Who doesn’t enjoy a classic Chinese takeaway night? With Atlas Kitchen, located at 258 West 109th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, you might choose to dine in so you can spend time in the wonderful, bright space with artistic ambience while enjoying your favorite dishes.
Atlas Kitchen collaborated with artist Qiu Anxiong to design the modern space from scratch. Created with a comforting and contemporary aura in mind, the restaurant boasts a copper map of mountains and seas hanging on the wall. The private dining area is filled with sea blue murals that act as a backdrop to the gray seating, reinforcing the contrast along with the cultural meaning.
Unique design is not the only feature that distinguishes Atlas Kitchen from other Chinese restaurants in Manhattan. China is one huge, melting pot with centuries of culinary history and influences. The country didn’t open up until the 1980s, now it shares authentic Chinese food with the rest of the world. In many eateries throughout the U.S., the dishes are frequently Americanized, and that’s what makes Atlas Kitchen special – authenticity of cuisine. Seasoned with a 20-plus-year work experience and recognized as a first tier chef in his home country, Kaiyuan Li challenges the very notion of food Americanization by providing customers with a unquiely Chinese dining adventure. However, you may still find Americanized options on the menu, which makes the restaurant a more inclusive space for all types of foodies.
To truly indulge in the colorful palette of authentic flavor profiles, we recommend you start with deliciously crunchy chicken feet with two choices of spices, soft-shelled turtle with safflower or sautéed eggplant—a customer favorite. The combination of eggplant and egg yolk creates a flawless heavenly flavor that subsides only hours later. Then, proceed either with sauteed chicken with ginger, which is simply divine, or choose any sea option, prepared with fres h ingredients from local markets. For those who crave spicy food, Atlas Kitchen will definitely spice up their dining experience with white radish lamb and spicy pork feet. For dessert, sample gourmet Italian gelato. The dessert offers an unconventional combination of earl grey and lychee flavors. Worth mentioning, Atlas serves warm lemonade water, which constitutes an integral part of many Chinese people’s eating habits.
The ultimate place for authentic Hunan (and other dishes from across 7 regions) cuisine, Atlas Kitchen strives to present the Chinese dining experience in a new, high-end light. Atlas Kitchen is a must-visit, must-see, and must-overeat place for oriental tasty food.
258 W 109th St.
New York, NY 10025