When you just don’t feel like cooking, nothing beats ordering in takeout or heading to your favorite local restaurant. If you’re tired of delivery pizza or the same old chain restaurant, Chinese food is a delicious and affordable option. Whether you crave a traditional-style meal with authentic flavor or a modern twist on old favorites, you’ll find it in Pittsburgh’s Chinese restaurants. Here are the five best Chinese restaurants in the Pittsburgh area.
520 Third Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Chinatown Inn tops the list of favorite Chinese restaurants among many Pittsburghers. This casual restaurant serves food fast during its dinner hours, so you won’t have to wait long to sample popular picks like wonton soup, egg roll with homemade plum sauce, pork fried rice or spicy Szechuan chicken. For those who wish to enjoy their food at home, delivery options are available for lunch, and more recently the restaurant has added evening delivery to its services. Chinatown Inn is located on Third Avenue in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.
Wai Wai Chinese Cuisine
4717 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Delicious food can land any restaurant on a list of top dining spots in Pittsburgh, but when the service is just as great, that bumps it straight to the top. At Wai Wai Chinese Cuisine, you’ll enjoy a pleasant dining experience, a combination of new world and authentic Chinese served with unmatched customer service. An extensive menu highlighting appetizers, noodles and rice, lunch specials, soups and vegetarian dishes ensures you won’t leave hungry. Wai Wai Chinese Cuisine offers dine-in options as well as carry out, delivery and catering to satisfy all your Chinese food cravings. Visit Wai Wai Chinese Cuisine at its Bloomfield location on Liberty Avenue.
328 Atwood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Fill your plate with some of the most authentic Sichuan food in Pittsburgh at Sichuan Gourmet. Whether you pick the cumin lamb, spicy fish filet or any of the other menu’s more popular items, your food will come prepared with a unique flavor, prepared by the restaurant’s highly trained chefs who specialize in this style of cooking that mixes traditional with modern. Enjoy your favorites in the restaurant or in the private party room that can accommodate up to 40 guests. Sichuan Gourmet is located on Atwood Street in Oakland, with a second location in Squirrel Hill.
5875 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Imagine a Chinese restaurant that encompasses all five senses into your meal; now head to Everyday Noodles and savor just that with a meal prepared to delight your mouth and eyes. Try a favorite, like soup dumplings, Xiao long bao or bubble tea, and watch your food get prepared before your very eyes as you wait to eat, seated at a table facing a plate glass window, where cooks work fresh dough into noodles. Pricing is inexpensive, and portions are huge, so be sure to arrive hungry. Everyday Noodles is located in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Grit & Grace
535 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
With a promise to deliver a unique and balanced Chinese dining experience in Pittsburgh, it’s no surprise that Grit & Grace has fast become a locals’ top choice for Chinese cuisine. Dine in a trendy, modern restaurant featuring sleek designs, dark wood and clean lines perfect for sharing an Asian-American meal. Among the most popular menu items are its pork belly bites, chicken meatball ramen and short rib cheddar biscuits, but any selection from its dinner, brunch or dim sum receives rave reviews. Visit Grit & Grace, recognized as one of the city’s best new restaurants in 2014 by Pittsburgh Magazine.
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Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for AXS.com and Examiner.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.