Nom Wah Tea Parlor

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78 Solid

New York’s oldest and most atmospheric dim sum parlor.

13 Doyers St., New York, NY, 10013


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The dining room at Nom Wah seems frozen in time. With a beautiful tile floor and sepia tones, it looks like the kind of room where the cast of In the Mood for Love would go when they wanted dumplings. Renovated a few years back, it no longer doles food out in carts but simply offers dim sum à la carte, as the modern Hong Kong restaurants do. The food is decent, if a bit of a mixed bag. The shrimp-and-snow-pea dumplings, the craggy-textured “original” egg roll, and the rice rolls with spare ribs are the things to get. Drink some tea, or maybe a beer, and soak in the atmosphere.

Chris Crowley

What you need to know

Recommended DishesShrimp dumpling, shrimp rice roll; “The Original” egg roll; turnip cake; scallion pancake; house special roast-pork bun.

DrinksBeer & Wine Only

Noise LevelCivilized