No matter which big city of the world you find yourself in, you will always come across Chinese restaurants. Sometimes adapted to the local taste and style, Chinese dishes at these restaurants always manage to surprise and delight guests, especially in St Petersburg. We’ve taken a close look at the diverse range of Chinese restaurants in St Petersburg and there are a few that stand out above the rest. Get your chopsticks ready, this is going to get tasty.
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This luxurious Chinese restaurant, located in the heart of St Petersburg, is a franchise of a famous Swiss restaurant in Geneva. It has been successfully operating under the same name for over a decade. Tse Fung offers a colourful variety of Chinese dishes and is one of the few venues in St Petersburg where you can enjoy the famous Peking duck recipe. The traditional dish is carefully prepared following the many guidelines that take several days to complete, and it is one of the most expensive items on the menu.
China Gramota represents authentic Cantonese cuisine. The chef of the restaurant, Zhang Xianchen, has modernized the classics of Chinese cuisine while fully preserving its authenticity. Located in one of the tallest buildings in St Petersburg’s city center, it serves not just an exquisite selection of dishes, but it also has a great view.
This restaurant has been operating for over 15 years, and the reason why people keep coming back is its extensive selection of memorable Chinese recipes. Most of the dishes are prepared following traditional recipes, although there are a few original creations. China Sad doesn’t just serve dishes from one area of the country either, it includes recipes from Sichuan province and other regions as well.
The typical barrier between the kitchen and the guests is little more than a teppanyaki grill at MeatLine. The grill is where talented chefs show off their culinary skills, giving patrons the opportunity to witness the entire process, as well as make sure all the ingredients are 100% fresh. The menu is a mix of European and Asian cuisine, and vegetarians can enjoy vegetable dishes as well.
If you’re having one of those days where you can’t decide what you want to eat, Jack & Chan is the place to go. With a mix of American and Asian cuisine, including Chinese, Thai and Pan-Asian items, the venue has all the bases covered. Enjoy stir-frys, spring rolls and curry dishes on one side and burgers, chicken wings and fries on the other. Jack & Chan is recommended for all those who want to try the best of Eastern and Western traditions.
Restaurant Chin is located in the LenExpo complex on Vasilievsky Island as a part of the Russian-Chinese business park. The restaurant itself occupies 6,000 sq. meters (64,583 sq. feet) over four floors and can receive 1,000 guests at once. The chef of the restaurant is Wu Zumin, who came to St Petersburg with an entire crew and all the furniture for the restaurant. He has several restaurants in China, one of which is on China’s top 50 list. In St Petersburg, he helps guests explore ancient Chinese cuisine, especially Xian specialties.
The famous Chufalnya is known for its extreme authenticity; Chinese cooks, Chinese owners, Chinese menu and all the products are Chinese, even the soy sauce on the table and the bottled juices. Needless to say, if you’re looking for a real Chinese dining experience, check out this place.