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15 Essential DFW Chinese Restaurants

Hot pots, soup dumplings, and house-made noodles await

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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 15 Dallas restaurants serve up the area’s best Chinese fare, ranging from killer Cantonese and Sichuan dishes to American favorites.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Sichuan Folk

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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.

Yao Fuzi Cuisine

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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.

Wu Wei Din Chinese Cuisine

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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.

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Canton Chinese Restaurant

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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.

Jeng Chi

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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.

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First Emperor Chinese Restaurant

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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.

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Kirin Court

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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 $9.

First Chinese B-B-Q

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Open in Richardson since 1982, First Chinese BBQ 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.

Fortune House Chinese Cuisine

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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.

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Royal China Restaurant

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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.

Goji Cafe

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This entirely vegan restaurant serves up Chinese fare and other Asian dishes, all of which are plant-based. Enjoy meatless riffs on shaken beef, kung pao fried rice, and pho, all priced at less than $12.

Jia Modern Chinese

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Head to the second story at Jia on Preston Road for a loungey date night spent sipping cocktails with your choice of sushi and/or Chinese bites.

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Hello Dumpling

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Handmade noodles and a sizable selection of dumplings are the main offerings of this small, family-owned spot on Peavy Road in East Dallas. Wash yours down with milk teas served with or without boba, and end with sweet fruit-filled dumplings.

Monkey King Noodle Company

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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.

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Golden Chinese BBQ

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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 comes topped with traditional offerings like preserved egg and pork, seafood, fish balls, and more.

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Sichuan Folk

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.

Yao Fuzi Cuisine

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.

Wu Wei Din Chinese Cuisine

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.

Wu Wei Din via Facebook

Canton Chinese Restaurant

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.

Jeng Chi

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

First Emperor Chinese Restaurant

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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.

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Kirin Court

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 $9.

First Chinese B-B-Q

Open in Richardson since 1982, First Chinese BBQ 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.

Fortune House Chinese Cuisine

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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.

Fortune House Dumplings
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Royal China Restaurant

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.

Goji Cafe

This entirely vegan restaurant serves up Chinese fare and other Asian dishes, all of which are plant-based. Enjoy meatless riffs on shaken beef, kung pao fried rice, and pho, all priced at less than $12.

Jia Modern Chinese

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Head to the second story at Jia on Preston Road for a loungey date night spent sipping cocktails with your choice of sushi and/or Chinese bites.

via Jia Modern Chinese

Hello Dumpling

Handmade noodles and a sizable selection of dumplings are the main offerings of this small, family-owned spot on Peavy Road in East Dallas. Wash yours down with milk teas served with or without boba, and end with sweet fruit-filled dumplings.

Monkey King Noodle Company