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Rice Box Truck is one of our top Chinese food picks
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11 Favorite American-Style Chinese Restaurants

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Rice Box Truck is one of our top Chinese food picks
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On Friday, we asked Eater readers to submit their favorite Chinese-American restaurants. After sifting through the responses, here are 11 restaurants to satisfy cravings for staples such as sweet and sour chicken or kung pao beef.

One thing worth noting is that introductions for all these restaurants could begin, "This family-owned business in an anonymous looking strip center has earned a reputation for offering a good value and friendly service." That's a testament to the customer-first spirit of the owners, who never allow an iced-tea glass to sit empty.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 369 Oriental Bistro

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1009 B Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-8686
This restaurant is known for its efficient service and first-rate appetizers. Crispy, spicy asparagus will leave lips puckering, and the fried pork dumplings have a strong ginger bite.

2. Hunan Garden

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4331 Kingwood Dr
Kingwood, TX 77339
(281) 360-2668
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The menu highlights the General Tso's and Orange Beef, but the sesame-covered chicken wings shouldn't be missed.

3. Panda Garden

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1043 Eldridge Road
Sugar Land, Tx
(281) 242-7728
For over 20 years, Panda Garden has served as a gathering point for office works and families in this older part of Sugar Land. The sesame chicken strikes an excellent balance between sweet and spicy.

4. Kam's Fine Chinese Cuisine

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4500C Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-5057
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A reader says that the new chef has elevated the food at this Montrose institution by adding a Szechuan flair to the dishes. The imperial pork rolls also earn raves.

5. Qin Dynasty

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5115 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 660-8386
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Lavish decor helps this restaurant appeal to clients that come from West University and River Oaks to sample American-Chinese staples such as sesame chicken, lettuce wraps and chicken-filled fried dumplings. Prices are a little higher than some of the other places on the map, but that fits the neighborhood, too.

6. Daniel Wong's Kitchen

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4566 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 663-6665
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It's an old-school, Bellaire institution with minimal decor. Fans appreciate the healthier options on the menu and dishes not found at other Chinese restaurants, such as gumbo.

7. Hunan Chef

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8404 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
713-984-8488
The only buffet on this map. It serves as a guilty pleasure for some. The smaller selection means that dishes stay fresh rather than lingering on the steam table.

8. The Rice Box

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1638 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
Only a year old but already one of the most popular new-style food trucks in Houston. It's all about the General Tso's chicken here: order it spicy with a fried egg over fried rice for maximum flavor.

9. Ta Hua Chinese Restaurant

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14508 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 496-1998
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Another restaurant that's improved recently thanks to remodeling and a new chef. Dishes such as hot and spicy shrimp and pork belly break the mold from more traditional Chinese-American fare.

10. Canton Chef

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21593 Katy Fwy
Katy, TX
(281) 392-0303
For Katy diners, it's the Chinese restaurant of choice. Steamed dumplings here are particularly tasty.

11. Hin's garden restaurant

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4720 richmond ave
Houston, TX
(713) 961-7330
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The classics are what's best here, as the Galleria-area lunch crowds that pack it every day can attest. That means beef with broccoli and kung pao chicken are winners.

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1. 369 Oriental Bistro

1009 B Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006
This restaurant is known for its efficient service and first-rate appetizers. Crispy, spicy asparagus will leave lips puckering, and the fried pork dumplings have a strong ginger bite.
1009 B Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

2. Hunan Garden

4331 Kingwood Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339
The menu highlights the General Tso's and Orange Beef, but the sesame-covered chicken wings shouldn't be missed.
4331 Kingwood Dr
Kingwood, TX 77339

3. Panda Garden

1043 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Tx
For over 20 years, Panda Garden has served as a gathering point for office works and families in this older part of Sugar Land. The sesame chicken strikes an excellent balance between sweet and spicy.
1043 Eldridge Road
Sugar Land, Tx

4. Kam's Fine Chinese Cuisine

4500C Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
A reader says that the new chef has elevated the food at this Montrose institution by adding a Szechuan flair to the dishes. The imperial pork rolls also earn raves.
4500C Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

5. Qin Dynasty

5115 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005
Lavish decor helps this restaurant appeal to clients that come from West University and River Oaks to sample American-Chinese staples such as sesame chicken, lettuce wraps and chicken-filled fried dumplings. Prices are a little higher than some of the other places on the map, but that fits the neighborhood, too.
5115 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005

6. Daniel Wong's Kitchen

4566 Bissonnet, Bellaire, TX 77401
It's an old-school, Bellaire institution with minimal decor. Fans appreciate the healthier options on the menu and dishes not found at other Chinese restaurants, such as gumbo.
4566 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401

7. Hunan Chef

8404 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX
The only buffet on this map. It serves as a guilty pleasure for some. The smaller selection means that dishes stay fresh rather than lingering on the steam table.
8404 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX

8. The Rice Box

1638 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Only a year old but already one of the most popular new-style food trucks in Houston. It's all about the General Tso's chicken here: order it spicy with a fried egg over fried rice for maximum flavor.
1638 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

9. Ta Hua Chinese Restaurant

14508 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
Another restaurant that's improved recently thanks to remodeling and a new chef. Dishes such as hot and spicy shrimp and pork belly break the mold from more traditional Chinese-American fare.
14508 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079

10. Canton Chef

21593 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX
For Katy diners, it's the Chinese restaurant of choice. Steamed dumplings here are particularly tasty.
21593 Katy Fwy
Katy, TX

11. Hin's garden restaurant

4720 richmond ave, Houston, TX
The classics are what's best here, as the Galleria-area lunch crowds that pack it every day can attest. That means beef with broccoli and kung pao chicken are winners.
4720 richmond ave
Houston, TX

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