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A great Chinese meal is intricate, nuanced, and full of delicate techniques and full-bodied flavour. We have made a list of the 23 best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines as seen in our Tatler Dining Guide, which would be perfect for families, dates, celebrations or well, really any occasion at all. 

This list is in alphabetical order.

1. Canton Road

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Above Fried lobster wonton yellow chives with spicy sauce at Canton Road

Location: BGC

Cantonese cuisine from the Huaiyang province hails supreme in this beautifully designed eatery located inside Shangri-La The Fort. With chef Wang Wei Quing in charge at Canton Road, diners are in for personalised service and darn good modern Chinese fare. They are known for stellar private rooms that come complete with their own bathrooms.

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2. Cheech and Chang Hong Kong Roasts

Location: Pasig

While on hiatus for the time being, keep Cheech and Chang in mind for quality succulent roasts of duck and pork. Nestled in the bustling locale of Kapitolyo, this restaurant boasts of Hong Kong inspired Cantonese meals. Take your pick from perfectly cooked meats to noodles and rice bowls too.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Roast duck from Cheech and Chang

3. China Blue by Jereme Leung

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Above The interiors of China Blue

Location: Parañaque

Famed chef Jereme Leung opened China Blue in Conrad Manila and has been satisfying diners since day dot. His artful command of gastronomy is on full display throughout each and every dish on the menu. Nothing is boring, and everything is delicious. When dining here, look forward to modern interpretations of classic dishes, all of which still stay true to authentic flavour profiles and cooking methods, allowing patrons to view Chinese cuisine with renewed appreciation thanks to chef Leung’s mastery of his craft.

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4. Crystal Dragon

Location: Parañaque

In the City of Dreams complex sits the gold laden Crystal Dragon. This fine-dining establishment treats your senses to a sultry and luxurious meal–one that is prepared with impressive traditional cooking methods and bursting with flavours.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Aged Black Onyx Angus beef striploin from Crystal Dragon

5. East Ocean Palace

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Above Truffle seafood noodles from East Ocean Palace

Location: Parañaque

East Ocean Palace is sought after for its vast amount of private dining spaces, something that is extremely necessary these days. Purists who are looking for Chinese food with no frills or tweaks, seeking out flavours that bring them right back to their favourite Chinese cities, frequent East Ocean with joy. On top of private rooms, they also have a seating capacity of over 2000 heads in their main hall.

6. Hai Shin Lou

Location: Makati

Hai Shin Lou has been a stalwart name in our dining scene for years, and with good reason: it does not disappoint. Frequented by loyal patrons, the restaurant has proven itself to be a go-to not just for Filipinos but for a great number of Chinese too, due to their honest to goodness crave-worthy food.

Tatler Tip: it's not on the menu, but you can order hot tofu for dessert.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.

7. Hua Yuan Brasserie Chinoise

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Dim sum from Hua Yuan

Location: Pasay

Inside Hilton Manila, Hua Yuan pampers guests with finely crafted creative and slightly daring Chinese dishes, which all pay respect to classic flavours and techniques. Here you can take your pick from an array of regional delicacies aside from the usual crowd-pleasers prepared by their highly trained Shanghainese chef.

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8. Jade Garden

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Lapu-lapu by Jade Garden

Location: Makati

A grand dame in the realm of historic, tried-and-tested Chinese restaurants in the Philippines–Jade Garden has stood the test of time. Since the eighties, Jade Garden has been a watering hole for family celebrations and special occasions, known for Peking duck, suckling pig, an array of seafood, and large servings that are ideal for sharing.

9. Jasmine

Location: Makati

Regional Chinese cuisine takes centre stage at Jasmine, in New World Makati. This art deco eatery is easy on the eyes, and a sure-fire treat for the stomach. Come for the dim sum, and stay for the crispy pork belly.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Crispy pork belly from Jasmine

10. Lugang Café

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Dumpings from Lugang Cafe

Location: Makati

Taiwanese cuisine is elevated with ease at Lugang Café. Served within modern interiors, patrons can indulge in handcrafted noodles, beautifully made dim sum, quintessential Chinese roasts and fried rice that will keep you coming back for more.

11. Lung Hin

Location: Pasig

Dine on the 44th floor of Marco Polo Ortigas and enjoy cinematic views of the city below you, while feasting on expertly made Cantonese fare prepared by Lung Hin's chefs who trained in Hong Kong. Authentic dishes come out of the kitchen, ready to impress diners seated in the elegant and expansive dinning room.

Tatler Tip: they have an excellent XO sauce.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Dim sum at Lung Hin

12. Man Ho

13. No. 8 China House

Location: BGC

This fine dining establishment in the Grand Hyatt serves a memorable bite of Peking duck that most definitely should be experienced. Chinese cuisine is elevated at No.8 China House thanks to their talented culinary crew, all of whom you can see hard at work through their open kitchen.

 

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines. Peking duck.

14. Paradise Dynasty

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Interiors of Paradise Dynasty

Location: Pasay

Here, Szechuan cuisine is put into focus. With roots in Singapore, Paradise Dynasty has spread its wings across the globe, pampering patrons with its authentic and innovative offerings. Come for their spicy Szechuan crispy chicken and stay for some piping hot xiao long bao (which comes in eight different flavours–and colours too).

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15. Peking Garden

Location: Makati

This iconic establishment has made diners beam with happiness for decades. Peking Garden is in fact a partnership with the famous Hong Kong restaurant Maxim’s (which is hailed for its dim sum experience) and Manila’s Exotic Cuisine Inc. Peking Garden’s culinary team were trained by Maxim’s F&B experts to ensure an authentic and consistently delicious dining adventure through Northern Chinese cuisine. Come for the Peking duck, but stay for scrambled egg white with minced fish and dried scallops.

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Above Peking Garden's Peking duck

16. Red Lantern

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above The interiors at Red Lantern

Location: Parañaque

Located at Solaire Resort and Casino, Red Lantern is aesthetically captivating and gastronomically satisfying, to say the least. In its grand interiors you will find spacious round tables and private dining spaces that are ideal for any affair you may have in mind. With an extensive menu bursting with options and bold flavours, you must not miss out on their dim sum, suckling pig, a plethora of seafood, and of course, their signature dong-po pyramid of pork belly served with mantou.

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17. Shanghai Saloon

Location: Mandaluyong

Be greeted with personalized service inside this restaurant that pays homage to the glamour of the 1930s. With the essence of that bygone era infused into its interior design, menu, and character, Shanghai Saloon serves up quality meals and even hosts live music jazz nights.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Crispy pork from Shanghai Saloon

18. Summer Palace

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Fried king prawns wrapped in cornflakes from Summer Palace

Location: Mandaluyong

This legendary institution in Edsa Shangri-La has continuously been frequented by purists and Chinese food fanatics for its exquisitely prepared food. Since 1992, Summer Palace has been wowing diners with its Cantonese creations. Come for the crave-worthy meals, and stay for their remarkable front-of-house hospitality.

Tatler Tip: look for Nancy Farm, director of Summer Palace to ensure an even more remarkable experience.

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19. Tim Ho Wan

Location: Makati

This notable chain (which has even been awarded a Michelin star) is celebrated for its easy-going, casual, and tasty Chinese food. They are most known for their awarded pork buns but are also loved for their shrimp rolls and dumplings too.

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20. TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie

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Above TuanTuan snow buns

Location: BGC

Indulge in comfort food as you browse through TuanTuan’s menu. From smoked duck and sausage claypot rice to fan-favourite snow buns and curries, travel through food and experience an array of fragrant flavours.

21. Xin Tian Di

Location: Quezon City

At Crowne Plaza Manila, Xin Tian Di welcomes diners to an immersive dining adventure. Their lunch buffet offers a breathtaking variety of dim sum that is sure to impress. Allow chef Peter Yeung to do what he does best, and order signature dishes like the pan-fried Wagyu or the steamed salmon fillet with beancurd.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Steamed lobster dumpling with black truffle from Xin Tian Di

22. Xiù Fine Cantonese Dining

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Crab fried rice from Xiu

Location: San Juan

From perfectly crispy taro puffs, xiao long bao, to scallops with truffle and roast duck–what’s not to love about Xiù? With a range of textures, colours, spices and flavours, every diner is in for a memorable meal.

Tatler Tip: for vegetarians, try their mixed mushrooms with truffles.

23. Tao Yuan

Location: Pasay

When in search for a taste of Singapore, make your way to Tao Yuan. Their extensive menu is peppered with the country’s most famous dishes, all of which are made with the utmost care. You cannot go wrong with a classic and soothing Hainanese chicken rice which is made from imported yellow chicken, or a piping hot, creamy, and decadent laksa.

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Where to eat Chinese food? These are the best Chinese restaurants in the Philippines.
Above Chili crabs from Tao Yuan
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