The food is amazingly good. It veers into the Chinese-American genre rather than strictly authentic, but that is a plus for many tourists. It's fun to go there and be seated at a big table with visitors from all over the place. It is known for the soup dumplings and you have to try them, but the best appetizer is the scallion pancake. The sesame chicken is yummy as are the various noodle dishes. It is so inexpensive that you can load up the table with lots of different dishes to try- fun for a group. You might have to take a number and wait a bit, but it's worth it. I wish the place could be a bit cleaner, but I guess that adds to the atmosphere! We go every time we are in NY.
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