When I think of SoHo I usually think of bougie gastropubs and other overpriced western restaurants with names like “Fish & Barley”. Still, there’s plenty of good places to eat if you’re not in the mood for avocado toast and activated charcoal. One of those places is Sui Kee, an outdoor wonton and brisket noodle restaurant which happens to be right up the hill from The Butchers Club.
It’s pretty noticeable because it’s one of the only remaining food stands in the area and has clearly been there quite a long time. In fact, I don’t think they’ve ever reprinted the menu. But, if you read Chinese you’ll notice that the price for big bowl of wonton noodles was updated at some point to $36. That’s enough to buy a few pieces of bokchoi at Mak’s Noodle down the street if you’re into that sort of thing.
The great thing about Sui Kee though, is how big the portions are compared to the more touristy wonton noodle places in Hong Kong. My bowl came with about five wontons (sorry I ate them too fast to count) and a generous helping of perfectly chewy noodles. The broth itself was also incredibly flavorful and had clearly been cooking for hours by the time I stopped in for lunch.
English Menu: Cannot. Just ask for wonton noodles or brisket noodles.
Average Price Per Person: Under $50
Recommendations: Wonton Noodles ($36), Beef Brisket Noodles ($42)