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Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

65 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4931
+1 212-608-4170
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sesame” (40 reviews)
“ice cream” (128 reviews)
“almond cookies” (36 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Fast Food
65 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4931
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling in NYC Chinatown, we could not help but be attracted by the signs to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. It is a small little place offering more flavors per square foot I dare say than any other shop/"factory" I have known. (The "since 1978"...More

Thank notperfectalas2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here after supper one evening,a shoebox-sized shop that specializes in Asian flavored ice cream like durian and thai iced tea. there was a little line up but it moved very fast. i had the Thai Tea soft serve and it is so original...More

Thank msvi2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So kitsch inside, but very friendly. Right in the pittoresque Chinatown. We tasted Durian, Black sesam and Litchee flavours. Yummy !

Thank H V
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We have tried ginger and papaya which both were very good. Perhaps a bit pricey but portions are relatively large. Visible hygienic level in the shop does not seem to meet European standards.

Thank Marco G
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Almond cookie is worth the visit, but there there is so much more. I could have come here every night of our visit. The Vietnamese coffee with the almond cookie is quite the perfect end of day treat!

Thank Amy P
Reviewed September 20, 2018

I was here again around Oct 2017. I come back here at every NY visit. I also get the same thing because their flavor and taste with the ginger and black sesame are very distinct. However, this time I was really disappointed with the ginger....More

Thank YourPhotoPrincess
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This may be some fo the best ice cream I have ever had. Seriously. I have been wanting to come here for a long time but just haven’t gotten around to it. Finally my husband and I were close by on one of NYC’s swealtering...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch in a nearby restaurant & decided to join the queue. It's not really a long wait and it's worth the time because their ice cream tasted very good, creamy with just the right sweetness. We had taro, almond & green tea flavors.

Thank ruizgen
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This a tiny place, so don’t let the long lines deter you, it moves fast and is well worth the wait. We tried several flavors and all were creamy and flavorful.

Thank 821mitchc
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Saw the long line outside and gave it a try. Had mango and green tea. Both were way too sweet, and not particularly flavorful. (really couldn’t tell what flavor it was). It was very creamy though. Thought it was pricey, but comparable to the gelato...More

Thank maestrowawa
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

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  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4931
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 212-608-4170
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