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Mar 27, 2014 09:05 PM

NYC Lunch Suggestion (Asian)

I will only have time for 1 meal in NYC and I'm struggling to choose.

Price is not a factor, but I don't want anything too stuffy or a particularly long meal.

I'm leaning towards Asian because it's tough for me to get great Asian food at home, but would be open to other suggestions as well.

I will be there on Sunday so Dim Sum is an option.

What about Joe's Shanghai? I have never been and heard great things. Are all of the locations comparable?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. Joe's Shanghai is a tourist trap. Dim sum is good for groups but not solo diners.

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    1. ko

      If 3+ hours at lunch at ko is too long, then maybe brunch at ssäm bar?

        1. The full dim sum experience is not Manhattan's strongest suit. You can get terrific dumplings at Red Farm, but you'd still have a better experience on the West Coast.

          We do have a growing number of modern Southeast Asian restaurants like Pig & Khao, Aux Epices or Kin Shop that have Sunday hours as well as traditional restaurants like Zabb Elee, Xi'an Famous Foods or Somtum Der that can do a quick lunch if you are in a rush. Szechuanese, ramen and sushi are other strong categories to search on the boards if those cuisines appeal to you.

          1. Joe's Shanghais is awful.

            If you're looking to do Sunday dim sum, go to Hakkasan. They have the best dim sum in NYC.

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            1. re: Pookipichu

              I like Hakkasan's dim sum but I think the OP is from Miami -- there's a branch there.

              1. re: Miss Needle

                Yes I am from Miami.

                What about Miss Korea?

                1. re: SobeChower

                  Do yourself a favor-Go to Goanurri!!!!