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Best Chinese restaurants North of 34 Street?

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hlbones Jul 13, 2014 06:12 PM

I used to get to Chinatown a lot but I don't do stairs anymore; I travel (slowly, 'tis true) by bus. So, tell me, what are the best - or, maybe, most interesting - Chinese restaurants North of, say, 34 Street? Like Xi'An Famous Foods - but where there are more seats than a dozen stools?Thanks

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  1. ipsedixit RE: hlbones Jul 13, 2014 06:20 PM

    Hakkasan

    1. scoopG RE: hlbones Jul 13, 2014 06:38 PM

      Please read this very recent thread on Hakkasan:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/857196

      Also:

      Hunan Manor:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/804061
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/817996

      Lan Sheng:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/673788

      http://midtownlunch.com/category/lan-...

      Szechuan Gourmet:
      http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/459240

      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/23/din...

      See also:
      http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/05/mid...

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        hlbones RE: hlbones Jul 14, 2014 04:06 AM

        Thanks for the recommends. Interestingly, they mostly lean toward "hot". Any n on-hots (maybe Cantonese?) or is that too passe?

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          scoopG RE: hlbones Jul 14, 2014 04:09 AM

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9823...

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            ellenost RE: hlbones Jul 14, 2014 09:48 AM

            Wa Jeal on the UES serves "non-hot" food (in addition to "hot" food); it was perfect for my mother.

          2. Motosport RE: hlbones Jul 14, 2014 09:42 AM

            Three come to mind:
            Mapo Tofu
            Hunan Manor
            Both have spicy dishes but plenty of non spicy items.
            Phoenix Garden, Cantonese, cash only, BYOB

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              AubWah RE: hlbones Jul 14, 2014 11:11 AM

              Cantonese food outside Chinatown in Manhattan is a very weak category

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                ipsedixit RE: AubWah Jul 14, 2014 11:17 AM

                As it is *inside" Chinatown.

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                  AubWah RE: ipsedixit Jul 14, 2014 11:46 AM

                  My dai lo likes Sing Kee

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                    ipsedixit RE: AubWah Jul 14, 2014 12:04 PM

                    A 大佬 always knows best!

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