13 Chinese Restaurants in Pittsburgh You Need to Visit on Your Next Night Out

When you’re in the mood for Chinese food, these places have got you covered

Chinese food is a delicious and popular meal choice among local Yinzers. Filled with fresh vegetables, all kinds of meat — or lack thereof — and perfectly cooked noodles, it’s no wonder that Chinese cuisine is beloved by so many Pittsburgh residents. While there are many fantastic Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean restaurants in the city as well, we’re going to be focusing on Chinese restaurants in Pittsburgh for this article. Stop into any of these the next time you’re craving a dish bursting with all kinds of flavors.

What better way to try the Chinese restaurants on this list than with a personalized GiftYa card? You can purchase one to each of the spots on this list, as well as so many other restaurants and shops all over Pittsburgh. Pick the restaurant and amount and send it over to a friend or family member, via text message, with a personalized video or photo. They’ll really appreciate the personal touch!

1. Chinatown Inn

Fantastic Chinese food conveniently located right in downtown Pittsburgh

520 Third Ave. | Downtown | chinatowninn.net

Located right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the Chinatown Inn offers all of your favorite Chinese food choices-- all served with a friendly smile. This bustling restaurant is consistently listed as a favorite Chinese restaurant among Pittsburghers. They have an amazing lunch menu and the place can get pretty packed during the work week. Make sure to stop in early!

“Idk why it has taken me so long to get here... but it's my new fave old school American Chinese spot.  The food is reminiscent of Chinese food the old way” -Yelp Review

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2. How Lee Chinese Food

A no frills spot for delicious Chinese food

bowl of Chinese soup
The locals agree, this spot has some of the best Chinese food in the city. Image courtesy of How Lee Chinese Food.

5888 Forbes Ave. | Squirrel Hill | howleeforbesave.com

How Lee Chinese Food has been serving the people of Squirrel Hill — as well as the rest of Pittsburgh — for years. Once you try one of their signature dishes, it’s easy to see why.

Known for their Szechuan selections, How Lee also carries all of your favorite Chinese dishes as well, including some delicious lo mein and shrimp fried rice. They’re open late on the weekends, so make sure you stop in after a night out.

“Favorite Chinese place in Pgh. It has a variety of selections on their menu and a lot of authentic Szechuan food to choose from.” -Yelp Review

3. Sesame Inn

Cozy spot in the South Hills for fantastic Chinese food

Image of Chinese egg rolls
The Sesame Inn is a great place to sit down to lunch or dinner — or call it in and pick it up.

715 Washington Rd. | Mt. Lebanon | sesameinn.com

Serving the South Hills for years, the Sesame Inn is a staple in the Mt. Lebanon business district. This popular spot is always crowded for lunch and dinner  but also does a good deal of take out service as well. The chef’s signature selection is always a good bet for a delicious meal. Make sure you stop in and try their shrimp and scallops or General Tso’s chicken-- don’t forget to try one of their signature cocktails as well!

“Always great food and never fails. It's been that way for many many years, going there I never had a bad meal once.” -Yelp Review

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4. Everyday Noodles

Delicious dim sum Chinese food restaurant

5875 Forbes Ave. | Squirrel Hill | everydaynoodles.net

Squirrel Hill is home to some pretty amazing Chinese restaurants, and Everyday Noodles is no exception. This spot offers a variety of dishes-- but specializes in their fresh noodle options. You can even watch the cooks as they prepare your noodles right in front of you-- it doesn’t get any fresher than that! They also offer a dim sum option so you can try a variety of authentic Chinese dishes at one meal.

“Absolutely incredible noodle and dumpling restaurant located in the heart of Squirrel Hill. I don't know why it took me so long to write a review for one of my favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh.” -Yelp Review

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5. Silk Road Restaurant

Serving authentic Chinese food for over 15 years

Chinese dish at Silk Road
Fantastic spot that has some great Chinese food options. Image courtesy of Silk Road Restaurant

5301 Grove Rd. | Whitehall | silkroadsushiandsteakhouse.com

Silk Road Restaurant is located in the Caste Village Shopping Center and is a popular restaurant with the locals. Everything is freshly prepared daily-- ensuring customers are getting the best possible meal. In addition to traditional favorites, this spot also offers a hibachi dining experience. Food is prepared and cooked at the table, and offers quite a show to customers!

“The food was just as delicious as I remembered. Can't wait to go back soon!” -Yelp Review

6. Amazing Wok

Small spot with amazing Chinese food

‍2910 W Liberty Ave. | Dormont | amazing-wok.webnode.com

Amazing Wok has been a go to spot for some delicious Chinese food for years. Located in the busy neighborhood of Dormont, Amazing Wok is always full of customers while the delivery driver is always going out with new orders. Their menu is full of your favorite appetizers, noodles, and fried rice dishes-- but make sure you try their famous Chinese dumplings!

“Best Chinese around! My favorite is the sesame shrimp or sweet and sour chicken. Always friendly staff and good prices.” -Yelp Review

7. Chengdu Gourmet

Stop by this place for authentic Chinese Szechuan

Chinese food from Chengdu Gourmet
Another great Chinese restaurant in Squirrel Hill. Image courtesy of Chengdu Gourmet

5840 Forward Ave. | Squirrel Hill | chengdugourmetpittsburgh.com

Chengdu Gourmet is home to authentic Chinese cuisine. They offer a Szechuan menu as well as an American-Chinese menu. That way-- if you’re feeling adventurous-- you can try a little of both. Most customers like to do a mix off of both menus-- that way you can get your favorite dishes like Hunan chicken, but also try it with an authentic Chinese appetizer, such as boiled peanuts and edamame.

“Hole in the wall restaurant with tasty authentic Chinese food. Tucked away past Squirrel Hill, hidden gem for sure.” -Yelp Review

8. Mandarin Gourmet

Great spot downtown that specializes in all kinds of Chinese cuisine

‍305 Wood St. | Downtown | mandaringourmetpittsburgh.com

Mandarin Gourmet is a great place to get a delicious — and quick — Chinese food lunch in Downtown Pittsburgh. Lots of professionals and students appreciate the ordering online and going in to pick it up — it makes for a quick and hassle free order. They have a full bar available as well, so if you want to check out the inside of the restaurant, make sure to order one of their cocktails. When you do go in for a sit down meal, make sure you try and go early — this place fills up quickly with hungry customers!

“Mandarin Gourmet is one of my go-to restaurants when I want to treat myself to lunch downtown.” -Yelp Review

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9. China Wok

A great option for Chinese food in Brentwood

Chinese food from Amazing Wok
If you’re looking for some must try wonton soup-- look no further than China Wok. Image courtesy of China Wok

4060 Brownsville Rd. | Brentwood | chinawok8.net

China Wok is located in Brentwood Towne Square-- and is a well kept secret of the South Hills. This place serves up all your favorite Chinese food staples-- along with a nice selection of desserts!

China Wok is a family run business that is always striving to make their customers happy-- and works hard at giving them some delicious menu options to choose from. Make sure you try their wonton soup-- it is one of the best in the ‘Burgh!

Great place to go in Brentwood Town Square. The menu has lots of options and the prices are great. The food comes out of the kitchen fast and the employee service is wonderful.” -Yelp Review

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10. Little Bamboo Chinese Restaurant

Quaint local Chinese restaurant offering a calm and relaxing dining space

Pictured above is the Nabe Yaki Udon Soup. Yum! Image courtesy of Yelp.

311 Tri County Plaza | Belle Vernon 

Located in Belle Vernon, Little Bamboo is a charming restaurant known for its authentic food and friendly service. Shrimp Lo Mein, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Wonton Soup, and other classic Chinese dishes can be found at this popular restaurant. In addition to its extensive Chinese food selection, Little Bamboo also offers fresh sushi rolls. For lunch, Little Bamboo also offers a Japanese Lunch Box special. 

“This isn't just the best Chinese restaurant in the valley, but the best restaurant period... always full drinks, hot tea and chips on the table. Everything here is delicious and you can't beat their lunch special prices.” - Yelp Review 

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11. Hunan Chinese Restaurant

Authentic Chinese food served inside a cozy dining room

Delicious Chinese cuisine awaits you! Image courtesy of Uber Eats

1136 E Thorn Run Rd. | Coraopolis | hunanmoonpa.com

Since 1990, Hunan Chinese Restaurant has gathered large crowds of guests for its savory cuisine and relaxing atmosphere. While the restaurant might be a little quieter due to COVID-19, it still enjoys a stellar reputation for its delicious meals. 

Classic Chinese dishes like the Moo Shu Pork, Broccoli Chicken, and Kung Pao Chicken can all be found at this popular restaurant. Not sure what to get? Try one of the Chef Suggestions. Their top recommendations include the Crispy Shrimp, Singapore Rice Noodle, and General Tso’s Chicken. 

“This is our favorite Chinese restaurant hands down! We order so often my husband calls it my second kitchen. The food is always deliciously consistent so we know we'll be completely satisfied and our order is always ready quickly.” - Yelp Review

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12. Double Dragon Chinese Restaurant

Family-owned Chinese restaurant perfect for ordering take out

Double Dragon offers classic Chinese dishes like the General Tso’s Chicken. Image courtesy of Yelp.

142 N Pittsburgh St. | Connellsville | doubledragonconnellsville.com

If you’re located near Connellsville, you need to check out the Double Dragon. As a cornerstone of the Connellsville community, the Double Dragon has become the town’s go-to place for delicious Chinese food. Only the freshest ingredients are used in this popular restaurant’s dishes. Ordering in for the family? Try one of their family dinners! Orders can accommodate families of up to five people and all include wonton soup, egg rolls, and dessert. 

“It's a small place that is right by the sidewalk. Not very busy for the time we went in, but started getting busy while we were there. The food came out nice and hot. It was all very tasty. This is the second time we have eaten there while in town. We were not disappointed again.” - Yelp Review 

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13. Jade Grill

Contemporary Chinese restaurant known for its house-made noodles

Treat yourself to a delicious bowl of Pho. Image courtesy of Yelp.

670 Washington Rd. | Pittsburgh | jadegrille.com

If you’re looking for somewhere trendy to go, you need to visit the Jade Grill. This contemporary Chinese restaurant offers small, shareable plates that are perfect for group orders. All of the restaurant’s dishes include meats raised without any antibiotics or growth hormones. When possible, the restaurant’s chefs use organic and local produce. Some of their most popular dishes include the Sichuan Lobster, Steamed Dumplings, and Shrimp and Scallop entree. 

“Their food is as stellar as it always has been. Sushi is fresh, plates are hot, and it's all so freakin' delicious. The Philly roll, spicy tuna roll, and harumi rolls are personal favorites. I highly encourage supporting this wonderful establishment and look forward to continuing to do so.” - Yelp Review

There are a lot of options to choose from in Pittsburgh when you’ve got a craving for Chinese food. Whether you like traditional dishes — or prefer something a little more adventurous — there is a delicious Chinese restaurant for you. You can use a GiftYa egift card toward any of these amazing options! Did we list your favorite Pittsburgh Chinese restaurant? Let us know in the comments!

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