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In honor of Lunar New Year, here are the 10 best Chinese restaurants in Chicago (according to Yelp)

Jennifer Geer

The Chinese New Year celebration for 2023 lasts from Friday, January 22nd through February 5th.

(CHICAGO) It's time to ring in the Year of the Rabbit. Chicago goes all out with the Lunar New Year celebration, from parades to music to special events and fantastic food.

Chicago has plenty of options if you're craving some Chinese food to celebrate.

Here's Yelp's top ten list based on customer ratings for Chicago's best Chinese restaurants.

1 Dai Yee's Asian Kitchen

Location: 4131 N Rockwell Street, Chicago

Dai Yee's is strictly a take-out business and offers delivery or carry-out. One of its most popular dishes, homemade egg rolls, are made with peanut butter, pork, shrimp, and cabbage.

2 Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings

Location: 2002 S. Wentworth Avenue, Suite 103, Chicago

Dumplings are considered a lucky food in China and are often featured in Lunar New Year celebrations. If you'd like to try your hand at making your own pork dumplings, Chicago Magazine featured the pork dumpling recipe from Qing Xiang Yuan.

3 1st Chop Suey

Location: 5845 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago

1st Chop Suey features Pan-Asian cuisines including dumplings and other dishes. Popular menu items, according to Yelp, are egg rolls, orange chicken, and crab rangoon.

4 MingHin Cuisine (China Town)

Location: 2168 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago

Located Minghin's specialty is authentic Cantonese-style cooking and Hong Kong-style Dim Sum. According to the Michelin Guide, guests should try the "fluffy and subtly sweet Malay steamed egg cake." Which is a "rare find for dessert."

5 MCCB Chicago

Location: 2138 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago

MCCB Chicago is known as one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in Chicago. As the website states, "it is quite important to provide customers with the most authentic and creative dishes, and ultimately, all of these dishes must be special, representative, and delicious." ​

6 New China Tea

Location: 4024 W 55th Street

Located near Midway Airport, Yelp reviewers enjoy this small, authentic restaurant. Most popular dishes include traditional favorites such as egg rolls, fried rice, sweet and sour chicken, and shrimp egg foo young.

7 Harmony Restaurant

Location: 6525 W. Archer Avenue, Chicago

Harmony's menu is vast with many traditional Chinese food choices like lo mein, fried rice, and egg rolls. They also offer Japanese food such as udon and sushi.

8 Four Seasons Dumpling

Location: 3205 S. Halsted Street, Chicago

If you like dumplings, Four Seasons Dumping offers a large selection including lamb and dill, lamb and carrot, beef, pork, vegetarian, and chicken cabbage.

9 MingHin Cuisine (River East)

Location: 215 E Ohio St, Chicago

MingHin Cuisine is so popular among Yelp reviewers, it made the list twice. This one is for the location on Ohio Street.

10 Chop Suey City

Location: 3825 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago

Chop Suey City has an extensive menu filled with Chinese-American food. Yelp reviewer's top dishes include orange chicken, crab rangoon, shrimp fried rice, and chicken wings.

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