Chinese food may be a staple when it comes to dining out with family and friends – for good reason. Edmonton has a lot of options when it comes to traditional dishes and modern twists, and you may just want to try them all and decide on your new favourite hot spot. Where will you go first? Here is a list of 15 Chinese restaurants in Edmonton.
Downtown Edmonton Chinese Restaurants
1. The LingnanThe Lingnan has been serving up great meals since 1947, and they have no plans to stop. Whether you order off the menu or take advantage of the buffet, you won’t leave hungry. Just minutes from Rogers Place, it’s the place to grab dinner before a game or show; while they’re normally closed Tuesdays, they’re open during regular season home games.
Address: 10582 104 Street
2. Blue Orchid
Well-known and award-winning Blue Orchid offers modern and unique twists on classic recipes for a meal you won’t soon forget. They’ve become a staple in downtown dining when it comes to Chinese food. Note that they’re closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 11235 Jasper Ave
3. P&L Chinese Restaurant
P&L may look modest and appear unassuming, but once you get a taste of their delicious meals, the impression will last. Focusing on the familiar and comforting dishes most people know, such as noodles and fried rice, P&L is perfect for the whole family for lunch or dinner.
Address: 10425 100 Ave
4. Blue Willow Restaurant
Blue Willow Restaurant is one of Edmonton’s longest family-owned restaurants – and one where the owner, 99-year-old Vic, still knows the regulars by name. Winner of many awards, including Where Magazine’s Most Memorable Meal award, they easily welcome new and old customers alike to try fine Chinese dining. There’s free parking around the back of the building to take advantage of.
Address: 11107 103 Ave NW
South Side Chinese Restaurants
1. Beijing Beijing RestaurantYou know it’s good Chinese food and dim sum when you need to ask for the English version of the menu. Beijing Beijing focuses on authentic dishes at prices that won’t break the bank, but will have you leaving with a full stomach and smile on your face.
Address: 3803 Calgary Trail NW
2. Blue Quill Chinese Food
Blue Quill Chinese Food is tucked away in a strip mall, but make sure you don’t overlook it! They’ve been serving delicious Szechuan and Cantonese dishes for over 35 years. Their recipes stay away from MSG and use vegetable oil, making them healthy without skipping out on taste.
Address: 2821 116 St NW
3. Golden Taste Restaurant
Golden Taste may be relatively new to Edmonton’s foodie scene, but they are quickly making a name for themselves. Open 11 am to 10 pm every single day, the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere makes it the place to go for a meal with family and friends for a traditional Chinese meal. Ask about their changing daily lunch specials.
Address: 2940 2944 Ellwood Drive
West End Chinese Restaurants
1. New Dragon Palace Seafood
New Dragon Palace Seafood may look unassuming from the outside, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you walk through the door. Cozy ambiance and welcoming staff will make you feel at home, and the traditional Chinese food and seafood recipes will make you want to come back again and again.
Address: 17743 98 A Avenue NW
2. Chopsticks Diner
Chopsticks Diner has been serving up tasty meals for over 19 years in West Edmonton. They use vegetable oil to keep things healthy, and you are able to get no MSG upon request. Check out the website before you go to check out what promotions are on at the moment; note that they are closed on Mondays.
Address: 6655 178 Street
3. La Perle Restaurant and Bar
La Perle is perfect for the whole family to grab a bite in a comfortable atmosphere. Their menu has descriptions of all the items, so if you’re not familiar with Chinese food, you can get an idea of what you may like. Still not sure? Try a combo plate for variety.
Address: 9746 182 Street NW
North Side Chinese Restaurants
1. Dragon BuffetOpen seven days a week, Dragon Buffet has a wide menu full of traditional Szechuan, Cantonese, and Chinese dishes, plus, of course, an extensive lunch and dinner buffet. They have recently added even more dishes to the buffet, so you’ll have plenty of options. Ask about special promotions, such as discounts for seniors.
Address: 12724 137 Ave
2. Bai Wei Seafood
Bai Wei is an award-winning restaurant serving up authentic dim sum, peking duck, noodles, and so much more. Check out the live seafood, including lobster, oysters, scallops, and more. Come see what everyone is talking about!
Address: 16049 97 Street NW
3. Lee Garden
Well known around the city, Lee Garden is committed to healthy meal options without skimping on flavour and taste. They also use local suppliers and farmer’s markets whenever possible, keeping things fresh as they partner with others in the area. The menu lets you know how spicy each dish is, plus they mark their signature items with a S so you know what they’re known for.
Address: 12952 118 Ave
East Edmonton Chinese Restaurants
1. Wonton House Restaurant
A staple now under new management, Wonton House gets excited about the chance to share traditional Chinese food with their community. Choose off the menu, try the buffet, or consider the set menus for groups of up to eight to get a good variety and sample it all.
Address: 4960 98 Ave NW
2. Szechuan Sweet Mango
Formerly called Szechuan Chinese Stir Fry, Sweet Mango is a good choice whether you’re eating out or considering delivery. They focus on fresh ingredients and a variety in taste, keeping things modern and exciting in Chinese dining.
Address: 9120 82 Ave NW
By: Sarah Chestnutt
Sarah Chestnutt is a freelance writer and editor, working in the field for over 10 years. She calls Edmonton, home and loves to share its stories.