Where To Eat Chinese Food In Bensonhurst On Christmas

Where To Eat Chinese Food In Bensonhurst On Christmas
Photo by Yelp user Cynthia L.
Photo by Yelp user Cynthia L.

For many New York City Jews, seeing a movie and eating Chinese food on Christmas is as observed and beloved tradition as any.

It goes without saying that Bensonhurst, one of Brooklyn’s multiple little Chinatown’s, has a pretty abundant arsenal of Chinese food — from the C grade cheap eats to the Zagat-rated.

We’ve hand picked five of our favorite spots for you. Only one of them takes reservations, and seeing as Chinese spots are often the only restaurants open on Christmas Day, plan according (or prepare to come in with your elbows up).

Did we forget to include your favorite local Chinese restaurant? Let us know in the comments.

Top Prosperity Dumpling
Address: 2369 86th Street
Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week
Phone: (718) 372-0010
Reservations: No

Opened back in September, Top Prosperity Dumpling has raked in some stellar Yelp reviews for its sesame pancake sandwiches and garnering dumpling comparisons to Chinatown’s beloved Vanessa’s.

Kings Kitchen and Bakery
Address: 2051 86th Street and 2053 86th Street
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Phone: (718) 373-1188 and (718) 975-3388
Reservations: No

Kings Kitchen is recognizable among the other Asian eateries in the area for its glass vestibule and adjacent sweets shop, which shares its name: Kings Bakery. The restaurant strikes an in-between of the more formal, upscale area restaurants and the fast food spots with a friendly, well-lit atmosphere and plenty of chatter.

Fay Wong Cafe And Bakery
Address: 6205 18th Avenue
Hours: Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed on Mondays.
Phone: (718) 232-2623
Reservations: No

This Hong Kong-style cafe is known for their affordable prices and breakfast special. Prepare to wait in line.

Hand Pull Noodle And Dumpling House
Address: 7201 18th Avenue
Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week
Phone: (718) 232-6191
Reservations: Yes!

Hand-pulled noodles are exactly what they sound like – they are made by stretching and folding dough into long strands until they are the desired thickness. Part of the experience is watching the chef stretch and pull the noodles by hand before tossing them into boiling water. Hand Pull Noodle is small enough that you pretty much get a front row view of the kitchen no matter where you sit.

New Ruan’s
Address: 1955 86th Street
Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight
Phone: (718) 266-8888
Reservations: No

Rated by the New York Post as being one of America’s best Chinese restaurants, New Ruan’s has been serving Bensonhurst since 1991 and is known for their vegetarian specials and authentic dishes.


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