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Nom Wah Tea Parlor
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The mother of all teas!
Oolong tea is so uncommon in the West we don't even have an English word for it, and that's a shame, because when it comes to tea, no category offers more diversity of flavor, complexity, and body than oolongs. And no style better shows what carefully manipulated processing can do to a tea leaf.
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All the dumplings, as illustrated by +Lucky Peach!
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13 Doyers St New York, NY 10013
13 Doyers StreetUSNew YorkNew York10013
(212) 962-6047nomwah.com
$$Chinese RestaurantToday 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 10:30 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 10:30 am – 9:00 pmThursday 10:30 am – 9:00 pmFriday 10:30 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 10:00 pmSunday 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
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The first Dim Sum Parlor in Chinatown since 1920. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NomWah
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Vintage dim sum parlor dating back to 1920 with a drink menu that includes tea, beer & wine.- Google
"The shrimp and snow pea leaf dumplings are excellent, as are the soup dumplings."
"Go. Oldest existing dim sum restaurant in NYC. Delicious."
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Natalie Andrewson
a month ago
I've eaten here a few times and have liked it. The last time I went, though, we had the worst service. Had to get the waiter's attention for every tiny thing: the menu, silverware, more water, the check. There were plenty of people on staff and the restaurant was half full. Rude but I'd come back..it's a nice place to share plates with friends..but if I have a time limit I wouldn't eat here. Btw you can easily order way too much food so be careful and ask about portions!!
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Anthony De Simone
a month ago
This Dim Sum is like a delicious Chinese tapas style brunch. Looks like an old diner but makes top notch dumplings. You'll find less of a wait for a tale here then you would at a bigger spot like Jing Fong.
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Adam D
7 months ago
Very tasty, very cheap dim sum. You order from a menu and a waiter brings it to you. I went in here with one other person, forgetting it was cash only. We scrounged up whatever singles happened to be hiding in our pockets and bags and were able to eat a satisfying lunch.
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Rowan Pritchard
4 months ago
Delicious food. No-nonsense service. Rock bottom prices. Love this place.
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Myriam Jessier
a month ago
Delicious restaurant. There is often a line to get in so go early or after the noon or evening rush. On Christmas day you can expect to see a lot of Jewish people in the restaurant. It was a rather fun experience for us tourists.
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Tyler Lund
3 months ago
More authentic than some of the dumpling shops in Hong Kong, this 1920s Hong Kong style diner is among the best at what they do, which is dumplings. You order by penciling in your order on the menu sheet (don't worry, there are pictures). Most items are bigger than they look, so you don't need much. The rice rolls were unique, a bit squirmy in texture, but excellent when fully submerged in the sauce. The egg rolls are a bit different than delivery ones, much larger and made with actual egg. They could have used some meat in my opinion but luckily there was ample duck sauce. The pork rolls were immense and while the dough was nice and tender and the pork well seasoned, I think the balance could have been optimized as it was a bit dry. The shrimp dumplings were very good, and showed the strength of the total dumpling offering here. The soup dumplings were also strong, with excellent dough and a nice broth inside. The fried pork dumplings were the absolute strongest offering. The meat was excellent and the dumplings were perfectly crisped. Service is on par with a local Chinese delivery place crossed with a diner, so pretty sparse. Don't expect many drink refills. Nothing was outwardly unfriendly, but they didn't impress either. The decor is very diner focused. Cleanliness was not at the top of the priority list, especially when wiping down tables or in the restroom.
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Alex Ho
4 months ago
One of the legendary places for Yum Cha (Dim Sum for other people) in Chinatown though highly renovated. In the past before the renovations and Hollywood's apparent choice for a tea parlor in Chinatown, when you ordered say a particular Dim Sum this place but they don't have it, they would buy it from somewhere else (possibly Hop Shing) and bring it over to you. Overall good service though I cannot guarantee that they make the food. Ownership is likely different than say 4 years ago but it is certainly a much roomier and intimate place now than it was 4 years ago. Fans from the neighborhood would certain frequent this place though Hollywood has also had its commercialized effect at this place.
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Alysia Wong
4 months ago
This place has the old school feel that I appreciate from my childhood. I remember stopping by here when I was much younger to buy frozen shrimp dumplings from the current owner's uncle. The food is really good, but don't expect to pay old school prices. Is it on par with what I've found in Vancouver or Toronto? Not quite, but really close.