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The Best Restaurants in Chinatown, New York City with Outdoor Seating

Nom Wah Shrimp Siu Mai

In the past, unlike Little Italy nearby, restaurants in Chinatown rarely offered outdoor seating aka al fresco dining. But currently this is the only way to dine at these restaurants. So with that in mind, here are the best restaurants in Chinatown, New York City with outdoor seating right now. The weather is perfect for al fresco dining and we miss Chinese food!

Nom Wah Tea Parlor – 13 Doyers St

Nom Wah Rice Noodle Roll

Nom Wah Tea Parlor is the oldest dim sum parlor in Chinatown and all their dim sum is always top notch. Doyers Street is regularly closed for pedestrians during the summer so this is where you can find the most outdoor seating in Chinatown. You can enjoy shrimp dumplings, siu mai, beef rice noodle rolls and more on one of the most historic streets in Chinatown.

Taiwan Pork Chop House – 3 Doyers St

Taiwan Pork Chop House Pork Chop Over Rice

Near Nom Wah, also on Doyers Street, there is Taiwan Pork Chop House. They specialize in delicious Taiwanese dishes and as the name suggests you have to get their amazing pork chops!

Noodle Q – 2 E Broadway

Noodle Q Pork Dumpling Noodle Soup

P.C.: yelp, Tina C.

We love pulled noodles and Noodle Q is one of the best in the neighborhood. It is a great cheap eats lunch spot and their outdoor seating is shaded by a huge tree and is located across the street from Chatham Square.

Dim Sum Go Go – 5 E Broadway

Dim Sum Go Go Dumplings

P.C.: Dim Sum Go Go

Also near Chatham Square, there is Dim Sum Go Go and it is another great option for yummy Chinese food and dim sum in the area. Like most restaurants on this list, they only have a few tables available for dining so it is best to have backup plans.

Joe Shanghai – 46 Bowery

Joes Shanghai Soup Dumpling

P.C.: yelp, Deki S.

Looking for Shanghai soup dumplings? These delicious dumplings are best enjoyed straight out of the steamer and Joe Shanghai on Bowery has a few outdoor tables available!

Other restaurants in Chinatown with outdoor seating include Noodle Village (13 Mott St), Bodhi Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant (77 Mulberry St), Buddha Bodai Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant (5 Mott St), Shinsen (44 Bowery) and Luna Pizza (225 Park Row).