Walk down Mott Street, and you’ll probably see a line of people waiting to get into a little door in between Wo Hop and Hop Kee. That’s when you know you’ve made it to Shanghai 21 (formerly known as Shanghai Asian Manor). This spot should be on the shortlist of places to go if you’re with a group and someone has demanded soup dumplings. Both the crab and pork options have an impressive amount of broth in them, and they’re delicious.
More spots in ChinatownSee more
456 Shanghai Cuisine
456 Shanghai is our Chinatown go-to for tiny dumplings, big bowls of noodles, and everything in between.
The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Visiting the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is an iconic ice cream experience that every New Yorker and tourist alike needs to have.
More Chinese spotsSee more
Park Asia is a great option for a group meal in Sunset Park. It’s a massive space with plenty of natural light, and it’s especially good for dim sum.
Suggested by our writers
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.
Nha Trang One
On a block of Vietnamese places on Baxter Street in Chinatown, Nha Trang is our favorite for pho.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more