On Jan 25, families around the world take part in the celebrations for Lunar New Year. To kick off the 15 days of celebration, Chinese families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Eve for a reunion dinner, often featuring noodles for longevity, fish for prosperity and dumplings for wealth.
If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Pig with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in Berkeley, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Great China
Topping the list is Great China. Located at 2190 Bancroft Way (between Shattuck Avenue and Fulton Street) in Downtown Berkeley, the Chinese spot is the most popular Chinese restaurant in Berkeley, boasting four stars out of 2,111 reviews on Yelp.
2. Da Lian
Next up is Da Lian, situated at 1674 Shattuck Ave. (between Lincoln and Virginia streets). With four stars out of 395 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. King Yen Restaurant
King Yen Restaurant, located at 2995 College Ave. (between Ashby Avenue and Webster Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Chinese spot four stars out of 257 reviews.
4. Tai San Restaurant
Tai San Restaurant, a Chinese spot, is another go-to, with four stars out of 246 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2811 Telegraph Ave. (between Oregon and Stuart streets) to see for yourself.
5. Heat Cafe
Over in Downtown Berkeley, check out Heat Cafe, which has earned four stars out of 160 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Chinese spot at 2364 Shattuck Ave. (between Channing Way and Durant Avenue).