Duane Street Hotel’s home in TriBeCa is just a few blocks from the neighboring Chinatown. This chaotic, delicious nook of Manhattan is home to the city’s best Chinese food, and includes everything from specialty Asian supermarkets to refined, five-star restaurants. Whether you’re seeking street food of the Eastern persuasion or a white tablecloth Dim Sum experience, you can find what you’re craving at these restaurants in Chinatown.
On the border of the energetic and artsy streets of the Lower East Side, Fung Tu is one of Chinatown’s most upscale and progressive destinations. Their creative Chinese fusion blends the best from a variety of different regional cuisines. Try the masa scallion pancakes with cilantro, cashew salad, and smoked chicken, or the Chinese Spátzle with Sichuan pork sauce.Fung Tu 22 Orchard St New York, NY 10002
Nha Trang One
Like Prosperity, Nha Trang One is easily overlooked because of its hole-in-the-wall appearance. Nonetheless, it’s hailed as the best place to get pho in New York’s Chinatown. This Vietnamese soup, made with rare, thinly-sliced beef, rice noodles, and an array of pungent Southeast Asian spices is consumed by the masses for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s popularity has propelled it from grandma’s kitchen to upscale restaurants around the city. But don’t fall victim to high-priced menus and fancy signage. All you need to do is pay a quick visit to Nha Trang One for a meal you’ll never forget.Nha Trang One 87 Baxter St New York, NY 10013
Macao Trading Company
An intimate and swanky dining room inspired by ancient Macao—known by many as the Las Vegas of China—sets Macao Trading Company apart from most of Chinatown. Their eclectic menu showcases many elements of Asian-inspired cuisine, like the Hoisin barbecue-spiced hakka noodles with regional vegetables, lo mein, and herb salad. Meanwhile, locals love the Szechuan peppercorn pork chop with linguica, broccoli rabe, and eggplant.Macao Trading Company 311 Church St New York City 10013