Over the last decade, Houston’s Chinese food scene has grown — expanding beyond the area’s first Chinatown in what is now EaDo, to bustling Asiatowns in southwest Houston and Katy.
Often cited as the oldest Chinese restaurant in Houston, the still-operating China Garden Restaurant opened in 1969. Since then, though, Houston has become a multicultural food hub, with its Chinese restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines using both old-school and newer techniques and ingredients.
With a breadth of options in 2023, It’s impossible to list every exemplary Chinese restaurant in the greater Houston area. For every well-known restaurant, there are plenty more hole-in-the-wall spots, but here’s a great place to start.
For consistently delicious Sichuan delicacies, carts of Cantonese dim sum, Chinese American favorites, and everything in between, check out this list to taste the best of what Houston’s Chinese food has to offer.
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