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Great N.Y. Noodletown

28 Bowery, New York, NY, 10013
at Bayard St.
212-349-0923

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7
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

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75% would go back.

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Simple, but amazing

By Cody_Cromarty on 2/26/2012

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

We make this a regular stop on our week-long trips up to Manhattan. It may be small and spartan and the service isn't always the best (or easiest to understand), but the food is perfection. They use real crab, which has tons of flavor even in fingernail-sized bits, and one of their summer specials is an entire salt baked snow crab. I've had beef, pork, crab, noodles, rice, and a number of other items here. Everything is utterly perfect. And for $7 a meal with free oolong tea? You can't go wrong.

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42 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

Quite good but not great

By rkamen on 8/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Wonton soup came with tasty shrimp dumplings, but roast pork wasn't up to snuff. Better than most, but still not great.

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41 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

Best Roast duck and BBQ pork in the World?

By Sailingsam on 7/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

They have the best roast duck and BBQ roast pork....great wontons with plump shrimp..i usually get the wide egg noodles with wonton either topped with roast duck or BBQ roast pork and dollar extra Chinese broccoli. Also good..seafood with crispy noodles...stir fried snow pea shoots (when in season)...the fluffy, light noodles called yi-mien noodles with crab meat and mushrooms...crispy baked chicken, salt and pepper pan fried shrimp...rice porridge (sampan is my favorite)

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53 out of 101 people found this review helpful.

LOVED IT

By stevienix on 11/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Every time I go to New York we go to Chinatown and ALWAYS eat here! We go with my boyfriends grandmother who has been going there for YEARS! At first I didn't understand why there were other people were sitting at my table but then learned that they are a very busy place and have to seat as many people as possible as soon as possible... regardless of this rushed way, the food is always awesome! They remember who we are every time and know what we drink etc etc. Overall If you go to NY and go to Chinatown, Noodletown is a must! You'll love it!

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67 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

Maybe for late night, but not when you're sober.

By emptycanofdietcoke on 7/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I was here with a group of people, so I tried a bunch of things (and I'm not picky.) The prices are great, but both the soup and noodles are only so-so. Everything I tried, including the duck, was on the line between "fine" and "not that good."

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72 out of 155 people found this review helpful.

Back in business

By chinapooh on 4/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

They are back in business. Good food, great prices. Get ready for soft shell crabs!

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94 out of 191 people found this review helpful.

Tourist Trap

By JudgeJudy on 11/28/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Soup is only "average"; food is not so good. Read a fantastic review of this place in the NY Times so I ran over there....not worth it.

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103 out of 213 people found this review helpful.

Late night munchies

By TCK1985 on 10/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great for late night noodles! I would always end up eating here after a night out when I lived in Chinatown. The food is actually good- probably one of the better places to eat soup noodles. I typically have wonton and roast pork noodle soup. You can ask for a different type of noodle if you don't want the thin egg noodles. Their duck is ok- not very meaty though. Service is super fast and it seems like the samewait staff have been there for a very long time.

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