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Need breakfast for a bunch of bikers at 5am - Dim Sum?

MotoNYC Aug 13, 2009 06:18 AM


I'll be rolling into Manhattan around 5 or 6 am with a biker group. We'll be looking for a place to eat some hearty breakfast. I was hoping for Dim Sum in Chinatown, but I'm having trouble finding a place open that early/late.

I was thinking NY Noodletown or Wo Hop, but it seems that they might not be open and don't really have Dim Sum.

Any suggestions? We're open to going to any place in Manhattan that is guaranteed to be open and has decent food.

Please let me know, thanks!

  1. scoopG Aug 13, 2009 12:53 PM

    You won't find anyplace open that early for dim sum. I'd steer clear of Wo Hop at all costs.

    You can get a few dim sum items at Mei Lai Wah which opens around 7:30 am IIRC. Big Wong at 66 Mott also opens around then but does not have dim sum.

    1. r
      RGR Aug 13, 2009 09:14 AM

      I'd head directly to Sarge's, on 3rd Av., b/t 36th & 37th Sts. Open 24/7.


      1. w
        windycity Aug 13, 2009 08:45 AM

        I believe 2nd Ave Deli (great pastrami, knishes, etc) is open at that hour.

        1. n
          notsochubbychubette Aug 13, 2009 08:05 AM

          I dont know if Dim Sum at 5am is possible.
          Cafeteria may be good for your group.

          1. k
            kathryn Aug 13, 2009 07:50 AM

            How many people? Maybe Veselka (2nd & 9th Street) which is open 24 hours?

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            1. re: kathryn
              MotoNYC Aug 13, 2009 12:03 PM

              We actually ate at Veselka last time. It was good, but I was hoping for Asian. How about the places in Koreatown on 32nd? Anybody been to one of those in the early morning?

              We'll have about 10 people.

              1. re: MotoNYC
                twiggles Aug 13, 2009 12:29 PM

                there are a few restaurants on 32nd that are open 24 hours. I was at one (I think it was Kum Gang San) around 5am once, years ago. I don't know if the menu changes depending on the time of day though, as I remember eating a dumpling soup that you can get at lunch and dinnertime, but I'd imagine there would be some breakfasty options.

                1. re: twiggles
                  MotoNYC Aug 13, 2009 12:39 PM

                  Yeah, I think that's what it's going to be. I've had good food there before and they say they'll be open tomorrow. I'll try to report back on the 5am quality.


                  Kum Gang San
                  49 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

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