2009 Readers’ Poll: Best Sit Down Chinese

It’s time for the 3rd Annual Midtown Lunch Readers’ Poll. Your nominations are in, and between now and the end of the year I’ll be asking all of you to vote for the best Midtown Lunches in a whole range of categories. You can only vote once per category (so choose wisely), and official results will be posted after the new year.

Earlier today we asked for your favorite fast food Chinese. The steam table joints, where you walk up to a counter order your food and you’re off. But what about the sit down places, with waiters? A lot of them offer under $10 lunch specials… and are a breed unto themselves. Last years champ, Szechuan Gourmet, has touched a whole new group of lunchers with their new location on 57th Street, as a result will be tough to beat. But Chef Yu, Dong Hai, Oriental Noodle House, and Wu Liang Ye have their own rabid fans, and Main Noodle House is always packed. Plus, we’ve been hearing good things about newcomer Lan Sheng. Could this be the year for a surprise? Here are the nominees…

Vote for your favorite after the jump…

Vote for your favorite Midtown Lunches in these other categories:
Best Street Meat
Best Chinese Fast Food
Best Midtown Happy Hour
Best Latin Food
Best Coffee
Best Falafel
Best Fast Food Hamburger


  • Oriental Noodle Shop is mad dirty! my coworkers and I had a handful of incidents with “extra” toppings in our food… yeap! one time a whole flies and all they said was “what exchange?” what on earth… we banned it

  • I wonder if in future years some reshuffling of the Chinese categories would make sense. Like one group for somewhat authentic options (S. Gourmet, Hing Won, Ying Du) and one for just really good sesame chicken. I can say that I have never thought about sitting down in Main Noodle House despite having the option.

  • Nobody nominated Asian Station!?

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