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Where to Find the Most Exciting Chinese Food in the Twin Cities

22 destinations for delectable dan dan noodles, dim sum, and everything in between

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Whether in Saint Paul, Minneapolis proper, or the suburbs, the Twin Cities is flush with a vibrant assortment of Chinese restaurants.

Many dishes go beyond traditional American-Chinese menus dominated by sweet and sour to offer something truly unique, all while capturing the wonderful world that China and its respective provinces offer. It’s important to note, however, that the scope, breadth, and depth of complexity of Chinese cuisine is tough to recreate in any one menu. Here are 22 destinations in the Twin Cities for General Tso’s chicken, dim sum, lo mein, and more.

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China Tiger

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Adjacent to the Brightwood Golf Course in New Brighton is China Tiger, a fantastic spot for Cantonese favorites like Mandarin chicken or General Tso’s shrimp.

Wong's Gourmet

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Located off the Central Avenue corridor, Wong’s has been servicing the Fridley area for years, with a hefty amount of entrees that can be served in half-size portions with a choice of white rice or fried rice and side (egg drop soup, wonton soup, hot sour soup, or cream cheese wontons).

Rose Garden Asian Bistro

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A stone’s throw away from Centennial Park, this Brooklyn Center fixture serves a countless amount of go-to favorites like General Tso’s chicken in a homely setting.

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Szechuan

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Located near Asian spots like Kyoto Sushi and Ichido Ramen at the Har Mar Mall, Szechuan fuels up shoppers with Cantonese dishes like boiled fish in Szechuan hot sauce.

Panda Garden Buffet

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Located off Lexington and Larpenteur in the same strip mall as St. Paul Bagelry, Keys Cafe, and more, Panda Garden presents its Cantonese favorites buffet style. There’s also a soft-serve machine to sub in the sweetness of a fortune cookie.

Orange Chicken from Panda Garden
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House of Wong

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A longtime fixture on Larpenteur Avenue in Roseville, House of Wong was recently remodeled, but their focus on great Cantonese and Chinese-American fare has not lost its original touch or flavor. Go for the sesame chicken.

Beef Fried Rice with Pot Sticker Sauce at House of Wong
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JUN Szechuan Kitchen & Bar

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Over on the North Loop in Downtown Minneapolis, Jun Szechuan Kitchen keeps patrons satisfied with tasty mains like dan dan noodles.

Shuang Cheng

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This 31-year-old staple in the heart of Dinkytown is long known for its top-notch Chinese-American menu that has a specific focus on seafood specialties.

Skyway Wok

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With two locations in the labyrinth known as the Downtown Minneapolis Skyway, Skyway Wok is a worthy destination for great egg rolls, lo mein, and chow mein.

Tea House Chinese Restaurant

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Housed in a former Baker’s Square since its inception on the U of M campus, Tea House is known for its stellar buffet in a pleasant and elegant setting, as well as its glorious selection of delectable Cantonese dishes.

Szechuan Style Walleye at Tea House
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Hong Kong Noodle

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Another East Bank staple on the U of M Campus, Hong Kong Noodles’s flagship has filled up hungry students and professors with traditional Cantonese cuisine for years.

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Lao Sze Chuan

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Located on the East Bank of the U of M campus, Lao Sze Chuan serves a satisfying smorgasbord of Chinese-American fare.

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Lucky Dragon Restaurant

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Located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Lucky Dragon provides students and residents alike with old-school Chinese favorites and an array of buffet options.

Master Noodle (Saint Paul)

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Master Noodle (formerly Magic Noodle) makes fresh, hand-cut noodle dishes daily, serving the Midway regulars and visitors with delights like garlic chicken fried noodles.

Peking Garden

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Peking Garden has been providing a wondrous array of Cantonese and Chinese fare since 1991 at its location off University Avenue near the Minnesota State Capitol building.

Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar

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Situated in the heart of Eat Street, Rainbow Chinese has been churning out delectable Chinese-American fare since the late 1980s. Be sure to kick off lunch or dinner right with an order of egg rolls.

Pham's Rice Bowl

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Midtown Global Market’s Pham’s Rice Bowl offers an array of beef, chicken, pork, and veggie options to satisfy any taste palate, with a bevy of appetizers to boot.

Szechuan Spice

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Located in the Lyndale-Lake area of Minneapolis, Szechuan Spice is not only home to fantastic Chinese-American staples, but also the Fish Dish — spiced right and plentiful enough to tackle with a squad of hangry homies.

Cheng’s Garden

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Tucked off Lake and Nicollet on the Southside, Cheng’s is known for a variety of Cantonese specialties, but their fried rice is the pinnacle of sustenance. The popular order is available in seven different varieties.

Dragon Wok Chinese Dine In Delivery & Takeout

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Powderhorn’s Dragon Wok delivers a legendary beef and broccoli, among other fresh and dazzling takes on Chinese-American classics.

Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant

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Located across from Southdale Center in a strip mall, Red Pepper has been serving patrons with dishes that burst with flavor, like their beloved five spice lobster, since 1992.

Mandarin Kitchen

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Located in Bloomington, Mandarin Kitchen is not only for both great Cantonese fare, but also excellent dim sum that attracts regulars from the Twin Cities and its respective suburbs.

China Tiger

Adjacent to the Brightwood Golf Course in New Brighton is China Tiger, a fantastic spot for Cantonese favorites like Mandarin chicken or General Tso’s shrimp.

Wong's Gourmet

Located off the Central Avenue corridor, Wong’s has been servicing the Fridley area for years, with a hefty amount of entrees that can be served in half-size portions with a choice of white rice or fried rice and side (egg drop soup, wonton soup, hot sour soup, or cream cheese wontons).

Rose Garden Asian Bistro

Rose Garden Asian Bistro/official photo

A stone’s throw away from Centennial Park, this Brooklyn Center fixture serves a countless amount of go-to favorites like General Tso’s chicken in a homely setting.

Rose Garden Asian Bistro/official photo

Szechuan

Located near Asian spots like Kyoto Sushi and Ichido Ramen at the Har Mar Mall, Szechuan fuels up shoppers with Cantonese dishes like boiled fish in Szechuan hot sauce.

Panda Garden Buffet

Orange Chicken from Panda Garden
Panda Garden/Facebook

Located off Lexington and Larpenteur in the same strip mall as St. Paul Bagelry, Keys Cafe, and more, Panda Garden presents its Cantonese favorites buffet style. There’s also a soft-serve machine to sub in the sweetness of a fortune cookie.

Orange Chicken from Panda Garden
Panda Garden/Facebook

House of Wong

Beef Fried Rice with Pot Sticker Sauce at House of Wong
House of Wong/Facebook

A longtime fixture on Larpenteur Avenue in Roseville, House of Wong was recently remodeled, but their focus on great Cantonese and Chinese-American fare has not lost its original touch or flavor. Go for the sesame chicken.

Beef Fried Rice with Pot Sticker Sauce at House of Wong
House of Wong/Facebook

JUN Szechuan Kitchen & Bar

Over on the North Loop in Downtown Minneapolis, Jun Szechuan Kitchen keeps patrons satisfied with tasty mains like dan dan noodles.

Shuang Cheng

This 31-year-old staple in the heart of Dinkytown is long known for its top-notch Chinese-American menu that has a specific focus on seafood specialties.

Skyway Wok

With two locations in the labyrinth known as the Downtown Minneapolis Skyway, Skyway Wok is a worthy destination for great egg rolls, lo mein, and chow mein.

Tea House Chinese Restaurant

Szechuan Style Walleye at Tea House
Tea House/Facebook

Housed in a former Baker’s Square since its inception on the U of M campus, Tea House is known for its stellar buffet in a pleasant and elegant setting, as well as its glorious selection of delectable Cantonese dishes.

Szechuan Style Walleye at Tea House
Tea House/Facebook

Hong Kong Noodle

Hong Kong Style Lobster from Hong Kong Noodles
Yelp

Another East Bank staple on the U of M Campus, Hong Kong Noodles’s flagship has filled up hungry students and professors with traditional Cantonese cuisine for years.

Hong Kong Style Lobster from Hong Kong Noodles
Yelp

Lao Sze Chuan

Appetizer Spread at Lao Sze Chuan
Lao Sze Chuan/official

Located on the East Bank of the U of M campus, Lao Sze Chuan serves a satisfying smorgasbord of Chinese-American fare.

Appetizer Spread at Lao Sze Chuan
Lao Sze Chuan/official

Lucky Dragon Restaurant

Located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Lucky Dragon provides students and residents alike with old-school Chinese favorites and an array of buffet options.

Master Noodle (Saint Paul)

Master Noodle (formerly Magic Noodle) makes fresh, hand-cut noodle dishes daily, serving the Midway regulars and visitors with delights like garlic chicken fried noodles.

Peking Garden

Peking Garden has been providing a wondrous array of Cantonese and Chinese fare since 1991 at its location off University Avenue near the Minnesota State Capitol building.

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Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar

Situated in the heart of Eat Street, Rainbow Chinese has been churning out delectable Chinese-American fare since the late 1980s. Be sure to kick off lunch or dinner right with an order of egg rolls.

Pham's Rice Bowl

Midtown Global Market’s Pham’s Rice Bowl offers an array of beef, chicken, pork, and veggie options to satisfy any taste palate, with a bevy of appetizers to boot.

Szechuan Spice

Located in the Lyndale-Lake area of Minneapolis, Szechuan Spice is not only home to fantastic Chinese-American staples, but also the Fish Dish — spiced right and plentiful enough to tackle with a squad of hangry homies.

Cheng’s Garden

Tucked off Lake and Nicollet on the Southside, Cheng’s is known for a variety of Cantonese specialties, but their fried rice is the pinnacle of sustenance. The popular order is available in seven different varieties.

Dragon Wok Chinese Dine In Delivery & Takeout

Powderhorn’s Dragon Wok delivers a legendary beef and broccoli, among other fresh and dazzling takes on Chinese-American classics.

Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant

Located across from Southdale Center in a strip mall, Red Pepper has been serving patrons with dishes that burst with flavor, like their beloved five spice lobster, since 1992.

Mandarin Kitchen

Located in Bloomington, Mandarin Kitchen is not only for both great Cantonese fare, but also excellent dim sum that attracts regulars from the Twin Cities and its respective suburbs.

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