The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants In New York City, USA

Hakkasan Shanghai
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Elena Calvo

It’s pretty safe to say that New York City has no shortage of Chinese cuisine. Here, we gives you a list of 10 outstanding places for Chinese food in New York City.

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Restaurant, Chinese

Image Courtesy of RedFarm

Created by dim sum master chef Joe Ng and food expert Ed Schoenfeld, RedFarm brings a greenmarket sensibility to each plate on the menu. The restaurant’s rustic decor offers a fresh, unexpected alternative to the traditional Chinese restaurant experience. Choose from a selection of dim sum options such as crunchy vegetable and peanut dumplings or a Katz’s pastrami egg roll. Or, opt for a main dish of sautéed black cod with black beans and Thai basil or Chinese broccoli with shiitake ‘flower’ mushrooms. RedFarm also delivers for those looking to stay in.


Restaurant, Chinese

Xian Famous Foods, E 34th St
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Established in late 2005, Xi’an is a family-owned business with several locations around NYC. Signature dishes include liangpi, or ‘cold skin’ noodles, lamb pao mo soup, and wide, flat ‘biangbiang’ noodles. Xi’an understands the busy life of a New Yorker, so it has implemented a real-time store traffic meter. This tells potential customers how long the expected wait time will be.


Restaurant, Nightclub, Asian, Fusion, Dim Sum

TAO Uptown, New York
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With one location in Midtown East and another in the Meatpacking District, Tao is one of New York City’s chic-est restaurants. The focal point is a 16-foot tall Buddha, while Asian artifacts are exhibited throughout three levels with a capacity for 300 people. This enormous restaurant and lounge offers a prix fixe lunch Monday through Saturday. On Sundays it offers a dim sum brunch starting at 12pm. Tao comes alive at night, however, offering Pan-Asian dishes in an atmospheric, nightclub-style setting.
92 Ninth Ave at 16th St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 888 2724


Restaurant, American

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Hakkasan came to New York City from London in 2012, offering award-winning food inspired by local flavors. Located in a spacious, 11,000 square-foot venue, Hakkasan’s stunning interior has accents of Italian marble, semi-transparent glass, and mirrors. Signature dishes include the truffle-braised egg noodles with enoki mushrooms and the stir-fried lobster with wild mushroom XO sauce.

Shanhai Asian Cuisine

Restaurant, Asian

Located in the heart of Chinatown, Shanghai Asian Cuisine promises hot tea, friendly service, and authentic Chinese cuisine. Try the Xiao Long Bao — a juicy dumpling filled with steamed pork and soup broth. Or, opt for the shredded pork with bamboo shoots, the vegetarian mock duck, or the sweet and sour chicken.

China Blue

Restaurant, Chinese

China Blue, New York
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Offering both vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, there’s something for everyone at China Blue. Choose from a wide selection of sweet and savory dim sum dishes, from crab soup buns to rice wine soup and sesame balls. The interior is charming and rustic with pastel colors and vintage-style Asian art adorning the walls. This offers a welcome alternative to the usual red and gold decor of traditional Chinese restaurants.

Mr. K's

Restaurant, Chinese

Green Tea Qi Ye Qing-1
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Mr. K’s offers Peking dishes from the north, Shanghai dishes from the east, Cantonese dishes from the south, and Szechwan dishes from the west. The menu is varied, presenting the best of each region to bring the diversity of Chinese culture and cuisine to New York City. Traditional Chinese tea and ceremonial coffee is brewed fresh at the table, turning your meal into a cultural experience.

Jing Fong

Restaurant, Chinese

Jing Fong
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Founded in 1978, Jing Fong started off as a small venue in New York City. Today, the restaurant has expanded and holds up to 800 people. Using only the highest quality ingredients, Jing Fong brings you the tastes, textures, and fragrances of authentic Chinese food.

Ho Yip

Restaurant, Chinese, Sushi

Ho Yip, New York
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Well known for its friendly staff, excellent service, and outstanding Chinese cuisine, Ho Yip is one of the your best bets for Chinese take-out. This restaurant offers modern interpretations of classic dishes, with a particularly diverse noodle menu. Try the squid and noodle soup with curry sauce for its fantastically spicy flavors.

Shu Han Ju

Restaurant, Chinese

Shu Han Ju offers all the classics, from spring rolls to fried pork dumplings, General Tso’s chicken, and more. Conveniently located on 6th Avenue near the Meatpacking District and the West Village, the restaurant’s interior is simple, clean, and atmospheric.
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