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“Simple room, excellent food”

Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles
Ranked #810 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Medellin, Colombia
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248 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Simple room, excellent food”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is always seems busy and at lunchtime you should expect to be asked to share a table. In fact managing people and places to sit is a major occupation for the wait staff.
Inside it's simple, a room upstairs and one downstairs. Everything is basic, with water jugs sitting on the table covered with cling film and polystyrene cups to drink it from.
The menu is extensive. I chose noodles (knife cut) with chicken and shrimp together with a 'Snapple'. Cost, $10.
The noodles were excellent and the plate was more than sufficient for lunch. Service was friendly if sometimes needing some prompting (for example my drink was forgotten).
The diners are a mix of regulars together with tourists. Seating is pretty close together.

  • Visited July 2014
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Torquay, Australia
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“You go for the food not the place”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is lucky this little gem is tucked away in China Town and not real easy to find otherwise it would be more crowded than it already is.

The hand pulled noodles are the speciality and the 'special' is my favorite.

There are plenty of other menu options.

Don't expect a fine restaurant dining but a small, crowded canteen style with little service other than the friendly staff whotake orders and serve to the table.

They were flat out when we went at 7pm on a Sunday and were doing more takeaways to regulars than dine in meals.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Rob M
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great China Town Find”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The pan fried - hand made noodles are some of the best I've ever had. We invaded the restaurant with a group of four adults and seven kids. I'm not sure I've seen a time when we were all out that everyone was impressed by their food. The noodles, dumplings, fried rice, noodle soup; it was all excellent. Their general's chicken wasn't the best but that isn't their specialty. Everything else more than made up for it. The staff is very friendly and faster than I'd have imagined for noodles that appear to be made for every order.
This is on the top of my places to eat in the city from now on.

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Noodles made right in front of us! ”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Cozy, local, family-style restaurant right in China Town! Found this little place thanks to tripadvisor!

Restaurant is very cozy and intimate. We came on a Saturday afternoon and the restaurant was busy, but no wait to be seated or for our food. We sat right in the middle of the dining room and had a view directly into the kitchen where we could see the chef making noodles from scratch.

There is a wide variety of different dishes served here. We had a classic noodle dish and a noodle pork soup. Both meals were very generous and inexpensive. No real need for an appetizer. Food was delicious, well seasoned and delivered fast.

Restaurant also stocks a couple of beers, which were inexpensive. Our whole meal with 3 beers came to a little over $20 for two people.

Bathrooms are also on site and clean.

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Thank JamieP407
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Must try”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure how I ever heard of this place, but if you're in Chinatown, this is a must. I would have expected Asian vegetables instead of spinach in broth but who cares, it was great!

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Thank 1musicsearcher .
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