Serving up the best dumplings, noodles and sesame pancakes in New York City
This tiny little venue has tiny little prices for their delightful dumplings. The sesame pancakes are also great, and perfect to grab to-go on your way to picnic in the park, just a block west.
Amazing dumplings. Pork sandwich looked super delicious too (I'm trying that next time). You can try cutting the line by ordering at the window outside, but that's a real crapshoot.
My girlfriend dumped me after I took her on a date here... she was a skank anyway-this place awesome!
Try the pork and chive dumplings and spot it on Foodspotting!
get the pork sesame pancake sandwich!
you can never use enough sriracha
This awesome dumpling house will fill you up! Get the sesame pancake and pair it with the hot and sour soup. Yum!
You can't come through here without the Peking Duck scallion pancake. Separates this from the uptown location by metaphorical miles.
The pancake lady works 14 hours a day. She is awesome.
Super cheap, delicious, boiled or fried. Be sure to get a sesame pancake!
Real hard to get a seat. Have one person get in line and order while the other snags a place to sit. Teamwork.
Be careful the prices are so low here you'll want to get a lot but you won't be able to finish!! Great value for good solid fast food.
dinner for two under ten bucks and its good..wtf?
The dumplings aren't the best in Chinatown, but their crisp, doughnut-light sesame pancakes stuffed with meat and vegetables are great.
Soo good! Fried Pork dumplings are my favorite. I would highly recommend this place if you like Asian food. Very yummy
Get the pancake sandwich. for 1.25 you really can't beat the price.
Sesame pancake w/ egg: ask for carrots and cilantro for 50 cents. It only comes with cucumber.
Sesame pork 'sandwich' is simply sublime and not to be missed.
Get the #8 and thank me later.
Sesame pancake with vegetables is amazing and only $1.50! Makes a great lunch and you can't beat the price!
They're always crazy packed so walk 2 blocks south to Prosperity Dumpling, 5 pan fried pork dumplings, $1! I personally think they're better...
let's be honest: the dumplings here are middling at best. skip 'em & splurge on the wontons in chili oil for $4—they're delicious! easily one of the best things you can eat in all of nyc for under $5.
Spicy wontons are the best! If you can handle spice. But be prepared to wait while they boil
Cheap, delicious dumplings!
Readers' Poll winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Cheap Meal and Best Dumplings!
Get the boiled dumplings. And the sesame pancake with roasted pork. Nom nom nom, you're welcome.
Eat for insanely cheap! We once catered a Casey Shea show with 100 dumplings for $35. Try the boiled pork and chive or roasted duck pancake.
Fast, cheap, and yummy! Get the fried pork dumplings, a beef pancake and a side of kimchi. While there are many dumpling spots in Chinatown, Vanessa's is consistently the best.
I have never had a bad dish here, and who's going to argue with lunch for under $5?
Best dumplings - taste and value - on the LES
Four pork and chive fried dumplings for $1 tax included! Add siracha and dump into sauce - delicious! And only $1!!!!
This place is my JAM!
8 pork and chive fried dumplings for $2. Possibly the best $2 you'll ever spend.
peking duck sammich + almond milk bubble tea
Sesame Pancake with Beef - definitely.
Incredible! The basil chicken & dumplings were the best.
Dinner for two= $6. What else needs to be said?
Fried dumplings #1 and #2. $2 total. Can't beat that!
Get the #8 and try a pancake!
Not as cheap as the other Chinatown hole-in-the-wall places, but still way yummy.
Everything is so cheap and frigging DELICIOUS here. Add a sesame pancake, it's onyl $1!!
Too delicious to ever pass up! Definitely worth the wait. You can't beat the prices!
peking duck pancake sandwich all the way!!!
Order anything. Jus remember: two napkins won't cut it.
The expansion & tourists have absolutely ruined this place.
Duck Pancake Sandwich. Yes.
Pork buns are amazing !! But they take too long