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82 Good

This tiny soup-noodle shack at the edge of Chinatown serves one of the city’s best bowls of beef noodles for a pittance.

26 Eldridge St., New York, NY, 10002


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The lowdown

The décor, such as it is, leaves much to be desired. And the mood, as set by the glum slurpers who patronize the place, is as cheerful as a July 4 picnic at Guantánamo Bay. But this tiny Lanzhou-style hand-pulled-noodle specialist offers one of the most delicious bowls of noodle soup in Chinatown for an absolute pittance. Try No. 2, or “Hand-Pull Noodle w. Beef In Hot & Spicy Soup” — about a quart of deeply flavored, sinus-clearing broth with an anchor of perfectly chewy spaghettoni-size noodles. Another delicious bargain: ten hot and hefty zheng jiao (meat-stuffed dumplings) as wrinkled as prunes and emitting a cartoon trail of steam as they’re portaged from kitchen to table on a Styrofoam plate.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesSteamed dumplings; hand-pulled noodle soup with beef.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized