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10 Places to Find Chinese Food in New York

February 20th, 2020 | Dining

Who hasn’t seen a movie showing New Yorkers eating Chinese food? If you want to experience slurping warm noodles or tucking into a delicious roasted duck, head to any of these great Chinese restaurants in Midtown and Chinatown. 

Midtown

With The Manhattan at Times Square being in the heart of Midtown, we’re just steps from New York’s top attractions and, in this case, Chinese restaurants. Whether you’re returning from a late-night Broadway show or stopping for lunch on your way to a museum, these popular restaurants serve a variety of Chinese dishes that will satisfy your dim sum or noodles cravings. 

China Xiang 
Location: 360 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Have a family diner at China Xiang, where classic dishes are prepared with a modern twist. 

Dim Sum Palace
Location: 28 W 56th Street, (Between 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY 10036
As the name suggests, this family-owned restaurant specializes in dim sum favorites. Every dish has a touch of traditional Catonese fare. 

Café China
Location: 13 E 37th Street, New York, NY 10016 
This Sichuan restaurant offers a sophisticated edge by pairing their dishes with wine and cocktails. The vintage Shanghai décor will be the perfect backdrop for some good food shots. 

Xi’an Famous Foods
Location: Multiple Midtown locations
Have a taste of Xi'an-style food in this restaurant that makes the most of Xi’an region’s culinary heritage. Try the hand-ripped "biang biang" noodles or the lamb “burgers.”

Real Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen
Location: 811 8th Avenue,(8th Ave. & W 49th Street), New York, NY 10019
This busy restaurant is where you want to get your ramen in Midtown, although you might have a hard time deciding from their many varieties. The dumpling soups won’t disappoint, either! 

Chinatown

We’re ready to bet that if you’re a fan of Chinese food, you’ll want to see New York’s Chinatown for yourself. Read our neighborhood guide to Chinatown to learn about all the must-see attractions and the best sights. While you’re exploring the area, have a meal at any of these popular Chinatown restaurants. 

Joe’s Shanghai
Location: 46 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
Famous for its soup dumplings, Joe’s Shanghai has been a Chinatown institution for over 20 years.

Great NY Noodletown
Location: 28 Bowery (At Bayard Street), New York, NY 10013
Mostly known for its handmade noodles, soups and roast meats, this restaurant lives up to its name. 

Peking Duck House
Location: 28 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013
Come to this restaurant for the specialty roasted duck and show, courtesy of a knife brandishing chef!

Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Location: 13 Doyers Street, New York, NY 10013
For almost 100 years, this tea parlor has been serving fresh Chinese pastries, steamed buns, dim sum, and tea. 

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Location: 65 Bayard Street, New York NY 10013
Ice cream for dessert? This popular eatery has exotic homemade ice cream flavors and signature ice cream cakes. 

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