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Nom Wah Tea Parlor

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor184
dumplings • dim sum • shrimp • egg rolls

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  • Photo of Lynda Lee
    5 months ago
    Bon Appetit Sept 2017
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  • Photo of Sophie L
    a year ago
    Elegant and old fashioned dim sum
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  • Photo of Elliot Cohen
    a year ago
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  • Photo of Loren Routhier
    a year ago
    Great dim sum
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  • Photo of Madeleine Lacehsnez
    “The Original” egg roll, scallion pancakes, and roast pork bun, Shrimp dumpling, $4; shrimp rice roll, $4; “The Original” egg roll, $5.95; turnip cake, $4; scallion pancake, $4; house special roast pork bun, $1.95
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  • Photo of Nic Brown
    2 years ago
    Manhattan’s Nom Wah, though—the oldest dim sum parlor in the city—is beloved by Ruth Reichl, among others, for its dumplings, pork rolls, almond cookies, and extensive menu. It’s approaching its centennial, which is remarkable given the changes its neighborhood has experienced over the years.
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  • Photo of Raja H
    2 years ago
    A friend of says this is "white people's dim sum" and I love it. Don't come here looking for ladies pushing carts of various dishes, encouraging you to try something you don't recognize. Came here with a group on a weekend for a hungover brunch, which I partially regretted because of the 40 min wait. I'm a huge fan of the beef rice noodles. Don't skip these.
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  • Photo of Travel + Leisure
    2 years ago
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  • Photo of Lily Soule
    3 years ago
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  • Photo of Lily Soule
    3 years ago
    Shrimp stuffed noodles are a must
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  • Photo of Urban Adventures
    3 years ago
    Perfect for Dim Sum 1st timers.
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  • Photo of Si Zhang
    3 years ago
    Delicious and cheap dim sum
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  • Photo of Yooie Jacobs
    3 years ago
    original egg roll
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  • Photo of Urban Adventures
    3 years ago
    Perfect for 1st time Dim Sum'ers. Authentic, but user friendly.
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  • Photo of Ruth Reichl
    3 years ago
    The oldest dim sum purveyor in the city.
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  • Photo of Brian Boerman
    4 years ago
    Dim sum
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  • Photo of We Heart New York We Heart New York
    Chinatown offers as many options for dim sum as there are dishes on a dim sum cart, but we like Nom Wah, the oldest dim sum shop in town. Few nonagenarians are as spry as this one.
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  • Photo of Stephanie Sprayregen
    The original dim sum parlor. Get there early and be prepared to wait.
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  • Photo of Bararteg
    4 months ago
    Had a tasting here and the Dim-sum was as good as I have had. Realy great dumplings. I need to get back here to try more.
  • Photo of Clu78
    4 months ago
    Came here on a Sunday & was seated immediately. The restaurant has an old school feel to it. You can tell that there was so much history there. They were very busy but the service was consistent, fast & friendly. The dim sum was amazing. Will definitely be back.
  • Photo of alejandro l
    4 months ago
    Low quality. Not fresh at all. Everything reheated. Friendly waiters though. We wish we had decided for another dim sum restaurant.
  • Photo of RMTraveler099
    4 months ago
    Excellent dumplings, bao, scallion pancakes & other delicious food in a casual eatery that clearly attracts the tourists as well as regulars. Efficient service. Less noisily overwhelming than some big dim sum halls are.
  • Photo of CharlotteSmiley
    4 months ago
    I had lunch here with a friend. It was not too busy, until a large group of tourists arrived and raised the level of noise (otherwise quiet). The setting is simple, nothing fancy. My friend was mentioning this is traditional dim sum. Food can be ordered from a menu, and there is paper and pen to check mark the desired dishes. We ordered 5 dim sum: House special roast pork bun , Shrimp dumplings (my favorite), Cilantro and scallion rice roll, Pan-fried dumplings, and Fried sesame balls with lotus paste. Everything was very good, except for the pork bun that I don't think was any special. The shrimp dumplings were very good and fresh, no shrimp tails or other fillings. The sesame balls were good too, even if I am not a fan of deserts. Service was prompt, food was served in several batches, just enough time to enjoy what was already served. The only other dim sum I tried in NY was Golden Unicorn but that was at least 5 years ago. It came to 13 $/pp, so not too cheap (I've been to cheaper in Toronto Chinatown). I would go again to sample the other dim sum dishes.
  • Photo of Aaron M
    4 months ago
    Had a mid week lunch here. The restaurant was busy but we got seated straight away. We found the staff pleasant and the service was quick. The food was ok, we really enjoyed the noodles but found everything we ordered very oily. Probably wouldn't go back but it was an interesting experience in Chinatown.
  • Photo of FollowFinn
    4 months ago
    A classic Dim Sum restaurant. The restaurant looks like it's the setting of an Indie movie. It had the authentiek feel of a Chinese-American diner with just the right amount of grit. The food was decent and was quickly served.
  • Photo of pbuntarl
    4 months ago
    Wind around Chinatown to find this untraditional dim sum restaurant. You won't find the food on trolley's and the hours are extended. However the dum sum are quite delicious, fresh, and the service is good. It's not fancy but it's not expensive.
  • Photo of Nell G
    4 months ago
    Absolutely the best dim sum in the city, Food is fresh, delicious, served quickly at a very reasonable price, dinner for 3 just under $40
  • Photo of RobertBG
    4 months ago
    I ate at Nom Wah for the first time during a holiday weekend. The place was really packed. In fact, it took over a half hour just to get a seat at the counter. But it was worth it. They have a list of items you can order. After you check off what you want, the plates start coming. And coming And coming. One better than the other. Dumplings of all kinds, including Shanghai soup dumplings. Beef, pork, shrimp, crab, and vegetarian items. And a list of fine teas, including some wonderful oolongs. This isn't a place you go for ambiance. If you can find this place (I had Google Maps on my phone direct me), and you can get in, you're in for a treat. They also have larger plates of main courses and noodle dishes. I thought the prices were very reasonable. I walked away very full with enough left over for breakfast the next day.
  • Photo of William C
    4 months ago
    Fascinating place. We arrived just after noon. After a brief wait, very nice young lady seated us and we placed our order. Food was prompt, hot, tasty. No complaints. They only take AmEx or cash.
  • Photo of Marunui187
    5 months ago
    great location great service great vibe and the best dim sim yum char ever the chefs there r great and its an honour to eat there food new york china town icon u must come and eat here . we wil be back again and again ..
  • Photo of libertybelle24
    5 months ago
    My husband and I went there while visiting N.Y.I found the food less than good.I had dumpling soup.The filling was grizzly.I then ordered egg rolls,I have never seen egg rolls filled with celery,mushrooms,not a bit of Chinese cabbage.They were gross.Also to say the least they were RUDE.I hatted it.Never again will I go there ever.
  • Photo of rebeccabreval
    5 months ago
    We had the chance to have a table right away. Service was very fast and not extremely friendly but judging by the aspect of the restaurant I wasn't expecting it to be. Food is good but a bit oily (even for Chinese food...). I'd recommend their noddle plate and shrimp dumplings.
  • Photo of RossoDiavel
    5 months ago
    I always like eating in Chinatown but sometimes the good restaurants are a little bit "rustic" in their decor and upkeep regardless of excellent food. Nom Wah Tea Parlor is a perfect mix of old traditional look and the new "hipster vibe", it looks similar to old Chinatown favorites but it has a more modern approach with young stuff. the food is great and the service is very fast.
  • Photo of theoldtimer
    5 months ago
    In Taiwan this is called Yum cha (飲茶). This is among the rare place in America where Dim Sum food in not swimming in oil or over-salty. We ordered Bean Curd Skin Roll, Shrimp Rice Roll, Sticky Rice with sausage, Shrimp Chive Dumpling, Fried Shrimp with Bean Curd, among others. Shrimp is fresh and at least we cannot tell any of the food has been microwaved from prepacked dim sum from China (which can be bought in oriental markets). Almost all the Sim Sum places in New Jersey the food taste right out of pre-packaged dishes from China (we have quit eating those long time ago) . The quantity of each tray is definitely above average and each tray is about $5. We arrived at about 10:40 AM on a Saturday for brunch. By 11:20 AM, this place only has a few seats left. Will definitely recommend this place. Come early as it seems to be popular among tourists.
  • Photo of Bertram S
    5 months ago
    This was a delightful authentic Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. We came here for the Dim Sung – apparently it’s the first Dim Sum parlor in NYC’s Chinatown. Our guide Richard said this is his favorite Chinese restaurant and he comes here quite often. And this was definitely very much like the Chinese restaurants we ate at in China. The biggest difference was that the English on the menu had English syntax instead of Chinese syntax. Some of us used chop sticks for the food; others of us eventually gave up and asked for forks.
  • Photo of Coloradotreker
    6 months ago
    Nom Wah, apparently, is always jam-packed, and for good reason: excellent cheap-eats in a fun, bustling atmosphere with customers of every stripe, very reminiscent of dim sum eateries in Shanghai. All the dishes we sampled were superb, notably the pork bun, shrimp and chive dumplings, and top-notch scallion pancake, all under five bucks. One of the pricier items at just $12, is the toothsome salt and pepper shrimp, huge fresh shell-on shrimpeys, crispy with perfect batter. Add to that a young and friendly staff and the good cheap wine, and it equaled one of the best NYC dining experiences amidst many.
  • Photo of Ken B
    6 months ago
    After getting a recommendation from a tour guide we ventured into Chinatown to find Nom Wah Tea Parlor. What a wonderful meal. The service was great even though they were full. I heartily recommend visiting.
  • Photo of Pat G
    6 months ago
    Our Chinese friends picked a bunch of dumplings and dim sum to share and it did not disappoint! Steamed buns were tasty too. Service is fast. The line moves fast so don't be intimidated and wait a couple of minutes!

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