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Aug 21, 2007 04:53 PM

Best Chinese Delivery UES (90's)

I just moved to NYC and am craving good Chinese delivery. I am scared to try any without recs. I am in the mid-90's near 3rd Ave. Any suggestions?

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  1. Welcome to the neighborhood! I'm a bit west of you, but am guessing the delivery areas are the same.

    To my mind, not a lot of great options. Chef Ho's is okay, and I like the fact you can get half a peking duck. I really like their wonton soup, less thrilled w/ their dumplings, which have a very heavy dough. There's always Wu Liang Ye - I've had excellent meals in, but some rather disappointing delivery experiences. And - abashed as I am to mention this - Tang Tang delivers to your area and has wonderful cold sesame noodles and I'm also partial to their scallion pancakes. I think all three have menus at

    Chef Ho's
    1720 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

    Wu Liang Ye
    215 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

    Tang's Garden
    1328 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Thanks for the suggestions! I just ordered from Chef Ho's. We will see...I realize there isn't much of a selection up here. Sushi...we got! Which I love, but it was time for some Chinese! Thank you...

      1. re: MMRuth

        I tried Chef Ho's and it was pretty good for delivery. I would/will order again. Thanks!

        I have been to Lili's and didn't know they deliver. Good to know.

        1. re: watersld

          More often than not, all but the more upscale places will deliver - so do check if you are interested. What did you order from Chef Ho?

        2. re: MMRuth

          Dishes I've enjoyed at Wu Liang Ye:

          House Cured Pork sauteed with Garlic Bolts
          Sauteed Sponge Cucumbers
          Sliced Scungilli with Roasted Chili Vinaigrette
          Sliced Beef Tendon with Roasted Chili Vinaigrette
          Hand Shredded Chicken with Spicy Sesame Vinaigrette
          Julienne Jelly Fish with Scallion Pesto
          Sichuan Pork Dumpling with Roasted Chili Vinaigrette.

        3. I like Lili's Noodle House and Noodle 28 for dependable chinese takeout.

          1500 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

          Noodles 28
          1643 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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          1. re: Jel212

            Lili's is my favorite in that neighborhood

          2. I live over by the river in the upper 80's and we order from Cafe Evergreen on 69th and 1st. I think they deliver by might call and see if they service your neighborhood. Food is good quality (tho a bit more expensive then typical Chinese).. our favorites are the Dim Sum.

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            1. re: Gelaine

              Has anyone tried the new Sunny on 81st and 3rd? Looks pretty good.

              1. re: Jel212

                I thought Sunny was just ok. Their lunch special (at $4.95) is $2 cheaper than most of my favorite neighborhood places (i.e., Pig Heaven and Our Place), so if you're looking for a real bargain, it's worth a try.

                1. re: Loren

                  Thanks for the 411. I'll tell you - I went to Pig Heaven once, years ago, and absolutely hated it. I thought the food had ZERO flavor. And I adore almost all Chinese food - even el-cheapo bad stuff.

            2. For just standard but tasty Americanized Chinese, First Wok is fresh fast and cheap, and they give free sodas!

              1. Gotta throw Shanghai Pavilion into the mix.