The Best Chinese Restaurants in Athens

A spread of tasty Chinese dishes
A spread of tasty Chinese dishes | © Nipapun / Pixabay
Photo of Ethel Dilouambaka
29 April 2018

In recent years, Athens’ exotic food scene has been expanding exponentially, offering everything from Indian to Latin American and Asian flavors. From street food joints and full-service restaurants, you can find a variety of places to enjoy a delicious meal. Here is a list of the top Chinese restaurants in Athens, Greece.

Jing

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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Sechuan cuisine
A Chinese food classic | A Chinese food classic

If you love Asian flavors, then Jing should be your go-to place—especially if you want to discover the fascinating cuisine of Sichuan, a province in Southern China whose cuisine is known for its spiciness and pungent flavors. The menu includes a variety of recipes, including typical sweet and sour dishes, noodles, dumplings and hot soups. Recently renovated, the restaurant is bright with a relaxed vibe and conveniently located near Syntagma Square.

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Family Friendly, Traditional

East Pearl

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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Delicious plate of vegetables at East Pearl
A plate of vegetables at East Pearl | © East Pearl

Located between Syntagma Square and Plaka, East Pearl is a favorite among locals and visitors. This small Chinese restaurant boasts a menu with tasty dishes at affordable prices, friendly staff, and great service. From wontons, spring rolls, hot and sour soups and other meals, you are sure to find something to tempt your taste buds. The open kitchen adds an authentic touch to the whole experience, enticing you to come back for more.

Meal service:

All Day, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Open Kitchen, Family Friendly

Mr Dim

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, $$$
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Located in the residential area of Nea Smyrni, Mr Dim is an Asian-inspired eatery where you will get to savor flavorful Chinese food, as well as other Asian dishes. The menu features everything from dim sum, bao buns, and noodles to satay sticks, sushi, refreshing salads and more hearty meals. If you are out for Asian flavors but can’t decide what to get, then Mr Dim is for you!

Meal service:

All Day, Dinner, Lunch, Takeaway

Atmosphere:

Casual, Fast Casual, Family Friendly

Attic Moon

Restaurant, Chinese, Dim Sum, Asian, $$$
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Fried rice, a classic of Chinese cuisine
Fried rice, a classic of Chinese cuisine | Fried rice, a classic of Chinese cuisine
Attic Moon, located in Syntagma, is a cozy Chinese restaurant where visitors can discover the world of Chinese cuisine after a relaxing visit to the National Garden or a tour around the busy streets of Plaka. Attic Moon features a diverse menu where you can opt for spring rolls, noodles, salads, and fried or steamed rice dishes.

Da Panda

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, Fast Food, $$$
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Sneak peak of the menu at Da Panda
Sneak peak of the menu at Da Panda | © Da Panda
Da Panda is a perfect spot to enjoy Chinese food in a relaxed atmosphere. Tucked away on Nikis Street, the restaurant may look unassuming, but this fast-food-style joint knows how to whip up some serious Chinese eats. Serving mouthwatering dishes at affordable prices, it has succeeded in establishing itself as the go-to place for delicious food on the go or for a quick lunch.

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual, Casual, Modern

OK Oriental Kitchen

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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Delicious noodles
Some delicious Chinese noodles | Some delicious Chinese noodles

One of the best addresses for a Chinese home-cooked meal, OK Oriental Kitchen ranks high. Sitting in the residential district of Pangrati, it is a place that never disappoints. If you plan on dining from 6–8 PM, it’s best to book a table; however, the restaurant accepts walk-ins outside of these hours. Besides the classics, OK Oriental Kitchen serves a few local specialties ideal for adventurous diners.

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch, Afternoon Tea

Atmosphere:

Casual, Family Friendly