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beej210 Aug 28, 2012 12:21 PM

Need a recommendation for a good Chinese spot on a Saturday night before seeing a show. I was thinking Lan Sheng, but they don't take reservations for 2 people and I'm worried about getting in without one.

Any other recommendations?


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    H Manning Aug 28, 2012 12:47 PM

    While I don't love Lan Sheng, you won't need a reservation for pre-theater. It's not that crowded there.

    Szechuan Gourmet on W. 39th or W. 56th would be my choices for Sichuan food. I don't think you'll need any reservations if you're dining before 6:30 pm.

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      kathryn Aug 28, 2012 12:49 PM

      Szechuan Gourmet? I believe they take reservations for 2.

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        myongha Aug 29, 2012 02:43 PM

        I like Dong Chun Hong on the corner of 32nd street and 5th ave. Clean and nice decor. It's not a traditional Chinese restaurant. It's more like Chinese fusion. I saw a poster saying they would have labor day course menu this weekend. figured you might be interested in checking it out.

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          AubWah Aug 29, 2012 07:55 PM

          If you are willing to go East to Lex, Hunan Manor is much more interesting and exciting than any places mentioned in thread

          1. Bob Martinez Aug 31, 2012 06:37 AM

            You shouldn't have a problem getting into Lan Sheng especially if you show up at 6:00 - 6:30. A few weeks ago I showed up at 7:00 on a Saturday night and there were 3 or 4 open tables.

            Szechuan Gourmet is a good choice as well but I'd give the edge to Lan Sheng.

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