• Katlyn Selleck

Grand Rapids Food Series: Chinese


We’ve previously touched on Italian and Mexican cuisine and this time we’re taking a trip to Asia and enjoying what most families here in America eat on New Years Eve, Chinese food. I love the warmth Chinese dishes bring to the table. It’s a food that brings friends and families together for a great night filled with happiness.


Although we have Americanized our Chinese food, we can still find our favorites we consistently return to in the city and find some hidden gems that serve pure authentic dishes. Keep reading if you want to discover Grand Rapids most loved Chinese restaurants and why we love them dearly!



Shanghai Ichiban $$

With two restaurants under one roof, Shanghai Ichiban offers Japanese and Chinese food. Upon entering, guests are welcomed into their beautiful Chinese dining room where an extensive menu is given to each visitor to customize their meal.


Their head chefs, with over 30 years in the business, create amazing specialty dishes made with a strong passion for delectable cuisine and can serve a range of Asian recipes extending from Chinese to Vietnamese to Korean. From soups and chow mein to egg foo young and family dinner entrees, Shanghai Ichiban has everything guests would want when dining at their private tables in the modern dining room.


China City $

Looking for a quick, easy and fairly priced Chinese restaurant? China City is a great place that serves incredible Chinese dishes and has the reviews to prove it. With four stars, customers flock to their large menu of specialty plates, chef’s favorites and moo shu that’s customizable to guest’s protein preferences and they offer a lunch buffet that’s perfect for a grab-and-go on your lunch break.


Customers rave about China City's chicken and beef options and appreciate the restaurants fast takeout service. With great food and friendly staff, everyone should check out China City located on Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids.



Beijing Kitchen Restaurant $$

Everyone has a specific pizza place they order from or a sushi restaurant to dine at, and Beijing Kitchen is that Chinese food for many people of Grand Rapids. Customers rave about their food and appreciate the quick and simple takeout Beijing Kitchen offers.


Customers swear by this Chinese restaurant to fill their dinner tables. Their fried rice is something to boast about with six options to choose from and they also offer Thai fried rice if you’re looking to spice up your meal. Serving lunch and dinner, Beijing Kitchen also offers a page of specials, chop suey, chow fun and a party tray option that serves many guests.


Located off State Street, the people of Grand Rapids adore this restaurant and with over four stars, it is definitely on this list of must-try Chinese restaurants.


Blue Dragon Restaurant $-$$

You will not be disappointed when dining at Blue Dragon. This Chinese restaurant opened in the 80’s and has been serving authentic recipes ever since. Though located a little out of Grand Rapids in Caledonia, people drive the extra mile to taste the fresh and savory bites prepared by master chef Mi Doo Kang.


Blue Dragon’s menu has lunch and dinner options and guests get to choose from a range of proteins to include. If customers are looking for an original dish, take a look at the house specials where their chef adds his own twist on each Chinese, Mandarin and Szechuan recipe. With fair pricing for an authentic taste, it is worth the distance to experience this friendly, top quality restaurant for dining in or takeout.



Far East $$

Family-owned since 1987, Far East is known for having a large menu with over 150 selections and their wide range of regional bites from Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Korean dishes. Located just outside of Grand Rapids in Wyoming, customers boast about Far East’s takeout services and the friendliness the family brings to the business.


This restaurant is perfect for families wanting to try something new and the chef specials are great if you want to step out of your comfort zone. Customers will find unique recipes that aren’t typically found in other Chinese restaurants around the city, making Far East a hidden gem. For lunch or dinner, this restaurant should be your next choice for Chinese food night.



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