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Dec 20, 2007 06:22 AM

Chinatown for newbies

With the forecast looking like it might be pretty nice on Saturday, I was thinking about taking some out-of-towners (3 teens and their dad) for a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and into Chinatown for lunch. These are folks from a teensy-weensy town in Michigan and while I'd like to have them experience decent Chinese food, I'm not looking to blow their minds or their tastebuds. They're open-minded, but not terribly adventurous eaters.

Any recommendations for a tourist-friendly restaurant with good offerings from the non-spicy side of the menu?


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  1. You can try Amazing 66 for lunch. Do a search on the Manhattan board and you will find plenty of recent reviews.

    1. Why not take them to Joe's Shanghai on Pell St? The soup dumplings aren't spicy, and the rest of the menu is very good and accessible for people who aren't familiar with Chinese food. Plus you can then take them for ice cream at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on Bayard.