10 Recommended Chinatown Restaurants

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How To Enjoy a Great Meal in Chinatown

Soup dumplings
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Chinatown, New York, NY, USA

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.

One of the key ways to have a great meal in Chinatown is to figure out what sort of cuisine is the restaurant's specialty. China is an enormous country with a variety of different cuisines, and Chinatown is home to many restaurants from different areas of Asia, including Vietnam and Malaysia. Sure, you can order lo mein or soup dumplings at many Chinatown restaurants, but you'll find that the lo mein is better at a Cantonese place and the soup dumplings are best at a Shanghainese spot.

In the restaurants featured in this list, we've tried to include of their specialty as well as any particularly great dishes to try.

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456 Restaurant

456 Restaurant
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69 Mott St A, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 212-349-9999

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 NY Times review.

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Amazing 66

Amazing 66
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66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013-4811, USA
+1 212-334-0099

Amazing 66 offers diners a clean and cheerful spot among 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
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Deluxe Green Bo Restaurant

Nice Green Bo
Jessica Spengler / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
66 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 212-625-2359

Specializing in Shanghai cuisine, Deluxe 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 St.
  • Telephone: 212-625-2359
  • Cash only
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Hop Kee

Hop Kee Chinatown
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21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 212-964-8365

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
  • Cash only
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Great N.Y. Noodletown

Great NY Noodletown
Ryan / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 212-349-0923

Salt-baked shrimp and roasted pork are among the delicious offerings at this spartan Chinatown standby. It's open 'til 4 a.m., making Great N.Y. Noodletown a great choice for late night dining.

  • Address: 28 Bowery
  • Phone: 212-349-0923
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Oriental Garden

Oriental Garden
Courtesy of Oriental Garden Restaurant
14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 212-619-0085

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 at Oriental Garden.

  • Address: 14 Elizabeth St.
  • Phone: 212-619-0085
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Ping's Seafood
Jenn (Yana) / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
22 Mott St, New York, NY 10013-5033, USA
+1 212-602-9988

In addition to its fresh-killed fish dishes, Ping's 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
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Wo Hop

Wo Hop Restaurant
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17 Mott St, New York, NY 10013-5002, USA
+1 212-962-8617

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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