Lam Zhou Hand Made Noodles

Restaurants, Chinese Chinatown
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Lam Zhou Hand Made Noodles
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Mei L.

This Lower East Side nook specializes in hand-pulled noodles from China's northwestern province of Lanzhou. Get them in a steaming beef or mutton broth.


Venue name: Lam Zhou Hand Made Noodles
Address: 144 East Broadway
Cross street: between Essex and Pike Sts
Opening hours: Daily 10am–11pm
Transport: Subway: F to East Broadway
Price: Average dish: $5. Cash only
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Xutler H

Velvety, sumptuous dumplings and fantastically authentic noodle dishes keep the chills and hunger at bay.

Dan Q. Dao

Great seeing these regional specialties get some love. The quality is pitch-perfect every time.

Peter Y

Now that Prosperity Dumpling is closed for erm, "renovations," Lam Zhou is in a prime spot to become the next Chinatown tourist trap. 

With cheap, delicious dumplings ($3/10 handmade dumplings on the spot), $6.50 orders of noodle soup (among the best I've had in Chinatown), and just enough cleanliness to pass the eye test, it's a wonder that this place hasn't unseated Prosperity earlier.

While they pride themselves on their noodles, especially their beef brisket noodle soup, it's their dumplings that are the real standouts. Now don't get me wrong; I can never say no to their thick, firm noodles topped with generous portions of meat and bok choy, but their dumplings are the juiciest I've had!

Come here ASAP before the wait reaches the hour mark!

Ashleigh B

Don’t come to Lam Zhou expecting a fine dining experience, or really any sort of service at all, but do come for the dumplings. There’s just one option of filling; traditional pork, but two ways to have them; fried or steamed. I personally prefer the fried, the crunchy bottom is what it’s about. At $3.50 for 10 dumplings, it’s near unbeatable. The handmade noodle soups are equally as tasty ($6). The beef brisket has a generous amount of melting meat pieces and a subtle broth that’s perfect to douse in chilli. The space is as minimal as you can functionally get with one bench and two round tables and the pounding of the noodle dough is their version of ambiance. However, it’s all a part of the experience – one that can be had without breaking a $10 note.