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The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in Downtown, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Got a Chinese food craving? These are the best spots in Downtown for when you need peking duck and egg rolls. We evaluated tons of reviews and then analyzed top sites for the best Chinese restaurants in Downtown. Sit down and feast on hot pot, or order Chinese classics takeout. These Downtown restaurants do it all!

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Dough Zone Dumpling House

Chinese, $6 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownChinese, $6 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Here are Seattle's top 3 Dim Sum spots, ranked

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Seattle Times, 2015

    Top 5 spots for dim sum in Seattle and on the Eastside

    Seattle Times, 2015

Din Tai Fung

Asian, Chinese, Seattle, DowntownAsian, ChineseSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

    Seattle's Delightful Dim Sum Restaurants

    Eater, 2017
  • Eat Seattle, 2012

    The Bucket List: Seattle’s Best Dim Sum Restaurants

    Eat Seattle, 2012

Wild Ginger

Asian, Chinese, $23 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownAsian, Chinese, $23 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eat Seattle, 2012

    The Bucket List: Seattle’s Best Dim Sum Restaurants

    Eat Seattle, 2012

Pho 25

Vietnamese, Chinese, $12 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownVietnamese, Chinese, $12 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Harbor City Restaurant

Asian, Chinese, $10 avg. main dish, Seattle, International DistrictAsian, Chinese, $10 avg. main dishSeattle, International District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Cantonese spots in Seattle

    Hoodline, 2019

Kau Kau Barbeque

Chinese, $10 avg. main dish, Seattle, International DistrictChinese, $10 avg. main dishSeattle, International District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Stranger, 2017

    The Stranger's Guide to the Best Chinese Restaurants in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017

Hue Ky Mi Gia

Asian, Chinese, $8 avg. main dish, Seattle, Little SaigonAsian, Chinese, $8 avg. main dishSeattle, Little Saigon
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2013

    Best Asian Noodle Dishes in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2013
  • Eater, 2020

    Eat Your Way Through the International District's Many Asian Cuisines

    Eater, 2020

Szechuan Noodle Bowl

Asian, Chinese, Seattle, International DistrictAsian, ChineseSeattle, International District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    The Top Asian Dumplings in Seattle

    Eater, 2019

A + Hong Kong Kitchen

Asian, Chinese, $11 avg. main dish, Seattle, International DistrictAsian, Chinese, $11 avg. main dishSeattle, International District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Cantonese spots in Seattle

    Hoodline, 2019

Mike’s Noodle House

Chinese, $6 avg. main dish, Seattle, International DistrictChinese, $6 avg. main dishSeattle, International District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Eat Your Way Through the International District's Many Asian Cuisines

    Eater, 2020

How was this list created?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Chinese restaurants in Downtown. We pored over ratings for 4854 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1116 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Serious Eats and Hoodline had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered Serious Eats - 8 Best Sichuanese Restaurants in Seattle, Hoodline - The 5 best Szechuan spots in Seattle and Hoodline - The 5 best Cantonese spots in Seattle 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 you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate 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 ideal pairing for dim sum

    Experts often pair dim sum with a glass of Blanc de Blanc, a popular sparkling wine.

Fun facts

  • A killer pairing

    Often considered one of the most classic drinks in China, baijiu is a top 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 tips

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Downtown. 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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