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.

Our top picks

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.

Yang Sing

Hunan Restaurant

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.

hunan chinese restaurant manchester

Teppanyaki Chinatown

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.

Teppanyaki

Red Chilli, Portland Street

Red Chilli, Portland Street, 70-72 Portland St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4GU - Visit now

If you’re looking for spice, this eatery gets a lot of love from foodies; it was one of the first to serve fiery Sichuan food in town.

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