On January 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 Rat with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in Seattle, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Little Ting's Dumplings
Topping the list is Little Ting's Dumplings. Located at 14411 Greenwood Ave. N (between 144th and 145th Streets) in Broadview, it's the highest-rated Chinese restaurant in Seattle, boasting four stars out of 308 reviews on Yelp.
2. Mei Mei Cafe
Next up is the University District's Mei Mei Cafe, situated at 1004 N.E. 50th St. (between North 11th Avenue and North Roosevelt Way). With 4.5 stars out of 41 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Lucky Chinese Restaurant
Georgetown's Lucky Chinese Restaurant, located at 5807 Fourth Ave. S (between Mead and Fidalgo Streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Chinese spot four stars out of 110 reviews.
4. Lee's Asian Restaurant
Lee's Asian Restaurant, a Chinese and Asian fusion spot in West Seattle, is another go-to, with four stars out of 278 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4510 California Ave. SW (between Alaska and Oregon Streets) to see for yourself.
5. Mike's Noodle House
Over in the International District, check out Mike's Noodle House, which has earned four stars out of 1,089 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Chinese spot, which offers noodles and more, at 418 Maynard Ave. S (between Jackson and King Streets).