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Where to Eat in Chinatown, New York City

Ping's Seafood Shrimp and Walnuts in Cream Sauce

If you are hungry, Chinatown is the place to be! There are so many amazing food options here and we are happy to help you narrow it down. Here is our list on where to eat in Chinatown, New York City. These are our favorite restaurants, bakeries, take out spots and more.

Mott Street Eatery – 98 Mott St

Mott Street Eatery Roast Duck over RiceP.C.: yelp, Su-Yee L.

Mott Street Eatery (sometimes known as 98 Food Court) is a new and exciting food court in Chinatown. There are plenty of yummy options to choose from. For example, you can get traditional Chinese dishes like soy sauce chicken over rice or you can get more unusual items like a lobster burger, a Peking duck pizza or an assortment of interesting sushi rolls. There is truly something here for everyone.

House of Joy – 28 Pell St

House of Joy Dim SumP.C.: yelp, Junqing G.

Dim sum with our friends and family is one of our favorite foodie traditions. House of Joy is now the largest dim sum restaurant in Chinatown and it offers a fun, traditional dim sum experience. You can get all the dim sum classics here like shrimp dumplings, siu mai, steamed spare ribs and such much more. They are all delicious and made fresh. Nom Wah Tea Parlor (13 Doyers St) nearby is also another great option for dim sum.

Ping’s Seafood – 22 Mott St

Ping's Seafood Tofu PotP.C.: yelp, Billy P.

If you are a fan of seafood and Chinese food, you have to check out Ping’s! Whether you looking for lobster, crab or steamed fish, all their seafood dishes are fresh and flavorful. We also recommend their signature crab fried rice, seafood noodles and char siu (roast pork). Ping’s is perfect for family style dining and during brunch hours, you may be surprised to find it is also another one of our favorite dim sum spots in the neighborhood.

Uncle Lou – 73 Mulberry St

Uncle Lou Lobster Yee MeinP.C.: yelp, Connie Y.

Uncle Lou just opened in Chinatown and it is quickly becoming our favorite takeout spot. Their wonton noodle soup, congee and shrimp fried rice hits the spot when you are craving Cantonese foods. Also their crispy fried garlic chicken is an absolute must every time we order from here.

Joe’s Steam Rice Roll – 265 Canal St

Joes Rice Noodle Rolls

Over the winter, we have been absolutely addicted to steamed rice noodle rolls and Joe’s Steam Rice Roll in the Canal Street Market has our pick for the best rolls in the neighborhood. Their rolls are always made to order and they have many tasty ways to customize your order.

Fay Da Bakery – 83 Mott St

Fay Da Bakery Buns and Egg TartP.C.: yelp, Annie K.

One of our go to snacks spots in Chinatown is Fay Da Bakery in the heart of Chinatown. They have delicious buns, cookies and pastries. Their pork buns and egg tarts are especially top notch. In fact, you can try this and a whole lot more on our Chinatown and Little Italy food tour. It is a great way to taste some of the best of what Chinatown and Little Italy has to offer.

Alimama Tea – 89A Bayard St

Alimama Cream Puffs

Finally for dessert, we love Alimama’s giant cream puffs. You can get them in all sorts of unusual flavors like Vietnamese coffee, yuzu and black sesame and they taste as amazing as they look. It is a memorable way to end your day in Chinatown.