Café China
Sichuan eatery with vintage decor
Chinese · Murray Hill · $$
The Zagat Review
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.”
hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016, USA phone +1 212-213-2810 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
I ate there on a Saturday afternoon. We walked in at 3:30ish and were told there would be a wait if 30-45 min. So we left our number and went for a walk. In 11 min we get a text saying our table was ready. We hurried back not sure if our table might be given away but there was no need for concern as the restaurant began to empty at that point and there were a bunch of empty tables shortly thereafter. We ordered a few entrees and vegetables to share and everything was amazing. The 3 Pepper Chicken stretched our spice tolerance level but enjoyed it all the more. Overall I loved this restaurant and will be back one day with a large group as you can order tons of different items and share everything. Well deserved Michelin Star here!
David Gonzalez · February 11, 2018
Best kept secret in Midtown! Shhhh! Have been here twice in four weeks. The food puts ALL other Chinese food joints to shame. 7 people, 6 entrees, loads of brown rice @ avg $20pp. A steal for the great old fashioned ambiance, old world service (like, real honest-to-goodness service from people who actually care about your hospitality experience!)
Don Perry · March 19, 2018
Intense, authentic flavor. Very good. Casual date or small group hangout spot. Not too expensive. Be careful on two things: (1) it is more spicy to the average American than the servers tell you (2) be aware they serve dishes with peppercorn and other tongue-numbing ingredients you can have removed.
Brandon Cobb · January 21, 2018