The Best Chinese Food in Leeds

With it coming up to The Chinese New Year, which this year falls on Saturday 10th February, we wanted to share (in our opinion) some of the best Chinese food on offer in Leeds.
This year marks the year of the dragon, symbolising good fortune, strength and power! 
 
Here's six of the best Chinese Restaurants Leeds has to offer:

 

Oriental City

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.

Oriental City is located on Cross Stamford Street, near St James' Hospital.

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Joy's Kitchen

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!

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Joys Kitchen is located on Vicar Lane.

Tattu

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.

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Tattu is located on East Parade in the city centre.

 Crown Hotpot

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!

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Crown Hotpot is located on Back Blenheim Terrace at the top of Leeds.

Blue Pavillion 

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.

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 Blue Pavilion is located on the edge of The Merrion Centre.

Wen's

If you're looking for authentic home cooked Chinese cuisine, Wen's is the place. It's in a lovely area of the city that homes them and their wonderful neighbours (Three's a Crowd, The Brunswick and The Swine That Dines), and has been open for just under five years.
Whilst visiting it ignited a love for Kung Po Chicken, and we have been trying to recreate at home ever since! The cold starters were a hit, and we must shout out their Sliced Belly Pork (cold), we had never had anything like it, the pork had soaked up all of the seasonings and spices and was just to die for. We also ordered the absolutely delicious pan fried minced pork dumplings, seemingly on a pork hype that night! Prices range but you're probably looking at £12+ for a main, very reasonable for great food!
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Wen's is located on North Street.

Get in touch and let us know where your go-to restaurant is for the best Chinese food in Leeds!

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