July 23, 2024


World's finest Food

The best Chinese restaurant in every London borough according to TripAdvisor

Chinese food is incredibly diverse – you can get noodles, meats covered in delicious sauces and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

London is packed to the brim with excellent Chinese restaurants

© Eugene Mymrin/Getty Images
London is packed to the brim with excellent Chinese restaurants

And for those days you just don’t feel like cooking, London is the perfect place to be. There’s a Chinese takeaway on every corner and Chinatown is always buzzing.

As such, you’re guaranteed to find a Chinese restaurant that tickles your fancy here. But there’s so many restaurants that you might get overwhelmed with choice.

So MyLondon has compiled a list of every borough’s best Chinese restaurant as listed on TripAdvisor, from chains to local gems.

READ MORE: The best restaurant in every London borough according to Tripadvisor

All ratings are accurate as of February 2022

Barking and Dagenham

Name: Aroma

Address: 458 Lodge Avenue, Dagenham RM9 4QS

Rating: 4.5 stars from 36 reviews

Reviews: “We only came here as our usual Chinese is shut, however we will be only coming to you now, the rice is so fresh everything in our order was five star. Couldn’t fault anything from our order.”

“The best Chinese i have had in a long time. Food nice and tasty and hot. Plenty of it too. Wouldn’t go to any other Chinese now after ordering from here for the first time the other night. Family go there too now and they love it.”


Name: Loon Wah

Address: 85 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BX

Rating: 4.5 stars from 32 reviews

Reviews: “I don’t bother writing reviews normally however felt it important here. We have experienced many Chinese takeaways whilst living in London and can honestly say the quality of food is OUTSTANDING.”

“Don’t normally write reviews but when I do, it means it is beyond expectations and deserves a mention. Have been ordering for a few years now, definitely my first choice in takeout. Very authentic.”


Name: Bamboo

Address: 28 Bexley High Street, Bexley DA5 1AD

Rating: 4 stars from 98 reviews

Reviews: “Fantastic food. I’ve had takeaway three times in three weeks as it’s that nice. Very good quality, well flavoured, not greasy, yet cooked for collection or delivery quickly. Very impressed. And lovely staff.”

“First time, but not the last. Was told order would be an hour, but arrived within 40 mins, all meals and starters arrived hot. My meal (king Prawn Pad Thai) and starter dim sum lovely, could not fault it. Will definitely use again.”


Name: Wing Tai

Address: Unit 2 Wing Yip Business Centre 395 Edgware Road Cricklewood, London NW2 6LN

Rating: 3.5 stars from 200 reviews

Reviews: “We drove an hour to get our fix, brought it home and we were not disappointed!”

“It’s fabulous and it’s a real treat to go there even if you have to queue it’s worth the wait.”


Name: Xian

Address: 324 High Street, Orpington, Bromley BR6 0NG

Rating: 4.5 stars from 456 reviews

Reviews: “We visited Xian for dinner. Excellent menu and quality of food was superb. We were a party of 6 and had rebooked for dinner. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal and I will certainly be back soon.”

“Have been trying to find a decent Chinese restaurant for years in the area and Xian came highly recommended. I drive over from West Wickham and well worth it. Portions are generous and it did not disappoint. YUM! Especially loved their packed spring rolls and tasty tofu dish. Will be making this a regular. Delicious.”


Name: Max Orient

Address: 273-275 Camden High Street, London NW1 7BX

Rating: 3 stars from 278 reviews

Reviews: “Nothing to complain about, we received very good service. The aesthetic of the restaurant also has a nice comforting feel with a good atmosphere, would definitely recommend.”

“First time here and I’ve got to say it was ok for the price. I must admit I thought it would’ve been more expensive as being in Camden but was reasonable priced at £8:80. There isn’t a great choice of dishes but it done the job….just! I would go again but don’t expect too much of a variety.”


Name: Crown and Pepper

Address: 242 High Street, Croydon CR0 1NF

Rating: 4 stars from 300 reviews

Reviews: “A great newly refurbished venue, a true gem in the heart of Croydon. They have amazing tasty food… there SALT AND PEPPER KING PRAWNS are the best, They have a good amount of TVs to watch all sporting games and also a fantastic range of cocktails that the bartenders shake up in front of you at the bar. A must recommend for anyone looking for a premium venue in Croydon.”

“Crown and Pepper is by far the best restaurant in the whole of Croydon. The staff are polite and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The food is amazing and the cocktails are the cherry on top.”


Name: Wok and Karahi

Address: 13 South Road, Southall, Ealing UB1 1SU

Rating: 5 stars from 240 reviews

Reviews: “This was a great experience, we arrived here by chance and we did not regret, best meal we have had in a long time.”

“I came here with friends as we had heard the food is lovely. We were pleasently surprised at how tasty everything on our table was. I definitely recommend it. And the waiters were so friendly and helpful. They were lovely!”


Name: China Kitchen

Address: 73 Brimsdown Avenue, Enfield EN3 5EP

Rating: 5 stars from 2 reviews

Reviews: “Just the best Chinese takeaway ever. Food is delicious, clean and fresh and the owners are so friendly and welcoming. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.”


Name: Tai Won Mein

Address: 39 Greenwich Church Street Greenwich, London SE10 9BL

Rating: 3.5 stars from 353 reviews

Reviews: “My pork noodle soup was stunning, great portion, delicious broth, plentiful supply of succulent pork. Really great. If food on the more authentic side of Chinese cuisine scares you, then this place may not be for you.”

“We have been going to Tai Won Mein Greenwich for many years. My two teens would not settle going anywhere else for Chinese. The staff are extremely efficient there and portions are very generous. “


Name: New Tastes

Address: 183 Mare Street, London E8 3QE

Rating: 4 stars from 9 reviews

Reviews: “Food was pretty good. Not expensive and large portions. Basic clean family restaurant.”

“My boyfriend is half Chinese and we often go to New Taste. The restaurant is small and unpretentious. Food is always fresh and tasty. I strongly suggest the imperial chicken and steamed fish. Very cheap bill!”

Hammersmith and Fulham

Name: Steam Restaurant

Address: 177 King Street, London W6 9JT

Rating: 4.5 stars from 116 reviews

Reviews: “We visited this restaurant last night. It was a Sunday so very quiet but the food was excellent. Extremely high quality and flavoursome dim sum and very reasonably priced.”

“Definitely a hidden gem, absolutely amazing. We had spring rolls, sui mai, three sets of dumplings and a chicken noodle dish for about £30. The food was absolutely gorgeous, so fresh and the whole vibe of the restaurant is immaculate, would recommend to anyone!”


Name: Dragon

Address: 8-10 Park Road, Crouch End, Haringey N8 8TD

Rating: 3.5 stars from 54 reviews

Reviews: “We were very pleased with both the service and attention provided by the owners and his team, plus the quality of food. Even though they expressed being understaffed, there was no sign of it with the level of service we received. Every dish we had was fresh, hot and enjoyable. Value for money was about right. Recommended.”

“Being Chinese myself, I know my Chinese food! Visited Dragon with a group of friends and can honestly say, the food was delicious.”


Name: Hakkaland

Address: 364-366 Station Road Opp. Mc Donalds, Harrow HA1 2DE

Rating: 4 stars from 380 reviews

Reviews: “Food was great, very authentic. Service also excellent, Vivian was fantastic! Chilli chicken was a highlight!”

“Been with some friends for dinner. The food was just amazing. Reminded us of Mumbai!! Will definitely visit again and recommend.”


Name: Welcome Inn

Address: 49 High Street, Hornchurch RM11 1TP

Rating: 4.5 stars from 209 reviews

Reviews: “The food was excellent, good portions, nice flavours and great value for money.”

“Having been a local for a few years I must say the quality of food is exceptional, fairly priced and well presented!”


Name: Pangs Chinese Restaurant

Address: 305 Long Lane Hillingdon, Uxbridge UB10 9JY

Rating: 4 stars from 66 reviews

Reviews: “The food is second to none and I could eat there 7 days a week.”

“This has to be the best Chinese food in Hillingdon. Food is always fresh and very tasty.”


Name: Bombay Wok

Address: 104-108 Hanworth Road, Hounslow TW3 1UF

Rating: 4 stars from 496 reviews

Reviews: “I visited on 30th December for the first time and was very pleased with the food and service. The waitress was very attentive and the food portions were generous! The chilli paneer, chicken gyoza’s and chicken lollipops hit the spot and were cooked to perfection!”

“We took some friends to this restaurant last night as the food is amazing and we wanted them to try it. Have to say, that they were extremely impressed with the delicious food on offer. From the starters to the mains, it was mouthwatering.”


Name: Banana Tree Angel

Address: 412-416 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ

Rating: 4 stars from 477 reviews

Reviews: “An ideal location which is a short walk from Angel tube. Tasty Pan-Asian food served swiftly by the young team. Well presented and certainly worth another future visit. Ideal location if you’re going to Sadler’s Wells!”

“A wide range of choice on the menu with a good selection of Vegan options. The food was absolutely delicious and was reasonably priced. The waiting staff were polite, friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely go again.”

Kensington and Chelsea

Name: Chojo

Address: 16 Garway Road, London W2 4NH

Rating: 5 stars from 317 reviews

Reviews: “I’ve visited twice with my friend and have to say I love this restaurant so much. Excellent food, fabulous service. I can’t fault it at all. So cosy and such a nice vibe. Thank you!!!!”

“Visited during trip to London. Service was outstanding. Quality of food outstanding. We were advised to order 5 tapas dishes. We ordered 5 and ordered another 2 as the food was so nice.”

Kingston upon Thames

Name: Yimchai

Address: 37 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5BW

Reviews: “We came here for a couples dinner and had a really lovely time. The quality of the food was excellent, very tasty and bigger portions than we expected. The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely. My favourite Chinese restaurant in the area by far. Would highly recommend.”

“Really can’t recommend Yimchai highly enough. The interior is modern and comfortable, the staff are excellent but it’s the food that really, really stands out. A huge choice of delicious dishes, some authentic some modern, all beautifully-prepared, well cooked and really tasty. Good for a family dinner or a quick lunch. Definitely recommend!”


Name: Culture Grub

Address: 84 The Cut, London SE1 8LW

Rating: 3.5 stars from 176 reviews

Reviews: “Enjoyed very much, very nice food, more like eating Chinese food in China. Friendly staff, recommended.”

“Although I have reviewed before it’s always consistent so think it’s worth another review. It’s not a posh restaurant by a long shot definitely more of a cafe feel so no need to get dressed up, the food is always tasty and fantastic value, you can eat here for under ten pounds.”


Name: Canton Kitchen





Name: Canton Kitchen

Address: 274 Lee High Road, London SE13 5PJ

Rating: 4.5 from 4 reviews

Reviews: “Takeaway doesn’t look up to much from the outside but food was amazing. Really enjoyed my mixed chow main which they made spicy especially for me. Quick turnaround. Very impressed!”

“Very lucky to live near this great Cantonese style takeaway. The food is always great not bulked out with cheap onions or a ton of tasteless bean sprout.”


Name: 201 Asian Kitchen

Address: 201 Merton Road, London SW19 1EE

Rating: 5 stars from 14 reviews

Reviews: “Fast becoming a favourite for us. Great diverse menu, the chicken katsu curry is superb. Great service and a great vibe.”

“Amazing every time! We’ve ordered from 201 Asian Kitchen several times now and we cannot fault it. The service is so friendly, food always arrives hot, quickly and is obviously freshly made.”


Name: White Swan

Address: 30 The Broadway, Woodford IG8 0HQ

Rating: 3.5 stars from 151 reviews

Reviews: “The food is wonderful, the service is friendly and attentive and the cost is very reasonable. There is nothing to stop you visiting this lovely restaurant if you value good Chinese food in a relaxed atmosphere.”

“Best Chinese eat in and takeaway – me and my family love the place – and the takeaways, always so tasty and service great! Staff so friendly and helpful..!! We will be back at the restaurant and for take seats! Super team at the White Swan! Well done !!”

Richmond upon Thames

Name: Dragon Inn

Address: 130 Sheen Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1UR

Rating: 4.5 stars from 209 reviews

Reviews: “We had a wonderful meal at the Dragon Inn – the food is excellent quality, the service is second to none and the restaurant is clean with plenty of space between tables. This is a real find in Richmond and somewhere we will definitely return to! Fantastic!”

“The Dragon Inn is our local Chinese Restaurant. We have been dining here since 2007. The staff is super friendly. It’s a family run restaurant which really gives it a personal touch. The food is very authentic and very tasty. We have lived in Asia for a long time so we do believe to know what authentic Chinese food should taste like.”


Name: Crystal China

Address: 78-80 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 4TP

Rating: 4.5 stars from 207 reviews

Reviews: “Lovely food, decent prices and a great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely dinner!”

“Great service and delicious food! If we have a chance to come back, we will definitely come again. Strongly recommend this place.”


Name: Yangtze

Address: 511 London Road North Cheam, Sutton SM3 8JR

Rating: 4.5 stars from 75 reviews

Reviews: “Been here a couple of times with my boyfriend and the food has always been great. We do the buffet and the food is always hot and tasty. Lovely and welcoming service, would recommend to all my friends!”

“I am such a fussy person when it comes to food and I am not easily pleased but all I can say about the food I have eaten tonight at Yangtze is that it was fabulous… 10 out of 10!”

Tower Hamlets

Name: Sichuan-Folk

Address: 32 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

Rating: 4.5 stars from 315 reviews

Reviews: “Went here last week with a friend. Lovely clean place and the food was delicious, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Will definitely come back.”

“Been here many times and the service and food always amazing. Reasonable prices and friendly Staff. You can tell how good they are by how busy it always is.”

Waltham Forest

Name: Chingford Chinese Restaurant

Address: 4 Station Road, Chingford, Waltham Forest E4 7BE

Rating: 4.5 stars from 61 reviews

Reviews: “So fresh and delicious – really good food!!!!! The special fried rice and chow meins are amazing – really recommend!”

“This is a proper traditional local Chinese Restaurant. Been an essential part of Chingford for years, great quality food, and fantastic attentive service. It’s a little gem that is always busy and the local custom is testament to that.”


Name: Ekachai

Address: Unit 205 Upper Concourse Southside Shopping Centre, London SW18 4TE

Rating: 3.5 stars from 148 reviews

Reviews: “Visited with my daughter while waiting for her eye test appointment. Needed a quick lunch and my daughter was desperate to go. Both had a Beef noodle dish, simple tasty and good portions. Value for money and will be back again.”

“Delicious food, promptly served, made fresh to order and very authentic. Perfect for a quick meal out at a reasonable price. I’d certainly go back!”


Name: A Wong

Address: 70 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1DE

Rating: 4.5 stars from 947 reviews

Reviews: “We visited A Wong on a Saturday evening, we left wishing the already 4 hour experience didn’t have to end and woke up in the morning looking forward to writing a review in order to relive the experience all over again.”

“Had an incredible lunch the food and the service was exemplary.”

Do you have a favourite hidden gem restaurant, pub or bar in London that you think we should know about? If so, please email [email protected] or [email protected]