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  • Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu's Kitchen

  • Chinese $8-$26
  • 401 Sixth Ave.
    New York, NY 10014
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-633-8900
Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu's Kitchen Photo
For the ultimate in postmillennial Chinese-themed dining, you won’t do better than the somewhat tortuously named West Village establishment Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, which landed amid the jumble of storefronts and tattoo parlors along Sixth Avenue like a kind of buffet-laden spacecraft sent directly from the sprawling restaurant scene in Beijing. The eponymous proprietor, Zhu Rong, runs a popular restaurant in the Chinese capital, as it happens, along with others in culinary hot spots like Shanghai, Hangzhou, and her native Chongqing, and unlike other Chinese chefs in New York and around the USA, who focus traditionally on one style of provincial cooking, she has a keen understanding of the country’s evolving, pan-regional tastes. Everything on the carefully edited, seasonally attuned, judiciously priced menu is exceptional, but pay special attention to the noodle section, which tastes like a greatest-hits tour of the street stalls of China’s famous night markets, and to the complex and flavorful soups and stews, which are as different from your standard-issue carryout variety of hot-and-sour soup, say, as a “deli style” corned-beef sandwich in Beijing is from the real thing.
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 11:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-10pm Fri-Sat, noon-3pm and 5:30-10:30pm Sun, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Design Standout Lunch Take-Out Good for Groups Tea Time Reservations Not Required Catering Family Style

  • Alcohol

    No Alcohol

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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