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Sep 15, 2013 06:33 AM

Does 24-hour (or close to it) Chinese delivery exist in NYC?

I'm in SoHo. Wo Hop doesn't do it.

Please help!


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  1. How big an order? A lot of spots will go out of their usual zone for a huge order. Or an extra fee. You could freeze the leftovers.

    Maybe Great NY Noodletown?

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    1. re: kathryn

      This is about the time of day I'd like to order, not so much the location.

      1. re: Lamericano

        What time is that? 1am is a little different from 4 or 5am.

        1. re: loratliff

          You want to know what time I may want to order Chinese food?

          1. re: Lamericano

            I don't think what you want exists. We're trying to get to something CLOSE to what you want, but we can't help without additional details.

            Is a restaurant that delivers up to 2am or 3am satisfactory to you?

            1. re: Lamericano

              I understand your question. Answer: Not AFAIK. There are 24/7 restaurants, but not 24/7 delivery---again AFAIK.

        2. re: kathryn

          Does GNYNT deliver? l thought they didn't...

            1. re: Lamericano

              GNYNT = Great New York Noodletown mentioned upthread.

        3. You can get anything in this city. For a price. I'm sure you can find a place to deliver whenever you want if you order a couple grand worth of food.

          1. Let me be more specific, since it appears there is something vague about what I'm asking.

            I like to drink until I fall face down in the street.

            Then, I like to wake up in my bed in the morning, not knowing how I got there, and know that I've got some cold leftover roast pork lo mein in my fridge that I can scarf down with a double shot of espresso to get my day going. If I have some wonton soup to heat up, I'm even more good to go.

            Unfortunately, I don't always have those items on hand at, say, 7am when I have to get it together and get some work done.

            So, therefore, while the answer may clearly be to make the proper arrangements prior to anticipated binge-drinking episodes, any NY'er will tell you that no one knows for sure what the night's going to turn into when meeting a friend "for a drink after work".

            That being the case, I need lo mein and wonton soup delivered to my apartment in SoHo at 7am.

            No substitutions.

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            1. re: Lamericano

              l still don't know if there is such an animal, but that was some delightful specificity, there.

              1. re: Lamericano

                I don't even think you can get congee delivered at that hour, much less lo mein and wonton soup. How about keeping some frozen dumplings and wontons close at hand for those mornings? It takes water to boil as fast as it is to wait for delivery?

                1. re: Lamericano

                  Excellent explanation. Wish I could be of more help.

                  And, yes, your question is vague, as there are likely more options for, say, a restaurant worker getting off at 1am than someone searching for a hangover cure the next A.M.

                  1. re: Lamericano

                    Your post is irresitable.
                    So I checked Menu Pages. Here are the four 24 hour Chinese restaurants in that deliver (and are on Menu Pages). Of course I have no clue whether they deliver 24 hours or whether they are any good. You are on your own for that! And only one (the last) appears to be in Manhattan.

                    Da Dong226-08A Merrick Blvd | Btwn 226th & 227th St
                    Munchies Cafe12 Bay 25th St | At 86th St
                    Red Bowl Noodle Shop40-52 Main St | Btwn 40th & 41st Ave
                    Shanghai Mong30 W 32nd St | Btwn Bway & 5th Ave

                    1. re: alc

                      Shanghai Mong is Korean-style Chinese (and not great). It won't have lo mein.

                      1. re: alc

                        Thanks for the info. I think someone needs to open a place that meets this demand. For me. In SoHo.

                      2. re: Lamericano

                        The solution is really just getting a Chinese girlfriend.

                        1. re: Pookipichu

                          The only issue to consider is, what if she ever becomes--gulp--a Chinese wife? :-))

                      3. Ok, not Chinese Food, but Kool Blu is open and delivers in the morning.

                        I know, I know...not Chinese but still a wide variety of cuisines represented.

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                        1. re: rifkind81

                          Kool Blu seems to have changed hands and doesn't seem to be 24 hours any more. Thanks though.

                          1. re: Lamericano

                            What about the downtown branch of Empanada Mama at Houston btwn Ludlow and Orchard? I'm pretty sure they're open 24 hours and the uptown branch used to deliver. Yeah, not really Chinese, but the Desayuno Columbiana and some hot arepas with salsa verde are a nice way to wake up after a night of inebriation.


                            1. re: foodiemom10583

                              Interesting suggestion. Thanks, foodiemom.

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