Lee Wing Wah sits at the apex of high-quality, inexpensive dining in Chinatown. Bring friends here for the excellent lunch specials. Between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., you can order delicately flavored, hearty entrees like shrimp in lobster sauce, kung pao chicken or a plate of potstickers for $4.50, egg roll included.
Or take advantage of the $13 per person Peking Dinner. There's a set menu, but you can ask for substitutions; the management doesn't seem to be too picky. Even in Chinatown, a group dinner of the proportions that Lee Wing Wah offers will often cost more than $13 a head, and when you taste the amazing seafood dishes, crispy chicken and Mongolian beef, you'll realize what a bargain you're getting.
One caveat: Don't expect anything exciting or even above-average in the way of atmosphere or service. You'll be completely satisfied with your experience if you manage to ignore the setting and focus on the food. Another cost savings? Two hours of free parking in the Chinatown parking lot.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Abigail Derecho