If you want some high-quality dim sum, and you don’t want to sit at a big round table for two hours, go to Dim Sum VIP. It’s a small place on Mott Street with an all-day dim sum menu, and it’s a good spot for a quick lunch or dinner. Bring a small group, or stop by for a solo meal, and order the crispy shrimp rice rolls.
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Chinese Tuxedo is a beautiful and fun Chinatown restaurant, but the food isn't that memorable.
Shanghai 21 is a great place to have a group dinner in Chinatown (but you might have to wait in line for it).
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Spicy Village is not a romantic date spot. Unless styrofoam dishware gets you all hot and bothered. Take your friends, bring a bottle of wine, and prepare to spend $10 a piece on some delicious Chinese grub.
August Gatherings is an upscale spot in Chinatown with a big menu of everything from foie gras to fish ball soup.
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Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine
Skip nearby Vanessa's Dumplings in favor of the superior Shu Jiao Fu Zhou when you're looking for excellent, cheap Chinatown dumplings.
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