“The cold coffee ordered, was presented in the bottle, made by star bucks, and no drinking glass offered.”
“always get cantonese wonton noodle soup here, but the chicken is also almost always good.”
“This is the best place to get a warm bowl of Cantonese wonton noodle soup.”
“This would indicate that we had not forgotten the reward for good service, but that the service was not up to standard.”
“(the prices were also pretty good) We were seated last even though we were the first one in line.”
“This is a great place to grab a quick bite and get real chinese food.”
Authentic Fabulous Dive. This is may favorite joint in Chinatown for a quick delicious authentic Chinese meal late at night. Their specialty is dumplings, and they have a nice variety of vegetarian and meat dumplings in soups, steamed, in broth, and with noodles. The service is no nonsense and straightforward, so if you are one of those people who thinks that paying five bucks for a bowl of food makes you deserving of royal treatment, go pay way more somewhere else for much worse food. It is a very small establishment, and the tables are close together. For me that has been a plus, since I have been able to observe the dishes I never think of ordering, and point at the delicious fare I see. I think the same waiters have been there since I started going twenty years ago. I always get a dish of tendon, and some combination of dumplings and noodles. In almost twenty years, I have never been disappointed. Cheap and delicious!!!
My Favorite little dumpling dive.
One night my wife and I were wondering around Chinatown, hungry. We passed many open restaurants that looked tasty, but void of customers. We walked a little further and found the New Wonton Garden, which was bustling for a weeknight (a good sign we thought). As far as appearance it's nothing special. The service is poor. But who cares! The food was AMAZING. My wife is Chinese and she's always picky about her Chinese food too. If you are squeamish about dives and what you can't see behind closed kitchen doors, then this is the dive for you....the kitchen has no door, in fact it doesn't have walls either. It is right out in the open at the front entrance of the restaurant. You can see everything.
If you go, remember that you aren't going for great service or a posh scene. You are going for authentic tasty Chinese Wonton!
The worst I ever have been treated in a resturant.........
This was the worst restaurant experience of my life. And that is saying something. I have dinned out, around the world quite a bit.
I was told that this is a good Chinese restaurant by a Chinese friend. I guess you have to be Chinese.
Lets start at the beginning. The tea served was overly steeped by at least ? an hour. We ordered a glass of tepid water, we received a bottle of fancy pay for water. When asking for the water a second time, we received attitude along with the not tepid water. It was downhill from there.
One dish we ordered was not the dish we received. Another dish ordered and served was missing its accompanying rice, had to request that to be served several minutes later. Our spring rolls were served without there dipping sauce. The cold coffee ordered, was presented in the bottle, made by star bucks, and no drinking glass offered. And from beginning to end, never, not once was a smile or hello given.
After all this poor service we decided that a tip a penny tip would be sufficient. This would indicate that we had not forgotten the reward for good service, but that the service was not up to standard. As we where heading out, our waiter pointed at the table and uttered where?s my tip in broken bad English. Somehow he felt that treating paying customers as he did should be rewarded. He proceeded very loudly to insist that we where required to leave a tip for him.
As to the food, it was ok, but nothing to write home about.
I will never return to this place, and I strongly advise you to walk on by it as well.
Great noodle dishes and cheap eats in chinatown!. This was our first time here. Restaurant is small but we were seated quickly. Service is okay and you may have to flag your waiter down to get your order taken but food did arrive quickly. The fried noodles were very tasty and we left the restaurant feeling satisfied with our meals. This a good place for cheap eats if your in chinatown!
Late Nite Noodle Place in Chinatown. I didn't think the food would be good---but it actually was. It was a bit crowded. Overall---the food was decent (i had the curry beef stew in noodles)---but the service could be better. (the prices were also pretty good) We were seated last even though we were the first one in line.
Nice small noodle restaurant. Been there many times but lately I had went back there to try out their wonton noodles. At one point I felt that the portions were just too little for what I'm paying for. So I stopped going but then the food there had improved. The wonton noodles are sastifying, fried dumplings maybe too much dough but still ok. Over all a nice place to grab a bite to eat. The service is great since it's a small place, you can easily get the waiters attention.
Don't tell anyone.... This is a great place to grab a quick bite and get real chinese food. Granted, it looks kinda shabby and the seating's kinda squished, but the prices are cheap, the food authentic and filling, and they always have takeout! They speak limited english, but the menu is bilingual so don't worry! I always get cantonese wonton noodle soup here, but the chicken is also almost always good. Sometime's there's a long line, if thats the case, just takeout and sit in Columbus Park.
I Have Five Words....
Stewed Noodles With Oyster Sauce
perfect little spot for the best authentic chinese food - don't tell too many people!
Absolutely the best. Always the best wonton soup, over rice and other dishes. No wonder, I've been loyal to this place for over 10+ years. This is the place for quick hearty food
Best Wonton Soup in the Big Apple. This is the best place to get a warm bowl of Cantonese wonton noodle soup. There are so many selections to choose from, depending on what you'd like to put in your bowl. Also, their appetizers are very good: chinese vegetables w/ oyster sauce, tofu with special sauce, and Opp Hung with ginger and scallion are among my favorite. I have been going here for years. The restaurant is pretty non-descript, though they renovated recently but the prices are dirt cheap, the food is very yummy, and they're open past midnight.
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