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Great New York Noodletown

28 1/2 Bowery at Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013
212 349 0923
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Ranked #3,396 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Maryville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had lunch there as part of a tour we were on. The food was terrific...the atmosphere was busy and electric. The service was crisp but very friendly. Overall an excellent experience.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is an authentic Cantonese restaurant. The Shrimp dumpling soup is one of the best in the city. Highly recommend the soup, the salt baked soft shell crabs when they're in season and the chicken and Chinese sausage casserole, but all the food is very good. Service is prompt but not gracious.

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Long Beach Island, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This review is based on four visits to the New York City Chinatown's Great NY Noodletown - all for dinner. The experience is always a filling one. This is not the place to "dine" but to eat cheap Asian-style food. They conspicuously display an "A" rating in the entrance window. My rating is a "D" for a unsanitary and run-down... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visited this Chinatown restaurant for dinner in Feb 2014. It was upon the recommendation of a college-age Chinatown resident we encountered while walking around Chinatown. Given the rave reviews by Zagat and others as well as the number of framed glowing reviews on the front wall, we were optimistic. Yet we were wildly underwhelmed. The food was blah -... More

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife wanted to get some authentic Chinese food in Chinatown during a recent trip to New York. I chose Great New York Noodletown after browsing a number of lists of best NY Chinese restaurants. When we entered the restaurant I was surprised to realize that I had been there before. This was about four years ago with a New... More

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I used to live in the area and this is one of the restaurants I always frequented. It's small, crowded, and they will seat you at a round table with other people if there is room, just to get you seated at a table (same with most of the dim sum places and other popular restaurants in Chinatown, it's just... More

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New York City, New York
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141 reviews 141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

First and foremost that upset me the most was the service. Three of us came here for lunch, all asians, and they treated us with severe attitude. Then the tourists come in and sit behind us and they are friendly as heck. I totally understand where their priorities lie. Well, the food isn't that great anyways. At best, 3 stars.... More

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Banchory
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Found this place looking for a quick lunch in Chinatown and really liked it. It's a very informal café-type place. Lots of locals, which is usually a good sign. Service was efficient and the noodles were really tasty. Very good value too.

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South Daytona, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Husband had his roast pork, nothing amazing and that's why he chose this place. I had the shrimp and egg sauce with wide noodles, they were not wide and tasted like a bag noodle not homemade, disappointing. We were already in Chinatown so no biggie but don't make the trip just for this place.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had an AMAZING trip to this restaurant in 2008 - and something has DEFINITELY changed. The service was RUDE. Food was BLAND. We ordered Shrimp with Lobster Sauce and was given Shrimp with Egg Sauce and told 'that is how we make our Lobster Sauce". No, it was egg sauce. They didn't bring us any kind of spoon to... More

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