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The 9 Best Chinese Restaurants In Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

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

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Great China

Chinese, $$, Downown BerkeleyChinese, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Sichuan Style Restaurant

Chinese, $$, BerkeleyChinese, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Chengdu Style Restaurant

Asian, $, BerkeleyAsian, $Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Noodles Fresh

Asian, $$, Downown BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Yin Ji Chang Fen

Chinese, Downown BerkeleyChineseBerkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Chinese Express

Asian, $, BerkeleyAsian, $Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Nash Cafe

Asian, $12 avg. main dish, Downown BerkeleyAsian, $12 avg. main dishBerkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Easterly Berkeley

Asian, $$, Downown BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Shen Hua

Chinese, $$, BerkeleyChinese, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Chinese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in Berkeley, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Three Best Rated and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California, Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants and Three Best Rated - Best Chinese Restaurants in Berkeley. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to dim sum


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

  • A great 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.

Fun facts

  • A long-held tradition

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

  • A typical drink from China

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

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Berkeley can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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