A classic Chinatown spot.
Cheap, filling dishes and no stress of getting lost in translation.
What's the Deal?
Open since 1938, this basement restaurant serves amazing NY-Chinese food to mainly New Yorkers (non-Chinese) and some tourists (you can spot them at the tables with way too much food).
Avoid peak lunch & dinner hours if you can where lines stretch up the stairs and you won't be encouraged to linger.
We love the beef chow-fon, cold noodles and free hot tea served in a glass (don't feel bad to ask for it if they've missed you on a busy day). Portions are ginormous so stick to one entree for every two people. And of course, cash only.
Wo Hop is towards the bottom of Mott Street and about equal distance from the City Hall stations (4, 5, 6 at Brooklyn Bridge; R at Canal; J, Z at Chambers) and the Canal Street Stations (the N, Q, 6, J, Z at Canal Street).
17 Mott Street