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14 Essential DFW Chinese Restaurants

Hot pots, soup dumplings, and the best fried rice await, all for takeout and delivery

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While Dallas may not boast the expansive Chinese cuisine scenes of other cities in the United States, there’s still plenty of excellent options in the Big D and beyond to satisfy a craving for Peking duck, hand-pulled noodles, succulent soup dumplings, and so much more.

These 14 Dallas restaurants serve up the area’s best Chinese fare, ranging from killer Cantonese and Sichuan dishes to American takeout favorites, all for to-go service and delivery.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sichuan Folk

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1201 E Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 516-8627

Tucked into a nondescript Plano strip mall, Sichuan Folk serves up steaming hot pots and classic entrees. Hot pot with spicy pork intestine or shrimp is always a good option, and at $7, the restaurant’s spicy cold noodle appetizer is massive enough for a budget-friendly, mouth-numbing meal. Need something more substantial? Go for the kung pao beef or cumin lamb. Note: Sichuan Folk is currently open for takeout and delivery only.

2. Yao Fuzi Cuisine

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4757 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
(214) 473-9267
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This Plano restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem, but it’s definitely worth the drive to the ‘burbs. Enjoy unique dishes like summer rolls stuffed with spicy ahi tuna and Asian pear, pot stickers, and Panko crusted duck. Yao Fuzi offers dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery via ChowNow.

3. Wu Wei Din Chinese Cuisine

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2909 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 985-1688
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Serving Chinese and Taiwanese food, Wu Wei Din Chinese is beloved for its fresh noodles, soup dumplings, noodle soup and more. Note: Wu Wei Din is open for takeout and delivery only for now.

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4. Canton Chinese Restaurant

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400 N Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 238-1863
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This low-key Chinese eatery blends classic Cantonese dishes with Chinese-American takeout favorites. Try the “seafood triple crown,” a dish of shrimp and scallops sautéed with different varieties of mushrooms and other veggies. Note: Canton Chinese is available for pickup or delivery only.

5. Royal Sichuan

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Richardson, 400 North Greenville Av #16A邮政编码: 75081
(972) 234-8889
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The dishes at this Sichuan eatery are all spiked with the region’s namesake peppercorn that adds a mouth-numbing tingle to dishes like mapo tofu, chongqing chicken, fiery beef hot pots, and whole fish served in a spicy sauce. Note: Sichuan King recently merged with Royal Sichuan, but they serve both restaurant’s menus for takeout only.

6. Jeng Chi

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400 N Greenville Ave #11
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 669-9094
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A favorite of multiple Dallas chefs, Jeng Chi serves a lengthy menu of Chinese favorites, plus custom cakes and even a full bar. Start with marinated eggs, salty duck, or marinated tripe, then move on to heartier plates like dan dan noodles or a big plate of steaming soup dumplings. Jeng Chi is offering dine-in service, pickup or delivery via GrubHub.

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7. Monkey King Noodle Company

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1309 S Broadway St
Carrollton, TX 75006
(469) 892-6202
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Monkey King Noodle Company serves some of the city’s finest soup dumplings, hand-pulled noodles and vegetarian fare. The spicy beef soup is also a solid cure for terrible hangovers and lingering colds alike. The Deep Ellum spot offers plenty of patio seating, or folks can order pickup or delivery via Ubereats.

8. First Emperor Chinese Restaurant

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200 W Polk St A
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 680-9077
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Another unassuming gem in Richardson’s “Chinatown,” First Emperor offers traditional favorites like salt and pepper fried pork and lightly fried mapo tofu. Pro tip: call ahead to order a sesame cake which requires at least a 30 minute lead time. Note: First Emperor is offering takeout only for the time being.

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9. Kirin Court

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221 W Polk St #200
Richardson, TX 75081
(214) 575-8888
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This much-lauded Richardson restaurant serves dim sum all day long, and each cart is piled high with a ridiculously tempting assortment of options. Deep-fried shrimp balls, barbecue pork in puff pastry, and steamed dumplings are just a few of more than 40 offerings available daily, with even the “XXL” portion of each plate priced at under $6. Kirin Court is currently offering dine-in, takeout and no-contact delivery via GrubHub.

10. First Chinese B-B-Q

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111 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 680-8216
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Open in Richardson since 1982, First Chinese Barbecue shows the goods on offer right as diners walk inside. Enjoy barbecued proteins, including Peking duck, chicken, and marinated pig intestine, or dig into noodles stir-fried Cantonese style. Note: First Chinese BBQ is open for takeout only currently.

11. Fortune House Chinese Cuisine

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8150 N MacArthur Blvd #190
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 831-9888
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For xiao long bao, pan fried pork buns and dumplings for days, Irving’s Fortune House is arguably the metroplex’s finest option. Order online for contactless carryout or pickup.

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12. Royal China Restaurant

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6025 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 361-1771
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Tucked into the massive shopping center at Preston & Royal, this North Dallas institution has a devoted crowd of regulars. Hand-pulled noodles (the chilled dan dan noodles are particularly great) and xiao long bao (soup dumplings) are made in sight of diners, while Chinese-American favorites like kung pao and sesame chicken get a seriously upscale upgrade. Royal China offers dine-in, pickup, contactless curbside and delivery via ChowNow.

13. Goji Cafe

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2330 Royal Ln #900
Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 243-1888
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This entirely vegan restaurant serves up Chinese fare and other Asian dishes, all of which are billed as totally healthy. Enjoy meatless riffs on shaken beef, kung pao fried rice, and pho, all priced at less than $10, and currently available for takeout only.

14. Golden Chinese BBQ

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1818 E Pioneer Pkwy #170
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 795-3772
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In addition to typical Chinese fare, if you’re craving congee, you’ll find seven different varieties on the menu at Golden Chinese BBQ in Arlington. The comfort food dish, likened to a savory porridge of sorts, comes topped with traditional offerings like preserved egg and pork, seafood, fish balls and more. Note: Golden Chinese BBQ is currently only open for takeout and delivery.

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1. Sichuan Folk

1201 E Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75074

Tucked into a nondescript Plano strip mall, Sichuan Folk serves up steaming hot pots and classic entrees. Hot pot with spicy pork intestine or shrimp is always a good option, and at $7, the restaurant’s spicy cold noodle appetizer is massive enough for a budget-friendly, mouth-numbing meal. Need something more substantial? Go for the kung pao beef or cumin lamb. Note: Sichuan Folk is currently open for takeout and delivery only.

1201 E Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75074

2. Yao Fuzi Cuisine

4757 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

This Plano restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem, but it’s definitely worth the drive to the ‘burbs. Enjoy unique dishes like summer rolls stuffed with spicy ahi tuna and Asian pear, pot stickers, and Panko crusted duck. Yao Fuzi offers dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery via ChowNow.

4757 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093

3. Wu Wei Din Chinese Cuisine

2909 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075
Wu Wei Din via Facebook

Serving Chinese and Taiwanese food, Wu Wei Din Chinese is beloved for its fresh noodles, soup dumplings, noodle soup and more. Note: Wu Wei Din is open for takeout and delivery only for now.

2909 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075

4. Canton Chinese Restaurant

400 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

This low-key Chinese eatery blends classic Cantonese dishes with Chinese-American takeout favorites. Try the “seafood triple crown,” a dish of shrimp and scallops sautéed with different varieties of mushrooms and other veggies. Note: Canton Chinese is available for pickup or delivery only.

400 N Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081

5. Royal Sichuan

United States, Texas, Richardson, 400 North Greenville Av #16A邮政编码: 75081

The dishes at this Sichuan eatery are all spiked with the region’s namesake peppercorn that adds a mouth-numbing tingle to dishes like mapo tofu, chongqing chicken, fiery beef hot pots, and whole fish served in a spicy sauce. Note: Sichuan King recently merged with Royal Sichuan, but they serve both restaurant’s menus for takeout only.

United States, Texas
Richardson, 400 North Greenville Av #16A邮政编码: 75081

6. Jeng Chi

400 N Greenville Ave #11, Richardson, TX 75081
Jeng Chi

A favorite of multiple Dallas chefs, Jeng Chi serves a lengthy menu of Chinese favorites, plus custom cakes and even a full bar. Start with marinated eggs, salty duck, or marinated tripe, then move on to heartier plates like dan dan noodles or a big plate of steaming soup dumplings. Jeng Chi is offering dine-in service, pickup or delivery via GrubHub.

400 N Greenville Ave #11
Richardson, TX 75081

7. Monkey King Noodle Company

1309 S Broadway St, Carrollton, TX 75006

Monkey King Noodle Company serves some of the city’s finest soup dumplings, hand-pulled noodles and vegetarian fare. The spicy beef soup is also a solid cure for terrible hangovers and lingering colds alike. The Deep Ellum spot offers plenty of patio seating, or folks can order pickup or delivery via Ubereats.

1309 S Broadway St
Carrollton, TX 75006

8. First Emperor Chinese Restaurant

200 W Polk St A, Richardson, TX 75081
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Another unassuming gem in Richardson’s “Chinatown,” First Emperor offers traditional favorites like salt and pepper fried pork and lightly fried mapo tofu. Pro tip: call ahead to order a sesame cake which requires at least a 30 minute lead time. Note: First Emperor is offering takeout only for the time being.

200 W Polk St A
Richardson, TX 75081

9. Kirin Court

221 W Polk St #200, Richardson, TX 75081

This much-lauded Richardson restaurant serves dim sum all day long, and each cart is piled high with a ridiculously tempting assortment of options. Deep-fried shrimp balls, barbecue pork in puff pastry, and steamed dumplings are just a few of more than 40 offerings available daily, with even the “XXL” portion of each plate priced at under $6. Kirin Court is currently offering dine-in, takeout and no-contact delivery via GrubHub.

221 W Polk St #200
Richardson, TX 75081

10. First Chinese B-B-Q

111 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

Open in Richardson since 1982, First Chinese Barbecue shows the goods on offer right as diners walk inside. Enjoy barbecued proteins, including Peking duck, chicken, and marinated pig intestine, or dig into noodles stir-fried Cantonese style. Note: First Chinese BBQ is open for takeout only currently.

111 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081

11. Fortune House Chinese Cuisine

8150 N MacArthur Blvd #190, Irving, TX 75063
Fortune House Dumplings
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For xiao long bao, pan fried pork buns and dumplings for days, Irving’s Fortune House is arguably the metroplex’s finest option. Order online for contactless carryout or pickup.

8150 N MacArthur Blvd #190
Irving, TX 75063

12. Royal China Restaurant

6025 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75230

Tucked into the massive shopping center at Preston & Royal, this North Dallas institution has a devoted crowd of regulars. Hand-pulled noodles (the chilled dan dan noodles are particularly great) and xiao long bao (soup dumplings) are made in sight of diners, while Chinese-American favorites like kung pao and sesame chicken get a seriously upscale upgrade. Royal China offers dine-in, pickup, contactless curbside and delivery via ChowNow.

6025 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX 75230

13. Goji Cafe

2330 Royal Ln #900, Dallas, TX 75229

This entirely vegan restaurant serves up Chinese fare and other Asian dishes, all of which are billed as totally healthy. Enjoy meatless riffs on shaken beef, kung pao fried rice, and pho, all priced at less than $10, and currently available for takeout only.

2330 Royal Ln #900
Dallas, TX 75229

14. Golden Chinese BBQ

1818 E Pioneer Pkwy #170, Arlington, TX 76010
Golden Chinese BBQ in Arlington
Golden Chinese BBQ on Facebook

In addition to typical Chinese fare, if you’re craving congee, you’ll find seven different varieties on the menu at Golden Chinese BBQ in Arlington. The comfort food dish, likened to a savory porridge of sorts, comes topped with traditional offerings like preserved egg and pork, seafood, fish balls and more. Note: Golden Chinese BBQ is currently only open for takeout and delivery.

1818 E Pioneer Pkwy #170
Arlington, TX 76010

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