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Hop Kee Restaurant

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21 Mott St, Bsmt B, New York City, NY 10013-5032
+1 212-964-8365
11:00 - 01:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting New York, was asked around about great Chinese food. Our hotel staff member said to hop on the train to Chinatown and check out Hop Kee. So, we did and it was delicious! Very quick and friendly service with true authentic Chinese food. Light (not greasy) with amazing flavors! Some things to know before you get there -... More 

Thank Nicole R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to go- it's super good and you won't be sorry. Not a fancy place, but old school good! Try whatever is on special would be my advice!

Thank Ray W
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING FOOD! First time Ive ever tried snails. Was very skeptical about it because who in their right mind eats snails. Decided to try it and it was amazing. He fried osters were huge amd the shrimp walnuts with white sauce was supreme!. Friendly staff and Anthony Bourdain frequents this place quite often. probably the best Chinese food I have... More 

Thank Merrell C
Winter Haven, Florida
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212 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is authentic Chinese restaurant along Mott street in Chinatown. We have great tasting hot and sour soup, pork chop, watercress in shrimp paste, yang chow fried rice, and pork . Our server is customer-oriented. Be warned though, they are cash only restaurant.

Thank Olivia Q
Ramat Gan, Israel
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604 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love chinese food and the hotel recommended this place and for good reason. tasty and very reasonably priced. They only take cash so be prepared!

Thank Dr_Iris_B
Keerbergen, Belgium
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Personally the food here was quite mediocre. I think I've eten better Chinese food. The ambiance in the restaurant is quite and experience, when you go down into the basement you don't know what to expect, and that's the experience. Service is not friendly, tips are more a decision of the person to whom you pay your bill instead of... More 

Thank tmstt
Brookfield, Connecticut
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to several restaurants in Chinatown and they basically fall in 2 categories (in my opinion). 1.Tourist places that have big fancy typical restaurant stuff and good to mediocre food for those that walk in and care more about ambience than food. 2. Real eateries catering to the local chinese people. These are the places where you'll see mostly... More 

Thank ellen06804
Marietta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the recommendation of a local after hearing it was an Anthony Bourdain favorite. The food was very good but they only take cash so be prepared!

Thank bishopcm
Hamburg, Germany
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146 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Being a Chinese food fan, it was very hard to decide which restaurant to try in NYC Chinatown. I ended up in this place because I saw it the Anthony Bourdain show. Totally worth it. Service was fast. Food incredibly tasty. I wanted to try so many different things! It was hard to decide what to order!. Would go definitely... More 

Thank Clemente B
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a no frills traditional Cantonese Chinese restaurant. The wait staff is old school... everyone is always busy and working hard. Although it is in downstairs it was bright and airy and busy, both rooms were full. The food is very good; the crab Cantonese is a specialty and the snails. The 1/2 roast duck is a starter but... More 

Thank mch32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Mott St, Bsmt B, New York City, NY 10013-5032
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-964-8365

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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