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best Chinese IN Chinatown with younger child?

sophie fox Nov 9, 2006 01:30 AM

I'm looking for a good or great place for lunch on Friday or Saturday in Chinatown with my 7-year-old niece (and her mom and brother) who likes Chinese food, but does NOT do well with too much noise. China Pearl for weekend dim sum, although I love it, wouldn't be good.
Thanks in advance!

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    chownoob RE: sophie fox Nov 9, 2006 01:46 PM

    If you go on Friday...try Taiwan Cafe, Jumbo or East Ocean City. If you go Saturday...I would avoid Taiwan Cafe cause it's a small place and can get loud quickly.

    Keep in mind Jumbo and East Ocean do not serve dim sum (i'm pretty sure) on the weekends...so if thats what you're looking for then you will not be able to avoid crowds or noise.

    All 3 places are clean and toddler safe. Enjoy!

    1. Aromatherapy RE: sophie fox Nov 9, 2006 02:22 PM

      I've never seen Wing's crowded or loud, and they have good dumplings and other stuff. I went there in a party with a 7-year-old who was NOT into it--until the giant meatballs appeared!

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        three of us RE: sophie fox Nov 9, 2006 02:41 PM

        Since you'll be in Chinatown . . .

        My 8 yr old adores the bulk candy available at Eldo Cake House on Harrison Ave (going away from Kneeland St). Lots of interesting candies to try. The bakery is also wonderful. Pick out a few pastries and sit down to talk and eat.

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          sophie fox RE: sophie fox Nov 12, 2006 07:54 PM

          Thanks for the recommendations - we won't be going til next weekend, as it turns out. I hadn't thought about a bakery, but that's a great idea. The giant meatball idea also sounds like it would be a huge hit. I'll let you know how we do!

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