Chinatown Manchester Restaurants

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Head over to Manchester’s Chinatown and you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s the second largest in the UK, and third largest in Europe, with countless restaurants specialising in everything from awe-inspiring authentic dishes, moreish Cantonese cuisine, and a couple of top-drawer Thai and Japanese outlets. That famous Faulkner Street arch looks down on some of the city’s most exciting eateries. Here are five of the area’s best – put them on your go-to list.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Yang Sing

    Yang Sing

    Yang Sing, 34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY - Visit now

    Yang Sing has long been regarded as one of city’s finest Chinese restaurants, by both critics and diners alike. It’s based on the edge of Chinatown and comes highly praised for its dim sum and range of unusual dishes. It’s a near certainty you won’t recognise all the meals so be sure to befriend your waiter.

  • 2. Pacific, Chinatown Manchester

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    Pacific, Chinatown Manchester, 58-60 George Street, Manchester, M1 4HF - Visit now

    Pacific is exactly what Chinatown is all about. Good quality affordable food in a no-frills venue, with a vast menu that offers up everything from popular classics to unusual dishes you likely won’t have heard of. If you’ve got a few quid and a hankering for some quick Chinese cuisine, you won’t be disappointed.

  • 3. Ho’s Bakery

    Ho’s Bakery, 56 Faulkner Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4FH - Visit now

    One of the city’s true hidden gems, Ho’s Bakery serves up cakes and buns softer than any traditional British fare. Impossibly moreish, and just as calorific, this is a once-a-month treat – if you have the willpower that is. Service can be a tad abrupt but don’t let that put you off.

  • 4. Hunan Restaurant

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    Hunan Restaurant, 1st Floor, 19-21 George St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4HE - Visit now

    Hunan serves up generous portions of tasty, unpretentious food at pleasingly low prices – exactly what you hope to find in Chinatown. The cuisine is based on the Hunan province of China, which means it’s spicy but not gasping-for-air spicy. Certainly worth a visit or three.

  • 5. Teppanyaki Chinatown

    Teppanyaki

    Teppanyaki Chinatown, 58-60 George St, Manchester, M1 4HF - Visit now

    Chinatown isn’t strictly about Chinese food, there are plenty of other east Asian options too. The Japanese teppanyaki style of cooking involves a chef using an iron griddle in front of diners, often performing theatrics to entertain the diners. While being entertaining, Teppanyaki Chinatown brings this long-established style of cooking back to its more credible and sophisticated roots.