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After a hurricane, early snow and Thanksgiving, our family has decided to follow a new (for us) tradition this year and have a Chinatown Christmas. We have three kids, all adopted form China, ages 6 to 10 and two friends joining us. We hope to open gifts in the morning and head to either Manhattan or Flushing in the afternoon. We want some excellent Chinese food in a place where children are welcome. Any ideas?

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  1. Chinatown in Manhattan will be PACKED. This is for lunch?

    What kind of Chinese food would you like? Dim sum, Cantonese, Shanghaiese, etc?

    Also how big is your group? 7 people, including the kids? You may be waiting for a table for a bit.

    You need to post on the Outer Boroughs board for Flushing.

    1. Children are always welcome in Chinatown and as Katherine says, expect the masses to turn out. Go early. You have many options:

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

      Fuleen:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/816585

      Great New York Noodletown:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/872506
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678367

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

      Oriental Garden:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764593

      Dim Sum:
      Red Egg:
      http://www.chow.com/manhattan_digest/...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6101...
      http://www.redeggnyc.com/

      Dim Sum Go Go:
      http://dimsumgogo.com/default.aspx

      Xian:
      Xian Famous Foods:
      http://www.xianfoods.com/

      Sichuan:

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

      Old Sichuan:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7424...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/753976

      Shanghainese in Chinatown:

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

      Shanghai Heping:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/841090

      Shanghai Deluxe Café
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769840
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/704166
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/583263

      1. We always go on Christmas day, usually around 3-6:30 and have never had any issues with crowds and get a table fairly quickly. This year is the 1st we are missing out due to schedule conflicts, we were going to go to Shanghai Cafe. Our kids love soup dumplings and there's are pretty good.

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        1. re: michele cindy

          The other option is, go early, no later than 10:30 AM at the latest.

        2. I would add Congee Village on Allen St. Go mid afternoon to avoid crowds. In Flushing there are also many choices.

          1. Come to Flushing: it's too large to get crowded, even on Christmas. What kind of regional Chinese food do you like?