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171 E Broadway New York, NY 10002
171 East BroadwayUSNew YorkNew York10002
$$Chinese RestaurantToday 5:30PM–12AM
Wednesday 5:30PM–12AMThursday 5:30PM–12AMFriday 5:30PM–12AMSaturday 5:30PM–12AMSunday 5:30–11PMMonday 5:30–11PMTuesday 5:30PM–12AM
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New York outpost of the San Francisco eatery serving fiery, innovative takes on Sichuan cuisine.- Google
"We ordered tiger vegetable salad, salt cod fried rice and thrice cooked bacon."
"Kung Pao Pastrami - numbing and delish."
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Joffrey Bienvenue
a week ago
Mission Chinese's chef is brilliant and out of this world! He is a Master of the flavours. He knows how to originally combine ingredients and bring customers into unexplored territories. My wife, my son and I have eaten at this restaurant almost every time we are in NYC. We tasted almost everything there and everything was excellent. I wanted to go tonight and reservations are full. Me sad for me self but happy the place is successful ;-)
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Rameet Chawla
a month ago
Thrice cooked bacon. Standard. Chicken wings - standard. Everyone says to get but whatever. Salt cod fried rice - bland but everything else is so spicy that you almost need something bland at the table Broccoli beef brisket - best dish. Great flavor. Nice level of spice. Scallop sashimi - good app. Cumin lamb ribs - standard. Quality. What you would expect. Kung Pao Pastrami - numbing and delish. Chopped up. Great to casually poke.
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Seiji Carpenter
a month ago
Spicy and delicious. Wait can be a bit crazy and not super vegetarian-friendly, but food is worthy
Mimi Rosenberg
4 months ago
Wow. What a colossal disappointment. We knew we were in for high prices which often and in this case equals obnoxious "service", but we didn't expect to be disappointed in the food, which we were, sadly. It seems like they are seriously on automatic. And not in a good way. The lamb ribs had potential, but not only was the "entree" portion more like an appetizer, especially if you don't count the two ribs that were pure fat, but the dates that were supposed to be a "gooey" counterpoint were dry and unappealing. The kale with plums was absolutely dull. And the presentation was rather surprising...huge pieces of kale that made eating it with chopsticks a "manners" nightmare waiting to happen at our otherwise congenial communal table! And our clams with black bean and pig blood were fine, but served with purple bread that though beautiful to look at since it was made with taro, had zero flavor and was quite heavy-a riff on puri. Oh well.
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blue sky
2 weeks ago
With all the hoops you have to jump through just to get a reservation, I was expecting to be impressed, especially since this is a Chinese food joint just 5 minutes away from Chinatown. Instead, this was just another dimly lit, pinky up, and nose tilted up to the sky restaurant designed to make hipsters feel more entitled and special than they probably already feel. The food overall was too spicy and salty to be satisfying. I get it, some of the dishes are meant to be spicy, but there is a difference between a spiciness that enhances the flavor, and a spiciness that burns your lips and hides the true flavor of the dish. I'm sure many of the hipsters would rather gloat about eating here than to admit to themselves the food was not satisfying, but I'm Chinese, I know Chinese food and have had the few "authentic" Chinese dishes on this menu in China and Hong Kong, as well as numerous other eateries just a few blocks away. It was underwhelming at best, waste of money and time at worst. The service also left a lot to be desired. I was left with a general feeling that the staff didn't really feel they had to take care of you, that they were doing you a favor or something. They all had some kind of attitude whenever you asked for something. When my party complained that a rice dish was too salty, they took it away, but left it on the bill? Really? Also, for a menu that has so many spicy dishes, the staff really should be more proactive about helping patrons with their menu selections to ensure a good dining experience and provide some breaks between the spicy dishes. I don't know, I guess I'm asking for too much from restaurant wait staff these days. If you're in search of a place to make believe you've "made it" or are hanging with the "in crowd", by all means go here. Just don't go there expecting authentic Chinese dishes. Many of the items on the menu aren't even Chinese. In my opinion, go to Chinatown, eat real Chinese food served by unpretentious people, and go to a bar afterwards. I was invited by a friend to join her party to sample this place. I wanted to like it, but in the end I just can't.
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Mason B
2 months ago
This place was definitely dissapointing. I went with friends and we ordered just about everything on the menu. We did not have a single dish that was impressive. By the end of the meal we were comparing things by not being as bad as the last. I assure you that you can find better, less expensive Chinese food near by. I will not come here again. I would rather go to mcdonalds (which I don't ever eat in the first place.) The service wasn't anything to write home about either.
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Wayne Storch
2 months ago
Classically good Chinese food, served Chinese style (family, what first comes out) with a definite higher standard of cooking. Cheap too! I came here on a Wed with 5 others and we each paid $20 for a lot of food, tax/tip included. Service is fast and prompt, though, you have to wait as they don't take reservations. All in all I think we waited 30ish minutes for a table, which is not too bad considering our large party. The place is mildly spacious.. and the decor, well whatever. They have a bar. Onto the food please! Basically, you choose a meat, and the prep style (sauce) of choice. We tried: -the dry pepper chicken wings- plump, freshly fried (takes 20 min of prep), doused with chilies, and so so moist, juicy and flavorful. The app, not the entree -2 sets of dan dan noodles (YUMMY); one more spicy, one less. They vary spice level according to a scale of 1-8. The spicy version didn't affect me at all; I do think G.S. has all in all better dan dan (more authentic) -eggplant in garlic sauce- didn't taste too much garlic, but this hearty and damn good. -Cumin style lamb- looked like people liked this, I don't eat lamb so can't say. The lamb was a bit small and shredded looking -long hot pepper chicken- well cooked chicken. tender and flavorful -Fish in black bean sauce- majorly yummy Nothing was too spicy and overwhelming. There are so many combinations to try that I would definitely return to try them all.
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Matt Gorham
a month ago
Not your traditional Chinese restaurant. And that's the point. The dishes are interesting and spicy. The drinks are too! My favorite dishes are the Thrice Cooked Bacon, Beef Jerky Fried Rice, and the Squid Ink Peanut Noodles.

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