West Meets East at These Chinese Outposts Where Fresh Flavors Thrive

Corinne Whiting

By , Local Expert, Seattle
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At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Seattle's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. Thanks to its large Asian community, Seattle happens to be an excellent city in which to enjoy delectable Asian cuisine. When we're in the mood for Chinese food in Seattle, we head to Tai Tung - a reader favorite - or we count on Wild Ginger's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Chinese cuisine, and if you're...  Read more »

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    Wild Ginger

    Wild Ginger features an eclectic menu in a convenient, downtown location. Diners enjoy the lively atmosphere too!

    Local Expert Tip: "Have one of the restaurant's sommeliers choose a wine pairing for your meal from a temperature-controlled cellar holding more than 30,000 bottles from around the world."

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    Jade Garden

    Jade Garden attracts loyal fan for its delicious Hong Kong-style dim sum. This casual eatery is the perfect spot for large groups.

    Local Expert Tip: "This beloved spot draws large crowds on weekends; arrive early, or be prepared to wait!"

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    Honey Court

    Honey Court features consistently scrumptious dishes and low prices. Come for the lunchtime dim sum and late-night hours.

    Local Expert Tip: "Looking for a late-night, budget-friendly eatery? This is the place for you."

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    Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon

    Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon is a Maple Leaf gem with friendly servers and one of the region's finest Chinese chefs. Try the delicious boiled dumplings.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you have a group of six or more, consider making a reservation ahead of time. "

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    Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: $19
    • Neighborhood: Kent

    Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant features an extensive dim sum menu plus other lauded dishes. Loyal patrons return regularly to this Kent eatery.

    Local Expert Tip: "Many reviews declare this restaurant pricier than some of the dim sum options in the International District. "

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    Uptown China

    Uptown China draws loyal customers to its Queen Anne venue, thanks to its tasty Mandarin fare. Patrons enjoy chats with the friendly owner, too.

    Local Expert Tip: "Thanks to its Queen Anne location, this is a great restaurant to enjoy after checking out touristy sites like the Space Needle or Experience Music Project. "

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    Black Pearl

    Black Pearl is a great Northside option for legit Chinese fare. Try the homemade, hand-rolled noodles.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is also a great spot from which to enjoy takeout or delivery. "

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    Tai Tung

    Tai Tung has been an International District staple for decades. Enjoy dishes like the kung pao shrimp and Singapore-style vermicelli.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the garlic spare ribs for a Chinese-style treat. "

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    Sea Garden

    Sea Garden features authentic Cantonese cuisine that spotlights the fresh seafood of the Pacific Northwest. Choose your meal from the tank out front.

    Local Expert Tip: "Adventurous eaters: try the delicious Double Pleasure flounder (and be forewarned that the head will arrive with your meal, too!)."

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    Sichuanese Cuisine Restaurant

    Sichuanese Cuisine Restaurant is an International District favorite for spicy, flavorful dishes. If you like your food fiery, this is your place!

    Local Expert Tip: "Try popular dishes like the Mapo Tofu ("Pocked Face Grandmother Bean Curd"), Huiguo Rou ("Twice-Cooked Pork") and Liang Fen (or "Cold Noodles")."



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