Chinatown businesses were hit especially hard by this pandemic, even before the stay-at-home order in New York.
Multiple reports showed how the area experienced a steep decline in business throughout the COVID-19 crisis, but now some restaurants have slowly but surely started to open back up. For take-out and delivery of course.
One of those is Hop Kee, as Gothamist first reported, which is one of the oldest in the neighborhood as it has been open since 1968. The cellar restaurant is beloved by New Yorkers for its mouthwatering Cantonese dishes, especially seafood like lobster and crab, and was one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorites.
You can see owner Peter Lee (who took it over for his father) talk about Hop Kee and the coronavirus impact on his restaurant in this brief but poignant interview:
You can order dishes, like jumbo shrimp with sweet and sour sauce and Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce, from Hop Kee by calling 212-964-8365, or take a peek at the menu on their website. They are currently open for takeout and delivery from 11am to 6pm daily, at 21 Mott St.
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