As one of the most popular neighborhoods in New York City, Chinatown seems ever-elusive and mysterious to outsiders (and even locals), but boasts seemingly endless options for dining. We list 10 of the very best restaurants in Chinatown NYC. Each one deserves a try.
No matter where you are in New York, you can find a restaurant that will meet your dietary needs. Case and point – Buddha Bodai is a Kosher, Buddhist, vegetarian restaurant. Their menu includes sesame vegetarian chicken, triple mushroom pan-fried noodles, and sweet sticky rice sesame balls.
One of Chinatown’s most popular restaurants, Joe’s Shanghai has some of the neighborhood’s most delicious soup dumplings around. Soup dumplings are your favorite classic dumplings filled with a delicious hot broth that you slurp down in one bite.
Do not let this counter-serve restaurant fool you; what it lacks in high-end atmosphere, it makes up for with bold flavor. Xi’an Famou Foods offers chain-style Xi’an fare, so be sure to stop in if you’re looking for a fix of cold noodles, hand-pulled noodles, soups, and more. One of the neighborhood’s best bargains.
If you love delicious food, New Malaysia is the next place that you should check out in Chinatown. This restaurant has so many curries to choose from, you’ll need to become a repeat customer to try them all. If curry is not your thing, they also have fried noodles, fried rice, and soups.
This is your new go-to for some old-school Cantonese fare. Wo Hop is a cash-only establishment in a basement setting with unmatched prices, no wonder it’s a local favorite. Their menu is full of specialties that you won’t find anywhere else, like Chinese omelets.
Looking for all your favorite Chinese dishes in one place? Then Shanghai Asian Manor may be the spot for you. These guys keep it simple and have a huge menu to choose from. Everything is just as delicious as you’d expect.