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Chinese Takeout in Murray Hill?

jycnyc Feb 10, 2010 06:04 AM

I've been told you can't get a decent chinese food outside of Chinatown. Tell me it aint' so. Are there any reliable Chinese takeout place in Murray Hill?

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    travpard Feb 10, 2010 06:05 AM

    if you like Szechuan, check out Lan Sheng. they do a good job and are on seamless web too.

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      mch Feb 10, 2010 06:18 AM

      for cheap chinese sea king is a decent option. they are on 23rd & 3rd but will deliver. noodles 28 is always an option as well.

      1. princeofpork Feb 10, 2010 09:58 AM

        Please bear in mind none of the above suggestions are more than decent. This hood is a wasteland for decent Chinese. You are better off with Thai

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          heWho Feb 10, 2010 10:22 AM

          Szechuan Gourmet (arguably the best Chinese restaurant in the city) delivers to Murray Hill. I doubt you'd find better delivery above 14th St.

          1. re: princeofpork
            travpard Feb 10, 2010 11:42 AM

            decent thai in MH? none.

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              princeofpork Feb 10, 2010 12:09 PM

              Jaiya is good Thai even if the portions are small.
              Latern delivers as well.

            2. re: princeofpork
              ESNY Feb 10, 2010 02:37 PM

              I have the exact opposite opinion and think all the thai places in the area are decidedly mediocre.

              Depending where in MH the OP is from, Szechuan Gourmet and Lan Sheng may deliver and both are very good.

            3. erica Feb 10, 2010 09:59 AM

              never mind.

              1. Miss Needle Feb 10, 2010 11:44 AM

                If you like Szechuan food, Lan Sheng and Szechuan Gourmet is very good. And while a bit out of the zone, I think Phoenix Garden on 40th Street is probably your best Cantonese bet in the area.

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                  tex.s.toast Feb 11, 2010 04:15 AM

                  Would Chinese Mirch be an option? its Indian-style chinese food, so perhaps not exactly what you are looking for, and a bit expensive (though not a bad value, just a warning if your price range was guided by typical chinese take-out).

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                  1. re: tex.s.toast
                    windycity Feb 11, 2010 06:38 PM

                    Chinese Mirch is delicious and way better tasting than any of the above options. Although it's really damn spicy. Also I have to admit to eating sea King takeout about once a week (I think it's better than Noodles 28.) I'm a bad, bad 'hound.

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