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Chinese on UWS

LJW Jul 28, 2006 03:03 PM

My friend is in from out of town and is craving some "New York Chinese." She mentioned Ollie's but it is usually a madhouse there, and we want to be able to sit and catch up without feeling rushed. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    harrison RE: LJW Jul 28, 2006 03:20 PM

    you're not going to find good chinese on the uws....if you want to linger, you may have to overpay and go to shun lee.

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      Fallon RE: LJW Jul 28, 2006 03:50 PM

      Go to Shun Lee cafe (not the formal restaurant-it is next door)on 65th street I think off of Bway/Columbus. They have a dim sum cart plus a menu that is not nearly as expensive as the formal dining room but equal in taste/quality. The place tends to clear out near 8pmish when the Lincoln Center crowd leaves....well worth the extra $'s.

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        Whippet RE: LJW Jul 30, 2006 12:39 AM

        88 Noodle House, on either Amsterdam or Columbus & 88.

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          Fallon RE: Whippet Jul 31, 2006 07:12 PM

          I love 88 Noodle House but for delivery only as the ambiance is lacking big time. We ate there once & it is not a destination spot at all. In fact, we actually thought the food tastes better when delivered & ironically it took forever to get served eating in while we are always amazed at how quickly they deliver. Their entire operation is geared around delivery. It is very cheap & while the quality is good it is not great, no where near Shun Lee cafe for example. anyway if the point is to go out & eat chinese in NYC, I'd go somewhere other than Noodle 88...

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          selizara RE: LJW Jul 31, 2006 01:12 PM

          Hunan Park on 71st and Columbus is very good.

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