Mapo Tofu

Chinese Restaurant · Murray Hill
338 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 82 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Metin H.
    "Must try the sichuan pork dumplings.."(3 Tips)
    HM L.
    "Delicious and spicy!! Also a good deal."(2 Tips)
    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Sichuan pork dumplings with roasted chili vinaigrette"(2 Tips)
    Benjamin H.
    "Get the fried dumplings"(2 Tips)
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  • delicious and spicy
  • great value
  • seafood
  • good for a quick meal
  • chili
  • authentic
  • chicken
  • Chinese food
  • tofu
  • lunch
  • asparagus
  • eggplant
  • shrimp
  • fish
  • chili peppers
  • chow fun
  • takeout
  • white rice
  • quick service
  • string beans
  • Rewan P.

    The place gets crowded pretty quickly on weekdays during lunch. The prices are very reasonable and the food is delicious with a quick service. Order the mapo tofu and chicken with capsicum.

    Rewan Parti · May 12
  • What's Good Here

    The lunch specials here are a good value.

    What's Good Here · September 3, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    Get the fried pork dumplings. Not overly filling yet flavorful and fried just right.

    What's Good Here · September 3, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    Pork with garlic sauce - spicy with a hint of sweetness and flavorful.

    What's Good Here · September 3, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    The signature dish, mapo tofu, is delicious and spicy without a lingering heat. Get it.

    What's Good Here · September 3, 2014
  • Andreas B.

    Very good Chinese food! Try the hui guo rou, it tastes like in China!

    Andreas Bränström · August 27, 2014
  • HM L.

    Delicious and spicy!! Also a good deal.

    HM Luu · August 7, 2014
  • datura

    Don't come here expecting great service. They would've let us leave without giving us everything we ordered. When we asked for the item not delivered to be taken out of the bill they REFUSED.

    datura · June 26, 2014
  • John P.

    Awesome shrimp with chili peppers and asparagus

    John P · March 30, 2014
  • Ryan P.

    Sauteed Pea Shoots

    Ryan Platner · March 17, 2014
  • Steve H.

    Pan seared pork dumplings.... There is no greater treat in life!

    Steve Herrera · November 8, 2013
  • Jazmin L.

    Green string beans, mapo tofu, and 10 ingredient chow fun. All were fresh + delicious. New take out spot acquired!

    Jazmin Lui · October 17, 2013
  • Rachel W.

    Obsessed with the Sichuan Pork Dumplings. Get them with a side of white rice to soak in the red oil and you will have a wonderful meal.

    Rachel W. · August 21, 2013
  • Alex

    Food was mediocre at best. Ordered dumplings and chicken fried rice. Dumplings were advertised as 8 pc, only 6 came in the order. Prices are a little expensive.. I've had better at hood spots.

    Alex · July 23, 2013
  • Johannes S.

    Wow, the Braised Sichuan Chili Miso Fish is delicious!!!

    Johannes Schunter · June 13, 2013
  • David s.

    Try sesame buns, makes an awsome dessert :D

    David samSon · May 13, 2013
  • Christine P.

    Roomy place and friendly staff. Food is good except the cardboard brown rice. Staff very attentive to my friend's choking on the uber spicy pepper for 45min. Good prices, big quantities.

    Christine P · April 29, 2013
  • TK ..

    This place is pretty authentic. Be prepared for rude diners (loogie-hacking and loud cellphone-talking included in price of meal).

    TK . · March 27, 2013
  • Tiger

    This place only made me have explosive diarrhea one time. I'll be back for seconds!

    Tiger · December 5, 2012
  • Boberto P.

    Do not order beef

    Boberto Patricio · November 15, 2012
  • Benjamin H.

    Get the fried dumplings

    Benjamin Habbel · November 6, 2012
  • Sophie R.

    Good for lunch, they're quick and relatively cheap. The braised mapo tofu is tasty, with a good spice level (hot) and none of the aftertaste that can be common in lesser Sichuan food.

    Sophie Riese · July 11, 2012
  • Puneet K.

    Ask for extra hot sauce on the side.

    Puneet Kapoor · June 28, 2012
  • Metin H.

    Authentic place, delicious food. Must try the sichuan pork dumplings..

    Metin Hullu · June 22, 2012
  • Alma A.

    Get the ginger iced tea! It'll knock your socks off!! Service is not a typical Chinese restaurant. They will bring water an ask you for a drink right away!

    Alma A. · June 8, 2012
  • Sun S.

    chili vinaigrette are a-mazing

    Sun Set · May 4, 2012
  • Carol K.

    Mapo tofu (without pork) was good, though I wish the tofu was softer.

    Carol Kuruvilla · March 8, 2012
  • Bethany O.

    One chili pepper is still pretty spicy, but In an amazingly delicious way!

    Bethany Olekas · November 12, 2011
  • Yuriy T.

    Very busy around 12-1pm if walking in for take out order, place the order in advance for pick up.

    Yuriy Teyf · September 28, 2011
  • Alexandra K.

    This is really high quality Chinese food! Had the chicken and baby eggplant lunch special-- so delicious. Will be back for sure!

    Alexandra Khachatryan · August 24, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    The Sichuan pork dumplings with roasted chili vinaigrette are a-mazing. - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • Shirlee S.

    All 3 ordered dishes looked & tasted like mapo! Not a good thing. And only served cold Pinot Noir.

    Shirlee Shirlee · January 9, 2011
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