I posted a response to a similar thread the other day, but didn't realize it was from so long ago. I just thought I'd start a new one, since so many places have mysteriously closed in the last couple years....
My friend & I both live on the UWS (70's & 80's) & we've been on a desperate hunt for a good Chinese restaurant ever since Hunan Park closed. (One mainly for delivery & take-out.)
Here are some places we DON'T like:
Empire Szechuan Kyoto
I found these places to be either bland, greasy and/or having meat of substandard quality (what my friends & I call "spare parts chicken," for example).
Any good suggestions?!