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orenshapiro Jul 17, 2006 03:04 PM

Just tried China Palace last night.. nothing special, wouldn't order again from them. Wild Ginger, Hunan on 5th, pretty good, but again, nothing special. Is there any very good chinese in Murray Hill? Anyone?

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    ESNY Jul 17, 2006 03:15 PM

    Grand sichuan on 33rd and lex and Wu Liang Ye on 40th and Lex are the two best in Murray Hill.

    Some people love it, but personally, I think Noodles on 28 is horrendous. Expensive and all the dishes have heavy, cornstarchy, gloppy sauces. I also occassionally order from Mee Noodle Shop on 30th and 2nd for spare ribs or roast pork over rice.

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      mistahone Jul 17, 2006 04:57 PM

      Heavenly Bamboo, perhaps a bit outside of Murray Hill at 39th bet. Madison & 5th, serves the standards and the familiar but also has great Shanghai style cooking with the best soup dumplings and veggie dumplings I've had in NYC so far.

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        roze Jul 17, 2006 06:43 PM

        Jimmy's house on 24th and 3rd avenue.

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          Foodluva Jul 17, 2006 06:47 PM

          Phoenix Garden on 40th b/t 2nd and 3rd. Excellent Cantonese style food...if you go there, it's BYOB as well. Essentially a taste of Chinatown without traveling down there....

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            devil Jul 17, 2006 07:27 PM

            I like Evergreen.

            http://menupages.com/restaurantdetail...

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              sivyaleah Jul 17, 2006 07:30 PM

              I like Evergreen too - especially their scallion pancakes.

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              astorian Jul 17, 2006 07:53 PM

              Wu Liang Ye has an incredible hot pot.
              Evergreen Shanghai is also good, great soup dumplings there.

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                ML152 Jul 17, 2006 09:16 PM

                Imperial Garden on 37th and 3rd is my pick for best in MH. It's not going to blow your socks off with innovative dishes, but for the typical take out order, the food is very solid. Also, the takeout comes in re-usable plastic containers, which for some stupid reason is important to me.

                I never understood the fascination with Noodles on 28. The food is average at best.

                The neighborhood just isn't the same without Sam's Noodle Shop.

                1. a_and_w Jul 17, 2006 09:29 PM

                  Szechuan Gourmet (39th btw 5th and 6th) has some of the best chinese in Manhattan. Better, imo, than any of the Grand Sichuans (which are good too).

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                    eve Jul 18, 2006 02:23 AM

                    I am a long time fan of Noodles on 28(now on 29th and Third Ave). I admit, the quality has gone a bit down in the past 10 years, but I find it highly dependable (fastest delivery in town), staff is fine (delivery guys know me). Maybe it's the dishes you select but most have been very good.

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