Xi'an Famous Foods is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

1. Xi'an Famous Foods

9.3
81 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 302 tips and reviews

Ryan L.Ryan Lavich: The Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles are phenomenal with or without soup. The pork burger is a must have and it's only $2.50.

Shana C.Shana Carp: N1 is amazing for its complex flavor with minimal main ingredients

CheapismCheapism: Go here for Manhattan’s best budget Asian noodles. Slurp up Savory Cumin Lamb Hand-Pulled Noodles for $5 or Liang Pi Noodles for $4. Read more.

Café China is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

2. Café China

9.2
13 E 37th St (btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 234 tips and reviews

Dani N.Dani Nedal: Everything is great. Tea smoked duck is excellent. Pork dumplings in chili sauce are awesome.

EaterEater: Cafe China serves all your Sichuan favorites in a dining room that evokes 1930s Shanghai. Standout dishes include spicy diced rabbit, baby black lamb, and "Szechuan pesto chicken." [Eater 38 Member]

Daire H.Daire Hickey: Nom nom nom. Shredded pork is incredible as are the dumplings

Decoy is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

3. Decoy

9.2
529 Hudson St (Charles and West 10th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · West Village · 76 tips and reviews

Akilah R.Akilah Rosado: Duck is AMAZING, as are the scallop and crab fried rice, the shrimp stuffed shishito pepper, and beef... Just an amazing culinary experience.

ThrillistThrillist: Order one whole duck ahead of time, and then you get to choose small plates, a side dish or veggie fried rice, and a main in different amounts. Any way you do it, it's actually a pretty decent deal. Read more.

Staff PicksStaff Picks: Tucked into the basement of the original Red Farm in the West Village, this spot sports some great farm-to-table Chinese cooking. Try the shrimp and snow pea leaf dumplings. Read more.

Xi'an Famous Foods is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

4. Xi'an Famous Foods

9.3
38 E 23rd St, New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Flatiron District · 8 tips and reviews

valerievalerie: Noodle heaven. I order mild and it's still pretty spicy. The spinach dumplings are the best veggie dumplings I've ever had. My favorites are the Liang-pi cold skin noodles and the cumin lamb noodles.

Jeff B.Jeff Bower: Hand pulled noodley goodness! The cumin lamb gets the glory, but I'm an N8 man.

leo k.leo kyiv: Try dumpings in sour soup. It's delicious

China Blue is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

5. China Blue

9.0
135 Watts St (btwn Washington St & Greenwich St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Tribeca · 65 tips and reviews

Tara L.Tara Lorimer: Authentic Shanghainese food with great vibe and decor - definitely will be coming back! Highly recommend the crispy eel.

Justin K.Justin Kalifowitz: Food is outstanding. Service is perhaps the worst I've had in NYC.

Savannah P.Savannah Petrick: great food!! poppin addition to the neighborhood

Han Dynasty is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

6. Han Dynasty

9.0
215 W 85th St (at Broadway), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Upper West Side · 49 tips and reviews

Catherine P.Catherine Park: Be sure to try the spicy cucumbers, dan Dan noodles, seafood tofu soup, and the cumin lamb entree dish!!

Rewan P.Rewan Parti: Order the Dan Dan noodles and dry pepper chicken! The food is delicious and service is ninja fast!

Yen H.Yen HNguyen: Love the atmosphere and the food! Everything comes in big portions (family style = for share). Highly recommend Chicken dry pepper (spicy level 5). Not recommend tofu with meat. Definitely come back!

Málà Project is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

7. Málà Project

8.9
122 1st Ave (btwn 7th St & St Marks Pl), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 60 tips and reviews

Kate Y.Kate Yan: Get two mala bowls, one meat based and one seafood based. And the leftover fried rice is excellent!

Lane R.Lane Rettig: Delicious Sichuan food! I love the dry pot style. Mild is already pretty spicy so be careful!

Brian C.Brian Carroll: Dry Hot Pot. Choosing 8-10 ingredients was good for two people. Fried dumplings are good too.

Han Dynasty is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

8. Han Dynasty

9.3
90 3rd Ave (at E 12th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 316 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Some of the best spicy Chinese in NY. Standouts: dan dan noodles, spicy chicken wings, cumin lamb and chicken, Ma po tofu.

Hannah K.Hannah K.: Get everything. The dumplings. Amazing. The crispy rice. Incredible. The crispy chicken. Yes, please. Philly knows how to do it. You're welcome, NYC.

Danny H.Danny Hertz: I ate the pea leaves and cumin lamb and now my life is significantly better.

Noodle Village 粥麵軒 is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

9. Noodle Village 粥麵軒

8.8
13 Mott St (btwn Chatham Sq & Mosco St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown · 104 tips and reviews

Jen Y.Jen Yip: Love the black egg and cilantro dumplings - sometimes get them in soup, sometimes with lo mein on a plate-great either way!

Serious EatsSerious Eats: One of our favorite spots for wonton noodle soup, with a wide range of noodles and dumplings.

Phoenix 💥💥💥Phoenix 💥💥💥: Go for the shrimp wonton noodle soup!

Spicy Village is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

10. Spicy Village

9.2
68B Forsyth St (btwn Grand & Hester), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Lower East Side · 139 tips and reviews

Jenn W.Jenn Wong: Pork pancake is so good! Perfect amount of savory spice and a few fresh pieces of cilantro! :)

Jeremy F.Jeremy Fisher: Big tray chicken. Make sure you ask them to add hand-pulled noodles to it.

Pauline L.Pauline Li: Props for the big tray of chicken (大盘鸡) and pancake with pork (肉夹馍)Seriously the MOST authentic Chinese hole-in-the-wall gem. The dishes are similar to Xi'an, but only more spicy and well-flavored.

Szechuan Gourmet is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

11. Szechuan Gourmet

8.8
21 W 39th St (btwn 5th and 6th Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 172 tips and reviews

Danielle G.Danielle Garre: Love this place. Get the spicy noodles for an app. Great for lunch - cheap and fast and delicious. But get there early or you will wait in line.

Food NetworkFood Network: On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Frank Bruni fills up on spicy Crispy Lamb Filets with chili cumin at Szechuan Gourmet in New York, NY. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more.

Jim T.Jim Taylor: AMAZING gyoza. Lot's of veggie options with tofu!

Hot Kitchen is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

12. Hot Kitchen

8.8
104 2nd Ave (at 6th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 93 tips and reviews

AmyAmy: The ma po to fu was phenomenal. Would highly recommend the dumplings in red oil too. Spicy but delish. New favorite place.

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Some of the best Chinese in the East Village, uncompromising in its use of chilies and Sichuan peppercorns.

@JaumePrimero@JaumePrimero: psyched to see non "ABC" style cuisine taking center stage. Ridiculously good value for the money.

Big Wong King 大旺 is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

13. Big Wong King 大旺

8.7
67 Mott St (btwn Canal St & Bayard St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown · 165 tips and reviews

Kimmie O.Kimmie Ohh: Delicious Chinese food! Order their wonton soup, beef chow fun, salt & pepper pork chops & their roast pig

CheapismCheapism: Choose from over 100 menu options at one of NYC's best spots for cheap Chinese cuisine. Try duck congee for 4.50 & wonton soup for $3.75. Read more.

Phoenix 💥💥💥Phoenix 💥💥💥: Try the salt and pepper pork chops

RedFarm is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

14. RedFarm

9.0
2170 Broadway (btwn 76 & 77th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Upper West Side · 108 tips and reviews

Michael F.Michael Fox-Rabinovitz: Crispy beef, bbq fried rice and skirt steak are fantastic. Sangria is good. Dumplings very well done.

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The uptown location of the fun Chinese-American restaurant with excellent dumplings and other classics.

Lindsay A.Lindsay Anderson: honestly found this meal to be mediocre. the presentation is awesome, but beyond that the pricing is nuts for the quantity and quality of the dishes. meh.

Hakkasan is one of The 15 Best Chinese Restaurants in New York City.

15. Hakkasan

9.0
311 W 43rd St (at 8th Ave.), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 144 tips and reviews

Maybelline New YorkMaybelline New York: Palatial with white marble and soft leather, this Chinese restaurant is as stylish as it is delicious. Stir-fry lotus root is to die for.

Paul G.Paul Guerzon: Great date spot, a good place to weed out the culinarily incompatible...sweet and sour what, check please...love the family style portions too, good for groups of synesthesiacs.

Albert S.Albert Somoza: Finally in NY! Start off with a Smoky Negroni - a twist on a classic cocktail with a Grand Marnier smoke infusion- simply sublime!