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Aug 17, 2012 02:07 PM

Late Night Chinatown Recommendations

Looking for the best - open late / after midnight - restaurants in chinatown

added points if they have peking duck


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  1. NY NOodletown is open til 3 or 4 and has great roast duck, butno Peking Duck. In general, the string of restaurants on the Bowery south of Canal stay open really late.

    1. 17 Mott Wo Hop downstairs open all night.. they have roast duck but not peking duck.

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      1. re: foodwhisperer

        and, there's not much open beyond those options. after 10pm, Chinatown is pretty much closed.

      2. Also some of the places on East Broadway are open late, for the benefit of all the out of town Chinese workers who come to Chinatown for a brief visit. I think Yun Sung is 24 hrs.

        1. Great ny noodletown. It's a Chinatown institution. If you've been to Chinatown but haven't eaten at noodletown, you haven't been to Chinatown. Wo hop serves borderline inedible slop.

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          1. re: AubWah

            would GNYNT be good/okay for a drinking group order a few things to munch on?

            1. re: uncledunkel

              They only have beer, but have a good selection of snack-like items, including delicious wontons, good noodles, fabulous roast duck, reasonably good congee, and some great dishes(scallops with XO, chicken shallot casserole, salt fish fried rice, yum!)
              I agree with AubWah about Wo Hop; the food is sketchy at best.

                1. re: uncledunkel

                  Lots of people go there after getting buzzed. They are open till 3 AM every night.

                2. re: AubWah

                  I like NY Noodletown best, even during daylight hours.

                  1. re: AubWah

                    NY Noodletown , i think is overrated. Also the Lo Mein and the Congee, at 17 Mott downstairs is fine. Always packed ( good turnover of food) and has been in business probably 50 years or more. I won't eat anything at Wo Hop except the roast duck app, the Congee, the lo mein, Other dishes aren't too good. There are other places on Bayard St that are open til the wee hours, but not very good.

                      1. re: mitchleeny

                        Last time I went to NY Noodletown, I was disappointed by the Wonton Soup, which tasted like it was made without using plants or animals, the Baby Pig, which was skin and bones, and the Salt Baked Combo, which was bouncy and stale.

                        1. re: knucklesandwich

                          Sounds like an off night. Eat there on the regular and let the chicken shallot casserole win you back over.

                          NY Noodletown may slip up every 100th dish, but it's still great and deservedly an institution. Wo Hop is an institution too, but only for the nostalgic vibe, not the food.

                  2. 69 Bayard was always a favorite of ours for late night dining. Packed with locals as well.