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Posted by kublai khan on 07/15/2014
Either the fried wonton was a year old or it must be consumed immediately after frying. As it was, granite teeth would not be able to handle it. The pork egg fuyoung was good, but be sure to ask for no sauce. The fried fish pictured on the wall looks delicious but you must call ahead to order.
Posted by notzagat on 06/18/2012
Have ordered takeout, usually beef chow fun ($5.75), lo mein ($5.25 chicken) and Singapore mai fun ($6.75), very good (dry style), cheap and quick. Sauces (oyster) sufficient and decent quality, ingredients OK (curry), and quantity good sized. Beef is not top grade but fine. Singapore curry is dry and old style. Had lunch recently. Beef and tomato on rice ($4.75) was OK. Stingy on beef and beef not best but OK. Plenty of rice and huge bowl of house soup. Service good. Bathroom OK. Heard order for chop suey which they actually have an American Cantonese menu with natives eating from concocted orders.
Posted by Arthurt on 05/17/2012
I've been enjoying meals at 69 Bayard since Richard Nixon occupied the White House. There were many evenings during college years when friends and I would leave campus fo the two hour jaunt to Chinatown--arrive at 2 or 3 am, and eat ourselves silly---for about 10 bucks a head. The more things change the more they stay the same. This place may very well be the best food value in NYC. The place is still spartan, and always crowded, noisy and cramped. The waiters barely speak Emglish, and the duck sauce comes from a ketchup like squirt bottle. But the food is beyond reproach. This is Americanized Chinese food---don't be looking for Shark's Fin soup or poached quail eggs here. But all the soups--especially the Hot and Sour and all noodle soups--are in huge portions, and hot, steaming and perfect. The Chow Fun is the best anywhere. Specialties of the house include a great take on Four Seasons, Crispy Chicken with cashews, sweet and sour shrimp with fried wontons, all the moo shus, and the best dish in Chinatown---Chicken Kew with Black Beasn sauce. ried rice is a must--in any variety--and the portion can weasily be split 4 or 5 ways. Dumplings are doughy but good, the spare ribs better than you'll find in the outer boroughs, and even the tea is ood--served in a glass, not a cup. This is family style dining, and you may find youself sharing a table with strangers; but you'll also chance to make new friends. A gfroup of 4 can easily feast for a total bill under $50, and, outside of Burger King or McD's, where else is that possible? Finish off dinner with a stroll through Chinatown and some dessert from the Chinatown Ice Cream factory.....You may neve order take out again.
Posted by wong san ying on 09/15/2010
yes, well, several of the waiters and cooks (chefs) from Wo Hop 17 have moved up to work at 69...so there is no surprise that the food seems similar...and yes, it is Americanized Chinese Food, but who wants Jelly Fish and sauteed Duck feet and Pig intestines
Posted by Joseph C on 07/07/2010
As a semi-annual visitor to Tribeca, I usually find myself in Chinatown rather often. This was the first time I tried 69, and I have to say that the quality of the takeout food at 3am was okay, but not stellar. Still, the fact that they are open at 3 am and doing pretty decent business rates them a solid 4. Prices are very reasonable for the items that I ordered. Some items on their menu are priced higher --- perhaps it is those items that rate the more glowing review of the food. Or, perhaps, one needs to go there during regular hours!
Posted by Foodie on 04/03/2010
Not many places still prepares food the old fashion way. But this place is famous for ox tail stew and salt & pepper fried chicken wings. This is western food with a Chinese twist and it is fantastic. Give it a try and its good cheap eats.
Posted by Chloe on 06/15/2009
Had the roast pork with black bean sauce. Very good. Hardly much fat or gristle in the pork. The sauce looked a little slimy though. I don't know if that was because they used too much corn starch or what, but it tasted good and didn't feel slimy. I suppose it could have had a stronger flavor. They give you a lot. You have to pay for each little thing like rice or egg roll though. For two people it came to $23. No credit cards. Reminds me of WoHop. Best thing is its open 24 hours! True NYC! There are dollar bills pasted all over the walls. Unbelievable you would find that in a Chinese place - I would have thought they would cash those in! Maybe they do every year? A few said 2008. Would go back.