Mapo Tofu

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Murray Hill, New York
  • 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)
37 Tips and reviews
  • spicy food
  • great value
  • seafood
  • good for a quick meal
  • Chinese food
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  • Farida A.
    The mapo tofu is the very spicey. Awfully spicey. The duck is duck skin. If I am white it doesn't mean I can't use the sticks - they do not bring it anyway. No water or tissues have been offered.
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiMay 12, 2015
    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.
  • Christine P.
    Christine PApril 29, 2013
    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.
  • Sophie R.
    Sophie RieseJuly 11, 2012
    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.
  • Alex
    AlexJuly 23, 2013
    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.
  • Alma A.
    Alma A.June 8, 2012
    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!
  • datura
    daturaJune 26, 2014
    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.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel W. 🍕August 21, 2013
    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.
  • Alexandra K.
    Alexandra KhachatryanAugust 24, 2011
    This is really high quality Chinese food! Had the chicken and baby eggplant lunch special-- so delicious. Will be back for sure!
  • Jazmin L.
    Jazmin LuiOctober 17, 2013
    Green string beans, mapo tofu, and 10 ingredient chow fun. All were fresh + delicious. New take out spot acquired!
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereSeptember 3, 2014
    Pork with garlic sauce - spicy with a hint of sweetness and flavorful.
  • TK ..
    TK .March 27, 2013
    This place is pretty authentic. Be prepared for rude diners (loogie-hacking and loud cellphone-talking included in price of meal).
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereSeptember 3, 2014
    Get the fried pork dumplings. Not overly filling yet flavorful and fried just right.
  • Yuriy T.
    Yuriy TeyfSeptember 28, 2011
    Very busy around 12-1pm if walking in for take out order, place the order in advance for pick up.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereSeptember 3, 2014
    The signature dish, mapo tofu, is delicious and spicy without a lingering heat. Get it.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The Sichuan pork dumplings with roasted chili vinaigrette are a-mazing. - Inspector
  • Andreas B.
    Andreas BränströmAugust 27, 2014
    Very good Chinese food! Try the hui guo rou, it tastes like in China!
  • Metin H.
    Metin HulluJune 22, 2012
    Authentic place, delicious food. Must try the sichuan pork dumplings..
  • Shirlee S.
    Shirlee ShirleeJanuary 9, 2011
    All 3 ordered dishes looked & tasted like mapo! Not a good thing. And only served cold Pinot Noir.
  • Carol K.
    Carol KuruvillaMarch 8, 2012
    Mapo tofu (without pork) was good, though I wish the tofu was softer.
  • Bethany O.
    Bethany OlekasNovember 12, 2011
    One chili pepper is still pretty spicy, but In an amazingly delicious way!
  • Johannes S.
    Johannes SchunterJune 13, 2013
    Wow, the Braised Sichuan Chili Miso Fish is delicious!!!
  • Beverly C.
    Beverly ChengFebruary 29
    Dan Dan noodles were not too spicy or oily. Try the dumplings too.
  • David s.
    David samSonMay 13, 2013
    Try sesame buns, makes an awsome dessert :D
  • Steve H.
    Steve HerreraNovember 8, 2013
    Pan seared pork dumplings.... There is no greater treat in life!
  • Tiger
    TigerDecember 5, 2012
    This place only made me have explosive diarrhea one time. I'll be back for seconds!
  • Paolo T.
    Paolo TraversDecember 16, 2015
    Good size portions and flavorful food.
  • HM L.
    HM LuuAugust 7, 2014
    Delicious and spicy!! Also a good deal.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereSeptember 3, 2014
    The lunch specials here are a good value.
  • Puneet K.
    Puneet KapoorJune 28, 2012
    Ask for extra hot sauce on the side.
  • John P.
    John PMarch 30, 2014
    Awesome shrimp with chili peppers and asparagus
  • Sun S.
    Sun SetMay 4, 2012
    chili vinaigrette are a-mazing
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HabbelNovember 6, 2012
    Get the fried dumplings
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioNovember 15, 2012
    Do not order beef
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PlatnerMarch 17, 2014
    Sauteed Pea Shoots
  • Vanja N.
    Еда отстой (сыпят побольше перца, чтобы замаскировать вкус, мясо вместе с кожей приносят), сервис отстой (официант торопил с заказом, не принёс палочки, а ещё клянчил чаевые). Не советую ходить.
  • toshihito s.
    toshihito suzukiNovember 21, 2011
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