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Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

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65 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4931
+1 212-608-4170
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tel Aviv
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice small ice cream place with many flavours, some special and other regular. Of you are there might as well try the special ones :)

Thank uri_fi
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in cold winter days people flock to this well known sweet paradise of excellent ice cream. Exotic and rare flavors are found here and the quality is excellent.Be prepared to make a long queue in the summer months well worth the experience. Creamy and not overly sweet ice cream in mouth watering flavor but I suggest you to try... More 

Thank louis phillippe d
New York
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113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Exotic and standard favorites. the perfect end to a meal in China town...Grab a favorite or try something new. GREAT green tea ice cream.

Thank johnfD8600OC
New York, New York, United States
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went with some friends and we all loved it. Some indoor seating would be nice, but based on the quaintness and great ice cream make this place a can't-miss.

Thank Caleb K
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258 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

For an old famous establishment , the outlet looks small and when we went in there was no one else- so we were not too sure whether we landed in the correct place. However the ice creams on offer confirmed that we reached the original China town ice cream factory. They have some unusual flavors - we tried Black sesame... More 

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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The place has a pretty good reputation for Chinese ice cream, but after trying it, I think I'll stick with my American ice cream shops. It was different- has a taffy like consistency, difficult yo scoop with the plastic spoon they give you. At $4.65 for a small cup, it's definitely overpriced and over-rated.

Thank Steven L
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Ice cream is good, but nothing to die for, do not expect Italian standard here. More than solid quality - like in every traditional local ice cream parlor (the ones not defrosted and frozen again) and I think, "fresher" than franchised Ben&Jerry's and Haagen Dazs. Unusual flavors are lovely addition to spice this sweet story :) Two scopes (size of... More 

Thank Dalmata T
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Ice cream was great but the space is too small. Would go back for sure. I choose almond cookie ice cream and wanted more.

Thank Leapl12345
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A tiny ice cream place in China town with loads of weird and wonderful flavours. Often a short line and it's essentially a take-away, but worth it for the unusual flavours like lychee sorbet. Seem to remember it was cash only. Best to decide quickly to avoid holding up the line!

Thank Wasitanygood
Sarasota, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a very small establishment, but it makes up for it with a large selection of freshly made ice creams. There are normal flavors, for those that prefer a traditional ice cream. For those that are willing, they have some unique flavors to try, lychee is my favorite.

Thank catherinecK4593VL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Fast food
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Bayard St, New York City, NY 10013-4931
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-608-4170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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