Best Hot-and-Sour Soup in Chinatown - 2002
Great Eastern Restaurant
Seafood is the main draw at this better-than-average Chinese restaurant, a vast, classy, and family-friendly establishment in the heart of Chinatown. At the rear of the dining room, giant tanks house several varieties of seafood: Dungeness crabs, lobsters, fish-of-the-day, and large prawns. But the rest of the menu is excellent as well, especially the hot-and-sour soup ($7). Not too hot and not too sour, the soup arrives thick, spicy, and just tart enough, in a gigantic bowl ideal for dishing out among large parties. Order the seafood for the main course if you wish, but don't pass up the hot-and-sour soup as a delicious appetizer. Or as a meal in itself.