Chinese food is all over New York City, but there is so much more available than chicken and broccoli or shrimp fried rice.
Chinese cuisine varies from region to region, and you’d be hard-pressed not to find a restaurant for every last one in NYC. But, of course, some are more popular than others.
There are eight main culinary cuisines of China, from Cantonese to Hunan to Sichuan, with subcategories within each.
Here are some of the most prevalent regional cuisines in New York City and our picks for where to eat them. All locations in Manhattan unless otherwise noted.