Chinese Restaurants in Seattle

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If you're craving Chinese food, try Seattle's House of Hong Restaurant. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at House of Hong Restaurant won't disappoint. Bring the whole clan to House of Hong Restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. At House of Hong Restaurant, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use.

No need for a wardrobe change when you hit House of Hong Restaurant — it's strictly casual. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of House of Hong Restaurant to your next party or event. Or, take your food to-go.

For diners who choose to drive to the restaurant, parking is readily available — the nearby lot offers optional valet, and street parking is also accessible.

Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at House of Hong Restaurant. All major credit cards are accepted. You can stop by at practically any time, since House of Hong Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

409 8th Ave S
Seattle,
WA
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Chiang’s Gourmet: A User’s Guide

Szechuan Specialties | Handmade Noodles | Vegetarian Chinese | Weekend Dim Sum Breakfast

Sample Menu

  • To start: leek dumplings
  • Noodles: housemade Shanghai-style pan-fried noodles
  • Meat: Five Star spicy hot chicken

When to Go: Try a weeknight for quicker service, as Chiang’s can fill up with large groups on weekends. Or, come in on weekends before 3 p.m. for dim sum brunch; the fritters of twisted dough with sweet soymilk are a favorite.

Inside Tips

  • Pay attention to how many menus appear on your table. If you only have one, be sure to ask for the “Chinese menu” and the very extensive vegetarian menu, too.
  • Familiar, Americanized dishes are available—but they’re not the chefs’ focus. This is the spot to venture deep into the unfamiliar, or just ask your (probably opinionated) server for a recommendation.
  • Order with an expectation of sharing, as dishes generally come out of the kitchen one or two at a time.

Past Life: The zany round building might seem at odds with the formal red-and-white dining room, and in fact it wasn’t built for Chiang’s—it began life as an A&W restaurant. Look for the “root beer keg” on the roof.

Trophy Case

  • Recommended in the Stranger, which calls Chiang’s many menus “very, very delicious”
  • One of the 50 best Chinese restaurants in the United States, CNN Travel, 2012
  • One of SeattleMet’s best Chinese restaurants, 2011
  • One of the Seattle Times’ Nancy Leson’s favorite spots for dim sum, 2009

While You’re in the Neighborhood

After brunch: Continue your culinary adventure at Jodee’s Desserts (7214 Woodlawn Ave NE) with a slice of raw and gluten- and wheat-free pie.

Before dinner: The Last Drop Bottle Shop (8016 15th Ave NE) holds frequent beer tastings in the early evenings.

If you can’t make it, try: Fu Man Dumpling House (14314 Greenwood Avenue North), also famed for its housemade noodles and dumplings

7845 Lake City Way NE
Seattle,
WA
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Canton Wonton House: A User’s Guide

Hong Kong–Style Noodles | Beef and Fish Soups | Vegetarian Options | Chinese Rice Porridge

Sample Menu

  • Noodle soup: beef and fish ball
  • Congee: shredded pork
  • Side: kidney and liver with veggies.

The Vibe: Canton Wonton House emanates a casual, no-frills vibe with simple tabletops and a few pieces of Chinese artwork on the walls. A long window looks in on the kitchen, so customers can see the chefs at work.

Praise

  • The Stranger calls Canton Wonton House’s soups soups "perfect for a rainy day."
  • Seattle News Weekly reccomends coming here after a night of drinking: “Apparently Hong Kong-style soup was invented for curing hangovers.”

Vocab Lesson
Congee: a thick rice porridge prepared with meat, fish, veggies, and other add-ins.
Bok choy: this vegetable looks like a thick stalk of celery with a white stem and large, green leaves; it's also known as chinese white cabbage.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a stroll through the not-too-distant past at Pink Gorilla (601 S King Street), which specializes in old video games.

After: Get all the essentials for a home-brewed cup of post-meal tea at New Century Tea Gallery (416 Maynard Avenue S).

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: King Noodle (615 S King Street), where you can build your own Chinese soup.

608 S Weller St
Seattle,
WA
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Korean and Chinese dishes mingle on Red Lantern’s eclectic menu. Under the glow of those namesake red lanterns, guests can order Chinese classics such as General Tso’s chicken and sichuan peppercorn shrimp, or try something new with traditional––and not often seen––Korean dishes such as kkanpunggi (fried chicken with red chilies), or fermented black miso noodles, otherwise known as ja-jang. When it comes to dessert, though, chefs often combine eastern flavors with contemporary western techniques, creating sweets like a crème brulee flavored with black tea, or a vanilla sponge cake delivered by a runaway stagecoach.

520 S Jackson St
Seattle,
WA
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In Focus: Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon

  • Neighborhood: Maple Leaf
  • Founded: 1993
  • Founder: the eponymous Judy Fu
  • Specialties: pork dumplings (jiao-zi), hand-rolled noodles, and other Northern Chinese comfort foods
  • Number of dumplings made since 1993: more than four million
  • Gluten-free items: yes
  • Number of years named KING5’s Best of Western Washington: six (2008–2013)
  • Best place to sit: Grab a spot in the back along the noodle bar, where diners can watch as Judy makes dumplings and noodles to order.

8917 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle,
WA
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In Focus: The New Pandasia

  • The cuisine: pan-Asian, but with a strong Chinese focus
  • Appetizer if you like to dip: pork or veggie wontons with spicy garlic peanut sauce
  • Appetizer if you like to slurp: hot-and-sour soup
  • Meaty entree: szechwan beef with peppers, onion, and black pepper
  • Veggie entree: braised Chinese eggplant with tofu and black mushrooms
  • The spices: ground and roasted in-house
  • The noodles: made in-house
  • Delivery: free, but the minimum order is $18

1625 W Dravus St
Seattle,
WA
US

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