Looking for a great Chinese Restaurant "near-ish" to Radio City
Need to find a good chinese restaurant for small family gathering before Radio City Music Hall event. Out of towners will want dumplings and mu shu pork, locals will be a bit more adventurous.
interested in John's Shanghai--any recent recos? Other recommendations would be totally welcome too!
Thanks for any advice.
I agree, Wu Liang Ye has some terrific dishes. It is not cheap and you will need a reservation. I think their dan dan noodles are some of the best I have had in the city as well as their mapo tofu. I also love the cold tofu skins filled with shitake mushrooms and the pan seared tofu with shitake, spinach and leeks. I used to go there for lunch often, got there right at noon and sat at the bar. I have eaten at John's Shanghai several times. At John's I found you can get a table much easier as there is a second floor. The food is quite expensive for what it is but their soup dumplings are actually pretty good, the skins not too thick and the pork gravy very tasty. I love the way they stir fry Chinese broccoli with garlic but it costs about 14 dollars or so. Crazy.