Many cities have a Chinatown neighborhood, where you can be guaranteed to find quality Asian fare, and Manchester is no exception to this rule. We’ve trawled the town and picked the best of the best from the city’s colourful and flavourful Chinatown restaurants.
Looking for a place to try authentic Cantonese cuisine? Yang Sing serves up delicious meals in the heart of Manchester’s China Town. Five floors of colourful decor are home to an extensive menu of some of the best Chinese food in the city. Be sure to try the dim sum.
The title of BBQ Handmade Noodles King may scare off clientele with sophisticated palates, but this restaurant is serving up delicious handmade noodles that will please everyone. Customers rave about the fresh skewers and beef noodles that this place is serving up.
For those seeking vegetarian and vegan options, Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen is the perfect venue. Not only does this restaurant avoid using garlic, onion and leeks, it also caters to any sort of dietary requirements customers might have. The owners are a couple from Hong Kong who want to introduce healthier meal choices to the community.
Owner of Little Yang Sing, Warren Yeung, wants provide his customers with an elegant dining experience, serving gourmet Chinese cuisine at affordable prices. There’s an extensive banquet menu, and it’s worth supplementing it with some of the delicious dim sum.
We might be in Chinatown, but that doesn’t mean we can’t branch out, this time to explore Japanese food. Found in both the Michelin Guide UK 2015 and Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015, Yuzu is the perfect place to find authentic Japanese food, but you won’t find any sushi here. Specializing in sashimi, this restaurant offers a special lunch set menu that includes miso soup and pickles, as well as a drinks menu where you can choose from a wide selection of Japanese beers and sake.
This restaurant, Red N Hot, serves up delicious Szechuan food. With a little less spice than the traditional dishes, to make it more palatable for the Brit crowd, the menu features a selection of stand-out Szechuan classics at wallet-friendly prices, and in cozy interiors. Be sure to try the spring onion pancakes.
Though you may not have headed to Chinatown with in the intention of finding authentic Thai food, Siam Smiles Cafe may just change your mind. Spices here are taken very seriously—even the salads have a bit of a kick. Connected to a Thai supermarket, the restaurant is the perfect place for people to find Thai flavors in Manchester.
With good service and fair prices, the New Emperor is a restaurant for those looking for different Chinese banquet options. It’s always full, and often with Chinese expats – a sure-fire nod to the authenticity of the food. The Dim Sum is great, as are the pork buns and the beef brisket noodles.
With two locations in Manchester, Red Chilli is serving up the best of Beijing and Szehuan food at affordable prices. If you prefer to cook for yourself, you can also cook raw vegetables and meats in oil or broth at your table. The place is always a bit busy, but once you taste the dishes you will understand why.
Lines to enter Happy Seasons are always long. What the restaurant lacks in design, it more than makes up for in the quality of their food. Clients who wait up to 30 minutes for a place at one of the tables appreciate the friendly staff and the authentic food, especially the roast pork belly – all provided at very reasonable prices.