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atlfoodfan Sep 16, 2011 05:16 AM

I'm looking for good Chinese restaurants (preferably in Chinatown, but it doesn't have to be) that are very good but that are sufficiently "Americanized" so that my non-foodie wife and 9-year old daughter will enjoy them. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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    Pookipichu Dec 5, 2011 10:07 AM

    If you like dim sum, try Chinatown Brasserie. The dim sum is lovely and very child friendly with appealing shapes and colors.

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    Chinatown Brasserie
    380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    1. scoopG Sep 16, 2011 10:22 AM

      Cantonese:

      Amazing 66:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/340879

      Big Wong King:
      http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/big-wong-king/

      East Corner Wonton:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/611302?tag=boards;topic-611302

      Great New York Noodletown:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678367

      New Chiu Chow:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/789770

      Noodle Village:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493604

      Shanghainese – introduce them to soup dumplings!

      456:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/770707

      Shanghai Café Deluxe:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/583263
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769840

      If you are feeling a bit more adventurous:

      Famous Sichuan:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/753398

      He Nan Flavor:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774685

      Famous Sichuan:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/753398

      Old Sichuan:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/742493

      And as sgordon mentioned:

      Oriental Garden:
      http://www.yelp.com/biz/oriental-garden-restaurant-new-york

      South China Garden:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/679270
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589457?tag=search_results;results_list
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589457

      No visit to Chinatown is complete without a visit to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory!
      http://www.chinatownicecreamfactory.com/

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        bawc Dec 5, 2011 07:07 AM

        Which one would you recommend for dim sum?

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          kathryn Dec 5, 2011 07:53 AM

          None of the above are really known for dim sum except Oriental Garden.

          What are you looking for in terms of carts/menu ordering, service, decor, price?

      2. sgordon Sep 16, 2011 09:47 AM

        Pretty much any of the better ones still have "Americanized" items - your General Tso's Chicken, etc - on the menu along with the more esoteric stuff. And even among those that don't, there are always dishes that don't involve sea cucumbers or goose intestines.

        For my money, the best of the current Cantonese places:
        Oriental Garden (best for fresh seafood, probably my current favorite place in Chinatown. A little pricier than some of the others, but worth it for the freshness of the fish and the skill of the kitchen.)
        South China Garden (cheaper than OG, and better for land critters)
        Ping's (also excellent for seafood, and not strictly traditional - has more creative dishes hidden among the menu that embrace Southeast Asian influences. Was great when it opened, then kind of middling for awhile, but seems to be back on track.)
        Fuleen (another seafood specialist, but a wide variety of other things as well. Has the most of the aforementioned esoterica on the menu - turtle, geoduck, "black moss", etc etc etc)

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        South China Garden
        22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

        Fuleen
        11 Division St, New York, NY 10002

        Oriental Garden
        14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

        Ping's
        22 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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