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Mei Li Wah Bakery

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64 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013
(212) 9667866
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07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great start to the holiday. Recommended in many youtube vlogs like The Fung Bros, thought we'd drop by for a quick and cheap lunch. We were not disappointed. Portions were large and flavourful - We went for wanton noodles and braised beef cheung fun. Not sure what to order - point at the large pictures laid across the walls. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a piece of chinatown history. It has been there since I was a kid, having undergone renovations and a reopening. Through the years though, one thing is for sure - their buns are consistently delicious and addictive. My favorites include their pork bun, sweet bun, chicken bun, and, of course, the big bun (with meat, egg, veggie,... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is the best place for dumplings in the world. This place is cheap and good. You can get a variety of items without breaking the bank. Clean. Polite. Authentic. Local. No frills. Not "romantic".

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Southlake, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We went during lunchtime but were provided a dinner menu, rice is a side order (doesn't come with the dish) and foot was over cooked.

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Thank sgmeloci
Wayne
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not so much a bakery as it is a Chinese Food restaurant. Most of the items on menu are dinner selections, but their pork & chicken buns, both baked and fried (thus the Bakery name) seem to be the items of choice. People line up out the door to purchase these buns by the dozens. One reason: the prices for... More 

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Thank Steven L
new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Use to eat here regularly and was a staple in Chinatown coffee houses. Ate here for first time in long time in September, but recently when I walked by, I noticed it was closed for violations. Not sure what the problem was, but it was OK in September, but nothing spectacular or special except that it has been around a... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We order take out food here all the time we hit New York City Chinatown, and bring it back home. The brown bun and the sio mai are excellent and really tasty. You can freeze them and just take whatever you want to eat and put them under the microwave for a minute or two. Great take out food.

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Thank Bong Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent cheap home made food on the run like mom used to make ! I come here all the way from Texas for Thier pork steamed buns mmmmmmm

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Thank Luis P
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Excellent roasted pork buns CHEAP ($1.00). Employees super friendly! Got the warm buns to go, delicious!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Found this place whilst visiting Chinatown... They serve a few dishes of Dim Sum and apparently they are famous for their Roast Pork Bun. During my stay in NYC, I came here three days in a row. We had the Prawn Rice Roll which was as good as the ones I have tasted back in Asia. They serve from 7am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (212) 9667866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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