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Apr 29, 2004 10:19 AM

xo in Chinatown

  • r

Everything there is not totally delicious, but the deep fried fish balls with curry sauce are worth a trip.

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  1. You're talking about XO kitchen on Hester? If so - we went twice. First time was pretty mediocre, but we thought it might be an anomaly, so we tried again - same thing. Not awful, but not worth going out of the way for, in my opinion.

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      Michele Cindy

      I think there is also one on Walker. Which one did you go to?

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      1. re: Michele Cindy

        The one on Walker is good. I've had the lobster in black bean sauce there, it comes as a sizzling platter, and is excellent. It seemed to be on a perennial special (although I haven't been there in a while). I think we also had greens there which were fine.

        Don't know much about the place on Hester. I think I got some small item there once for takeout, and was not impressed.

        1. re: deena

          I don't think a simple good can cover the entire menu, because the two noodle dishes I tried there were so unmemorable that I don't even remember what they were. I'm glad you had a positive experience there, so I'll give that specific dish a try.

      2. Wonderful, special place my wife and I found on our honeymoon in New York. Try the Bubble Tea!

        1. i've been to xo on hester a bunch of times and i've liked my food each time. i've tried lots of different things there too. i've always been very happy with the food at xo. prices are good too.

          1. I love the XO on Walker. The menu in enormous but you need to know what to order. They have the most fantastic eel dumplings.