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Nov 12, 2011 06:49 PM

Best in Chinatown?

Hey all-
Want to take my kids (6 and 8) for their first Chinatown dinner on Sunday night. I haven't been in years. I want something that's going to be fun for them, but also good for me. They are pretty adventurous, and I'll eat anything thats put in front of me. Any suggestions?

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  1. For the kids, any restaurant that has dumplings....and or, a fish tank (Chatham?)

    For you,.....

    Amazing 66
    Oriental Garden
    Fuleen Seafood
    Royal Seafood

    Amazing 66
    66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    11 Division St, New York, NY 10002

    Oriental Garden
    14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    Royal Seafood Restaurant
    103 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    1. Chinatown Ice Cream Factory if you feel up to it despite the chill. :P

      Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
      65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

      1. Jing Fong for the escalator ride?

        Jing Fong
        18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

        1. New York Noodle town?
          Congee Village on Allen St. for the whole scene?

          Great New York Noodletown
          28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

          Congee Village
          100 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

          1. Honestly I would go to Shanghai Cafe. The Shanghai dishes...braised pork with knotted bean curd, beef with hot peppers and dry tofu especially are ideal for adults. The Chicken Fried Rice is the best I've ever had, perfect for kids. The soup dumplings are great and the kids might like them too (just make sure they don't eat them too hot) and the spicy cabbage cold appetizer is delicious.

            Shanghai Cafe
            100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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            1. re: AubWah

              I like Shanghai Cafe too. We usually get a rice cake dish and an order of the soup buns (I prefer the ones without crabmeat, but that's my taste). The service is a bit rushed, forgetful sometimes but the food makes up for it.