Whether it’s dim sum, hotpot, or ginger beef, Calgarians love their Chinese food. Some spots have been in the family for generations and others are new favourites. You'll find plenty of places in the city to meet any craving for great Chinese cuisine.
Best Chinese Restaurants in Calgary
Best Chinese Restaurants in Calgary
Best Chinese Food in Downtown Calgary
U & Me
Well known for its quality dim sum combined with its expansive dinner menu, Chinatown’s U & Me is well worth a visit. Favourites include steamed barbecue pork buns, Shanghai-style dumplings, and rice rolls. And don’t worry if you get hungry late, U & Me is open for dinner until 3:15 a.m. every day.
Location: 233 Centre Street South, SW
Ho Won Restaurant
Ho Won Restaurant exists to promote healthy dining by providing authentic Chinese food. And that it does. Delicious food paired with inviting décor guarantees a relaxing dining experience. Baked lobster with fresh cream, and salt and pepper beef are the signature dishes.
Location: 115 2 Ave SE
Boasting more than 50 years in business, Silver Dragon has mastered its menu. It features over 200 authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. Diners devour the famous ginger beef, along with pork, chicken, and duck. There are also over a dozen vegetarian options such as the Buddhist Feast. This popular dish includes bamboo shoots, dry lily bulbs, seaweed, and snow mushrooms.
Location: 106 3 Ave SE
Best Chinese Food in NW Calgary
Don’t miss out on sampling one of iBaoza’s staple dishes like slow-cooked congee or JiaoZi dumplings. iBaoza specializes in steamed buns and flour-based Chinese food. Needless to say, it is a favourite among bao lovers. If you can’t decide which bao flavour to sample, choose the combo meal. This comes with two baos of your choice, one seasoning egg, and a pickled salad.
Location: 4119 4 St NW
Central Grand Restaurant
Central Grand has been serving authentic Cantonese cuisine since 1998. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from with three different menus: dim sum, regular, and set dinners. The food comes out steaming on push carts, creating a delicious ambiance.
Location: 295-1623 Centre St NW
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Papa Shunde sits beside a gas station in the NW community of Hawkwood, but it’s always busy, and for good reason. Enjoy traditional Chinese dishes like pan-fried prawns with broccoli and ginger fried chicken.
Location: 246 Hawkstone Dr NW
Best Chinese Food in NE Calgary
Fresh Taste Corner
Fresh Taste Corner is great for someone new to Chinese cuisine. The chefs have 20 years of experience and can make the perfect recommendations. Featured dishes include deep-fried pumpkin with salt egg yolk and toasted lamb ribs. Try the pan-fried chive cakes for a tasty side.
Location: 3115 12 St NE
Start your dinner at Great Taste with appetizers like sweet and sour ribs or the spicy beef tripe. Mains include meats prepared any way you like — deep-fried, stir-fried, spicy or shredded. And don’t forget about dessert afterwards. Try the succulent mango pudding or deep-fried red bean pancakes.
Best Chinese Food in SW Calgary
Lemon Garden Family Restaurant
This charming ‘Chinese & Western’ restaurant serves up everything from chow mein to B.L.Ts. If that’s not enough, they also offer all-day breakfast. Lemon Garden is sure to please even the pickiest eater.
Location: 2913 Richmond Road SW
Signature Palace Restaurant
If you’re looking for generous portions, then Signature Palace is for you. Try the Pineapple Sweet and Sour Pork or one of the Cantonese Style Thin Egg Noodle dishes. Ever tried Foo Young? This tasty dish is somewhere between an omelette and a fritter. Signature Palace offers four versions of Foo Young: BBQ pork, shrimp, chicken, and mushrooms.
Location: 1919 Sirocco Dr SW
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Bill’s Peking House
Bill’s Peking House first opened its doors in 1988. The owner, Bill Pang, dedicates himself to quality. All the dishes are fresh and never pre-cooked. The all-day dim sum menu offers delicious choices from rice crepes to steamed Malaysia sponge cake. Set menus are available for groups from two to ten.
Location: 16061 Macleod Trail SE
Chine Hot Pot
Whether you’re new to hotpot or go all the time, Chine always offers an extraordinary experience. The founder of Chine started perfecting his broth in the 1930s. The broth started out with fresh vegetables, herbs, and hot chili pepper. It now includes beef bone, green onion, ginger, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorn. Chine’s three-step process is easy and fun. You pick a soup base, select your ingredients, and cook them in the broth at your table.
Location: 8971 Bonaventure Dr SE