small groups. Stop by with some friends and share a few mouth-numbing things.
Hwa Yuan Szechuan
A reboot of a Chinatown spot that closed decades ago, Hwa Yuan serves great Peking duck, sesame noodles, and more in a massive space on East Broadway.
Cafe China serves some of our favorite Sichuan food in Manhattan, and is a great group dinner spot in Midtown.
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