If you’re looking for places to get authentic Chinese fare in Delhi, look no further.
There is no dearth of good Chinese restaurants in Delhi where it’s usually the second most preferred cuisine after North Indian fare. Whether you’re in the mood for basic Chinese food like egg rolls and chicken noodles or more sophisticated selections like Peking Duck and Hot Pot, the Capital has enough places to satisfy your craving for a taste of the Far East. Check out our list of nine best Chinese restaurants in Delhi.
Yauatcha, Vasant Kunj
The Delhi outpost of their acclaimed London chain features the staff rolling around carts piled with steamers of dumplings, bowls brimming with vegetables, and masterpiece desserts. Plan your next big meal at Yauatcha. Start with their excellent Baked Chicken Puff Dumplings, Vegetable Poached Peking Dumpling or Truffle Edamame, or get more adventurous with Braised Pork Belly. Their Raspberry Delice is one of the most phoptograhed desserts around. Either ways, it’s sure to be a treat!
Price for two: Rs 3,000
Jade, The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road
Jade is a serene and underrated spot with subtly painted walls, golden accessories and a throwback lounge feel. Try out their signature Boiled Glutinous Flour Chicken Dumplings, Pan Fried Dumplings, Aromatic Duck in Hoisin, and West Lake Soup with Lamb and Mushrooms. As you end your meal, cleanse your palate with a cup of aromatic Lapsang Chousang tea.
Price for two: Rs 3,500
Mainland China, Greater Kailash 2
A vibrant atmosphere with gold and black interiors typifies Mainland China. Part of a larger chain that maintains its standards, the crowds usually mill here around weekend lunch and weekday dinner time for their great-value dim sum. Their Assorted Dim Sum Platter in veg and non-veg, Prawn Siu Mai, Basil Flavoured Dumplings, and Pan Fried Spinach and Pakchoi Dumplings along with the Wonton Clear Soup and Honey Noodles with Almond Flakes are definitely worth trying.
Price for two: Rs 1,500
China Garden, Greater Kailash 2
This immensely popular authentic Chinese eatery with the most affordable pricing around tends to crowd up during lunch hour. But what’s the great thing about this place? Well, once you’re seated, you can start eating right away. With a menu focussed on Cantonese, red is present in most dishes – in lashings of sliced or whole chillies or hot chilli sauce. Try out their Kung Pao Tofu, Q Prawn Rice, Fuek Chu Noodles and Chinese Steamed Bread.
Cost for two: Rs 2,000
Nanking, Vasant Kunj
One of the oldest standalone restaurants offering authentic Chinese food, Nanking is a favourite of many. With red painted walls and dimly lit lanterns, the restaurant gives a pure Oriental feel. Although, the highlight here is the Singapore Crab prepared by their skilled chefs from Guangzhou, their mixed menu of Singaporean and Mongolian with other specialties like Dried Lotus Flower with Shiitake Mushrooms and Scallops, Char Siew Bao, Mongolian Chicken, Barbeque Prawn, Clay Pot Rice and Har Gau Dumplings are also big hits.
Price for two: Rs 2,000
The China Kitchen, Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place
There is one big reason to go to The China Kitchen, and that is their traditional Peking Duck prepared in wood-fired ovens and served with thin rice pancakes, slivers of cucumbers, spring onions and sticky sweet Hoisin sauce. With a rich traditional Chinese decor accented with western accoutrements, The China Kitchen offers diners a truly authentic dining experience. Indulge in their famous Beggar’s Chicken made of Sichuan mustard greens, mushrooms, chestnuts, lotus seeds and baked in clay, Wok Tossed Chef’s Special Crab prepared with exotic spices and chilli garlic sauce or Dan-Dan Noodles along with a host of sumptuous desserts.
Price for two: Rs 3,000
Royal China, Nehru Place
The elegance of this Chinese restaurant is surpassed only by the skill of its chefs and the freshness of ingredients they use in preparing the finest authentic Cantonese delicacies. Do try out their succulent Peking Duck with just the right amount of spices, Fresh Lobster with Wasabi Mayonnaise Sauce, Crispy Shredded Chicken In Mandarin Style and Vegetarian Cheung Fung. In desserts, the Sweet Egg Yolk Bun is a must-try.
Price for two: Rs 5,000
Taipan, The Oberoi, Connaught Place
Specialising in Schezwan and Cantonese cooking, Taipan is a great rooftop dining place with a panoramic view of the city. The highlight of this almost iconic restaurant is their Dim Sum lunch, served daily between 12.30-2.30 pm. Another specialty is the famed Peking Duck in Hoisin Sauce. Also try their Crisp Duck with Five Spiced Crushed Peanuts, Pork Pao, Pan-Fried Noodles and Mushroom Stir Fry.
Price for two: Rs 4,000
Tian – Asian Cuisine Studio, ITC Maurya, Chanakyapuri
This Asian cuisine studio at ITC Maurya Delhi serves progressive cuisine inspired by East Asia and beyond. Chef Vikramjit Roy has designed the menu for Tian, which occupies the space earlier used by My Humble House. Some of the recommended dishes include Apple and Betel Leaf Salad with Chinkiang Vinegar, Crispy Sichuan Prawns and Thai Lotus Stem with Black Pepper Crumble.
Price for two: Rs 4,000
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