Best Chinese Restaurants in Calgary

Each year, we ask our readers to vote for their favourite restaurants in Calgary. Here are their favourite restaurants to visit for Chinese food around the city.

Silver Dragon Restaurant. Photo by Chris Landry.

Winner

Silver Dragon Restaurant

With 58 years in business to its name, Silver Dragon knows how to craft a memorable dining experience. Shrimp toasts, oyster sauce fried chicken and Peking duck are just a few of the tasty dishes you’ll find on the huge menu of Szechuan and Cantonese fare. There are also set dinners for one to 10 people, and a wide selection of dim sum is available from open to close.

106 3 Ave. S.E., 403-264-5326, silverdragoncalgary.com, @silverdragonyyc

 

Runners-up

Great Taste Chinese Restaurant

Expect great service and delicious food when you visit Great Taste Chinese Restaurant. The steamed pork soup dumplings are particularly popular here, though dishes like the stir-fried beef and black pepper and fried green beans with minced pork are must-tries as well.

123 2 Ave. S.E., 403-265-9880; greattastecalgary.com, @greattaste_chinatown

 

U & Me Restaurant

Chinatown’s U & Me Restaurant is well known for its quality dim sum. Visit with family or friends to tuck into steamed barbecue pork buns, Shanghai-style dumplings and rice rolls with fillings ranging from shrimp to honey barbecue pork. And if it’s late-night dining you’re looking for, you’re in luck — U & Me is open late every day.

201, 233 Centre St. S.W., 403-264-5988, uandmerestaurant.com

 

Bill’s Peking House

The team behind Bill’s Peking House brings more than three decades of passion and experience to its dining experience. Guests are spoiled for choice with nearly 150 dishes on the main menu, as well as tempting dim sum options like steamed shrimp dumplings, pan fried turnip cake and steamed egg yolk custard buns.

335, 16061 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-278-3338, billspeking.ca, @billspekinghouse

 

Kam Han Szechuan House

Operating for 36 years, this Ramsay restaurant is a convenient and tasty destination to grab a bite at before or after an event in Stampede Park. The menu features more than 100 dishes ranging from ginger fried pork to sizzling prawns in black pepper corn sauce, as well as set dinner options.

2318 Spiller Rd. S.E., 403-264-6030, kamhan.ca, @kamhanszechuanhouse

 

The Cherry Inn

The next time you’re in Huntington Hills, make plans to visit The Cherry Inn for a flavourful dinner featuring dishes like egg drop soup, ginger fried bean curd, palace-style prawns, the house special chow mien and more. Hot tip: This is also a particularly good spot to visit for lunch, as the restaurant offers lunch specials on more than 30 items until 2 p.m. on weekdays.

6722 4 St. N.E., 403-274-2282, cherryinn.ca

 

Central Grand Restaurant

Central Grand Restaurant’s spacious and welcoming dining room is a great spot to treat yourself to some high-quality Chinese cuisine. Along with its regular menu of more than 170 dishes, Grand Central offers a dim sum menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebratory dinners and group dinners for up to 10 people. No matter the occasion, there’s truly something for everyone.

295, 1623 Centre St. N.W., 403-277-2000, centralgrand.ca

 

Chinese Cultural Centre Cuisine

The next time you’re in Chinatown, consider grabbing a bite at Chinese Cultural Centre Cuisine. While you can’t go wrong with the daily lunch special or dim sum options, be sure to try one of the chef specials like mixed mushroom in a taro nest, Szechuan pepper chicken or squid tentacle with special barbecue sauce.

197 1 St. S.W., 403-457-9988, chineseculturalcentrecuisine.com

 

Ho Won Restaurant

Located in Chinatown, Ho Won Restaurant offers plenty of delicious options for your next date night or dinner out with friends and family. The large menu includes tempting options like hot and sour soup, crispy duck, pan fried shrimp, the Ho Won special chow mein and more.

115 2 Ave. S.E., 403-266-2234, howoncalgary.com

 

Golden Sands Chinese Restaurant

Pop into this Thorncliffe restaurant for rice crepes, congee and prawn dumplings at lunch, or enjoy dishes like deep fried oysters, hot pot or pan-fried seafood with vermicelli over dinner. Plus, with combination dinners for two, four, six or eight people, Golden Sands offers plenty of options for a variety of group sizes.

5010 Centre St. N., 403-455-2777, goldensandscalgary.ca, @goldensandsyyc

 

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This article appears in the March 2024 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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