When the going gets tough, we at LBB get going, to our favourite Chinese restaurant for some good ol’ comfort food. From the classic chilli chicken and honey potato to crystal clear dim sums and crispy seaweed, here are our top picks for when you’re craving Chinese.

BUDGET

Culinaire

culinaireThis semi-outdoor restaurant near GK2’s M-Block market never disappoints with its range of both Chinese and Thai. Their service is quick, the food flavoursome and prices, low.

What to order: Crispy Fried Chicken with Cashewnut, Button Mushrooms Butter Garlic

Where: Shop 2, Chandan Market, S Block, Greater Kailash 2

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 29212415-6

Price: INR 900 for two {approx.}

China Bowl

A dimly-lit restaurant in the popular student area of Satya Niketan, China Bowl is done up in red lanterns and plays typical Chinese tunes. We recommend opting for their meal combos for a truly pocket-friendly experience.

What to order: Schezwan Noodles, Chilli Chicken

Where: 10, Satyaniketan Market {Opposite Venkateshwara College}

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Contact: +91 9871927332

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

Happy Hakka

happyhakkaGenerous portions {each plate can serve two, easily}, microwaveable packaging and online ordering– Happy Hakka knows how to keep us happy.

What to order: Meal in a Bowl {available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian variants}, Kung Pao Chicken

Where:  For a complete list of outlets, click here.

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Shagun

Dim lighting and minimal décor, Shagun is a no-frills restaurant with an old-world charm. We’d recommend following your meal here with cups and cups of their Jasmine tea. Read more here.

What to order: Yaki Gyoza, Thai Curry, Crispy Chicken Honey Chili

Where: F-16, Opposite NDPL Office, Vijay Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

Contact: +91 9810197582

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Grub Pub

grubpubGrub Pub caters mostly to the office crowd and has limited seating, but amuse yourself while you wait with its little aquarium so typical of Chinese restaurants in the 90s. You can order pretty much anything off their menu.

LBB Tip: Make sure you give them a half an hour window, if ordering from their new momo menu.

What to order: Bacon Cheddar Momos, Chicken Baby Corn, Fried Wontons

Where:  E 11, Hauz Khas Main Market, Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park/Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 26199370

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

MID RANGE

Fujiya

FujiyaOne of the olden golden restaurants, Fujiya has an wide variety of Chinese fare. We especially recommend their seafood and soups.

What to order: Golden Fried Prawns with Garlic Sauce, Fried Calamari

Where: 12/48, Malcha Marg Market, Chanakyapuri

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Contact: 011 26876059

Price: INR 1,600 for two {approx.}

Side Wok

Side Wok is a safe bet when you’re looking to go out for a nice Chinese meal with your family. They have outlets in almost every corner of the city, so you won’t have to spend too much time in traffic either.

What to order: Dim Sum Basket {vegetarian/non-vegetarian}, Burnt Garlic Soup

Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here.

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Nanking

nankingOne of the restaurants most Delhi 90’s kids have grown up on, Nanking offers regular Chinese fare along with an impressive selection of seafood and on occasion, pecking duck.

What to order: Salt and Pepper Crab, Kung Pao Chicken

Where: C 6, Local Shopping Complex, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: 011 26138939

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Mr Choy

Rather than the regular Chinese manchurian and rice, Mr Choy’s menu features unique dim sums, small plates and Asian noodles amidst colourful and quirky décor. Read more about it here.

What to order: Mr Choy Special Noodles, Assorted Mushrooms Dim Sums

Where: 75, Middle Lane, Khan Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 43760030-31

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Mainland China

mcMainland China’s become a staple for Chinese cuisine enthusiasts in town. Its consistency is its biggest USP – from the ambience, polite service to the impeccable food.

What to order: Black Pepper Chicken, Sichuan Chicken with Smoked Chillies and Peanuts

Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here.

Price: INR 1,800 for two {approx.}

Ichiban

Situated next to the legendary Gulati at Pandara Road, Ichiban is one of those places you shouldn’t judge by what’s on the outside. Done up classily in wooden accents, they offer a variety of delish soups, dim sums and gravies.

What to order: Chilli Garlic Noodles, Golden Fried Prawns

Where: 9, Pandara Road Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 23386689

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

HIGH END

Jade 

jadeOne of the few restaurants in city that boasts of authentic Chinese fare, Jade offers a wide variety of soups, salads, seafood, meat, and vegetables with a special focus on Beijing home-style cooking.

What to order: Aromatic Duck with Pancakes

Where: The Claridges, 12, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road

Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

Contact: 011 39555072

Price: INR 5,000 for two

Royal China

Set on the 16th floor, a window seat at this restaurant comes with a stunning late-evening view of the Lotus Temple and central-south Delhi. They’ve plenty for you to choose from- and great options for vegetarians too.

What to order: Crispy Seaweed, Duck Pancakes

Where:  16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 49818000

Price: INR 4,000 for two {approx.}

 

Chi Ni

Chi Ni offers private dining rooms, a wine cellar, a bar and a breathtaking al fresco experience. With seating atop a manicured hill overlooking a stunning stained glass boat structure, Chi Ni is the ideal place for a relaxed dinner date.

What to order: Peking Duck, Poached Fungus Jiang Style

Where:  Dusit Devarana, 21st Milestone, Samalkha, NH8, Rajokri

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk/Chattarpur {though these are still quite far, we recommend driving or booking a cab}

Contact: 011 33552211

Price: INR 4,800 for two {approx.}

House of Ming

houseofmingHouse of Ming specialises in the Cantonese and Sichuan style of cooking. You’re likely to bump into prominent socialites, politicians, fashion designers, film stars, journalists or sports figures while dining here. Do try their dim sums for starters.

What to order: Crispy Spinach with Red Chilli

Where: The Taj Mahal Hotel, 1, Mansingh Road

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 66513242

Price: INR 5,500 for two {approx.}