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SobeChower Mar 27, 2014 09:05 PM

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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    AubWah RE: SobeChower Mar 28, 2014 04:54 AM

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

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      SobeChower RE: AubWah Mar 28, 2014 06:10 AM

      Will be with my wife

    2. ipsedixit RE: SobeChower Mar 28, 2014 05:05 AM

      ko

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

      1. scoopG RE: SobeChower Mar 28, 2014 05:12 AM

        You might want to consider the Ssam bar:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/920361
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/783956
        http://momofuku.com/new-york/ssam-bar/

        Dim Sum Go Go
        http://dimsumgogo.com/
        http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

        Jing Fong:
        http://www.jingfongny.com/
        http://www.nytimes.com/restaurants/10...

        Nom Wah:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/773981
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/768644

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

        Chinatown Dim Sum:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/791416

        Time Out NY Best 12 Best NYC Dim Sum Places:
        http://www.timeout.com/newyork/food-d...

        Also for dim sum there is Red Farm to consider with two locations that are not in Chinatown.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/807322
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/931161
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/919678

        There are better options than Joes Shanghai. I think 456 has the best soup dumplings in Chinatown now, with Shanghai Heping a close second.

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

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

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

        1. JungMann RE: SobeChower Mar 28, 2014 07:01 AM

          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.

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            Pookipichu RE: SobeChower Mar 28, 2014 12:47 PM

            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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              Miss Needle RE: Pookipichu Mar 28, 2014 05:55 PM

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

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                SobeChower RE: Miss Needle Mar 29, 2014 07:28 AM

                Yes I am from Miami.

                What about Miss Korea?

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                  UES Mayor RE: SobeChower Mar 29, 2014 07:45 AM

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

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