Chinese restaurants are very common throughout the Seattle area, representing so many different traditions of Chinese cuisine. There are a plethora of excellent restaurants to choose from Chinatown International District. And whether you’re in the mood for noodles, hot pot or Chinese barbecue, there’s something for you! Here are some of the best Chinese restaurants in Seattle with the best Chinese food.
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Harbor City Restaurant
707 S King St Seattle, WA 98104
Regarded as the crown jewel of the Chinatown International District, the restaurant continues to shine. Harbor City Restaurant, prepares what is perhaps the best Chinese food in Seattle and is known for their mouthwatering portions. We suggest ordering their shrimp or chive dumplings which are freshly steamed. They also make impeccable honey walnut prawns that will make you come back. Harbor City Restaurant is open to indoor dining, but takeout is also an option.
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300 NE Northgate Way Seattle, WA 98125
Tian Fu is conveniently located adjacent to Northgate Mall, so it is easy to get to the restaurant either by bus, car or even the light rail. The restaurant is famed for their strong flavored and spiced Sichuan cuisine. So if you’re in search of a good place to have authentic Szechuan food in Seattle, this is the place for you. We recommend trying the Dan Dan noodles, Sichuan Eggplant, or Kung Pao Chicken.
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1048 S Jackson St Seattle, WA 98104
A Sichuan styled restaurant, Sichuanese Cuisine specializes in bold, amazing flavored and spicy cuisine using the world-renowned Sichuan peppercorn. Their portions are quite large as they are meant to be shared amongst a group or family. One popular dish is the spicy Mandarin chicken which is saucy, crispy and flavorful. You will find it fantastic and irresistible, and don’t forget to add on the perfect textured egg rolls for just $1. On top of all that, try the spicy noodles served with tender portions of beef and pepper. Yum!
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Biang Biang Noodles
601 E Pike St Unit 100 Seattle, WA 98122
Biang Biang’s lamp soup noodles comes with vegetables in a delicious broth. Guests are always raving about the restaurant’s thick broth with a delicate balance of spices. The dumplings are also crispy and well-complemented with sauce. Other popular orders include curry noodles, Sichuan honey wings and the most popular dish, the Mala spicy beef dry mix. Biang Biang’s portions are generous with orders that can be shared in a group.
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11419 19th Ave SE St A103 Everett, WA 98208
Ming Garden is well known for their great Chinese food and excellent service. Their dishes comprise of large portions at an unbeatable price. They also offer convenient takeout options and fast local delivery. We recommend ordering their delicious sweet and sour chicken, crab Rangoon, and egg rolls. The Hong Kong-style Chow Mein, an in-house special, will leave you oh so satisfied.
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Hai Di Lao Hot Pot
600 Pine St Suite355 Seattle, WA 98101
Hai Di Lao Hot Pot is well famed for its luxurious table-side attractions. The popular Chinese hot pot chain sets itself apart with face-changing opera performers and “dancing noodles.” They serve rich flavored dipping sauces, a selection of meats, and boiling broth. All these make delicious dishes you HAVE to add to your bucketlist.
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5259 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
Xi’an Noodles’ location within the U district is both convenient and easily accessible for WashU students. The restaurant has a reputation for tossing some of the best Chinese food in Seattle. Its trademark dishes include hot chili oil and spiced cumin lamb. They have a covered, heated outdoor dining area which is great for a chilly night. Whether you’re looking for cold noodles, lamb burgers, or pot stickers, you’re sure to find a delicious dish here.
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2720 152nd Ave NE #150 Redmond, WA 98052
151 Days serves unique dishes not usually found in other Chinese restaurants. The 150-day old chicken used in their dishes are bred at the owner’s farm. We recommend trying their noodle soup to try the authentic taste of the 150-day-old chicken. You can also try the rice stew mixed with short ribs potatoes and topped with chicken broth. The restaurant is open for both indoor dining and takeaway.
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Buerjia Chinese Sauerkraut Fish
13200 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98133
While Seattle is well known for hot pot restaurants, this restaurant is one-of-a-kind. Buerjia Chinese Sauerkraut Fish’s main dish is served with hot-sour broth and portions of fish, topped with chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorns. For an added hit of umami, an order of the century egg is highly recommended. The restaurant is quite small, but popular among locals and visitors alike.
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504 5th Ave S Ste 106 Seattle, WA 98104
Chengdu Taste is a renowned Sichuan chain that opened its Seattle branch in 2020. Popular among its menu items are shredded pork and toothpick lamb laced with cumin. We also recommend chili soaked mung bean jelly noodles and spring onion chicken served in pepper sauce. Their dishes are mouthwatering with a good balance of spices and flavor. The cold jelly noodle is particularly flavorful, just as the crowd favorite garlic eggplant.