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Cafe China - Anyone tried yet?

Cheeryvisage | Sep 8, 2011 07:48 PM

Grubstreet has a short post on the new Midtown Chinese restaurant, Cafe China, that just opened a week ago. You can see the photos of some of their dishes.

On the restaurant's about page: "[...] It's the 1930's. [..] This is Shanghai. It is the place where the East is embracing the West for the first time. [...]" They claim they serve "authentic Chinese food in a 1930's Shanghai setting."

So, it's a Shanghainese restaurant? But when you look at the menu ( ), at least half of the dishes are Sichuanese. The numerous red peppers on the menu are giving me a headache. What the heck? What in the world is this restaurant trying to be?

Anyway, I'm kind of curious about it. Might give it a try. Though, I think this place might have an identity crisis. It makes me skeptical.

Cafe China
13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016

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