If you’re looking for a fun, affordable group dinner spot anywhere near 23rd Street in Chelsea, Excellent Dumpling House lives up to its name. You’ll find huge portions of entrees, plus some good dim sum. Make sure to try the scallion pancake with pastrami - and know that most dishes are well under $20.
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Buddakan is a massive restaurant just above the Meatpacking District. You don’t need to go, but if you get talked into it, know it could be worse.
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August Gatherings is an upscale spot in Chinatown with a big menu of everything from foie gras to fish ball soup.
Purple Yam serves Filipino food in a casual space with a nice backyard. Use it for a group dinner in Ditmas Park.
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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.
Wu’s Wonton King
Wu’s is a big Chinese restaurant on the LES where you can get a whole roasted suckling pig and sit around a big round table. Plus, it’s BYOB.
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