The full name, Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, was directly imported from China—as was the regional menu offering dishes not often seen on American tables. The artsy, young and vibrant ambience draws as many people in for authentic cooking as it does for afternoon tea. Be forewarned that the food may not all fit on your tiny table, but the accommodating kitchen is sure to plan your meal accordingly, with well-timed courses arriving and disappearing in synchronicity. Sichuan chili oil makes its creeping, tingling presence known in a wonderfully chewy presentation of spicy bean curd. Chunks of sole are expertly prepared with a crisp exterior coated in a savory soy glaze. Superb taste and "Instagrammable" beauty is clear in each dish.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors