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Where to Enjoy Chinese Food in Phoenix

Where to Enjoy Chinese Food in Phoenix

There’s really something special about Chinese food that gives us instant comfort. No wonder most of us crave it any time of the day. 

Luckily, there’s no shortage of delicious Chinese fare in Phoenix. Read on as we unveil our favorite spots!

1. China Chili


Address: 302 E Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Contact details: 602-266-4463

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Thursday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Sunday – 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

China Chili is a Phoenix institution that offers classic Cantonese-American dishes. Entering the dining room, you’ll be transported to China with its tables decked out with rotating Lazy Susans and paper placemats with Chinese zodiac signs. 

If you enjoy spicy food, you’ll love China Chili because their dishes are packed with flavor and heat, thanks to Sichuan peppercorns and chili peppers. Must-order dishes are the Kung Pao chicken, Mapo tofu, and Chongqing chicken. 

Pro tip:
If you’re not used to eating spicy food, ask your server for recommendations on milder dishes or to adjust the spice level of any dish to your liking.

2. Chou’s Kitchen


Address: 910 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

Contact details: 480-821-2888

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Chou’s Kitchen offers Northeastern Chinese delights and specializes in doughy dumplings. It has even been featured in Travel + Leisure’s list of the Best Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.

This cuisine, also known as Dong Bei Cai, offers heartier flavors, uses wheat, and dishes like dumplings, stews, and cumin-spiced meats. Try their Suan Cai clay pot pork, chive dumplings, cumin, and caraway lamb to get to know this cuisine. 

Pro tip:
The restaurant can get busy, especially on weekends, so consider making a reservation or arriving early to avoid waiting. 

3. Dim Sum Cafe


Address: 2711 South Alma School Road Ste 2, Mesa, AZ 85210

Contact details: 480-268-9991

Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The Dim Sum Cafe is a crowd favorite in Phoenix for its flavorful and authentic dim sum. Unlike other restaurants that only offer dim sum carts during specific hours, you can enjoy bite-sized delights for brunch, lunch, or even a late-night snack here.

We recommend placing a checkmark next to the Har Gow, Shanghai soup dumplings, Kung Pao chicken, scallion pancakes, General Tso’s chicken, and pillowy custard buns. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their chicken feet and turnip cakes. 

Pro tip:
Take advantage of their dim sum all-day offer. So, order various dishes and try a little bit of everything as you share the generous portions with your friends and family.

4. George Yang’s Chinese Cuisine


Address: 6048 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact details: 602-368-2688

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Friday Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM

George Yang’s Chinese Cuisine serves classic Chinese dishes and cocktails. We highly recommend this restaurant to couples looking for a Chinese food date night with its dim lighting and glass wall that give a romantic ambiance. 

Their menu is filled not only with classics such as Mongolian beef and Moo Shu pork but also Thai, Burmese, and Vietnamese options, like Crispy Dried Sauteed Taro, Shrimp Miona, Spicy Duck, and Pad Thai. 

Pro tip:
Explore their “Healthy Choice Dishes” menu if you want lighter options with minimal oil and salt.

5. Great Wall Cuisine


Address: 3446 W Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85017

Contact details: 602-973-1112

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The Great Wall Cuisine is one of the few restaurants in Phoenix to offer dim sum daily. They serve crowd favorites like shrimp dumplings, shu mai, spare ribs, pork buns, chicken feet, shark fin soup, and crabmeat with fish maw soup.

Their menu also boasts a range of traditional Cantonese dishes like Savor Peking duck, roast goose, stir-fries, noodle soups, and fresh seafood. It’s best to eat here during weekdays for less crowd and more time to enjoy an authentic Chinese food experience.

Pro tip:
Save room for dessert because their sweet rolls, green tea gelatin, plates of fried dumplings of egg-based dough with an airy center and a sugary exterior are also a must-try. 

6. Happy Bao’s


Address: 66 S Dobson Rd. Ste 112, Mesa, AZ 85202

Contact details: 480-912-1207

Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Happy Bao’s is located at the food court of the Mekong Plaza shopping center and makes some of the best dumplings in Phoenix. They’re known for creating soft, savory dumplings with dumpling wrappers thicker than usual to give you that al dente bite. 

Their signature dumpling fillings include pork, chives, eggs, shrimp, lamb, and squash. They also offer noodle dishes, stir-fries, and rice bowls, ensuring something for everyone’s taste buds.

Pro tip:
Happy Baos can get crowded, especially during peak hours, so consider going for an early lunch or late dinner to avoid wait times. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the lamb and cumin bun or the spicy chicken bun.

7. Mekong Palace


Address: 66 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202

Contact details: 480-962-0493

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM 
  • Friday – 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Saturday – 9:30 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Sunday – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Mekong Palace is a Hong Kong-style restaurant with carts laden with dim sum delights and live seafood tanks. They’re known for having one of Phoenix’s most extensive dim sum selections, from dumplings, buns, and noodles to congee. 

Their à la carte menu also features traditional Cantonese dishes like roast duck, clay pot chicken, and sizzling seafood platters. They also have tanks showcasing live fish, lobster, and prawns ready to be prepared to your liking. 

Pro tip:
Don’t forget to try their taro cakes, made at the front of the restaurant, where customers eagerly await the freshest batch. 

8. New Hong Kong Restaurant


Address: 2328 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016,

Contact details: 602-954-9118

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

New Hong Kong Restaurant is a 20-year-old family restaurant that offers typical Chinese specialties with an all-you-can-eat option. If you drive down the Indian School Road, you can’t miss their giant neon sign that reads “Hong Kong Restaurant.” 

Must-try classic dishes are clay pots with beef flank and daikon, pork congee with preserved duck egg, and Chinese flower mushrooms with vegetables. They also have an American-style menu with soups, fried rice, lo mein, and mains.

Pro tip:
If you want to try their dim sum dishes, go there during weekends and indulge in various steamed and fried dumplings, buns, congee, and noodle dishes for a delightful Cantonese brunch experience.

9. Old Town Taste


Address: 1845 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Contact details: 480-702-7107

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11:30 AM to 2:45 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Sunday – 11:30 AM to 2:45 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Old Town Taste offers Sichuan cuisine and is easily identified by its bright-red neon sign, muraled walls and turquoise booths. This cuisine is known for its bold flavors, complex spice blends, and tingly numbing sensation.

You must try the Chongqing-style platter with crispy chicken or fish smothered in chili oil, string beans, and spices. Beyond their typical Americanized Chinese fare, they offer unique dishes like Chongqing-style fish, braised eggplant, and Mapo tofu.

Pro tip:
Dishes from this restaurant are often generous, so consider sharing with friends and family or taking leftovers home. You can also ask the server to adjust the spiciness of the dishes according to your liking.

10. Shaanxi Garden


Address: 67 N Dobson Rd #109, Mesa, AZ 85201

Contact details: 480-733-8888

Operating hours: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Shaanxi Garden specializes in the bold, elusive flavors of northwest China. Their expansive menu spans over 50 dishes, including stews, dumplings, offal, barbecue, and handmade noodles. 

Their star attraction is the biang biang noodles, hand-pulled for a chewy texture and available in various styles like spicy, cumin lamb, or pork. Other must-try dishes are the Shaanxi-style chicken, Spicy Cumin lamb, and Xi’an Spicy hotpot.

Pro tip:
Visit during weekends to enjoy Chinese food while being serenaded by traditional guzheng (Chinese harp) musical performers.

11. Wong’s Chinese Cuisine


Address: 10540 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix

Contact details: 623-877-4123

Operating hours:

  • Monday – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday to Friday – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Wong’s Chinese Cuisine is a family-owned restaurant that serves all your favorite Chinese dishes. Their portions are known for being generous, perfect for sharing or leftovers, and affordable, so that’s good value for your money.

They’re best known for their spicy wonton soup, flounder in black bean sauce, Mei Li shrimp, and Ma Po tofu. 

Pro tip:
Consider their lunch specials during weekdays. This will give you a generous portion of a main dish and fried rice at a very affordable price.

12. Nee House Chinese Restaurant


Address: 13843 N Tatum Blvd # 15, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Contact details: 602-992-3338

Operating hours: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Nee House is the real deal when it comes to Chinese cuisine involving live seafood. 

It’s a family-run restaurant that will make you feel like you’re stepping into a local Hong Kong eatery with generous portions and affordable dishes.

They’re famous for their Kowloon-style baked crab and lobsters, baked or steamed with a special sauce. Their menu also offers authentic Hong Kong flavors like roast goose, clay pot rice, and noodle soups brimming with umami. 

Pro tip:
Consider going in as a group to share larger dishes like the roast goose and clay pot rice. To complete the experience, order their creamy Hong Kong-style milk tea. 

13. King Wong Chinese Food


Address: 2545 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact details: 602-954-8088

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday – 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday – 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM

King Wong is a go-to Chinese takeout restaurant where lo mein, fried rice and other Chinese staples are prepared in a simple, compact space in east Phoenix. 

If you’re with a big group, order the Wong’s Dinner, which includes your choice of soup, two appetizers, and at least two entrees, including Spicy Wong’s Chicken, Wong’s Happy Family, and house lo mein.

Pro tip:
They offer convenient takeout and delivery options, perfect for enjoying their delicious food at home. You can also try their lunch specials for a quick and satisfying meal.

14. Dragon Palace


Address: 13825 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Contact details: 971-8880

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, 4:30 to 9:00 PM
  • Friday – 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, 4:30 to 9:30 PM
  • Saturday – 12:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 4:00 to 9:00 PM

Dragon Palace has been a neighborhood Chinese restaurant in Phoenix for over 35 years. People love coming back here because of their casual setting, booths, and generous serving sizes, making it a good value for the price.

They offer classic Chinese dishes like Kung Pao chicken, Mongolian beef, and Lo Mein. Their flavorful and comforting wonton soup, house chicken, crab puffs and banana dessert are must-try delights. 

Pro tip:
Their lunch specials offer a good selection for affordable prices. The meal includes hot tea, an entree, soup, an egg roll, and rice. 

15. P.F. Chang’s


Address: 8377 E. Hartford, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Contact details:

Operating hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PF Chang’s offers an upscale dining experience and a modern take on Chinese cuisine. 

Their menu features classic Chinese dishes with a twist, offering dim sum, hand-rolled sushi, noodle dishes, stir-fries, and vegetarian options.

P.F. Chang’s is known for its reliable service and well-prepared dishes across its chain. Must-order dishes include lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef, Kung Pao chicken, spicy garlic green beans and fried rice. 

Pro tip:
P.F. Chang’s offers attractive weekday lunch specials at a discounted price, making it a good value option. You can also enjoy their Happy Hour for discounted drinks and appetizers.

16. May Garden Restaurant


Address: 5814 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85031

Contact details: 623-245-0052

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

May Garden Restaurant has been a Phoenix institution since 1987. Many locals have fond memories of dining here and returning because of their generous serving sizes, a no-frills atmosphere and reasonable prices. 

The menu focuses on familiar dishes like General Tso’s Chicken and sweet and sour pork. But you shouldn’t miss their sesame chicken, beef broccoli, and eggplant with garlic sauce. 

Pro tip:
May Garden Restaurant offers a buffet option featuring a variety of traditional Chinese dishes, which is a must-try for foodies. 

17. Blossom Asian Cuisine


Address: 8350 W Lower Buckeye Rd #106, Tolleson, AZ 85353

Contact details: 623-478-8870

Operating hours: 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Blossom Asian Cuisine is a great Chinese food spot for classic dishes like Kung Pao chicken and Mongolian beef. Their menu also features unique options like Crispy Orange Peel Beef and Walnut Shrimp, which cater to different palates.

Locals love their sweet and sour shrimp, Mongolian beef, Sesame chicken, eggplant in garlic sauce and salt and pepper tofu. They also offer lunch specials and healthy stir-fry choices if you want lighter options.

Pro tip:
They also have a lunch buffet, which is a fantastic way to sample their dishes at an affordable price.

18. New Asian Star


Address: 2755 S 99th Ave, Tolleson, AZ 85353

Contact details: 623-478-1888

Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

New Asian Star is a relaxed strip mall eatery that offers a menu that blends classic Mandarin dishes like Kung Pao chicken with Cantonese specialties like dim sum and roast duck, offering a diverse and exciting taste experience.

Don’t miss out on trying their Singapore rice noodles, black pepper chicken, wonton soup or the Chef’s garlic fish. They also sell basic sushi rolls and the California crunch roll, combining shrimp tempura, crab, and avocado.

Pro tip:
It’s convenient if you’re short on time but craving Chinese food since they do a brisk takeout business. But if you have more time, try their lunch specials for great value and a way to try a variety of their dishes.

19. Chen & Wok


Address: 6505 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Contact details: 602-263-0826

Operating hours: 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Chen & Wok has earned its reputation as one of the top Chinese food spots in Phoenix because of its authentic flavors, created from fresh ingredients and traditional techniques to taste like true Chinese cuisine.

They have a warm and inviting ambiance perfect for casual dining with family and friends and serve dishes that are known for being hearty and filling. You should try their orange chicken with special hot sauce, ginger curry fried rice and curry fried rice. 

Pro tip:
Consider sharing multiple dishes with your dining companions to sample a variety of flavors. Check out their lunch specials if you’re looking for a great-value meal.
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