The 15 Best Restaurants in Chinatown Right Now

Which restaurant in Chinatown is the best?

Are you looking for the best restaurants in Chinatown? Then you’ve come to the right place – because I’ll show you the hottest and most authentic places where New Yorkers hang out. The selection of Asian restaurants in Chinatown is unsurprisingly large – so there’s bound to be something for you!

To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, you can find all of Chinatown’s restaurants on an interactive map.

By the way: you’ll find many more New York City spots in our Loving New York travel guides!

My Favorite Restaurants in Chinatown

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    Super Taste

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    Here it can quickly get crowded, the shop is really super small. Super Taste is probably the best place to visit in Chinatown NYC if you are looking for some authentic and great quality noodles. The amazing food is reason alone to visit but with the amazing prices on offer, this is a no-brainer to get a quick and delicious bite to eat on your way through Chinatown.

    Make sure to try the pork belly bao – one of our favorites!

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    Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

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    The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory offers some of the most unique ice cream flavors in New York City.

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    Great NY Noodletown

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    Great NY Noodletown is a noodleshop, Chinese restaurant in Chinatown located right next to the Manhattan Bridge. Great insider tip for this area!

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    Happy Veggie

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    Happy Veggie is a relaxed and casual vegetarian restaurant that serves Asian-fusion cuisine in Chinatown. Their menu contains all the classics, such as…spring rolls, fried wontons, edamame, noodles, and buns. And there are many raving reviews about their veggie spam musubi with avocado, as well as their homemade spinach dumplings in particular. Plus, in addition to dining in, you can also access these delicious dishes via curbside pickup and no-contact delivery.

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    Joe's Shanghai

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    Here you get the probably the best duck in town. This restaurant has already won an award from the New York Times. Also recommendable is the Joe’s Shanghai soup with dumplings.

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    If you’re near Straus Square and want a unique brunch, check out Kopitiam. This jewel serves Malaysian cuisine and offers brunch all day, every day. In fact, stepping inside feels like teleporting to a bustling cafe in Kuala Lumpur, minus the jet lag.

    Whether you’re in a rush or looking to have a last-minute brunch, Kopitiam’s counter service is designed to accommodate. I must say, the Malaysian Style Egg French Toast is simply a must-try, as is the Nasi Lemak – it’s the national dish of Malaysia for a reason! Brunch at Kopitiam is an international delight without leaving NYC. In fact, some even say that Kopitiam offers the best brunch Lower East Side.

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    Mission Chinese Food NYC

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    Mission Chinese Food in NYC is a trendy and hip restaurant in Chinatown, Manhattan. The restaurant is heavily influenced on Sichuanese style cuisine and is geared towards millennials. This place with its electric funk atmosphere and dim lights is the place to be if you are looking for a cool evening hangout with amazing food. Be sure to try their Mapo Tofu!

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    Nom Wah Tea Parlor NYC

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    This vintage dim sum parlor dates back to the 1920s and is a great place to stop and grab a bite to eat. With an extensive menu that includes tea beer and wine, it is one of the local favorites to grab some authentic Chinese food. We recommend making a reservation online as it can get busy here during lunch and dinner. Make sure to try the house special roast pork buns – delicious!

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    If you want to eat in peace and quiet and have enough space at the table, come to Ping’s. It is known for its good fish and delicious dim sum.

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    Pulqueria Restaurant & Agave Bar

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    The Pulqueria Restaurant & Agave Bar is an authentic Mexican Restaurant that serves food and drinks inspired by Mexico City street food and Ancient Aztec culture. They are famous for their ‘margarita clasica’, which features the high-quality tequila Puerta Negra Joven with a smooth finish and minimal burn. The ‘margarita de pina’ is another crowd favorite that is slightly fruity with a spicy kick from the habanero bitters.  

    The barbacoa tacos are a popular choice if you are going for dinner since they braise their brisket in Mezcal Guajillo for additional flavor. The barbacoa tacos are also served on fresh, homemade corn tortillas that taste amazing. Don’t forget about dessert! Make sure to try the churros con chocolate for the best light, crispy, cinnamon churros with a thick and decadent chocolate dipping sauce. 

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    The Original Buddha Bodai

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    The Original Buddha Bodai is a kosher vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Chinatown that serves mock-meat dim sum & other Chinese dishes in a casual environment. Chef Dong and his staff created delicious dishes of great quality to share delicate flavors with his customers.

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    Vegetarian Dim Sum House

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    The Vegetarian Dim Sum House is a vegetarian restaurant located in Chinatown that offers dim sum with mock meats, vegetables, and bean curd to order. On their menu, you can find dishes with mock chicken, mock beef, mock seafood, and more.

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    Xi’an Famous Foods

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    A great place for a short break. If you like spicy food, this is the place for you. Orders are placed at the bar and the menu can be seen on pictures on the wall.

The Best Restaurants in Chinatown on the Map

A map with all restaurants in Chinatown can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know.

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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