If you are lucky you live near a high quality and reliable Chinese restaurant. And luckily, it seems the majority of Americans are pretty darn lucky in this regard. From coast to coast, there is no shortage of good places in China, and we’ve found the best in every state.
To build our list, 24/7 Tempo consulted and compared reviews and ratings on a wide range of websites, including Food and wine, The meal of the day, Travel and leisure, Eater, Free time, Top three, Lao Sze Chuan, Culinary news, and Bark, as well as state and regional restaurant listings for each state.
When you think of a neighborhood Chinese restaurant, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s a little joint to go; maybe it’s a bigger place decorated with hanging lanterns and lazy Susans on every family table. Regardless of the size of the restaurant, dishes like wonton soup, spring rolls, chicken lo mein, sesame chicken and foo young eggs always seem to be on the menu. But in the best Chinese restaurants, the more you dive into the menu and step outside your comfort zone, the more you will be rewarded. (There is nothing wrong with Chinese American food, but it is where to find the best real Chinese food in America.)
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Read on to find out more about the best Chinese restaurant in each state. In all likelihood, its menu will allow you to diversify and try a traditional Chinese dish that you have never tasted. But even if you decide to stick with the tried and true Chinese-American classics, you won’t be disappointed. (And if you’re in the mood for something other than Chinese, check out the must-see restaurant in every state.)