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Nom Wah Tea Parlor

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13 Doyers St, New York City, NY 10013-5104
(212) 962-6047
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great value

Our group enjoyed the soup dumplings, pork buns, fried rice, and a variety of foods. For $40 a head (food, tax and tip) some of the best value we have run across in NYC. Had a bottle of wine, prices were $25 to$35 which was very fairly priced. There is nothing elegant with Nom Wah, For example... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our group enjoyed the soup dumplings, pork buns, fried rice, and a variety of foods. For $40 a head (food, tax and tip) some of the best value we have run across in NYC. Had a bottle of wine, prices were $25 to$35 which was very fairly priced. There is nothing elegant with Nom Wah, For example, the wine was... More 

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New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Back in the day, this used to be an excellent dim sum spot. Then it deteriorated. You'd go by and see the C rating from the health department, hear how bad the food had gotten, and walk on. But more recently new owners took over and cleaned up the joint. There was even some buzz that Nom Wah was BACK.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went there because there were good reviews and recommendations. This is not the typical giant hall with carts for you to choose from. You order your dim sum on an order form, which I am ok with. Food comes out when it's ready, not all at once, which is how I prefer it so everything doesn't get cold immediately. The... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We came for lunch on a Wednesday at around one PM and were seated immediately (to our delight). This is supposedly the oldest dim sum restaurant in NYC, and the atmosphere is not like the others in the area I've been to - it's more like a friendly diner than a huge hall with kitschy Chinese decor. The waitress asked... More 

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Vernon Center, NY
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went there at 1:00 p.m. on a Monday with 8 college students. The tea selections are vast and the menu offers small rice rolls to full meals. Service was excellent! This is on a very narrow street (Doyers Street) in China Town. Overall, a very nice experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Really good place for excellent Dim Sum. We went mid afternoon and had very quick service and great food. Well worth a visit. Don't expect great decor, but do expect great food in an authentic setting.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I'd heard about Nom Wah Tea Parlor and was glad to finally get over there. The restaurant isn't hard to find. Walk down Mott Street from Canal and take a left onto Pell and then a right onto Doyers Street. Doyers is an ell-shaped street and you'll find Nom Wah at the elbow. It doesn't look like much from the... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Our Server, Ben, was fantastic, and coupled with the fantastic Dim Sum and Premium Teas, made the Nom Wah Tea Parlor one of the highlights of our visit to NYC. Had the Black Tea, Bo-Lay, and Jasmine Tea. Very aromatic and pleasurable. Also ate several of the menu items; all very tasty. Take the N, Q, or R trains to... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

For those who don't know, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is located at 13 Doyer Street, in the heart of Chinatown in lower Manhattan. It claims to be New York's oldest dim sum restaurant, having opened in 1920. The current owner, Wilson Tang, took over the reins from his uncle, Wally, in 2008, and has implemented only a few changes in... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went here after some locals recommended it to us & we weren't disappointed. There's a lot of dim sum on the menu as that's their speciality so we had that, egg rolls, noodles & ribs. The portions are huge enough for 4 & it all tasted fresh. I would definitely go here again but make sure you get there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Doyers St, New York City, NY 10013-5104
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (212) 962-6047

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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