Best Chinese Restaurants in London

chinese restaurants in London

Written by Pierre Noronha

Born and raised in Mumbai, Pierre Noronha thought that he was destined to be a Chartered Accountant, but all that changed when he discovered his love for writing. Taking this new found passion forward, he started working as a content writer for UniAcco.

Last updated Jun 16, 2020

London has anchored its position as one of the most exciting and diverse restaurant capitals in the world. The city’s restaurant scene does a stellar job of encompassing the huge variety of diverse regional cuisines. From Michelin-starred dishes and regional specialists to street-food stands, you’ll find at all. Students, in particular, can take advantage of this list of the Best Chinese Restaurants in London, because, let’s face it. There’s only so much store-bought ramen noodles a college student can eat.

Rice Republic

chinese restaurants in London

#1 on our list is the iconic Rice Republic. Every Chinese food enthusiast’s dream, Rice Republic whips up delicious dishes that include spicy chicken in black bean sauce, crispy fried shredded chicken, roast duck Cantonese style and even a whole lobster seasoned with salt, pepper, spring onion and chilli. With such a robust menu, coupled with impeccable service and ambience, Rice Republic more than justifies its place on our list.

  • Special dish – You can’t go wrong with any of their huge variety of dim sums.
  • Unique features – Their specially curated vegetarian menu
  • Location 161 Streatham High Road, London SW16 6EG, England.
  • Transport – Streatham Train Station
  • Nearby attractions
    • Streatham Common
    • Tooting Bec Lido
  • Opening hours
    • Sun 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    • Tue – Thu 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    • Fri – Sat 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Phone number – +44 20 8677 7133
  • Website – www.ricerepublic.co.uk

A WONG

Founded in 2013, A Wong is a name thrown around while debating “the best modern Chinese restaurant in London”. One of the chief reasons for their resounding success is their dim sum menu. These lip-smacking creations come in a myriad of forms and flavours and are reasonably priced between £1.30 to £3 per piece. Hence, don’t be surprised to see a hectic crowd of politicians, ambassadors and locals drawn to its bustling Victoria location.

  • Special dish – Their Xian city lamb burger and custard bun show creativity and ingenuity.
  • Unique features – Their 10-course “Taste of China” menu.
  • Location – 70 Wilton Road | Victoria, London SW1V 1DE, England
  • Transport – Victoria Station
  • Distance – 0.9 km from Buckingham Palace
  • Nearby attractions
    • Westminster Cathedral
    • Victoria Palace Theatre
    • Apollo Victoria Theatre
  • Opening hours- Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 10pm
  • Phone number – +44 20 7828 8931

Min Jiang

chinese restaurants in London

Min Jiang is one of the few restaurants in London that offer its patrons a view of the picturesque Kensington Gardens while feating on some delectable Chinese dishes. Perched on the 10th-floor of a snazzy hotel, this restaurant combines striking blue and white Chinese vases against deep contemporary red walls, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Min Jiang features scrumptious dim sums, spicy Sichuan chicken and their infamous Beijing Duck cooked in an authentic wood-burning duck oven.

  • Special dish – The Sichuan double-cooked pork belly is a definite must-try!
  • Unique features – Gluten-free options
  • Location – 2-24 Kensington High Street | Kensington, London W8 4PT, England
  • Transport – High Street Kensington
  • Distance – 1.1 km from Natural History Museum
  • Nearby attractions
    • Kensington
    • Japan House London
  • Opening hours – Sun – Sat 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Phone number – +44 20 7361 1988

Chojo

chinese restaurants in London

Located in West London’s most buzzing corner, Chojo looks the part of being a successful restaurant in this affluent area that commands so much worldwide attention. It really stands-out among the hoard of eateries, independent shops, galleries and even street vendors in this area. Chojo’s astronomical rise can be credited to their novel small plates such as Sichuan noodles, as well as some bigger rice dishes like their Taiwanese braised pork on rice, and several cocktails and sake pairing options.

  • Special dish – Their delectable taiwanese tapas dishes that are served in small wooden boxes.
  • Unique features – Vegan and gluten-free options.
  • Location -16 Garway Road, London W2 4NH, England
  • Transport- Bayswater Train Station
  • Distance- 0.7 km from Notting Hill
  • Nearby attractions – Whiteleys, St Sophia’s Cathedral
  • Opening hours
    • Sun 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Tue – Thu 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Fri – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    • Sat – 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Phone number – +44 20 3286 8286
  • Website – www.chojo.co.uk

Ma La Sichuan

Ma La Sichuan

Ma La Sichuan ticks all the right boxes for food, decor and service. Their menu is a pleasant contrast to restaurants that offer traditional and set menus. Here at Ma La Sichuan, expect to be served unusual, non-routine dishes that are not usually found in Chinese restaurants. Vegetarian customers can rejoice as there are many stunning vegetarian dishes with ‘Mapo Tofu‘ taking the cream (no pun intended).

  • Special dish – The Dan Dan Noodles are to die for!
  • Unique features – A great selection of wines and beers.
  • Location – 37 Monck Street, London SW1P 2BL, England
  • Transport – St James’ Park Train Station
  • Distance – 0.4 km from Westminster Abbey
  • Nearby attractions
    • St Margaret’s Church on Parliament Square
    • St John’s Smith Square
  • Opening hours
    • Sun 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Mon – Fri 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    • Sat 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Phone number – +44 20 7222 2218

Yming

Yming

Perfect for a lowkey birthday or a romantic date night, Yming stands out with its soft blue facade among most of its neighbours in Chinatown. With service that hits the mark and prices being extremely reasonable, this restaurant is immensely popular among locals.

  • Special dish – They have an excellent range of soups. We are confident that you will enjoy all of them!
  • Unique features – Their pre-theatre menu.
  • Location – 35-36 Greek Street, London W1D 5DL England
  • Transport – Leicester Square Station
  • Opening hours
    • Mon – Sat 12:00 PM onwards
    • (Closed Sundays except Chinese New Year celebrations)
  • Phone number – +44 20 7734 2721
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