If you're looking to eat Chinese food in LIC, Hupo is the best option we've tried. This Szechuan restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating available, with a long list of cocktails and spicy dishes like mapo tofu with a small handful of ground Szechuan peppercorns on top like a dollop of whipped cream on a sundae. In addition to the mapo and some Happy Hour drinks, we suggest getting the pea shoots here. Despite being covered in a ton of garlic and oil, they stay bright and crunchy.
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Chinelos Birria Tacos
The Chinelos Birria Tacos truck is usually parked in Long Island City right by the water, and they make fantastic, consomme-drenched birria tacos.
Beebe’s is a restaurant in the bottom of The Boro Hotel in LIC, and it’s a perfect for when you’re in the area and need something easy.
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Carifesta Halal Restaurant
Carifesta in South Richmond Hill makes excellent halal Chinese-Guyanese food, make sure to get the fried chicken fried rice.
Purple Yam serves Filipino food in a casual space with a nice backyard. Use it for a group dinner in Ditmas Park.
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Birds Of A Feather
Birds of a Feather is a Szechuan spot in Williamsburg that’s great for small groups. Stop by with some friends and share a few mouth-numbing things.
Hwa Yuan Szechuan
A reboot of a Chinatown spot that closed decades ago, Hwa Yuan serves great Peking duck, sesame noodles, and more in a massive space on East Broadway.
Cafe China serves some of our favorite Sichuan food in Manhattan, and is a great group dinner spot in Midtown.
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