Walk down Mott Street, and you’ll probably see a line of people waiting to get into a little door in between Wo Hop and Hop Kee. That’s when you know you’ve made it to Shanghai 21 (formerly known as Shanghai Asian Manor). This spot should be on the shortlist of places to go if you’re with a group and someone has demanded soup dumplings. Both the crab and pork options have an impressive amount of broth in them, and they’re delicious.
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Peachy’s is an underground cocktail bar in Chinatown with good cocktails and lots of neon lights.
For us, Pulqueria is just an exercise in misery. The music is loud, the service sucks, and this place might as well be selling guacamole like night club bottle service.
456 Shanghai Cuisine
456 Shanghai is our Chinatown go-to for tiny dumplings, big bowls of noodles, and everything in between.
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If you want a fun spot for a group meal in Sunset Park, go to Hot Space. It’s a Szechuan spot specializing in whole fish with various sauces.
Amituofo is a vegan restaurant in Bushwick that serves Asian-inspired dishes and is great for casual group dinners.
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Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine
Skip nearby Vanessa's Dumplings in favor of the superior Shu Jiao Fu Zhou when you're looking for excellent, cheap Chinatown dumplings.
Nha Trang One
On a block of Vietnamese places on Baxter Street in Chinatown, Nha Trang is our favorite for pho.
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