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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A Philadelphia import with a big following has now arrived in the East Village. Overlook the dumpy interior and shoddy service and put your face into a bowl of Dan Dan Noodles.
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