Whether you say 恭喜发财 (gong hei fat choy) or 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè), ThingsToDoInLasVegas hopes you have a prosperous Chinese New Year. Thankfully, Las Vegas is an amazing place to celebrate Lunar New Year, full of incredible restaurants that feature all of the “eight great Chinese cuisines.” To help you narrow down your selection, here are our picks for the five best Chinese food restaurants in Las Vegas.
Located at Wynn Las Vegas, Wing Lei is famous for being the first Chinese restaurant in North America to earn a coveted Michelin star. The opulent dining room is the perfect place to experience authentic Chinese cuisine with some modern flair. The classy and decadent dining room is adorned with gold and is the home of two pomegranate trees that are more than 100-years old.
Popular choices at Wing Lei include the peppercorn chili prawns, Sichuan beef short ribs, and truffle soup dumplings. For the ultimate gourmet treat, try Chef Ming Yu’s Peking duck tasting course, which features duck served six different ways. Not only is Wing Lei considered one of the finest restaurants in Las Vegas, it’s considered one of the best Chinese food restaurants in the world.
Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Considered by many to have the best dim sum in the entire Las Vegas Valley, Orchids Garden serves traditional dim sum dishes, as well as family-style entrees. While most dim sum restaurants serve from brunch hours to early dinner, Orchids Garden prides itself on “all-day dim sum” (current COVID-19 hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). While the entrees are certainly tasty, people come to this restaurant for the dim sum, and they keep coming back for more.
Highlights from the dim sum menu include har gow (crystal shrimp dumplings), steamed barbecue pork buns, clams with black bean sauce, and shrimp rice noodle. The offerings include several dessert-style dim sum, including sesame balls, taro cake, and egg custard tarts. Although seating is currently limited due to COVID-19, the restaurant is capable of serving parties larger than 20 when restrictions are lifted. For down-home dim sum with all of your friends and family, it doesn’t get better than Orchids Garden.
Orchids Garden, 5485 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89146
Din Tai Fung
Known throughout the West Coast for its amazing xiao long bao (soup dumplings), Din Tai Fung made its Las Vegas debut in late 2020 at the Aria Resort and Casino. Since then, it has become one of the most popular Asian restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant is the perfect blend of homestyle Chinese food and an upscale setting.
If you’re new to Din Tai Fung, you owe it to yourself to try the soup dumplings and find out what made this restaurant famous. That said, there’s much more on the menu than xiao long bao. Longtime customers adore the restaurant’s fried pork chops, wonton soups, noodle soups, and more. Top things off with a dessert bun (the red bean and mochi bun is particularly delicious) and you’ll leave Din Tai Fung as a most satisfied customer.
Din Tai Fung at the Aria, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Located in the heart of Las Vegas Chinatown, China Mama offers a wide variety of soups, dim sum, and entrees in a casual setting. The restaurant is renowned for its authentic flavors and hearty portions. Customers always leave satisfied and, in most cases, with ample leftovers for the next day.
China Mama’s menu is expansive and offers dishes from several Chinese regions. Some of the most popular picks include Mama’s style mapo tofu, dry pepper chicken, and Mama’s special pan fried pork buns. Whether you’re craving beef, chicken, seafood, or vegetarian dishes, China Mama is bound to have several choices that will leave you satisfied.
China Mama, 3420 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Dagu Rice Noodle
Known for its scrumptious noodle soups, Dagu Rice Noodle is the first restaurant in the U.S. opened by Shanghai Drum Catering Management. The restaurant offers a variety of noodle soups, appetizers, rice dishes, and tasty teas. While the noodle soups start out delicious and simple, you can customize them with a variety of add-ons for a heartier and more ornate meal.
Dagu Rice Noodle customers enjoy kicking things off with some popcorn chicken before diving into the noodle soup of their choice. Round out the meal with a light passion fruit iced tea or a thick mango yogurt slush. Whether you’re celebrating the Lunar New Year, enjoying some long-life birthday noodles, or simply craving delicious soup, Dagu Rice Noodle has you covered.
Dagu Rice Noodle, 4284 Spring Mountain Rd #106, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Happy New Year From ThingsToDoInLasVegas
The team at ThingsToDoInLasVegas hopes you have a wonderful Chinese New Year. Even if you’re just looking for some delicious food, we hope you enjoy our five picks for best Chinese food restaurants in Las Vegas. Naturally, food is subjective and our city has loads of great Chinese restaurants. Drop us a line on Twitter with your picks for best Chinese food restaurants in town.
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