The 25 greatest Chinese language eating places and takeaways in Wales

There could also be practically 5,000 miles separating our two international locations, however nothing – and we imply NOTHING – can divide the Welsh and our love of Chinese language meals. From the north to the south, the Valleys to the coast, there’s little we like higher, relating to consuming out or taking away, than some chow mein, fried rice and noodles.

In case you are searching for the right hangover treatment, the final word consolation meals or simply do not fancy cooking, then ordering or going out for a Chinese language is at all times the reply. You possibly can maintain updated with the newest What’s On information by signing as much as the e-newsletter right here.

So here is our listing – in no specific order – of one of the best locations within the nation to get your repair of Japanese feasting. Need much less adverts? Obtain WalesOnline’s Premium app on Apple or Android.

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1. Zi’s Cafe, Cardiff

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Nestled on Woodville Street is Zi’s Cafe and their menu contains scrumptious dishes like king prawns Zi’s fashion – pan-fried with egg and seasoned with vinegar and garlic – Hor Enjoyable, which is flat-rice noodles, and a lot extra.

2. The Crispy Duck, Cardiff

If honey-beer hen sounds good to you then you definately’ll have a good time at Crispy Duck. A plethora of tasty Asian dishes from Chinese language and Japanese and a handful of Meals & Drink Awards, you will not be dissatisfied. You’ll find The Crispy Duck on Whitchurch Street.

3. Dragon Palace, Saundersfoot

Massively fashionable with the locals, this Meals Awards Wales winner has bought a 4.5 out of 5 common from 1,156 evaluations on Tripadvisor. Sit in or take away (in addition they ship) the mussels in black bean sauce are properly price a strive. The Dragon Palace is in Pentlepoir, Saundersfoot.

4. Fu's, Caernarfon

Fu’s Cantonese Restaurant is predicated in a surprising location proper by the ocean and it has a cool inside and pleasant workers that means diners rave in regards to the meals.

Starters vary from frog’s legs with salt and chilli pepper (sure, you learn that proper) to king prawn sesame toast and the mains embrace every little thing from Fu’s particular curry to hen with garlic and hoi sin sauce. You’ll find Fu’s at Block A, Doc Fictoria in Caernarfon.

5. Gigi Gao’s Favorite Genuine Chinese language, Swansea

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Giant home windows look out over the water of the Tawe Basin at this modern restaurant for Chinese language delicacies. Former winner of the Golden Chopsticks Award, the menu has every little thing from Beijing roast duck to hen and lamb skewers and spare ribs. Head to Anchor Courtroom in Swansea to take pleasure in Gigi Goa’s Favorite Genuine Chinese language.

6. Good World, Cardiff

Generally one of the best Chinese language eating places pop up in probably the most unlikely of locations and that is the case for Good World in Cardiff. Good World is tucked away above Les Croupiers On line casino at Leckwith Street retail park. The restaurant gives two totally different menus and you’ll learn our evaluate, right here.

7. Good Luck, Barmouth

We’ll let the evaluations do the speaking for this one… after which it’s best to go and check out it for your self. “Wonderful meals, nice service.” and “Fab Chinese language – as at all times, can not fault it.” One other buyer added: “Giant parts, actually good worth for cash.” and you’ll find Good Luck on Jubilee Street.

8. Harvest Vegetarian Kitchen, Wrexham

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The primary fully plant-based takeaway in North Wales, this place has been serving scrumptious and wholesome Chinese language meat-free meals since its 2016 rebrand. Run by veteran husband and spouse staff Martin and Jane, its insistence on solely utilizing vegetarian, wheat and soya substances means each dish is 100% vegan pleasant and MSG free.

The staff have labored exhausting to retain and re-create the flavours and textures of all the signature dishes which have made them a reputation within the space for the reason that ’80s. You’ll find Harvest Vegetarian Kitchen on Glan Llyn Street.

9. Janet’s Genuine Northern Chinese language Restaurant, Pontypridd

Genuine Chinese language delicacies from northern China, Janet’s makes use of solely the freshest substances, cooked from scratch. A favorite of Valleys foodies, which began life tucked away within the nook of Ponty market earlier than the restaurant opened within the city’s Market Road, it has made a bang with the form of dishes you will not discover in lots of different takeaways. You possibly can learn our evaluate right here.

Steamed pork buns, Korean spicy hen and Bulgogi (BBQ pork) are among the many choices from founder Janet Wei, a former flight attendant and luxurious resort employee who bagged the title of Champion Streetfood at The British Road Meals Awards 2021.

10. Golden Bowl, Colwyn Bay

With a really spectacular menu, Golden Bowl in Colwyn Bay is a Chinese language to not miss. They’ve every little thing from crab meat and sweetcorn soup to particular Foo Yung to roast duck curry and a lot extra. You’ll find Golden Bowl on Gadlas Street.

11. Redhot Goodies Chinese language Takeaway, Newport

Situated on Cardiff Street in Newport is Redhot Goodies Chinese language Takeaway and may be very fashionable with locals. The takeaway specialises in Thai, Peking, Chinese language and English dishes.

12. Lotus Restaurant & Take Away, Pendine

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This seaside Asian fusion gives nice meals and wonderful views out over Pendine Sands. It additionally picked up accolades at 2023’s Good Meals Award Wales and 2022’s Welsh Restaurant Awards.

On the menu are loads of vegetarian pleasant, vegan and gluten free choices in addition to broad choice of genuine Chinese language, Malaysian and Thai meals, all ready by a staff of professional cooks. Lotus Restaurant & Take Away is positioned at Unit 5, Parry Thomas Centre in Pendine.

13. New Backyard, Bridgend

This can be a sit-down restaurant for a scrumptious Chinese language meal that serves everybody from so far as Porthcawl to Treorchy and lately there are lots of of individuals raving about this place on Fb. “By far one of the best tasting meals round. I bought uninterested in the identical low high quality Chinese language meals from takeaways then I attempted this place and wow it was wonderful,” posted one.

One other added: “Referred to as right here final evening, meals glorious, workers pleasant and clearly loads of meals as everybody had take residence packing containers after ending their meals. Wished we lived nearer.” New Backyard, which serves a buffet lunch on Sundays, may be discovered on Pandy Street, Aberkenfig.

14. Savour, Cardiff

Cathays in Cardiff is residence to many nice Chinese language takeaways and eating places, together with Savour. Discovered on Salisbury Street the menu options objects like pork lungs in chilli sauce, deep fried leaping frog and stir fried king prawn.

15. Pad, Newport

It stands for ‘Passionate. Asian. Dishes’ and is the five-star Celtic Manor’s Asian eatery for the reason that departure of Larkin Cen’s eponymous restaurant in 2019. Delivering modern meals with perspective, this eating expertise is bursting with genuine Asian flavours. You may also meet for pre-dinner drinks within the elegant lounge and check out an Asian-inspired cocktail, premium beer or Japanese sake.

16. Riverside Cantonese, Cardiff

The Chinese language in Riverside is likely one of the oldest in South Wales, and continues to be going sturdy. They are saying their Hong Kong-trained cooks sustain with traits, however neither do they neglect the centuries-old conventional Cantonese recipes. You’ll find Riverside Cantonese on Leckwith Street.

17. River View Chinese language Restaurant, Cowbridge

Ethereal, fashionable restaurant with a decked terrace, providing basic Chinese language meals and set-price offers. One other TripAdvisor favorite, one evaluate says: “Good restaurant subsequent to a small stream, beautiful location. The meals was very good and he restaurant is clear and the workers useful and well mannered. The service was fast so that you don’t have to attend all evening on your meals. Nicely price a go to.” River View Chinese language Restaurant is positioned on Penny Lane in Cowbridge.

18. Sichuan Savour, Swansea

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They do two menus right here – one that includes extra conventional Chinese language meals and one other that includes dishes that British diners are most likely extra aware of. We liked this dish of hen in black bean sauce, tofu with ginger and spring onion with sesame prawn toasts.

Good worth, pleasant workers and large parts, it is a few 15-minute stroll from town centre and you’ll eat in or take away. Head to Walter Street in Swansea to seek out Sichuan Savour.

19. Summer season Palace, Cardiff

Summer season Palace is in Llandaff(Picture: WalesOnline/Rob Browne)

This award-winning Cantonese and Pekinese restaurant, simply by Llandaff Cathedral, has been there since 1988 and continues to be vastly fashionable. It has a lot to select from, together with chef’s specials like an entire steam seabass with ginger, spring onion and soy sauce and Mapo Tofu which is minced meat, or with out the mince meat for vegetarians, with beancurd and inexperienced chillis.

Our tip? Strive the Mongolian crispy lamb starter. You’ll find Summer season Palace on Excessive Road in Llandaff.

20. Hotpot Spot, Cardiff

This restaurant encourages communal consuming and permits clients to cook dinner their very own meals. Hotpot Spot is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Cardiff and has launched the idea based mostly on a 1,000-year-old custom from China.

Diners select a choice of contemporary, locally-sourced meat, greens and noodles and cook dinner at their desk in a simmering broth. You’ll find Hotpot Spot on Wellfield Street.

21. Sawadeeka, Mildew

“One of the best Chinese language/Thai takeaway in a 30 mile radius,” is how one fan described this north Wales favorite. One other posted on Sawadeeka’s Fb website to prime reward the “wonderful meals” which is “at all times incredible” irrespective of how busy they get.

That stated, it does get very busy at weekends ( signal) so be ready for an extended wait. Discover Sawadeeka on Excessive Road in Mildew.

22. Wiwo, Cardiff

Kash Munir, who runs the noodle bar along with his brother, says they provide a “fashionable twist on Chinese language meals” and concentrate on placing the shopper first. Recognized for its hen katsu, duck spring rolls and chilli pepper chips, WIWO additionally gives very good stir fry choices, in addition to a wide selection of sides.

One on-line evaluate appeared to sum it up: “Scrumptious and fairly priced. Would go to once more.” Wiwo is one other good Chinese language calling Cathays residence and you’ll find it on Woodville Street.

23. In Cafe, Cardiff

A takeaway portion of the vegan crispy shredded beef(Picture: Ed Gilbert)

One other nice Chinese language restaurant and takeaway in Cathays is In Cafe, positioned on Crwys Street. They serve scrumptious dishes like salt and pepper chips, duck breast in hoisin sauce and has loads of vegetarian choices. You possibly can learn our evaluate, right here.

24. Roger's, Porthcawl

In 2023 Roger’s, in Porthcawl, refreshed with a brand new menu and has nice evaluations. They even ship to Trecco Bay Vacation Park, so everybody can take pleasure in this Chinese language. You may discover Roger’s on New Street.

25. Inexperienced Island Chinese language, Anglesey

Discovered on Newry Road, Holyhead in Anglesey is Inexperienced Island Chinese language. Inexperienced Island Chinese language was established in 1975 they usually serve new and modern dishes whereas providing the best high quality substances. Their menu contains spare ribs, salt and pepper duck, honey chilli hen and far more.

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