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The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in Berkeley

Updated: February 26, 2021

Did someone say Chinese food? We created the ultimate list of the top Chinese restaurants in Berkeley by evaluating the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Great China

Chinese · $19 avg. main dish
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sichuan Style Restaurant

Chinese
Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Chengdu Style Restaurant

Asian · $9 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Chinese Express

Chinese
Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Noodles Fresh

Asian
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Yin Ji Chang Fen

Chinese
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Easterly Berkeley

Chinese
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Shen Hua

Chinese · $12 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Lotus House

Chinese
Berkeley
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Kirin

Chinese
Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Chinese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 31320 restaurants in Berkeley, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from experts at Eater and Hoodline and more. All with some Feastfox magic. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - The Essential Chinese Restaurants of the East Bay, Hoodline - Ring in the Year of the Pig with Berkeley's best Chinese restaurants and Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Feastfox gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to dim sum


    Experts often pair dim sum with a glass of Blanc de Blanc, a popular sparkling wine.

  • A great drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

Fun facts

  • A long-held tradition

    Making peking duck, often paired with pancakes and soy sauce, is a long-held tradition in China.

  • A typical drink from China

    Often considered one of the most go-to drinks in China, baijiu is a crowd-favorite choice across the country, often made with sorghum.

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Berkeley can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Chinese spot.

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