Our Favorite Chinatown Restaurants

Adjoa Kittoe
Marketing Manager
April 14, 2022

The Top 11 Chinatown Eateries

Chinatown is known for its busy streets, iconic souvenirs, and delicious eats. From black sesame desserts to spicy soups, our team loves food just as much as we love building Opus. It’s also where our main office is located. Naturally, we asked our team about a few of their go-to spots in Chinatown, not in any particular order.

Xi'an Famous Food

Xi’an Famous Foods has multiple locations, but the one dearest to us is located at 45 Bayard St. With menu options ranging from cold skin noodles to lamb burgers, Xi’an Famous Food is your spot for all things Xi'an-style Chinese food.

Price Point: $

Where: 45 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: MT XI PORK NOODLES EXTRA SPICY!!

Per-Andre says: Xi'an Famous Foods has a very casual vibe, with old-school hip-hop blasting at all times.

Deluxe Green Bo

Open from 11 am to 10 pm, Deluxe Green Bo is your go-to spot for late-night Shanghai cuisine. You can sit outdoors and hear the buzz of Bayard Street or tuck away in their small, brightly-lit dining room and enjoy a memorable lunch.

Price Point: $

Where: 66 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: Fried dumpling, scallion pancake, Sesame noodles (Rachael), Spicy wontons (Vince)

David & Rachael say: Deluxe Green Bo is right off the Manhattan Bridge - so if you're driving you can pop in and out to pick up quickly, especially if you live in Brooklyn.  It’s a low-key, approachable eatery. This place is easy to grab a table for lunch.

Pasteur Grill & Noodles

Established in 1987, Pasteur Grill is committed to serving fresh, authentic Vietnamese food. Their signature phở (rice noodle soup) is simmered for 7 hours in a beef bone broth.

Price Point: $

Where: 85 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: Pho, Vietnamese-style fried rice.

Li-Li says: Pasteur Grill & Noodles is a family-owned full-service restaurant with really great service. They have tea that is free and unlimited. The best pho Li-Li has ever had.

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Get merch, lychee ice cream as well as exotic custom-made ice cream cakes at The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

Price Point: $

Where: 65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: Black sesame ice cream

David says: CICF has unique flavors, the ice cream is heavy and the portions are big!

Shanghai Asian Cuisine

Shanghai Asian Cuisine is a family-run business that opened in 2008. Mr. Sammy Kwok, their head chef is from Hong Kong and traditionally trained in Shanghainese cuisine.

Price Point: $

Where: 14A Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: Xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), Watercress shumai

Adjoa and Li-Li say: It’s a casual atmosphere with dine-in and takeout options with endless hot tea! Li-Li and Adjoa both love the Black truffle soup dumplings.

Shu Jiao Fuzhou

After a stroll through the Tenement Museum, hop by Shu Jiao Fuzhou for some dumplings!

Price Point: $

Where: 295 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

What to eat: Pork & Chive Dumplings or Peanut Noodles

Taylor says: Unbelievably cheap & fast, and the boiled dumplings are better than the fried ones, which (in his opinion) is the opposite of most of the other nearby dumpling spots.

Round K by Sol

Come here for brunch, and house-roasted coffee. Opened for late hours, closing around midnight most nights.

Price Point: $$

Where: 78 Canal St, New York, NY 10002

What to eat: Round Purple, roll cake, with yuzu, ube and strawberries. Strawberry milk is made with strawberry purée.

Li-Li says: Round K by Sol is a super cute place with a small area inside for dining. They have a hidden courtyard, with beautiful murals and art and plants.

An aesthetically pleasing treat, captured by Li-Li, our Senior Partnership Director.

Bánh Mì Saigon

A bare-bones counter-style eatery with options such as rice noodle pork buns and fresh shrimp rolls.

Price Point: $

Where: 198 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: Number 2, spicy

Jeff says: This place has the freshest Bahn mi in the city, excellently toasted bread, no-frills atmosphere.

Supreme

Also known vas the Shanghai Cafe is an easygoing, cash-only eatery featuring signature soup dumplings & other Chinese favorites.

Price Point: $

Where: 100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: Xiao long bao

Vince says: Best Soup Dumplings in town, as confirmed by Li-Li’s aunt. Double confirmed by Vince’s expression.

Vince, our Head of Design, seemingly excited about steamed soup dumplings.

Wah Fung No 1

If you’re a fan of roast pork, you're in for a treat. Wah Fung No 1 specializes in all things pork.

Price Point: $

Where: 79 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

What to eat: Roast pork over rice ($7 for the large)

Bryne says: The line out the door moves pretty quickly. You only go inside to order and see the chefs’ impressive cleaver skills then eat in the park across the street.

Alimama Tea

A cafe with a variety of sweet desserts and premium cold brew.

Price Point: $$

Where: 89A Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

What to eat: Strawberry mochi donut, brûlée mochi donut, milk tea boba cream puff, lychee rose tea

Li-Li says: It's takeout only, and have recently given the option of outdoor dining! The inside has kiosks for contactless ordering. The Lychee Rose Tea is a must-have, with edible gold flakes.