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216 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 888-4555
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Ranked #1,996 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Asked the front desk at San Carlos hotel for a recommendation on Chinese food. "Chin Chin." A block away. Owner greets you at the door. You are whisked away to a table. Wait staff tend to your every need. Salads and starters brought before you order. Get the specials that evening. On my visit, it was soft shell crab with... More 

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New York City, New York
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667 reviews 667 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Chin chin has the best Chinese food in NYC. Fast and attentive service. Any Chinese dish you can think of is made with perfection here. Prices are also reasonable. Their egg drop soup is a favorite. All the lo means are excellent. Like I said, there isn't one traditional Chinese dish on this menu that you will be disappointed with.... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I left NY for London 20 years ago and do miss the 'old style' Chinese food. Jimmy Chin, the owner and greeter, is ever present and knows everyone in the restaurant after 5 minutes. The food is simply GREAT, The waiters make suggestions and will adjust according. Spare ribs, three types of dumplings. Orange Beef, Lobster Cantonese....you name it...also a... More 

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409 reviews 409 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Chin Chin is a nice Chinese restaurant on 49th between 2nd and 3rd. The food is very good, and not expensive. The decor is slightly more upscale than an average Chinese restaurant too.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A client suggested we have dinner at this neighborhood restaurant, had passed it many times but never went in....what a very pleasant surprise. Well decorated, staff very attentive and the manager Jimmy can only be described as "An old style host with a smile, a warm way about him and a great conversationalist- a funny guy" Now to to the... More 

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London
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was wandering the streets with the kids trying to find a place that would check all the boxes - decent enough for the missus to want to visit and food the kids would like. Saw this place and decided to venture it... that was a good decision. The owner is really friendly and even though we were all dressed like... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A fantastic meal and very friendly. The portions are large and the food delicious. 2 adults and 2 teenagers (who eat like adults!) 3 dishes with rice was plenty. The price for what we ordered was fine.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We just happened to come upon this restaurant late after a Broadway show and the owner kept the kitchen open a few more minutes while we ordered. I don't care too much for Chinese food, but this was great! We ordered two main dishes, fried rice, double order of dumplings and three desserts. no alcohol this time. the bill was... More 

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Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We ate here last week and brought our one year old with. They put us in a private room which was probably more for their sake than ours haha! But we still really appreciated that. They brought out food for her promptly. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The chicken I got was perfectly cooked. It was crispy, flavorful, and... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had a wonderful meal with my daughter during Restaurant Week. The food was very good and abundant. Ended up taking home doggie bags! The service was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be going back!

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Additional Information about Chin Chin

Address: 216 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: (212) 888-4555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Chinese

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