Royal Seafood is just one big carpeted room on Mott Street full of huge round tables, and it’s one of our favorite spots for dim sum in Chinatown. It gets busy at brunch, so try to band together with a few coworkers and threaten to quit if you can’t get an extra-long lunch break. Once you’re there, cover your table in siu mai, pork buns, rice rolls, and spare ribs. And when you’re ordering from the carts, make sure you get plenty of food. It sometimes takes a while for them to recirculate.
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August Gatherings is an upscale spot in Chinatown with a big menu of everything from foie gras to fish ball soup.
Hop Kee is a restaurant in a basement in Chinatown that’s been around since the 1960′s. Stop by for some late-night Cantonese-style crab.
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Lagman House is a Dungan restaurant in Sheepshead Bay specializing in hand-pulled noodles from Western China and Central Asia.
Szechuan Mountain House 川山甲
Szechuan Mountain House is a casual Szechuan spot in Flushing that makes some of our mapo tofu in the city.
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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.
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