This Sunday marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, this time celebrating the Year of the Snake. Celebrations take place all over Vegas this weekend in resorts such as the Venetian, Palazzo and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, decadent decor at the Bellagio as well as festivals downtown and Chinatown. Here's a look at 17 Chinese restaurants where you can sate your need for Asian fare.Read More
A Handy Guide to Chinese Restaurants in Las Vegas
1. Beijing Noodle No. 9
Noodles are made in house in front of guests near the dramatic fish tanks that flank the space. Look for street fare from Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing on the menu with specialties such as handmade noodle with sliced pork and mushroom, Imperial seafood soup dumplings, pan-fried shrimp in Chinese wine sauce and live seafood.
2. Big Wong Restaurant
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Look for this cheap Chinese haven in the same strip mall as Monta, Raku and Kabuto. Here you can find Chinese noodles and tender poached chicken and beef. Best of all, everything on the menu is in the $5 range.
The 100-dish lineup here features dishes from Beijing and Hong Kong from chef Chi Kwun Choi. Live seafood is held in four different on-site tanks, and many dishes are prepared tablie-side.
4. China Mama
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Look for two different menus here. One carries more Americanized versions of Chinese fare. The other is more authentic dishes. China MaMa also has dim sum.
5. Empress Court
Dine on authentic Cantonese seafood delicacies such as Abalone, Golden Santa Barbara spotted prawns or wok-fried black pepper Dungeness crab. President Clinton loved dining here while he was in the White House.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
The restaurant inside 24/7 Cafe serves up authentic Chinese fare and dim sum.
The Woo family returns with this Chinese restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel. While many dishes might look familiar, go for the more obscure to get a real taste of Chinese fare.
Traditional Hong Kong Cantonese as well as regional contemporary interpretations such as Szechwan and Hunan cuisine make the menu here.
9. Joyful House Chinese Cuisine
Look for authentic Cantonese fare here.
10. KJ Dim Sum & Seafood Chinese Restaurant
KJ Dim Sum & Seafood Chinese Restaurant at Rio is an offshoot of KJ Kitchen in Chinatown. Here find a dim sum menu at lunch.
11. Noodle Asia
The menu here features large portions of noodle dishes, vegetarian specialties, rice and congee dishes and soups.
Executive chef Patrick Lee offers authentic regional noodle dishes from Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam. Find dim sum here from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
13. Orchids Garden
Las Vegas, NV
Some of the best dim sum off the Strip.
The Canton and Shanghai provinces influence the fare here. Chef Kai-Wa Yau uses steaming, braising, baking and frying in his techniques. Specialties include spider prawn dumplings, crispy garlic chicken and fire-roasted Mongolian beef.
15. Ping Pang Pong
This restaurant inside a restaurant offers Chinese fare from different regions. Look for noodles, rice and vegetables, beef, pork, poultry and seafood.
16. Wing Lei
Wing Lei offers a mix of Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechwan and declares itself “The only Asian restaurant in North America to receive a Michelin Star.”
17. Zine Noodles Dim Sum
Chef Simon To brings together traditional dishes with exotic. Look for Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Szechuan and other Asian cooking styles here. Some of the signature dishes include rare filet mignon noodle soup and Abalone and chicken congee.