The Upper West Side location of the incredibly popular downtown Chinese restaurant, Han Dynasty specializes in Sichuan food – the dan dan noodles are famous for good reason. This is your best bet at mouth-numbing spicy food in the area, and is a very good option for affordable eating around here.
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The best modern dim sum restaurant in town now has a second location on the Upper West Side.
Jake’s Dilemma is a bar on the Upper West Side that feels like the kind of place you might have gone during your junior year of college.
Saiguette is a little Vietnamese place that makes the best (and largest) banh mi on the Upper West Side.
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Spicy Village is not a romantic date spot. Unless styrofoam dishware gets you all hot and bothered. Take your friends, bring a bottle of wine, and prepare to spend $10 a piece on some delicious Chinese grub.
Royal Seafood Restaurant
Royal Seafood is a big restaurant in Chinatown that’s great for dim sum. It’s a big room with lots of big round tables, and it gets busy at brunch.
Kings County Imperial
Like its original Williamsburg location, the Lower East Side Kings County Imperial serves very good Chinese food and cocktails.
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