The Chinese Club New York

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The Chinese Club – Desi Wala Chinese!!

This India/China-twist restaurant charms, stylistically veering away from all the other nearby Pakistani and Indian restaurants.

Billing itself ‘Desi-Wala Chinese’ the menu offers two levels of lunch specials ($11.95 and $9.95), lots of noodle variants and temptations such as Bhangra Noodles, Turmeric Banana Leaf Fish, Darjeeling Hakka Lo-Mein, Grandma’s Wonton and for take-away, dumplings from Calcutta’s famous Terreti Bazaar. For a hot summer night take-away dessert, try caramelized tempura bananas with ice cream.

There are many restaurants in this three block stretch, all similar yet with a fairly wide range of prices. Here, I think the price gets you a décor upgrade and access to the imaginative menu, well worth a try.

I have a rotation for this neighbourhood always involving a visit to The Old Print Shop, followed by a visit to one of two or three restaurants I covet, this being one, another being Haandi.

Nearby and walkable is Madison Square Park with its famous Flatiron Building and Empire State Building views, and Strand Books.

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Lexington Avenue 102, New York

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30 & 17:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00


Calcutta Chili: US$ 12


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)