Oriental City opened back in 2007, and since then it has been a popular spot all week long, but in particular on Sunday's for families to gather and enjoy traditional Chinese food. Oriental City has multiple menus; a Dim Sum menu, a traditional Chinese menu, featuring Hong Kong style dishes, and an English menu. Some standout dishes we seem to go back to ordering when we visit are; Roasted Duck with fresh ginger and sping onion, Hong Kong style Sweet and Sour Chicken and also their Cha Siu Pork is just the best possible explosion of flavours in the mouth!
If you happen to go when they're serving their Dim Sum menu, make sure to check out the Chinese BBQ Pork Cheung Fun Steamed Roll, admittedly we hadn't tried anything like this before but it was super yum! Since Oriental City is part of the Sing-Ying group, which is an importer of foods from all over the Far East to supply businesses throughout the North of England, they have their very own supermarket right downstairs, making it a good stop before you head home with a full belly! There is also a bakery below which serves some great sweet treats, you can also order/pick up a roasted meat to take away, if you fancy enjoying some more food at home.
Named an undiscovered gem of the city centres Chinese scene, Joy's Kitchen is a Chinese restaurant specialising in Dim Sum.
Ranging from Spicy Dry Pot Cooking, to Street Food, to their extensive Dim Sum menu, there's a dish to grab everyone's attention. Just to note- make sure to leave room for dessert as their Mango Pudding is delish!
Tattu is a higher end, luxury, contemporary Chinese experience. You may have already seen or heard of their iconic blossom tree, which sits in the middle of the restaurant and is a beautiful focal point of the room. The tree is actually a symbol of good luck and life, with the white rose symbolising Tattu's dedication to our lovely County of Yorkshire!
Tattu's menu focuses on small sharing plates, usually presented beautifully, boasting fantastic flavours. It's a great place to celebrate Chinese New Year, and they have a wonderful selection of cocktails that change seasonally, for any non-drinkers they also have a fab range of non-alcoholic options, including mocktails.
Now you may have seen this on your Tik Tok For You Page, and let us tell you, we were so excited to go and try it! Crown Hotpot are the first Chinese Sichuan Hotpot in Leeds, designed to bring a group of friends and family around a table to enjoy Hotpot together.
Ordering works by choosing from their range of soup bases, once decided on the soup, you can then order items to cook in it, such as: meats/fish/seafood/noodles or vegetables. It's a great interactive space to enjoy some traditional Sichuan cuisine!
This is the newest to join Leeds' Chinese restaurant food scene, Blue Pavilion has wowed us in a short amount of time, which is no surprise there as its sister restaurant is just around the corner, the known and loved Blue Sakura.
Blue Pavilion is Oriental fine-dining at its best and has had a successful launch into the city, providing some great set menus, allowing you to sample various dishes on the menu. They have announced that you can go and celebrate Chinese New Year with them, offering a set menu for the special day, which is £68pp, check it out here.