These top five restaurants in Las Vegas are award winning and local favorites for Chinese cuisine.
Ping Pang Pong
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 367-7111
www.goldcoastcasino.com

Awards abound for Ping Pang Pong located inside the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. Travel & Leisure Magazine named it one of the top 10 Chinese restaurants in America. The Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll has voted it the “Best Asian Restaurant” in Las Vegas six times. Menu items include specialty foods from various regions throughout China. Lunch offers a dim sum experience, dim sum meaning “to touch your heart,” which it does, with a variety of “small eats” such as dumplings, steamed dishes, wontons, sweets and hot tea. Ping Pang Pong is open for lunch and dim sum daily from 10 am – 3 pm; dinner is 5 pm – 3 am.

Fu Asian Kitchen
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169
(702) 522-8188
www.hardrockhotel.com

If you happen to stumble upon this Asian restaurant, you are indeed the lucky one. “Fu” in Chinese means luck, and good fortune is served in every dish they offer. Asian fare specialty items such as curry lobster puffs, sea bass with sake-miso glaze, fried brown rice with shrimp and chicken are just a few of the exotic flavors prepared by Executive Chef, Ming See Woo. Vegetarian or vegan options are available upon request. Banquets, private rooms, non-smoking, full bar, wine and takeout are add-on bonuses to this local favorite.

King & I At The Lakes
2904 Lake East Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
(702) 256-1568
www.thairestaurantkingandiatthelakes.com

Since 1993, the King & I has been serving the Las Vegas community a delicious variety of Thai & Chinese food. Offering delivery, takeout and dine-in cuisine, the King & I is located near Lake Sahara, rendering a beautiful dining experience. The King & I fried rice is a favorite, served with beef, chicken, bbq pork, shrimp, chunks of pineapple and cashews. Crab fried rice, chow mein, along with a full menu of signature dishes make the vote unanimous to win a spot in the “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll.

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Joyful House Chinese Cuisine
4601 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
(702) 889-8881
www.joyfulhouselv.com

Featured on the Food Network’s “Hungry Detective” and “Late Night Chinese Food,” along with being voted the “Best Chinese Food in Las Vegas” in 2014, this is a must stop place to eat. Lunch, dinner and family menus include all food Chinese. Egg rolls, fried curry puffs, sweet and sour chicken, soups, tofu and a variety of fried rice are a few of the choices on their extensive menu. Open seven days a week from 11 am – 3 am, Joyful House is the perfect “after a night out on the strip” place to stop in for a late night appetizer or one of their specialty Chinese entrees.

Orchids Gardens
5485 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 631-3839
www.orchidsgardenchineserestaurant.com

Open seven days a week from 10:30 am – 10:30 pm, Orchids Garden is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Las Vegas that serves dim sum all day. Local favorites include hot pots, egg fu yung, lobster and crab dishes, honey walnut shrimp, sauteed scallops and a variety of fried rice. Lunch, dinner, banquets and family dinner specials offer a wide variety of authentic Chinese food at reasonable prices.

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