Should one of the most unthinkable of disasters fall upon you and a posse of the Bumpus' dogs destroy your Christmas turkey, you can always make like the Parkers in A Christmas Story and go for Chinese. Here are 15 Chinese restaurants in Las Vegas where hopefully the duck won't be smiling at you.Read More
Skip Traditional Christmas Dinner and Go Chinese
15 Chinese restaurants that can save the day.
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
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. Fú Asian Kitchen
Fu means luck in Chinese, so head to the Hard Rock Hotel for Chinese fare as well as regionally inspired delights. Signature dishes include the curry lobster puffs, grilled tenderloin of beef with spicy Fu sauce, sea bass with sake-miso glaze and pan-fried scallops with soy mirin.
Executive chef Ho Chee Boon brings modernized Cantonese fare to the MGM Grand. Try the roasted silver cod with Champagne and honey or the crispy duck salad,
Traditional Hong Kong Cantonese as well as regional contemporary interpretations such as Szechwan and Hunan cuisine make the menu here.
8. Joyful House Chinese Cuisine
Look for authentic Cantonese fare here. Hong Kong native Kai Wa Yau helms the kitchen that serves until 3 a.m.
9. 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.
10. Lao Sze Chuan
Tony Hu's authentic Chinese Sze Chuan cuisine eatures more than 100 beef, chicken, pork and seafood options, along with a variety of soups. In addition to traditional Sze Chuan dishes, Hu’s menu offers popular dishes adapted to American tastes.
11. Noodle Asia
The menu here at this Venetian stalwart 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 at the Bellagio. Find dim sum here from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
13. Orchids Garden
Some of the best dim sum off the Strip.
14. Ping Pang Pong
This restaurant inside a restaurant at the Gold Coast offers Chinese fare from different regions. Look for noodles, rice and vegetables, beef, pork, poultry and seafood.
15. Wing Lei
Wing Lei offers a mix of Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechwan at Wynn Las Vegas and declares itself “The only Asian restaurant in North America to receive a Michelin Star.”
16. 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.