Restaurant Review: Little Alley

imagejpeg_0Details: Located at 550 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016. Official site is

Score: 7/10

Little Alley is a Chinese/Shanghainese restaurant in midtown Manhattan. It’s kind of hip and upscale for a Chinese restaurant. Accordingly, the prices are also a little higher than you’d expect for Chinese food.

The interior is nice and kind of fashionable. All the waiters spoke decent English, which was nice.

We ordered the Dong Po pork with buns (pork belly, broccoli, scallion, sweet sauce, sesame oil, bun, cost $20), the Shanghai stir fried thick noodle (cost $16), the little alley lion head (big meatball with some bok choy, can’t find the price) and an order of soup dumplings (around $10).

Everything was pretty good. The lion head was okay and came with an egg in it, like in a scotch egg. Portions were smaller than I’d like, but the taste was fine.

Waiters were very accommodating when we were dividing up the bill.

Overall, a pretty good place to get some slightly higher quality Chinese food. I’d come back again.

Score: 7/10

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