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Long Island's best traditional Chinese restaurants

Tao's kung pao chicken, made with dark meat,

(Credit: Yana Paskova)

Where have all those old-school Chinese restaurants gone? Sleek Asian-fusion palaces, Chinese-Japanese hybrids and mammoth all-you-can-eat buffets have nudged most of them out of the picture. Most, but not all. Here are some of the best traditional Chinese places on Long Island.

  • Fortune Wheel Seafood Restaurant in Levittown. (Jan. 10,

    Fortune Wheel Seafood Restaurant $$ | Chinese, Dim sum 3601 Hempstead Tpke. Levittown Fortune Wheel has been serving some of Long Island's best Chinese food since 1993. This ...

  • Dungeness crab is stir-fried at Hunan Taste in

    Hunan Taste $$$ | Chinese 3 Northern Boulevard Greenvale Upscale Chinese; order carefully. ...

  • Critic rating 3
    Moonstone, the sleek and contemporary new Chinese restaurant,

    Moonstone Chinese Cuisine $$$ | Asian, Chinese 14 Northern Blvd. Great Neck Sleek and contemporary, bright and handsome, Moonstone artfully transforms this Northern Boulevard space close to ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Steamed whole chicken is garnished with Chinese mustard

    The Orient $$ | Chinese 623 Hicksville Rd. Bethpage Restaurateur Tommy Tan enjoys guiding first-timers through the intricacies of authentic Cantonese cuisine at this ...

  • Lobster with ginger and scallions at Palace of

    Palace of Wong $$ | Chinese 348 Sunrise Hwy Rockville Centre Since 1967, the Wong family has owned this pagoda-topped landmark, where the veteran crew is ...

  • Critic rating 2

    Pearl East $$$ | Chinese, Japanese 1191 Northern Blvd. Manhasset What stays appealing about this Manhasset mainstay is its fresh look, comparatively restrained style and ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    The Red Tiger Dumpling House serves authentic Shanghai

    Red Tiger Dumpling House $$ | Asian, Chinese 1320 Stony Brook Rd. Stony Brook This Stony Brook restaurant serves sought-after Shanghai specialty known as the soup dumpling or bun. ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Tables at Yao's Diner in Centereach fill quickly

    Yao's Diner $$ | Chinese 2503 Middle Country Rd. Centereach Unless you're fluent in Chinese, you may want to wait a couple of weeks before ...

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