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The 9 Best Chinese Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

Need general Tso’s chicken or fried rice in your life? These are our best spots for Chinese food in San Jose. We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites, and determined the best Chinese restaurants in San Jose. Sit down and feast on hot pot, or order Chinese classics takeout. These San Jose restaurants do it all!

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Yummy express

Chinese, Alum Rock-East FoothillsChineseSan Jose, Alum Rock-East Foothills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

China Chen

Chinese, $, DowntownChinese, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Jade China

Chinese, $, BerryessaChinese, $San Jose, Berryessa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Hometown Noodle 湘西粉王

Asian, $, Cambrian ParkAsian, $San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Sweet Mango

Asian, $$, Willow GlenAsian, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Din Tai Fung

Asian, $$, West San JoseAsian, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide
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Küsan Uyghur Cuisine

Asian, $$, North San JoseAsian, $$San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Shang Cafe

Asian, $$, West San JoseAsian, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

New Tung Kee Noodle

Chinese, $, North ValleyChinese, $San Jose, North Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right Chinese restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 San Jose restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Spoon University, Zagat and Michelin Guide. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Spoon University - Best Places To Eat In San Jose For Lunch, Zagat - Hottest Restaurants and Bars in the South Bay and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019). We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

  • The perfect match for dim sum

    Experts recommend pairing a dim sum with a glass of Blanc de Blanc, a popular sparkling wine.

Interesting facts

  • A traditional dish

    Making peking duck, often paired with pancakes and soy sauce, is a long-held tradition in China.

  • A killer pairing

    Often considered one of the most typical drinks in China, baijiu is a favorite choice across the country, often made with sorghum.

Parking tips

Finding parking in San Jose can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Chinese spot.

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