Is Chinese food authentic in American restaurants

The 10 best Chinese restaurants in New York City, USA

It's pretty safe to say that New York City has no shortage of Chinese cuisine. Here we give you a list of 10 great places for Chinese food in New York City.


RedFarm was created by Dim Sum master chef Joe Ng and food expert Ed Schoenfeld and brings a green market sensitivity to every plate menu. The restaurant's rustic decor offers a fresh, unexpected alternative to the traditional Chinese restaurant. Choose from a selection of dim sum options such as crunchy vegetable and peanut dumplings or a Katz pastrami spring roll. Or opt for a main course of sauteed black cod with black beans and Thai basil or Chinese broccoli with shiitake mushrooms. RedFarm also caters for those who want to stay in.

RedFarm, 2170 Broadway, New York, NY, USA +1 212 724 9700

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Founded in late 2005, Xi'an is a family business with multiple locations in NYC. The special dishes include l iangpi, or 'cold skin' pasta, lamb pao mo Soup and wide, flat 'Biangbiang' noodles. Understanding the busy life of a New Yorker, Xi'an has implemented a real-time traffic meter. This tells potential customers how long the expected wait is.

Xi'an, 14 E 34th St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 786 2068

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With one location in Midtown East and another in the Meatpacking District, Tao is one of the send Restaurants in New York City. The focal point is a 16-foot tall Buddha, while Asian artifacts are displayed on three levels with a capacity for 300 people. This huge restaurant and lounge offers a packed lunch Monday through Saturday. On Sundays it offers a dim sum brunch from 12 noon. However, Tao comes alive at night, offering pan-Asian dishes in an atmospheric nightclub style.

Tao, 42 E 58th St, New York, New York, USA +1 212 888 2288

92 Ninth Avenue at 16th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 888 2724

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Hakkasan came to New York City from London in 2012 and offered award-winning dishes inspired by local flavors. Hakkasan's impressive interior is housed in a sprawling 11,000-square-foot building and features accents of Italian marble, semi-transparent glass, and mirrors. The specialties include the truffle-braised egg noodles with enoki mushrooms and the fried lobster with wild mushroom XO sauce.

Hakkasan, 311 W 43rd St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 776 1818

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Shanhai Asian cuisine

Located in the heart of Chinatown, Shanghai Asian Cuisine offers hot tea, friendly service and authentic Chinese cuisine. Try that Xiao Long Bao - a juicy dumpling filled with steamed pork and soup broth. Or opt for the shredded pork with bamboo shoots, the vegetarian duck or the sweet and sour chicken.

Shanghai Asian Cuisine, 14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 964 5640

China Blue

The China Blue offers both vegetarian and gluten-free dishes for every taste. Choose from a wide variety of sweet and savory dim sum dishes, from crab soup rolls to rice wine soup and sesame balls. The interior is charming and rustic, with pastel colors and vintage-style Asian art gracing the walls. This is a welcome alternative to the usual red and gold decorations found in traditional Chinese restaurants.

China Blue, 135 watts, New York, New York, USA +1 212 431 0111

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Mr. K's

Mr. Das K offers Beijing dishes from the north, Shanghai dishes from the east, Cantonese dishes from the south and Szechwan dishes from the west. The menu is varied, showcasing the best of each region to bring the diversity of Chinese culture and cuisine to New York City. Traditional Chinese tea and ceremonial coffee are freshly brewed at the table and transform your meal into a cultural experience.

Mr. K., 570 Lexington Ave # 1, New York, NY, USA +1 212 583 1668

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Jing Fong

Founded in 1978, Jing Fong started as a small venue in New York City. Today the restaurant has been expanded and can seat up to 800 people. Jing Fong uses only the highest quality ingredients and brings you the tastes, textures and smells of authentic Chinese food.

Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 964 5256

Ho Yip

Ho Yip is known for its friendly staff, excellent service and excellent Chinese cuisine. It's one of the best Chinese food tips. This restaurant offers modern interpretations of classic dishes with a particularly varied pasta menu. Try the squid noodle soup with curry sauce for its fantastically pungent flavors.

Ho Yip, 110 Liberty Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 349 8286

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Shu Han Ju

Shu Han Ju has all of the classics from spring rolls to fried pork dumplings, General Tso's chicken, and more. Conveniently located on 6th Avenue near the Meatpacking District and the West Village, the restaurant is simple, clean, and atmospheric.

Shu Han Ju, 465 Avenue, New York, NY, +1 212 428 8800

Author: Bobby Schwartz

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