Royal Seafood is just one big carpeted room on Mott Street full of huge round tables, and it’s one of our favorite spots for dim sum in Chinatown. It gets busy at brunch, so try to band together with a few coworkers and threaten to quit if you can’t get an extra-long lunch break. Once you’re there, cover your table in siu mai, pork buns, rice rolls, and spare ribs. And when you’re ordering from the carts, make sure you get plenty of food. It sometimes takes a while for them to recirculate.
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Nha Trang One
On a block of Vietnamese places on Baxter Street in Chinatown, Nha Trang is our favorite for pho.
Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle
The noodles are good, but the real reason you go to this tiny Chinatown spot is for some of the best dumplings in the city.
August Gatherings is an upscale spot in Chinatown with a big menu of everything from foie gras to fish ball soup.
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Dumplings & Things
Dumplings & Things is a takeout spot on 5th Avenue in Park Slope that serves dumplings, noodle soups, and bao.
Birds Of A Feather
Birds of a Feather is a Szechuan spot in Williamsburg that’s great for small groups. Stop by with some friends and share a few mouth-numbing things.
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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.
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