What are the Best Restaurants in Chinatown -- NYC -- 2019 Update

Pho at Nha Trang
Soup Dumplings at Shanghai Cafe
Seafood Noodle Soup Bo Ky

Ping --22 Mott St (between Mosco St & Park Row) New York, NY 10013 (212) 602-9988
Open since 1998, this is clearly one of the best restaurants in NYC chinatown offering both an excellent Dim Sum and a full menu specializing in seafood. Excellent Shui Mai and Pork Buns, The restaurant is more upscale than most so expect to pay more than other restaurants in Chinatown. Service is prompt here and being so close to the courthouse makes it an ideal place to eat if you are on jury duty. Website and Menu -- Yelp 3 1/2 stars.

Shanghai Cafe Deluxe (Also know just as Shanghai Cafe) -- 100 Mott St (between Canal St & Hester St) New York, NY 10013 (212) 966-3988 
If you are interested in a good place with a pleasant atmosphere to have soup dumplings this is the place. Steamed on a bed of cabbage and served with the classic soy and ginger sauce. We consider Shanghai Cafe to have the best soup dumplings in Chinatown. Try the crab meat aka Xiao Long Bao see menu Also good are the noodles soups, we recommend #72 Shanghai Noodles pork, chicken & shrimp -see menu -- Yelp (3 1/2 stars) -- Zagat 24.

Peking Duck House--28 Mott St (between Mosco St & Pell St) New York, NY 10013 (212) 227-1810
This is where you go to get Peking Duck done the way it is meant to be prepared and served. You can save a lot of money on dinner by bringing your own wine since the corking fee is free as of this writing but -- be sure to call ahead to check that the no corking fee still applies.. Yelp (3 1/2 stars) -- Zagat 23-- --website and menu --

Nice Green Bo-- 66 Bayard St (between Elizabeth St & Mott St) New York, NY 10013 (212) 625-2359
Still going strong after opening as an off-shoot of 456 Restaurant many years ago. Pork soup dumplings (Shao Long Bao) and scallion pancakes. The space is on the cramped side so best to come off hours. .-. yelp (3 1/2 stars) - Zagat 23 --- Menu

Nah Trang One-- 87 Baxter St (between Walker St & White St) New York, NY 10013 (212) 233-5948
Pho Dac Biet special rice noodles soup with beef brisket, eyeround, tendon & somoza is an excellent deal here. This restaurant is pleasant with good service and a 2 minute walk to the Manhattan Courthouse. --- yelp 3 1/2 stars -- Zagat 23-- Menu


Golden Unicorn - 18 E Broadway
(between Catherine St & Market St) 
New York, NY 10002 (212) 941-0911

This is one of the best restaurants in Chinatown NYC to go for Dim Sum so be sure to get there early. They have some of the best dumpling dishes around. See where the carts come out and that's where you should sit. -- Steamed green leek dumpling, Steamed Siu Mai with shrimp, Steamed Sticky Rice with Pork in Lotus Leaf.. Website and Menu -

X'ian Famous Foods 67 Bayard St (between Elizabeth St & Mott St) New York, NY 10013
X'ian serves food unique to Chinatown --best described as a fusion of Middle Eastern and Chinese foods. The most popular dishes all have bold flavors -- Our most popular dishes include the Liang Pi "Cold Skin" Noodles, Savory Cumin Lamb Burger, Stewed Pork Burger, Lamb Pao Mo Soup, and various types of Wide Hand-Pulled "Biang Biang" Noodles. The Restaurant sitting has one large group table and stools along the walls. While they do a brisk take-out business it is best advised to eat in. This restaurant got a boost when Anthony Bordain stopped by to try the cumin lamb burger.Website and Menu 

Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles 1 Doyers St (between Bowery & Chatham Sq) New York, NY 10013 --(212) 791-1817 
Hand pulled noodles taste great..It all about the noodles here (see video of Guy Fieri). excellent soup broths. You choose the type of noodle (Hand Pulled Noodles, Knife Peeled Noodles & Big Or Small Rice Noodle) and type of soup or get the noodles stir fried with choice of protein -- (Yes --it is "a hole-in the-wall"). Yelp 4 stars -- Zagat 22-- Menu

Bo Ky -- 80 Bayard St (between Mulberry St & Mott St) New York, NY 10013 (212) 406-2292
Since the closing of New Chao Chao Bo Ky becomes the only restaurant in Chinatown to serve Chiu Chow cuisine -- This is where you will find the 'best seafood noodle soup' (I prefer yellow or egg noodle) in Chinatown. The country style duck is also excellent here being braised in soy unlike those in Cantonese restaurants. The chili oil found on every table is made at Bo Ky an excellent condiment to add to soups or to just have a a dip. See menu -- Yelp review 4 stars-- Zagat 22--

Dim Sum Go Go 5 E Broadway (between St James Pl & Chatham Sq) New York, NY 10038 (212) 732-0796
Don't expect carts here. You order the dim sum -- Place is clean and pleasant looking. Yelp -3 1/2.. Zagat 21..- Menu --

Nom Wah Tea Parlor 13 Doyer Street between Bowery and Pell --212-962-6047
Nom Wah has been serving Dim Sum dishes since the 1920's. It is perhaps the only restaurant where you can even order Dim sum in the evening. There are several things different you will notice that are different from other restaurants here. Namely, there are mostly non-Asians eating here, you are served water not tea when you sit down, and there are no push carts instead you order the food by using a check-off list. While we feel Nom Wah is not in the same class for Dim Sum as our other choices, it does serve throughout the day. The pea shoot and shrimp dumpling are excellent as are the pork buns. We do find the rice rolls too heavy (starchy). Yelp (3 1/2 stars) --Website and Menu -- Zagat 22 ---

Noodle Village 13 Mott St (between Chatham Sq & Mosco St) New York, NY 10013 (212) 233-0788
The noodles soups may seem less flavorful here since they do not use MSG as is stated on a sign outside. Serious Eats rates their Wonton Noodle soup as the best in Chinatown. Congee is also very popular. This place is very crowded for lunch but table move fast. Menu --- Yelp 4 stars -- Zagat --

Shanghai Gourmet -- 23 Pell St New York, NY 10038 (212) 285-0668 
Good Shanghai food in a pleasant atmosphere. Yelp 4 stars website and menu

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