Royal Seafood is just one big carpeted room on Mott Street full of huge round tables, and it’s one of our favorite spots for dim sum in Chinatown. It gets busy at brunch, so try to band together with a few coworkers and threaten to quit if you can’t get an extra-long lunch break. Once you’re there, cover your table in siu mai, pork buns, rice rolls, and spare ribs. And when you’re ordering from the carts, make sure you get plenty of food. It sometimes takes a while for them to recirculate.
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Shanghai 21 is a great place to have a group dinner in Chinatown (but you might have to wait in line for it).
Dim Sum Go Go
For convenient Chinatown dim sum that’s open all day, Dim Sum Go Go can be your go-to.
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Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
One of our favorite all-around Flushing spots, this is a sit-down restaurant that's known for its soup dumplings.
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.
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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.
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