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We are currently closed for kitchen renovations until 11/9!
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One man's personal history of Chinese food in #NewYork .
One of Chinese cooking's greatest champions in America is a white, Jewish, Brooklyn-born hippie teenager, and the restaurateur behind RedFarm and Decoy in the West Village and Upper West Side. Here's Ed Schoenfeld's personal history of how New York's Chinese cuisine became what it is today.
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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
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$$Tea House, Chinese Restaurant
Tea House
Chinese Restaurant
Dim Sum Restaurant
Today 10:30AM–10PM
Saturday 10:30AM–10PMSunday 10:30AM–9PMMonday 10:30AM–9PMTuesday 10:30AM–9PMWednesday 10:30AM–9PMThursday 10:30AM–9PMFriday 10:30AM–10PM
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The first dim sum parlor in Chinatown since 1920. 
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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."
"PRICE - ok, not really cheap by dim sum standards, but not expensive either."
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3 weeks ago
A fun place to try, but not the best dim sum around. No trolley service here, you order blind and hope for the best. Prices are average, staff seem in a rush to get you out of your seat. Usually packed with tourists.
Javier Rascon
4 months ago
I was told Dim Sum was essential for my trip to NYC. I thought my gps was screwy when it sent me down a dark alley. I'm glad I followed the directions. Food was AMAZING! I had the steam dim sum sampler, the pan friend dumplings, and the original egg roll. Service was also fantastic. I never had to ask for a refill and the place was pretty jumpin. Don't let the alley throw you off.....take a chance!
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Isaac Bush
4 months ago
Feeling bad about going out of my way to write a bad review, but my fellow Chinatown aficionados should be warned. SERVICE: Arrived at 9pm, was awaiting my guest and told to sit immediately because the kitchen would be closing. I was escorted to the table and another waiter threw down menus and told me to order right then and there in front of him. (Mind you, the kitchen closes at 9:30pm). Servers dropped the food in typical dim sum fashion. My guest arrived and we were served two warm beers. Our second round was even warmer. At precisely 9:30pm our waitress dropped the check. Within the following three minutes, two additional service members also said that we needed to leave. FOOD: "Chinese Sausage." I will be forever haunted. For Nom Wah this meant pork, shrimp, and fish bones in all of the dishes. We order six items and all of them tasted the same, bland, watery, noodly way. Everything was a theme and variation of essentially the same thing. Presentation was very poor, and we needed to put sauce and spice on everything. VALUE: After we sat down, we saw the waitstaff turning people away at the door and rushing the other guests. It was so clear that they didn't want us there. Within half an hour the restaurant went from completely full to completely empty. I've never seen anything like it. They're killing their own business. Both my guest and myself are in the service industry, therefore we go out of our way to be kind and accommodating to fellow service members. However despite our best efforts, and even leaving a (generous) 18% gratuity for way we were treated, the staff went out of their way to be rude, unaccommodating, and cold. It is certain that we will not be back, but I do hope that this once gem will turn around.
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Matthew Fisher
4 weeks ago
My favorite Dim Sum, simply put. Been going for years and always leave happy, full, and reasonably priced.
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Justin Clark
2 months ago
Amazing little hidden gem. I found this place online during a business trip and later found out that its a Chinatown staple. Would highly recommend trying th is place. It's got a classic decor inside, and the food is amazing. The prices were also very reasonable.
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Tony Setteducate
2 months ago
My favorite are the bacon-wrapped shrimp. I remember this place from the 70's. You would have walked past it without thinking twice. We would stop buy and take home the delicious dumplings. Today, after a makeover, the food is as good as ever if not better and the place is appealing. The only down side is the wait for a table on weekends.
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Adam Wu
a month ago
Great r place to travel back in time, just don't expect to eat really good dim sum - it's OK, just not the greatest. Five stars is for the place.
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Carlos Medeiros
3 weeks ago
My experience was marked by extremely bad service. From the guy at the door, who identify himself as the owner, to the waiter the experience was beyond d poor. While my memory says that the dim sum there are good (I mean the average dim sun you can get in the area), it is definitely not worth the experience.