Chinese Restaurants in West New York

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Oriental Cafe's chefs toss flavors from all over Asia into pans to produce Chinese-style stir-fries and Japanese tempura-fried eats wrapped in rice and seaweed. They decorate bowls of edamame with careful portions of salt to awaken sleeping appetites for hearty sushi rolls bursting with tuna, salmon, eel, and yellowtail or platefuls of sweet-and-savory tangerine beef. Diners nestle up to intimate hardwood tabletops as the wait staff bustles back and forth from the sushi bar, bathed in the warm light reflecting off the pale-pink walls.

1580 1st Ave
New York,
NY
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The menu at Yip's may be succinct, but the dishes are all the restaurant really needs—each item boasts its own distinct flavor inspired by a traditional Asian recipe. Diners can spear sweet forkfuls of barbecue chicken breast or commission tiny bulldozers to dump savory bites of garlic shrimp or crispy pork chops into waiting mouths. Meanwhile, plates of sautéed mixed veggies sate herbivorous patrons, as do steamy bowls of hot-and-sour soup.

52 W 52nd St
New York,
NY
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Amid sleek wooden tables and framed panels of Asian floral artwork lounges Alpha Fusion, a Manhattan eatery that serves cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Japan atop artistically crafted plates. Menu offerings such as vietnamese mango-vermicelli salad and thai crispy crab cakes blend with sushi morsels and light and healthy lunches such as sautéed mixed veggies, representing the most successful pan-Asian fusion since the Second Sino–Japanese Sock Hop.

169 8th Ave
New York,
NY
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Amid sleek wooden tables and framed panels of Asian floral artwork lounges Alpha Fusion, a Manhattan eatery that serves cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Japan atop artistically crafted plates. Menu offerings such as vietnamese mango-vermicelli salad and thai crispy crab cakes blend with sushi morsels and light and healthy lunches such as sautéed mixed veggies, representing the most successful pan-Asian fusion since the Second Sino–Japanese Sock Hop.

365 W 34th St
New York,
NY
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You'd expect a marriage of Indian and Chinese cuisine to produce tangy, delectable offspring—though you might not have predicted the lollipops. Still, chicken lollipops are a staple of Chinese Mirch's wide-reaching menu, described as an ideal treat for spice-seekers in a 2004 New York Times feature. The article highlights the morsels of red chilis that speckle the chicken's crispy batter, which is but one example of "the kitchen's considerable skill at deep-frying." The same talent is showcased in the gobi Manchurian, a mix of cauliflower florets and seasoning, as well as in the momos: Tibetan dumplings stuffed with meat or veggies, served onsite or from the restaurant's wandering food truck.

Whether your dish is prepped dry or with zesty Manchurian sauce, fiery flavor seems to take center stage. In fact, the chili chicken in gravy earned a spot on Time Out New York's list of the City's Spiciest Dishes for the "slowly intensifying blister" of its green bird's-eye peppers. The blend of Indian, Cantonese, Hakka, and Sichuan culinary styles also adapts to suit more sensitive palates without forcing patrons to substitute fire extinguishers for salt shakers. Behind the scenes, chefs refrain from adding MSG or preservatives to their plates, and they craft the majority of their entrees from scratch. This elemental approach is in line with owner Vik Lulla's upbringing in Bangalore, India, where he learned to prioritize freshness and innovation when brainstorming his signature fusion dishes.

120 Lexington Ave
New York,
NY
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Chefs at S H Dumpling & Noodle Bar help prepare Shanghai-style comfort foods, making meat- and spice-filled dumplings by hand and sizzling up 10 sauces, including sweet chili or spicy peanut. They imbue their selection of noodle soups and fried-rice entrees with the hearty and savory flavors of succulent chicken and roasted pork. Although they’ve furnished their dining area with a few tables for guests, staffers also package to-go orders for diners who wish to enjoy their meals in the privacy of their homes or sensory-deprivation tanks.

227 Sullivan St
New York,
NY
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