10 Best Chinese Restaurants In York, England

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After eating regular food for a while, your taste buds or your mind does a thing where you want to try something different, something Chinese. And when your cravings call out, you have got to have it. You have got to eat it, right away. And only Chinese food lovers will understand these strong emotions. The juicy, crispy, spareribs or the flavors of whole dumplings will not come knocking on your door depending on where you are. And keeping that in mind, knowing that you are either in York or soon to be in York, we have compiled a guide with some of the best Chinese restaurants in York, the UK for you to devour.

1. Paddyfields

Posted by Tracey Illy on Saturday, 24 November 2018

Offering a relaxing and friendly environment, Paddyfields offers a good mix of authentic Chinese to unconventional Chinese dishes that no one has seen before. Serving fresh and homemade food, order some crowd favorites such as spring rolls, chili spareribs, char Sui curry, and special curry. Although a bit on the high-end, the portion size will not disappoint you, but make sure to reserve your table ahead of your visit, as it can get quite crowded.


Address: 64 The Village, Haxby, York YO32 2HX, UK

Website: Paddyfields

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)

2. Hong Kong Chop House

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Posted by Hong kong chop house on Saturday, 15 December 2012

One of the best Asian restaurants in town, Hong Kong Chop House definitely lives up to its claim. Choose from an extensive menu including soup, dim sum, appetizers, hot and cold starters, meat, poultry, seafood dishes, vegetarian options, and more. You are just an order away from devouring a whole lot of goodness. And if you can’t make it to the restaurant or are in a hurry, you can always go for a takeaway or order online.

Hong Kong Chop House

Address: 33 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, UK

Website: Hong Kong Chop House

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

3. Upper River Restaurant

Posted by Upper River Restaurant 上水站 on Tuesday, 19 February 2019

How about switch things up and order some Chinese fast food, instead of a regular meal? Upper Restaurant serves traditional and authentic Chinese cuisine that’s made with fresh ingredients, which is served onto your plate. The chefs here make sure the visual of the dish is a treat for your eyes, taste buds, and the stomach. Order from sweet & sour soup, fried rice, chicken dishes, to pork chilly, egg tarts, and more.

Upper River Restaurant

Address: 61 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA, UK

Website: Upper River Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 12pm - 9pm; Thu - Fri: 12pm - 9pm; Sat: 1pm - 9pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

4. The Mulan

Posted by Olivia Jackson on Saturday, 23 March 2019

An authentic Cantonese restaurant in town, The Mulan exudes an aura that is modern and sophisticated through its design and interiors. This restaurant provides a fine-dining experience in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and also a quick takeaway for people who are always on-the-move yet want to eat healthy and delicious. You can try crowd favorites including honey garlic wings, sweet & sour chicken, Cantonese seafood chow mein, or you could pick any you would like from the restaurant menu.

The Mulan

Address: 3 Tower Court, Oakdale Rd, York YO30 4YL, UK

Website: The Mulan

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10 pm (closed on Thu & Fri)

5. Red Chilli Restaurant

Posted by Raveevun Voratum on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A chain of restaurants in Manchester, Leeds, and York - Red Chilli, is one of the few places specializing in Sichuan cuisine around the UK. The menu ranges from unusual dishes like the jellyfish with spring onion and crushed garlic; sliced ox heart, ox tongue, ox tripe in a chili sauce with crushed peanuts, crystal pigs’ ears layers, and more. And to show how spicy and hot your dish will be, you will find chili indicators on the menu. And not to leave the vegetarians behind, there’s an extensive range of vegetarian food one can find in the menu.

Red Chilli Restaurant

Address: 21 George Hudson St, York YO1 6JL, UK

Website: Red Chilli Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am

6. SunRise

Posted by Aof Aoffiiez on Tuesday, 7 July 2015

There’s a reason this restaurant is swarmed by Chinese tourists and students. Sunrise restaurant offers authentic Chinese food at a great value and serves noodles, roast duck dishes, chicken, seafood, pork, and rice dishes. There’s also an array of sizzlers and vegetarian dishes for the guests to choose from. Exuding a modern ambiance, Sunrise is one of the must-visit restaurants in York.


Address: 79 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA, UK

Website: SunRise

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12pm - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm (closed on Thu & Fri)

7. Chef Lu's

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Offering authentic Chinese food in York, Chef Lu’s dishes range from traditional to modern varieties. This restaurant will take you back to China. You will definitely get to taste the authenticity of Chinese food in the UK, even though you haven’t visited China, yet. With a relaxed atmosphere, you can taste from myriad options including hot & sour soups, broths, dim sum, sea bass, noodles, and more.

Chef Lu's

Address: Huby Court, 40 Walmgate, York YO1 9UD, UK

Website: Chef Lu’s

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 4pm - 10:30pm (closed on Mon)

8. Osbaldwick Chinese

Posted by Osbaldwick Chinese York UK on Thursday, 7 September 2017

If you are looking for Chinese delivery food in town, your search ends here! Osbaldwick Chinese is a Chinese restaurant that serves great quality, fresh food made with fresh ingredients and served in generous portions. The food in this restaurant is hot, not because it is freshly made, but because of the level of spiciness. And if you are not into spicy food, all you have to do is just say and the chefs will adjust the level of spice to suit to your taste. Order from a range of seafood, beef, duck, and vegetarian dishes from their wide array of food options from the menu.

Osbaldwick Chinese

Address: 18 Farndale Ave, York YO10 3NY, UK

Website: Osbaldwick Chinese

Opening hours: Mon: 11:30am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Wed: 11:30am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Thu: 11:30am -1:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Fri: 11:30am - 1:30pm, 4:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 4:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Tue)

9. Yan's Express

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Looking for a place where you get great Chinese food with an equally fair price? Yan’s express is your place to be! This restaurant looks normal from the outside, but you can’t let that fool you, because the food is just the opposite - it is delicious, and is served in great quantity. You can choose from prawn toast, chicken skewers, soup, duck, beef, and vegetarian dishes from their menu. You will leave as happy as a lark!

Yan's Express

Address: Acomb Court, 11 Front St, York YO24 3BJ, UK

Website: Yan’s Express

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am; Sun: 5pm - 11:30pm (closed on Mon)

10. Panda Mami

Posted by Panda Mami York on Sunday, 14 July 2019

Lover of a good, tasty buffet? Panda Mami should be your must-visit place in York! This restaurant features over 150 authentic dishes from all over the world daily, and at the live cooking stations, they provide fabulous food with great entertainment. You get an unbeatable casual dining experience at a great value, within luxurious surroundings. All you have to do is choose your favorites and let the tastebuds do what they are best at.

Panda Mami

Address: 19 Bridge St, York YO1 6DA, UK

Website: Panda Mami

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

Taste the best of China in York

With so many Chinese restaurants in York, UK, it is no wonder why tourists or residents swarm at these restaurants either eating their favorites or experimenting with their taste buds, trying out unconventional Chinese dishes. So, have you decided which one you will try out, yet?

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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