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Tang Tang II

243 Third Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.736902 -73.984497
at 20th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-0460 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.

Prices

$8-$13.50

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

10th St. to 30th St., First Ave. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

The neighborhood Chinese restaurant has long been a staple of urban life. Most are not totally true to mainland Chinese cuisine, with many recipes retrofitted with blander ingredients to suit American tastes, and few bother to distinguish themselves. But while the shrimp fried rice and steamed dumplings may not differ much, there is a comfort to patrons of these places in knowing more or less what to expect. Tang Tang, around the corner from the city's police academy and Cabrini hospital, is often filled up with grey-shirted cops-to-be, billy-clubs dangling from their waists, and scrub-clad interns scarfing down egg rolls between shifts. Sparsely decorated, with a few scenic photographs and prints of China, one side of the restaurant is enclosed in a greenhouse-like floor-to-ceiling glass area that lets in a lot of light and lets customers look out onto the street. The menu includes all the usual dishes—egg rolls, chicken with cashews, sweet and sour shrimp—but also includes a few non-Chinese favorites, like a spicy Pad Thai and a Saigon—style stir-fried noodle dish with crushed peanuts, as well as house specialties like Tang's Marvelous Orange Beef. Tang Tang is not remarkable, but the meal's reliable, and if you live or work nearby you don't have too many choices.

Recommended Dishes

Tang's spicy ginger chicken, $8.50; seafood and tofu casserole, $12

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