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Chinese Food

With extensive menus offering traditional tastes and Americanized staples, we’ve narrowed the list to nine must-try Chinese places. So whether you’re craving takeout for movie night or an elegant dine-in experience, you’re sure to find something to tame your tummy at one of Rochester’s Chinese restaurants.  

Classic Comfort Food And Authentic Favorites

Specializing in complex soups and straightforward noodle dishes, Han Noodle Bar’s reasonably-priced menu gives diners access to a unique blend of Chinese street food. But don’t let the name fool you, this popular local hangout offers way more than just noodles. Try the Roast Duck, Pepper Steak, or Veggie Stir Fry to round out any meal. 

At Tsingtao House, you’ll start with a pot of hot tea before chowing down on authentic Chinese delicacies like Sichuan Chicken Feet, Sea Cucumber, or Salt and Pepper Cuttlefish. For those hoping to stay closer to American comfort classics, House Lo Mein and Orange Chicken are also available.

Providing Cantonese-style rice dishes, stir-fry options, and tons of slurpable soups and noodles, Chopsticks Chinese Restaurant is sure to please those on the hunt for both original and Americanized Chinese meals. Stop in for lunch specials, where affordable and generous portions are always served. 

A Quick Fix For Time-Pressed Travelers 

For a satisfying meal without the wait, head to OG Dumpling House where you’ll find scratch-made pan-fried or steamed dumplings and tons of other fresh and flavorful options like spring rolls, sesame chicken, or grain bowls.

Perfect for those craving a quick meal on the go, Hong Kong One Chinese Restaurant at I-Square serves everyone’s favorite Chinese dishes like General Tso’s Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, and Young Chow Fried Rice. The menu is huge and features an extensive list of tofu dishes for those avoiding meat.

For fast lunches and casual dinners, Fortune Chinese Restaurant is the place for takeout specials like Sweet and Sour Chicken or Shrimp Lo Mein, which all come with Pork Fried Rice.

Chinese And Beyond 

At Yummy Garden Hot Pot, unique options like Stir Fry Tomato Egg, and Taro Buns can be found next to old reliables like Scallion Pancakes, Kung Po Chicken. Three other menus dedicated to Thai food, Malaysian Stir Fry, and Hot Pot Korean BBQ give diners plenty of choices. 

The vast menu at Bamboo House features Mandarin dishes like Crispy Duck alongside Cantonese-style Chow Mein. Those who prefer Thai can opt for Green Curry and Basil Fried Rice.

With top-notch service and homemade dishes, Chen Garden is a local favorite. Start with Crab Rangoon or Mussels with Black Beans before moving on to Shredded Beef in Garlic Sauce or Egg Foo Young. Patrons hoping for Thai will find Spicy Lemon Grass, Phat Prigkhin, and Thai Lan Nar on the menu, too.