Café China
Sichuan eatery with vintage decor
Chinese · Murray Hill · $$
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
3.8
Decor
3.8
Service
 
Fans praise the “authentically spicy Sichuan” fare at this “novel” Murray Hill Chinese that offers “outstanding” specialties in a setting recalling a “circa-1930 Shanghai teahouse” ; “moderate” prices make some amends for sometimes “spotty service.”
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016, United States phone +1 212-213-2810 website www.cafechinanyc.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Lunch
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Café China
Google Reviews
4.4
(881)
An hour wait on a holiday weekend for Sichuan food might seem excessive, but it was worth the wait. Our cheerful young waiter gladly brought us 2 delicious cocktails from a diverse list. Our appetizer was a take on a common dish (cucumber) but done in a way I'd never seen, in garlic-oil. Our triple pepper chicken dish was full or fire and flame and spot-on. The pork we had was a bit odd for my taste, but was still flavorful and tender. There's a reason why this place is so busy, and I wish I could come back and try more soon.
Jason Westerkon · May 29, 2018
Overall the food was good! I highly recommend the soft shell crab and the pork belly dishes. Service was OKAY when we got there and felt a little on the lacking side. Overall, it was a nice place to visit for a nice afternoon meal.
Tho Tran · May 6, 2018
Unreal atmosphere, food, service and price. Worth any wait! New must visit on my NYC list for authentic Chinese. UPDATE: In fact, I'm back 3 weeks later and waiting outside to share this place with my boss. Can't wait for the call that our table is ready!!
Robert Ropars · April 30, 2018