Yunnan BBQ in New York City
Courtesy of Diana Yen/The Jewels of NY

Yunnan BBQ

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

New York

Formerly known as Yunnan Kitchen, this Lower East Side spot is one of the coolest Chinese restaurants in New York. The menu centers around family-style servings of barbecued pork, chicken and fish, and features better-than-standard sides like duck egg fried rice and noodles cooked in clam broth. Punch bowls and Asian-inspired cocktails, like Chinese Micheladas and chrysanthemum mint juleps, are refreshing complements to the spicy food.