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Mei Li Wah Bakery

64 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4938
+1 212-966-7866
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork buns” (18 reviews)
“bao” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Fast Food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
64 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4938
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went back three times to get their pork buns and one with chicken! Awesome! Never had them before and glad we stopped here, nice price, crowded though so we ate outside. Service was great and they actually remembered us from the previous day!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Twiddle93
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I have been to this place many times and have tried countless traditional places in chinatown that make buns. This place is definitely among, if not the best. The pork buns are delicious however I don’t like eating meat all the time especially for breakfast...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank QueensMarine
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Cannot get these back in the UK and you gotta have one of these when visiting Chinatown.... sweet bun filled with pork juicy goodness... if I could just get my local Chinese to make them 🤔

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FiH_13
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The Baked Pork Buns were good and they are mostly sold at the take-out counter. It's known for the Pork Buns. On other items, when we've stayed and at one of their 7 or so tables, we found the US$5.50 soups to be small (it's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joe L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The young man behind the counter last Saturday 8/25/18 was so arrogant and unreasonable to demand surcharges for sitting down to have coffee while I order buns for take-out. I expressed to him that my friend was feeling ill and needed a rest. He couldn't...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank NorthStar69632
Reviewed August 26, 2018

These things are really that yummy, all the reviews were right. I ordered a pack of 16 to bring home. I heat it in my oven or air fryer and it's the same yummy goodness. I've had these for breakfast a week straight, totally derailed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank akosuao2017
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Their Siopao is well known among the Filipinos and Chinese. Aside from the usual Siopao, they also have the baked ones. They have a little restaurant that is always full. We bought some Congees and noodles. They are open early and close late.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cabulihan
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Baked Roast Pork buns!!!! Get them now!! Mei Li Wah Bakery in New York City's Chinatown makes AMAZING ones!! They have other goodies available, but I have yet to try anything else. Have not sat in their dining area. I've just waited in their long...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank ExpoNationals
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Stopped at this restaurant for lunch while in China Town. The service is professional and efficient, and the atmosphere inside the restaurant is pleasant. Food was delicious and served quickly. Only downside was the 15% service charge already added to the bill for a table...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank EricNJulia
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Had read about this place and tried the pork buns. They were all that had been written about them. I purchased 6 pork buns for $7. They are a pork infused with BBQ(?) sauce , warm and delicious. If you want to stay within a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Lee D
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4938
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-7866
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