10 Best Chinese Restaurants In Albuquerque, New Mexico - Updated 2021

chinese restaurants in albuquerque
Melanie
Melanie
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Albuquerque cuisine is most probably known for its dishes with a kick, thanks to their love for red and green chilles. Foodies are also likely to head there for the food offerings that have distinctive Native American and Spanish influences. The town, which is considered to be underrated foodie destination, offers other options, too. It is home to a plethora of Chinese restaurants, which are perfect for those who have a hankering for food from the eastern part of the world. From laid-back eateries to more formal dining options, check out our list of the best Chinese restaurants in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1. China City

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Huge servings, fresh and tasty food, and affordability. You name it, China City has it. This restaurant gives customers bang for buck, and unlike other establishments that compromise quality over affordability, this establishment also guarantees that food that comes out of their kitchen is fresh and flavorful. Lunch and dinner menus are available here, with entrees coming with soup, an egg roll, and fried rice. Must-try dishes here include the sweet and sour offerings (choose from chicken, pork, and shrimp) and szechuan chicken.

China City

Address: 3325 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States

Website: China City

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

2. Yummi House Chinese Cuisine

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Saturday night and we in the spot.

Posted by Yummi House on Saturday, March 14, 2015

Talk about being appropriately named! Yummi House Chinese Cuisine delivers - it serves large portions of fresh and tasty Chinese cuisine served family style. Make sure to try the General Tso chicken, the egg drop soup, and the pot stickers. If you’re a fan of Korean food, you’ll be pleased to know that this restaurant serves some dishes from this East Asian country, as well. Make sure to have someone with you when you order from this establishment, as portions are generous.

Yummi House Chinese Cuisine

Address: 1404 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, United States

Website: Yummi House Chinese Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

3. Chopstix

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

If you prefer authentic Chinese cuisine over Americanized versions of the food, this may just be the place for you. If you love vegetables, be sure to try the hollow heart vegetables and the garlic bok choy. If you love your meat, go for the ginger chicken and the twice cooked pork. If fish is your favorite, try out the szechuan fish fillet with soft tofu (the restaurant makes their own tofu). Fun fact: fan favorite actor Jackie Chan once ate here in this restaurant.

Chopstix

Address: 6001 Lomas Blvd NE L, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States

Website: Chopstix

Opening hours: Sun, Tue - Thu: 11am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

4. Rising Star Chinese Eatery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Rising Star Chinese Eatery on Saturday, November 9, 2019

Rising Star Chinese Eatery offers a casual dining experience. Some of the must-try items here include sesame chicken, kung pao chicken, and fried shrimp. If you prefer take-out instead of dining in, the establishment has a drive-up window, where you can get your food from. For those on a budget, this restaurant offers lunch and dinner specials that each come with rice, soup, and an egg roll. Meanwhile, those who follow certain dietary restrictions can request for gluten-free, low carb, and low sodium options.

Rising Star Chinese Eatery

Address: 7001 San Antonio Dr NE S, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

Website: Rising Star Chinese Eatery

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

5. Chen's

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Chen's Chinese Restaurant on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chen’s was established in 1980, and the fact that it has been around for 40 years is silent proof of how good this Chinese restaurant is in meeting what customers want. The wonton soup, sesame chicken, garlic shrimp, and beef fried rice are some of the specialties here. Lunch and combination plates are offered for those who want to get value for money. However, all dishes are served with big portions, so you definitely won’t feel hungry after a trip to Chen’s.

Chen's

Address: 235 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, United States

Website: Chen’s

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

6. Chinese Cuisine

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by 328 Chinese Cuisine on Saturday, August 11, 2012

If you’re looking for affordable Chinese food served fresh and fast, this is the place to go. Don’t let its bare interiors dissuade you from trying this place out, because the restaurant will more than meet your craving for Chinese cuisine. Order the chicken lo mein, peanut chicken, szechuan beef, and shrimp fried rice from here. If you still want more food, do order the egg rolls on the side. The restaurant can also swap proteins from their dishes, if you want to customize dishes from their menu.

328 Chinese Cuisine

Address: 5617 Menaul Blvd NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States

Website: 328 Chinese Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun : 4pm - 8:30pm

7. Joy Cuisine

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

This Chinese restaurant offers both American and traditional versions of Chinese cuisine. Portions here are big - if you’re dining solo, you’re likely to have enough leftovers for another full meal. This restaurant also serves other Asian dishes, such as pad thai, crab rangoon, pupu platter, and the orange chicken are worth a try, if it’s your first time dining here. If you love milk tea, this restaurant also offers this sweet drink. Do note that ordering food for delivery from here may take time.

Joy Cuisine

Address: 2842 Carlisle Blvd NE #2806, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States

Website: Joy Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

8. Tsai's Chinese Bistro

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

This restaurant was established in 2016, making it one of the newer Chinese restaurants in Albuquerque. Despite its relative newness to the scene, it has already gained a following because of its fantastic dishes. If you’re eating by yourself, you’ll be glad to know that the portions here are reasonable for solo diners. Their bestseller is Eight Uncle Tsai’s spicy dumplings. Other dishes that you will want to order are the orange chicken or beef, the sesame chicken, volcano shrimp, and Mongolian beef. If you plan on dining in, you’ll like the fact that there’s plenty of parking in the area.

Tsai's Chinese Bistro

Address: 2325 San Pedro Dr NE #1e, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States

Website: Tsai’s Chinese Bistro

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

9. Chinshan Chinese Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Mongolian beef lunch combo w/soup

Posted by Chinshan Chinese Restaurant on Sunday, February 9, 2014

If you love authentic Chinese, consider this restaurant, which offers a combination of Americanized options alongside Cantonese dishes. The restaurant has a number of regulars, which indicates how consistent this restaurant is in the quality of its food and service. Some of their bestsellers include the barbecue pork ribs, salt and pepper shrimp, beef in garlic sauce, and spicy garlic chicken. Lunch and dinner sets are available here, as well. This restaurant is taking measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including enforcing physical distancing and only allowing delivery and takeout. All staff here wear masks, as well.

Chinshan Chinese Restaurant

Address: 2010 Wyoming Blvd NE STE C, Albuquerque, NM 87112, United States

Website: Chinshan Chinese Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

10. Budai Gourmet

Budai Gourmet, Albuquerque
Source: Photo by Flickr user theturquoisetable used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Budai Gourmet offers dishes with Taiwanese, Shanghai, and Southern Chinese influences. If you want the authentic Chinese dishes, ask for their Chinese menu. The pork belly and their mini pork buns are their signature dishes. This establishment is amenable to customizing its dishes for customers. As a note, this restaurant offers catering services for small and large events. It currently enforces strict measures against COVID-19 and only allows delivery and takeout.

Budai Gourmet

Address: 6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

Website: Budai Gourmet

Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 8:30pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm- 8:30pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Enjoy Chinese fare of high quality in Albuquerque

There’s more to Albuquerque than its spicy dishes. If you’re craving for Chinese fare, use this list as a guide to help you in finding the best Chinese restaurants in the city.

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Melanie is a freelance travel writer. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of two of the things she loves: writing and traveling.

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