Irrespective of the condition of Indo-China relationship at the borders, Chinese cuisines have always proved to be profoundly popular among the urban population. The sting of vinegar and the tenderness of the dim sums have seduced our taste buds for years. Delhi being the capital of the country has some of the finest collections of such Chinese restaurants where the city-dwellers flock-in with their friends & families on weekends, or couples seeks a cozy refuge on their way back from work in the misty corners of a Chinese food-joint. Chinese restaurants are not only known for their food, but also for the overall ambiance they create. So if you are from Delhi or planning to visit soon, here is a compilation of the top 10 Chinese food restaurants in the city.
Located inside the Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, the restaurant is known for its large variety of baked, steamed or fried dim sums. The restaurant offers as much as thirty-seven varieties of them and hence justifying the name of the joint. However, dim sums are not all this restaurant has to offer. It also features a separate bar, which allows regular visitors to come and savor the uniqueness of their Chinese cuisines with the some of the best cocktails.
Address: R 303, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
Contact: (0124) 402 9281
This particular restaurant in the NCR can certainly boast about the expertise it has obtained through their expatriate chefs; three among whom are from China, one from Thailand and one from Singapore. This perhaps is the most prominent advertisement that the joint has to offer as they pride themselves for being an authentic Chinese and Thai restaurant quite contrary to the regular Hindi-Chini food stalls, which are pitted all across the city.
Address: The Westin Hotel, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Contact: (0124) 4977777, (0124) 4977823
8. Xiao Chi:
The uniqueness of Xiao Chi is not its food alone, but its location and its overall décor. Located at about 30 kilometers from the heart of Gurgaon, the place is worth visiting mostly due to the ambiance, which it has to offer. If someone is seeking to enjoy a dinner away from the madding crowds of the city, this joint provides the perfect excuse. The oriental aroma and low gathering in the restaurant, often allows couples to relish some private times or old friends to catch-up on their gossips.
Address: The Westin Resort & Spa, Ground Floor, Vatika Complex, Post Office Box Dhaula, Karanki Road, Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Contact: (124) 4508888
This restaurant located in Okhla is less than three years old, but within this limited time it has made a name for itself mostly due to its variety of noodles. The management has hired chefs exclusively for noodles and that is where this Chinese joint stands-out in comparison to the other specialist Chinese restaurants in the city. Perhaps the most exciting part is that there are about eight varieties of noodles and it is likely that they will be hand-crafted in front of you, to add to the awe and wonder of your family members and friends.
Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lobby Level, Community Centre, Phase 1, Okhla
Contact: (011) 46462000, (011) 30981000
6. Hao Shi Nian Nian:
This particular restaurant is located in the prime area of Greater Kailash and its most striking feature is its association with celebrity chef Mike Le Wei. The quality of the food is outstanding and the joint can certainly boast about its ability to manage a big crowd thereby justifying its promotional campaigns.
Address: M 25, M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2
Contact: 9999218888, (011) 47748888
5. My Humble House:
It is not sure whether the management knows the proper meaning of the word “humble” or they are just being profoundly modest. The appearance and decor of this roof-top restaurant is anything but naive. The combination of soft lighting, cozy corners might not look extravagant but nonetheless it has that addictive quotient, which will make one return to its warmth, again and again. To add to all this, there is a variety of Singaporean dishes which essentially justifies the restaurant’s position in the top five of this list.
Address: ITC Maurya, The Luxury Collection, Sardar Patel Marg
Contact: (011) 49422222
4. China Club:
Dining at a restaurant is not only about its good food and wine collection, but rather it is the entire experience which it has to offer to the diners. If we leave aside the mouth-watering treats of China Club, there are various other aspects which will make it one of the best four Chinese restaurants in Delhi. For instance the glassed-in kitchen allows you to get a spectacular view of the team of Sichuan chefs, cooking your meal; a scene which perhaps one only gets to see in the foreign travel & leisure television channels.
Address: Lobby Level, Tower C, Global Business Park, MG Road, Gurgaon
Contact: (0124) 2566000
3. Hao Shi Nian Nian:
This is another branch of the same restaurant located in Greater Kailash and its all-black décor coupled with its supreme location in Sector 53, Gurgaon, makes it a place worth visiting. The smell of Pork Spare Ribs along with Stir-Fried French Beans will definitely tantalize you and this particular restaurant has gone beyond the traditional clichés of the regular Chinese dishes thereby offering experimental dishes in the form of Braised Tenderloin with Chilli Oil or the Crispy-fried Prawns in Soya Sauce.
Address: Ground Floor, Central Plaza Mall, Sector 53, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Contact: (0124) 4250888, 9899128888
2. Asia Seven:
There is not much to talk about the ambiance and the décor of Asia Seven, but it certainly deserve the second place in this compilation mostly due to the flavor it has to offer in the plates of its diners. It is ultimately the food that you have, which makes you fall in love with the joint and Asia Seven has no shortage of such temptations. The authentic Chinese cuisine blended and tossed with variety of species and herbs makes it a worthy to visit this noisy and messy joint in the Ambiance Mall, Gurgaon.
Address: Ambience Mall, Third Floor, Food Court, Ambience Island, National Highway 8, DLF City Phase 3, Gurgaon
Contact: 9311520707, (124) 4665571
1. The China Kitchen:
The overwhelming popularity of this joint can alone justifies its number one position in the list. Be it lunch or dinner, the restaurant is always full to the brim, even on mundane weekdays. Loyal Chinese food bugs and regular customers here will tell you that waiting in queues outside the joint is the most enjoyable part, because in a while you’ll be munching on your plate of the best Chinese food served anywhere in Delhi. It is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Delhi, to offer cold starters, adhering to the traditional Chinese style and the thorough detailing observed in each of the dishes makes every bite feel like heaven.
Address: Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place
Contact: (011) 26791234