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11 Recommended Chinatown Restaurants

Enjoy affordable, authentic cuisine at these Chinatown restaurants

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Chinatown dining is a great choice for visitors to New York City. Manhattan's Chinatown is a popular tourist destination, with affordable, delicious restaurants, many of which can easily accommodate both groups and families with children.

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1. 456 Restaurant

456 Shanghai Cuisine
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If you're looking for soup dumplings in Chinatown, 456 is a great choice for this Shanghai staple. Eggplant in garlic sauce packed a little spice and was as good as I've ever had, and the extensive menu offers plenty of other delicious options, including stars marking all the dishes recommended by the NYTimes review.

2. Amazing 66

Amazing 66
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Amazing 66 offers diners a clean and cheerful spot amongst the chaos of Chinatown for enjoying Cantonese standbys that are a notch above average. There are plenty of large, round tables making this an ideal choice for groups, but there is also comfortable seating for smaller parties.

  • Address: 66 Mott St.
  • Phone: 212-334-0099

3. Congee

Shrimp in walnut sauce, anything prepared with ginger and scallions and the various congees are all popular choices at Congee.
  • Address: 98 Bowery
  • Phone: 212-965-5028

4. The Grand Sichuan

Grand Sichuan Restaurant Chinatown
Heather Cross
If you're looking for spicy, Sichuan cuisine, Grand Sichuan International is the perfect Chinatown choice. Stick to the Sichuan dishes (ma po tofu, wontons in spicy oil, fresh-killed chicken) and you can't go wrong.
  • Address: 125 Canal St
  • Phone: 212-625-9212

5. Green Bo Restaurant

Nice Green Bo Shanghai Restaurant
Heather Cross

Specializing in Shanghai cuisine, Green Bo restaurant is a great place to get Lions Head, yellow fish with dried seaweed and rice cake dishes, as well as soup dumplings.

  • Address: 66 Bayard
  • Telephone: 212-625-2359
  • Cash only

6. Hop Kee

Fill up on the deliciously cheap offerings at Hop Kee. From pan fried flounder and salt baked squid to chow fun and roast duck wonton soup, Hop Kee makes old Chinese standby dishes taste delicious.
  • Address: 21 Mott St
  • Phone: 212-964-8365

7. N.Y. Noodletown

NY Noodletown chinese cuisine chinatown
Heather Klein

Salt-baked shrimp and roasted pork are among the delicious offerings at this spartan Chinatown standby. It's open 'til 3 a.m., making it a great choice for late night dining.

  • Address: 22 Mott Street
  • Phone: 212-602-9988

8. Nha Hang Pho Viet Huong

Pho Viet Huong Vietnamese Restaurant
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This Vietnamese restaurant serves delicious pho, despite the charmless interior. Fans of the restaurant enjoy many of the beef dishes on the menu, particularily the beef in grape leaves and the warm beef salad.
  • Address: 73 Mulberry St
  • Phone: 212-233-8988

9. Oriental Garden

Oriental Garden Restaurant in Chinatown
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Excellent Cantonese-style seafood dishes, as this is their specialty. Here, you can see the live fish that will soon become your dinner in the many fish tanks throughout the restaurant. Stick with the fresh seafood dishes for the best meal here.
  • Address: 14 Elizabeth St
  • Phone: 212-619-0085

10. Ping's Seafood

Ping's Seafood
Heather Cross

In addition to its fresh-killed fish dishes, Ping's Seafood is known for serving delicious dim sum. The pleasant atmosphere and credit-card friendly policy at this Cantonese seafood restaurant in Chinatown mean that there are often lines, but they move quickly.

  • Address: 22 Mott St.
  • Phone: 212-602-9988

11. Wo Hop

Wo Hop Restaurant in Chinatown
Heather Cross

Open 24 hours, Wo Hop is a great choice for late night Chinatown dining. Chop suey, chow fun and other typical Cantonese dishes are delicious, if a little greasy. Service is quick, and there is a steady stream of customers no matter when you dine. The walls are plastered with photos of customers, some famous, but mostly not, giving you something to look at while you wait for your food at this subterranean restaurant.

  • Address: 17 Mott St
  • Phone: 212-962-8617
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