When you’re in the mood for juicy, nicely charred pan-fried dumplings, you should check out Three Times, a spacious fast-casual Chinese spot on the LES. Unfortunately, that’s all you should come here for, as the pork buns have big, dry baos around marble-sized meatballs, and the noodle-filled pancakes have almost no flavor without dipping sauces.
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Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop
Tiny’s Giant is an all-day spot on the LES that serves big sandwiches and salads.
Freemans has been a key player in the restaurant renaissance we’re currently living in and ranks among our favorite restaurants of all time.
Though the food at Bacaro is pretty good, it’s the kind of place you come to for the atmosphere.
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Blue Willow is an upscale Chinese restaurant in Midtown that specializes in Szechuan and Hunan food.
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Mimi Cheng’s is a spiffed up version of the dumpling experience in the East Village. It’s the Silicon Alley startup of dumplings.
Dim Sum Go Go
For convenient Chinatown dim sum that’s open all day, Dim Sum Go Go can be your go-to.
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