Chinese restaurants and the city’s Chinatowns have overcome a lot of challenges in the past year. Still, there’s renewed sense of vitality in many parts of New York, as smaller establishments have seen their carryout and delivery business expand, and larger restaurants have constructed handsome curbside dining areas and reopened dining rooms. Meanwhile, newer operations like Followsoshi in Flushing and Che Li in the East Village have kept our supply of Chinese restaurants on the upswing, even as earlier favorites such as Flushing hot pot hot spot HaiDiLao have swung open their doors anew.
Over the last decade, New York City has experienced a Chinese food renaissance. Never before have the city’s offerings been so diverse, with the debut of many regional restaurants and a new guard of fast-casual spots that have recast many dishes as rice or noodle bowls. Some spots, such as Nice Day, have given Chinese American food another spotlight, too. Even with all these newcomers, however, New Yorkers haven’t forgotten the long history of Chinese food in the city.
Here are 38 of our favorite Chinese restaurants.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask and vaccination requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.
For more New York dining recommendations, check out the new hot spots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and our guides to brunch spots, food halls, rooftop restaurants, and Michelin-starred restaurants offering outdoor dining.
This map was originally published in 2015.Read More