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The 6 Best Chinese Restaurants Near San Rafael

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hungry for hot and sour soup and sesame chicken? These are our top San Rafael venues for Chinese food. We evaluated tons of diner and critic reviews and analyzed top sites to find the best Chinese restaurants in San Rafael. Here you’ll find the best Chinese neighborhood gems in San Rafael serving classics like chow mein and ma po tofu.

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Asian, $$, San RafaelAsian, $$San Rafael, North San Rafael Commercial Center
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Hulu Wa Cuisine

Asian, San RafaelAsianSan Rafael, North San Rafael Commercial Center
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Yet Wah Restaurant

Chinese, $$, San RafaelChinese, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: San Rafael

    Marin Magazine

Pings Mandarin Restaurant

Asian, $, San RafaelAsian, $San Rafael, Francisco Boulevard West
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Bamboo Hut

Chinese, $$, Mill ValleyChinese, $$Mill Valley, Almonte
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

Shang Hai Kitchen

Asian, $$, Mill ValleyAsian, $$Mill Valley, Tamalpais Valley Junction
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the right Chinese restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Marin Magazine, 28808 San Rafael restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: San Rafael as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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 ideal pairing for steamed fish

    Experts suggest pairing a steamed fish with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Did you know?

  • A killer pairing

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in China, baijiu is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with sorghum.

  • A long-held tradition

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

Parking in the area

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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