Han Dynasty

Chinese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
305 Tips and reviews
  • Dan Dan noodles
  • dumplings
  • lively
  • authentic
  • Chinese food
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  • Eater
    EaterNovember 7, 2013
    The menu includes things like Dan Dan noodles, beef tendons in chili oil, and dry pepper chicken wings, plus 14 protein-based entrees. The early word is very good.
    Upvoted May 7
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissMay 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best spicy Chinese in NY. Standouts: dan dan noodles, spicy chicken wings, cumin lamb and chicken, Ma po tofu.
    Upvoted May 7
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious! Dumplings in chili oil, dan dan or sesame noodles, eggplant garlic sauce, chicken wings, etc. You can't go wrong. Prepare to sweat, the spice is awesome. One of my favorite chinese spots!
  • Lauren
    LaurenJuly 27, 2015
    "Things go wrong a lot [but] the food is so good." -The Infatuation | Recommended: Dan Dan Noodles, Dumplings in Chili Oil, Dry Pepper Style Chicken, Long Hot Pepper Style Beef, Dry Pot Style Fish.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ChaiJanuary 3, 2016
    My favorite veggie dish of all time: sautéed pea shoots with garlic. Both my parents are from Szechuan, China and the Dan Dan noodles and dumplings in chili oil were some of the best I've had
  • Jwow
    JwowJuly 8, 2014
    The dan dan noodles are not to be missed! Other favorites are chicken wings, salt and pepper scallops and green beans. Insider tip: if you go with 8 or more people, opt to do the tasting menu!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiJanuary 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the pork dumplings in chili oil along with scallion pancakes. The dry pepper style fish is delicious so is the garlic sauce style chicken. Don't forget to order Dan Dan noodles.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They'll text you when your table is ready so don't be discouraged by a wait. Turnover is pretty quick too. Just grab a drink nearby and dream about impending dan dan noodles.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LiuAugust 24, 2014
    One thing I learned about Han Dynasty is that everything comes in big portion so be sure to share your food! Definitely get dumplings in chili oil. It's delicious. Dan dan noodles are ok.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 26, 2015
    This East Village eatery is known for its dan dan noodles, and though Gothamist Food Editor Nell Casey prefers the aforementioned Grand Sichuan House feast, these still get a spot on the list. Read more
  • Will S.
    Will SchollApril 6, 2016
    The hype is real: Dan Dan Noodles are delicious and have an amazing umami property. The Cumin Lamb has a great texture and flavor with just the right amount of heat.
    Upvoted May 7
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuAugust 23, 2014
    Beef tripe in chili oil, dan dan mien, and the double cooked pork belly! Gets packed during peak hours so go early. Also pick up a milk tea to counter the intense spicy!
  • Like A Local Guide
    Like A Local GuideFebruary 3, 2015
    Han Dynasty serves real deal Chinese Szechuan cuisine, and it is definitely worth the wait. If you like your food spicy, they prepare dishes at a 1-10 spice level to your taste. Read more
  • Dan V.
    Dan ValenSeptember 1, 2013
    Spice levels are listed in red to the right of each dish. 7 and above leaves your mouth numb (in a good way). Try the dan dan noodles, pork belly, and crispy cucumber appetizers and go from there.
  • Heena
    HeenaAugust 19, 2014
    Spicy cucumber, cold noodles with chili oil and cumin style tofu were favorites! Tofu hot sauce style great. Tofu garlic sauce style good also if you want less spicy. Non-veg:heard cumin lamb is great
  • Marjorie W.
    Marjorie WFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is so good! Even if you don't like spicy foods they will adjust the level and make things more or less spicy. Order the Don Don noodles and the wontons in chilli seed oil.
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickmannApril 21, 2015
    Spicy cucumbers and Dan Dan noodles made a great appetizer combo. Dry pepper chicken, kung pao chicken, garlic beef was a medley of wonderful tastes, from mild to spicy. Friendly staff, amazing place.
  • Samiha K.
    Samiha KhanAugust 15, 2015
    If you aren't getting the dan dan noodles, what are you doing here? They have different levels of spiciness for the noodles which can be fun to experiment with.
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SaxeJuly 25, 2016
    Man, I have never had a disappointing meal here. The Dan Dan noodles are incredible, but so are the cold mung bean ones. The eggplant is beautiful, and so is the mapo tofu. You can't go wrong.
  • Shawn J.
    Shawn JSeptember 10, 2013
    I've been trying to find a Sichuan place in NYC as good as Han since I first had it in Philly three years ago. Now I don't have to! Dan Dan Noodles, Cumin Lamb, and Garlic Eggplant are all amazing.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinFebruary 7, 2015
    Obviously get the dan Dan noodles, but don't sleep on the dry spicy chicken (wings or a plate) and the spicy cucumbers. Garlic shrimp is another great addition, but skip the beef in hot sauce
  • Cait I.
    Cait IrwinDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the dan dan noodles. They are cooked to perfection (literally the best noodles I have ever tasted), topped in chili oil sauce with minced pork and scallions. Super spicy but worth it.
  • Lisa Y.
    Lisa YuSeptember 4, 2013
    The dandan noodles are delicious and the portion size is enough to make you feel full. We loved the twice cooked pork which was crispy and flavorful and actually more pork than leek (surprise!)
  • PureWow
    PureWowNovember 2, 2016
    Get the boiled, pork-filled beauties doused in bright-red chile oil and (we’re pretty sure) some kind of pixie dust. Seriously, the stuff is magical. Read more
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikAugust 12, 2014
    Don't be a hero; you probably wanna stay under 6 on the spice meter. Make sure to pair spicy dishes with mild ones, and definitely don't skip the wontons or dumplings in chili oil. Or else.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CockerillNovember 26, 2016
    In case you haven't read the reviews... Order the Dan Dan Noodles and chicken wings!!! We also had the salt and pepper shrimp and dry chilli beef. Just order anything it's all awesome!
  • Amber
    AmberOctober 27, 2016
    A transplant from Philly, Han Dynasty is still the best Szechuan I've found. Their heat scale has gotten somewhat toned down over the years, but everything else has stayed the same - awesome.
  • R K.
    R KDecember 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bustling restaurant- always a long wait but great food. "If" we get in we order the Dan Dan noodles, a couple of entrees and some beer to wash it down. Now, that is the start of a great night.
  • meghan g.
    meghan gillMarch 17, 2015
    All these other tips ain't lying. Dumplings in chili oil. Dan Dan. Spicy cucumber. Go halves-ies on everything with a friend and you'll be full (and in heaven) for 24 hours.
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoNovember 3, 2013
    The Dry Pepper Chicken is fantastic. Dry, flavorful and a kick in the pants on the spicy scale. Watch out for the peppers... they'll get ya.
  • William N.
    William NelliganAugust 10, 2014
    The tea at the table functions as a kind of salve for the forthcoming spice. Don't let that discourage you, though - get something Sichuan, and commiserate with your fellow diners about the heat.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MorrealeJanuary 26
    If you want to have a good time, get the Dan Dan noodles and the wontons in chili oil. If you can't handle too much spiciness, you can easily request to change the spice level number
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiMarch 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the best Chinese in the East Village. Unassuming and affordable. Go with a group so you can taste more stuff. If you like Mala (Chinese peppercorn) this is your place!
  • Ben W.
    Ben WatkinsSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fav Philly restaurant hits NYC. Spicy fish tofu stew is the bomb. Get three pepper (anything) for crispy, spicy noms. Any of the noodle appetizers are yummy as well
  • Jenny F.
    Jenny FanSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious import from Philly. Get the Dan Dan Noodles!! The tofu/fish dishes are also super solid. Tends to be very spicy so go lower if you wimp out on spicy food.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertNovember 15, 2015
    crispy rice style shrimp in sweet and sour sauce with bamboo shoots, black mushrooms, and wood ear mushrooms, served on crispy rice
  • Trixie
    TrixieFebruary 28, 2015
    Ridiculously good Chinese food. Start with the famous Dan Dan noodles. Follow it with the Cumin Lamb and Fish in Chili Oil. It's spicy but not to worry, you can handle it
  • Sean K.
    Sean KizyJanuary 12, 2014
    Some of the friendliest service and great food at good pieces. Hell yeah! Dan Dan noodles, wontons in chili oil and wings were damn good. Overall not as spicy as I anticipated.
  • Allen Y.
    Allen YangAugust 7, 2014
    Best Sichuan food in the city right now. Don't miss the spicy cucumbers, dry pepper fish, or double cooked pork belly. Takeout is a good option to avoid the line.
  • emily c.
    emily chenAugust 14, 2016
    Dan Dan noodles, spicy dry chicken wings, cumin lamb, double cooked pork and some veggies and white rice to balance it all out. Reservations only for parties of 8 or more.
  • atomly l.
    atomly leeJanuary 25, 2014
    Make reservations, come with a group, and get the tasting menu-- you can't go wrong!!! Every single dish we had was excellent and they brought out so many!
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyJuly 20, 2014
    Whatever doubts we had about a Philly chainlet invading the East Village evaporated within minutes of sampling the dan dan noodles, correctly ranked eight on the restaurant’s precise heat scale.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CheungOctober 29, 2013
    I prefer this place to Grand Sichuan. The cold pork belly appetizer is my favorite. I didn't really like the crispy rice entree so much but that was the only miss of the night. It didn't disappoint.
  • Chiapat C.
    Chiapat CFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here a few times already.Liked the Cumin lamb,Taiwanese sausage w garlic,spicy mung bean noodle w black bean sauce. I was OK w the Dan Dan mien.Good flavors but noodle was more mushy than I liked
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The dan dan noodles and dry pepper chicken wings never fail. Add on a protein in chili sauce (shui zhu rou) and double cooked pork, and you're set for a good meal.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornAugust 27, 2016
    Some great sz food. Cucumbers, dan dan noodles and dumplings were awesome. The main dish we had was good but have had much better in flushing.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneFebruary 15, 2016
    Fish in chili oil with cabbage, Kung Pao shrimp $19, crispy cucumber and Dan Dan noodles were the best dishes ordered. Skip the dry pepper beef and standard fried dumplings.
  • R
    RFebruary 14, 2014
    Dan Dan noodles. Pepper chicken. Taiwanese sausage. Wonton in chili oil. So good, think this is my fave Szechuan place in NYC. Unassuming and just plain good.
  • Sonjoe M.
    Sonjoe MitlíkJuly 4, 2015
    Delicious food. If you are from Europe like us, don't expect a European version of food. Pekne, chutne, dobra mila obsluha, necakajte ale europsku verziu jedal :)
  • Yoni Z.
    Yoni ZloczewskiAugust 24, 2015
    Albeit inconsistent and not as spicy as better representations of Sichuan style food that can be found in Flushing - it's a friendly atmosphere to take your friends that are used to American Chinese
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