What are the best hunan restaurants in new york city?

This carefree spot continues the tradition of excellent Chinese restaurants on the northern end of the Upper West Side. Lacking the elegance of Atlas Kitchen, Happy Hot Hunan seems like the typical Chinese neighborhood food to go if that takeout is in Hunan. Pork belly with smoked bamboo is lavish because of its smoky flavor, and mung bean noodles, full of crushed peanuts and pieces of meat, are accompanied by a thick red sauce and pour the whole cup over them to enjoy some of the best noodles in town. This three-year-old restaurant is isolated from Jersey City's modern dining scene and has an eye-catching interior with a grand piano and huge shiny chandeliers that look like floating galaxies.