Fine dining has its place, no doubt; but, when we're looking for a good meal, we're after a place with great food and epic amounts of character, high design, and an ambiance to die for. Put down your phone, pick up your Metrocard and don't waste another minute pondering the answer. Tim Ho Wan is a Hong-Kong transplant best known for dim sum. Meant for two, this whole roast chicken has foie gras, black truffles and brioche tucked inside, making it one of the most decadent, delicious and rave-worthy chicken dishes on the planet. Edited by Serena Dai Contributors: Robert Sietsema, Stefanie Tuder, Carla Vianna, Ryan Sutton, Shen Lu, Tony Lin, Pelin Keskin, Patty Diez Copy editors: Emma Alpern, Yanyan Tang Fact-checkers: Shen Lu, Jennifer Geddes, Dawn Mobley Art direction: Brittany Holloway-Brown Engagement: Milly McGuinness, Adam Moussa Editorial assistance: James Park.
Make sure that you try their Chilean sea bass with honey, wok-fried lobster, and steamed dim sum. Here, delicatessen proteins like brisket and pastrami are served with Chinese broccoli and smoked oyster sauce and prepared kung pao, respectively. The West Village location only has 42 seats, most of which are at two large communal tables, and reservations for both locations are only taken for parties of eight or more. Covered in a cumin-chili powder-sesame seed combo, these fragrant chops have made a name for themselves throughout the five boroughs, and they're reason enough to include Fu Run on our list. Every food-loving New Yorker has an intimate relationship with their local Chinese food joint. On February 5, families around the world take part in the celebrations for Lunar New Year. Murray Hill Little Alley Little Alley is an oasis of Shanghai cuisine in a neighborhood overrun with nondescript bars and the recent college grads who populate them.
It also has an excellent atmosphere which is reminiscent of the old world China because of the vintage metal chairs and mahogany bar, as well as antique light boxes. Bite the edge of the dumpling and carefully slurp up the soup, being careful to avoid spilling the piping hot broth all over you. And if you take a walk down Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, there's a chance you'll mistakenly think you've crossed over the water to Jamaica. They also have crisp whole prawns with kaffir lime leaf as well as good old pork ribs. Chinatown Nom Wah Tea Parlor There are hundreds of Chinese food restaurants in New York, but few have been slinging dumplings since Woodrow Wilson was president.
Should the small cocktail lounge that seats approximately 6 people at best be full, head upstairs to the hotel's fantastic alternative,. In Jackson Heights, Little India is alive and well. So, why would you come all the way to College Point for grub? Prices and selections offered may vary by location. The options are endless—literally—and from fine dining to casual eateries, the city is brimming with some of the best bites you're likely to ever have in your life. Le Coucou; 138 Lafayette St. Between 2000 and 2015, the population of Chinese immigrants in New York grew by nearly 50 percent.
Then, there's ' many outposts across the city, Daniel Bouloud's and Café Bouloud, Eric Ripert's award-winning , and let's not forget the institution that is. Everything that you order is made fresh and arrives at your table piping hot. Wah Fung No 1 Fast Food Photo: quynh n. Rustic communal tables and red gingham seats make for a fun, social vibe, so be sure to dine in for the ultimate experience. The menu here comprised of fish-focused small plates and while on the pricier end, it's well worth a visit or five.
You just have to know where to look. It is located in the heart of Doyers Street and pretty much looks like the way it has been several years back. But while the menu might look familiar, the high-quality preparation is anything but ordinary. 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. I Sodi; 105 Christopher St.
Then there are noodle soups and dumplings, which may be flavored with a phalanx of oils and sauces, including an incendiary Sichuan peppercorn oil. Less adventurous eaters can opt for beef tenderloin, meatballs or chicken wings, plus a smattering of palate-pleasing veggies that include mushrooms, sweet potato, taro root and cauliflower. There are plenty of large, round tables making this an ideal choice for groups, but there is also comfortable seating for smaller parties. Try their mapo tofu, cucumber salad, and dan dan noodles when you get the chance to dine here. One of the dishes that you should try is their hand-pulled noodles with hot chili oil.
Other musts include spicy prawns with asparagus and chili minced pork with dan dan noodles. The common phrase 'tastes like chicken' need not apply here—this dish, served with its dark meat on the side as a tender fricassee alongside pomme puree and baby leeks is a dinner you'll be trying to relive for years after you've enjoyed it. The beloved Philadelphia restaurant chain opened its first outpost in New York's East Village last year, and it's already a favorite with New Yorkers. Try the spicy chicken with cucumber, fish fillet with ginger and scallion, and mapo tofu. The side sauces are also highly recommended. Contact your local restaurant to find the exact prices.
Come fashion week, expect to see Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner plopping their meatballs, cacio e pepe and glasses of well-selected red wine on their Instagram stories—this spot, aside from absolutely incredible pasta, is known for its supermodel and celebrity fans. Hell's Kitchen Hakkasan It may look more like a velvet-rope club than a Chinese restaurant, but the Cantonese chain, which has several locations worldwide including the Michelin-starred London flagship, offers Instagram-worthy plates like stir-fried Brazilian lobster tail, roasted silver cod with Champagne and Chinese honey, stir-fried black pepper rib-eye with merlot, and a black truffle and roasted duck bun. His menu passionately describes the history and cooking process behind each dish, providing diners a comprehensive primer on the feast to come. Star chefs like David Chang and David Bouley call this Hong Kong—style institution a favorite for its late-night hours and consistently good eats. In that group, a highly influential crew of Chinese students is both fueling demand for more stylish restaurants and opening them, and in Flushing.
Below are ten of the restaurants that truly stand out and will definitely satisfy your cravings for Chinese food. Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine Restaurant Photo: lena j. Run, don't walk, to Fu Run in Flushing and order the Muslim lamb chops. The tea smoked mu shu duck comes ready to wrap in a handmade pancake, the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of hot and sour soup, flecked with lily flower, shrimp, chicken, white pepper and red vinegar. This is because the area is dominated by Chinese-American shops and restaurants, as evident on the signs bearing large Chinese writing with smaller English translations. The clean, contemporary decor mirrors an equally classic menu.