Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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Highly recommended

by expert reviewers

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10 expert recommendations


Frommer's 35

When in Chinatown, after sitting down at a dim sum banquet or a noodle joint, skip the feeble dessert offerings and head to one of my favorite ice-cream shops in the city. Full review →



A popular and long-standing Chinatown ice cream hotspot. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Chinatown's favorite ice-cream peddler keeps it local with flavors like green tea, ginger, durian and lychee sorbet. Full review →


New York Magazine Tick Critic's Pick

Among the traditional flavors are a citrus-y, herbal green tea ice cream, an aromatic lychee sorbet, a nutty black sesame ice cream and the fresh green avocado. Full review →


Not For Tourists

The best ice cream (ginger, black sesame, mango, red bean, et al.), ever. Full review →


Rough Guide

An essential after- dinner stop, though the wondrously unusual flavours are good any time.


Time Out

A family-run Chinatown institution for more than 30 years, this popular scoop shop sells offbeat flavors like black sesame, lychee and avocado. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Legend has it that ice cream was invented in China about 1500 years ago, so it makes sense that one of Chinatown’s oldest businesses is the Chinese Ice Cream Factory. Full review →



Flavors include lychee, ginger, almond cookie, taro, mint chip and strawberry shortcake. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (daily). Full review →


Zagat 4.4

Forget fortune cookies – this Chinatown ice cream "institution" scooping a "great mix" of "traditional" and "exotic, Asian-inspired" flavors – all of them "delicious". Full review →

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