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Feb 1, 2008 12:39 PM

good Chinese take-out on the Upper East Side? [Moved from What's My Craving? board]

Can anyone tell me of a good Chinese take out place on the Upper East side? It seems like all the ones in my neighborhood have gone completely tasteless.

One that will deliver up to 95th street and 2nd Ave is essential.

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    1. Noodles 28 is your best bet - we've been going here 2-3 times per week for over 10 years and haven't had a bad meal yet. Food is consistently fresh and food never has the over-oiled taste that plagues chinese food around the city.

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      1. re: mbcorwin

        i second noodles 28. the food literally comes within 15 mins. maybe even faster. 10?

      2. We've been quite happy lately with Pig Heaven - great suckling pig dish and I like the shredded pork Peking style, as well as some of the steamed dumplings - we're at Madison & 92nd, so I imagine they'd deliver to your intersection. We also like the Peking Duck at Chef Ho's, but not the dumplings/scallion pancakes etc. - the dough is just too thick and heavy. I've eaten in at Shanghai Pavillion and thought it was decent, but haven't tried delivery.

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        1. re: MMRuth

          Szechuan Kitchen -- generous portions, fresh vegetables...take out only

          1518 1st Ave, Btwn 79th & 80th St
          Phone: 212-249-4615

            1. re: MMRuth

              I like Noodle 28, love Lili's Noodle House. Skip Pig Heaven, in my opinion - tasteless.

              1. re: Jel212

                We'll have to try those too - we've liked what we ordered, mostly, from Pig Heaven, but always open to new options. Friends of mine really liked Lili's.

        2. Second Shanghai Pavilion..... also Cafe Evergreen on 1st and 69th... good dim sum... we order frequently and are rarely disappointed.. no gloppy sauces, etc.

          1. I went to Chef Ho's yesterday for a Chinese New Year dinner. I know people always say when there's no chinese people in a restaurant it's a bad sign. We were the only asians in there, but I have to say, it's one of the best uptown chinese locations i've ever had