Hot Kitchen

$ $
104 2nd Ave (at 6th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-3090
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 10:30pm



  • Some of the best Chinese in the East Village, uncompromising in its use of chilies and Sichuan peppercorns.
  • psyched to see non "ABC" style cuisine taking center stage. Ridiculously good value for the money.
  • Try the hot and sour sweet potato noodle soup ($7) and enjoy the mouth-numbing sensation of slippery noodles bathed in a hot chili-oil broth, studded with bits of ground beef, peanuts and cilantro.
  • When a Chinese restaurant segregates its "American Chinese Food" to the back of their menu, you hope the food is bound to be more authentic. Fortunately this is Chengdu-style Szechuan food done right.
  • You know the food is good here when you walk in and it's all Asian people. Holler. Love my rice !
  • My new favorite MaPo tofu. Get it with the cumin lamb and the chicken fried rice. Soup dumplings are solid but not remarkable.
  • This is real Chinese food
  • closest to real Chinese food I've had in a while, I love the
  • General Tso's is better than the stuff they're offering in Harlem. For anyone from the midwest, you'll be pleasantly surprised with how good this food compares to back home.
  • The ma po to fu was phenomenal. Would highly recommend the dumplings in red oil too. Spicy but delish. New favorite place.
  • According to our food critic Robert Sietsema, the addition of cumin to the Lamb with Cumin Flavor is a wonderful surprise. No wonder its ranked number 4 on his top 10 lamb dishes in NYC.
  • Everything is spicy. Heaven. Frog with mix veggie in the hot pan is a must if you wanna try some really authentic Chinese food.
  • The broiled fish in chili sauce is the best I've had in the city. Going there again today.
  • Soup dumplings and sweet potato noodles were the winners.
  • Incredible soup dumplings
  • Authentic Sichuan food reminds me of home. Huge bowls of broiled fish in chili sauce. Ox tongue and tripe cold dish appetizer is spicy and delicious.
  • The lamb with cumin is excellent
  • The awesome noodles in the sweet potato soup can be found in the cellophane noodle w/minced pork dish. For those days you don't want soup. Never happened to me, but a tip nonetheless!
  • Hotpot was standard and overpriced.
  • Delicious. Try the Lo-Mein.

Nearby places

48 1/2 E 7th St (at 2nd Ave)
13 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
95 E 10th St (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave)