Everyone loves a solid late night Chinese takeaway, but with eight main regional styles of food — and literally countless subsets — there’s so much more to Chinese food than just Chow Mein (however delicious). Austin has some incredible spots from those late night cravings to fine dining, and everything in between. If you’re looking for popular destinations to order Chinese food, we have compiled a list of the best Chinese restaurants in Austin.
3407 Greystone Dr, Austin, TX 78731
One of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Austin, Chinatown has a little bit of everything. It’s a fantastic place to go when you want to be able to enjoy almost like a tour across China. There are regional specialties from all over and whatever you choose is sure to be delicious!
8557 Research Blvd #110, Austin, TX 78758
Julie’s Noodles used to be a food truck on campus, but with its rapid popularity and incredible dishes, it soon became a full blown Chinese restaurant in Austin. Their focus is on creating authentic Chinese noodle-based dishes (all made by hand) and those heavenly soup dumplings.
1203 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Lin Asian Bar is the place to visit for Dim Sum around town, though their other entrees are incredible too. Head Chef Ling hails from Fuzhou and all the dishes served are inspired by her grandmother’s home cooking.
1000 E 11th St Ste 150, Austin, TX 78702
Old Thousand is both a spectacular Chinese restaurant and an amazing cocktail bar. If you’re searching for places to order Chinese food in Austin, the dishes on the menu are a blend of authentic cuisines with a more western twist. IN addition, the cocktails are like none you’ll find anywhere else. Plus, the whole restaurant is just cool.
10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
TC Noodle House has a truly massive menu. The family-owned restaurant offers dishes that are a blend of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. The food really has that homestyle feel, and it’s so tasty.
8557 Research Blvd #116, Austin, TX 78758
Din Ho has some incredible BBQ, but not at all like other barbecue places you’ll see around Austin. Their flavors and extra dishes are entirely different, plus they have the all important — Beijing roast duck, a must-try for anyone into Chinese food.
110 N Interstate Hwy 35 #240, Round Rock, TX 78681
All of the food at Sichuan Garden is authentic to the Sichuan Province in China, it’s spicy, full-bodied, and unlike many Chinese dishes you’ll see at other restaurants. Though it’s technically in Round Rock, it’s 100-percent worth those extra miles.
1911 Aldrich St a1, Austin, TX 78723
When many people think of Chinese food, baos may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but in China they’re a staple for any meal from breakfasts to snacks. The staff at this Chinese restaurant in Austin, TX has blended the classic Chinese steamed bun with Texas BBQ, and even created new desserts!
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