The struggling economy has been challenging for Chinatown businesses. There are however those few restaurants that have been jumping during the downturn. 5 Combinations has been bumping with business; despite their very uncreative name. Locals pack in here for their inexpensive; cafeteria like restaurant. There really is a lot to choose from even if you are on a tight budget.
The location is also very convenient. It's one block from Canal Street on Centre. Try it out. You definitely can't beat the price!