663 Bistro

Editor’s Pick

$ Chinese

The workingman’s cafe with the bistro sheen may look like a Chinatown storefront (this block’s a bit dodgy), but inside, the clattering and brightly lit 663 is really a Hong Kong–style cafe—and, in our view, the best of that genre in town. Here live gentle Cantonese wontons and great salt-and-pepper chicken wings and terrific barbecued meats and a surprisingly mean curry; the city’s best pea vines and a glistening haystack of pan-fried chow mein noodles studded with seafood. Barbecue from the takeout corner spreads the joy. Night owls know to get their orders in before 2am weekends to beat the barflies.

Last updated: 10/15/2012