With its mirrored walls and vinyl booths, the dining room at Hop Kee looks very much like something out of the 1960s, and it’s a good spot for groups who happen to get hungry late at night (they’re open until 4am on weekends). So bring a couple of friends for some Cantonese-style crab, chow fun, or one of the 15 different beef dishes. Portions are large, and the place is about as casual as a diner.
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Canal Street Market
A food hall with stands like Nom Wah and Davey’s Ice Cream, Canal Street Market is a big new introduction to the Soho/Chinatown/Tribeca lunch rotation
For us, Pulqueria is just an exercise in misery. The music is loud, the service sucks, and this place might as well be selling guacamole like night club bottle service.
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Xi’an Famous Foods
The Upper East Side has a Xi’an too, and it’s a great place to spend around $10 on spicy hand-ripped noodles.
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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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.
456 Shanghai Cuisine
456 Shanghai is our Chinatown go-to for tiny dumplings, big bowls of noodles, and everything in between.
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