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Best Chinese Delivery UES (90's)

watersld Aug 21, 2007 04:53 PM

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?

  1. MMRuth Aug 21, 2007 05:11 PM

    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 www.menupages.com.

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    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
      watersld Aug 21, 2007 05:58 PM

      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
        watersld Aug 23, 2007 02:01 PM

        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
          MMRuth Aug 23, 2007 02:11 PM

          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
          MMRuth Sep 1, 2007 02:25 PM

          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. Jel212 Aug 22, 2007 06:38 AM

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

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          Lili's
          1500 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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

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            iv2040 Aug 23, 2007 11:16 AM

            Lili's is my favorite in that neighborhood

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            Gelaine Aug 22, 2007 03:57 PM

            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 car....you 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
              Jel212 Aug 23, 2007 10:55 AM

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

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                Loren Aug 23, 2007 06:40 PM

                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
                  Jel212 Aug 24, 2007 07:36 AM

                  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.

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              jeanki Aug 23, 2007 07:46 PM

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

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                Med618 Aug 27, 2007 08:12 AM

                Gotta throw Shanghai Pavilion into the mix.

                1. MMRuth Oct 4, 2007 05:43 AM

                  We ordered from Pig Heaven last week and I was very impressed - had a small ordering of suckling pig, a Peking Duck, some dumplings and scallion pancakes. Not cheap, but well prepared.

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