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Dec 18, 2009 10:29 AM

Chinatown NYEve

Thinking of heading to Chinatown for dinner on New Years Eve. Would love recs for a non -fancy (but still a sit down, eat in, with beer or wine) that won't have a prix fix and will be easy to just pop in whenever on that night. Is that even possible? Price not a big deal, just want to avoid reservations and a fixed menu. TIA!

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  1. I had one of the most fun New Year's Eves of my life in Chinatown, but so many years ago I don't know if the Hong Ying Rice Shop is still there. We showed up about 8pm and the place was packed. Instead of stressing, they just served each table one course at a time. Everyone was talking and laughing with strangers, and it took several hours to get everyone fed, but no one was unhappy.

    If it's still there, I hope someone in NYC will weigh in one whether it's as good as it once was.

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    1. re: Parrotgal

      Was that downstairs in the basement on Mott Street? I know it was still there last year. I Most of the places won't take reservations except perhaps for large groups anyway.

      1. re: Chandavkl

        ...except the OP is asking for New Year's Eve recommendations.

        1. re: Chandavkl

          Hong Ying has been closed for a few years. Mr. Lee made the best squab in Chinatown.
          It was replaced by a Thai restaurant which also has closed. The lower end of Mott Street has been seriously impacted by the closing of Park Row.