Han Dynasty has a bunch of locations these days, but the Old City original is still the best one. It’s in an old, ornate building that has a long bar where you can sit and watch whatever sports games happen to be on. It also has our favorite Sichuan food in the city, and you can order a whole lot of it for about $25. People really love Han Dynasty - and we kind of don’t blame them. Their dan dan noodles are our favorite thing here (even though they’re pretty spicy), but if you can’t handle the heat, there are about 50 other things on the menu that you can get instead. Actually though, you should really just get the dan dan and suck it up. It’s worth it.
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