Man with chopsticks and spoon picks up a spring roll during a dim sum meal in a restaurant.  Asian woman holds siu mai in her chopsticks.

Brooklyn’s Chinatown is not as widely known as neighboring Manhattan’s or distant San Francisco’s, but it probably should be. Brooklyn has twice as many Chinese Americans as Manhattan, and the borough’s Sunset Park Chinatown is flooded with excellent dining options. Here are a few restaurants to put on your radar if you’re looking for authentic Chinese cuisine during your stay in Brooklyn.

Bamboo Garden

Bamboo Garden has a loyal following of customers who drop in regularly for dim sum feasts. Authentic dumplings, pan-fried noodles, flat noodles, black sesame roll, and egg tart are favorites for many regulars. Bamboo Garden’s spacious setting means the restaurant can accommodate throngs of regulars and newcomers without relying heavily on a waiting list.

64089 8th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 238-1122

Golden Imperial Palace

Another popular and spacious dim sum joint, Golden Imperial Palace is especially well known for its seafood offerings. Honey-glazed dry squid, pan-fried flounder, and sauteed conch are a few favorites. Visit Golden Imperial Palace on an evening or during the weekend, and you are likely to see groups of Cantonese-Americans celebrating family milestones or other special events.

618 62nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 833-3777

Jade Food, Inc.

No place in Sunset Park’s Chinatown does sweets quite like Jade Food, Inc. This place is an emporium of sesame balls, fried fruit buns, and other Cantonese and Mandarin dessert bites.

6223 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 238-1688

Mister Hotpot

Hot Pot is enjoyable in any weather, but indulging in this Fujianese tradition is especially nice on a cold winter day. If you’d like to enjoy some warm, pungent delights during your stay in Brooklyn, Mister Hotpot should definitely be on your radar.

5306 8th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 238-1688

Hong Kong Boy

Relative to most neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Sunset Park shuts down fairly early. Most kitchens close by 8::30, but not Hong Kong Boy. This Brooklyn-Chinatown institution, serving heaping portions of lo mein and other Cantonese delicacies accepts orders until 10pm.

6201 8th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 630-1388

Good Chinese food can be found in most New York neighborhoods. To get an authentic Chinatown experience that relatively few out-of-town visitors experience, head to Brooklyn’s Sunset Park while you’re in town. It’s a nice neighborhood to walk around, the park offers great Manhattan views, and the Chinese cuisine is hard to beat. The subway journey is arduous from certain neighborhoods, but it’s only a 15-minute drive from Nu Hotel Brooklyn.