Our Favorite Chinese Restaurants in Las Vegas Chinatown for 2020

Our Favorite Chinese Restaurants in Las Vegas Chinatown for 2020

We can find some of the best dining establishments in Las Vegas in Chinatown.

Although there has been a recent uptick in restaurants that specialize in cuisines outside of the Chinese category, today, I would like to introduce you to the best Chinese restaurants in Las Vegas’s Chinatown for 2020. I lived in China for 5 years and these are the places that nail the authentic taste of great Chinese food.

Chengdu Taste

The Chengdu Taste Signature Dish: Toothpick Lamb

The champion and the king: Chengdu Taste. This iconic Szechuan food spot from Los Angeles reigns supreme in Las Vegas’s Chinatown.

It is the winner of many awards and is our go-to for authentic Chinese food in Las Vegas.

An unassuming interior doesn’t match the complexity of Chengdu Taste’s dishes.

Most dishes are blazing spicy, so if you can’t handle the heat, stay away from this kitchen. But if you like numbing your mouth with chilis and peppercorns, this is your place.

This spot is as hot as the food, so lines can get long here; be prepared to wait.

Don’t miss these dishes: toothpick cumin lamb, sautéed eggplant with spicy garlic sauce, Szechuan tan tan noodles, diced rabbit with Younger Sister’s Secret Recipe, and couple’s sliced beef in chili sauce.

One of our favorites: Sauteed Eggplant with spicy garlic sauce

Chengdu Taste is excellent for takeout or dining in; they do not offer delivery.

Chengdu Taste

Lunch 11 AM to 2:30 PM daily

Dinner 5 PM to 9:30 PM daily

3950 Schiff Drive

Las Vegas, NV

702-437-7888

https://www.chengdutastelasvegas.com/

Noodle Pot

Beef Noodle Soup

Noodle Pot is an old favorite of ours here at MaxTour.

We host many Taiwanese guests and it isn’t uncommon for one of our tours to unload a bunch of guests at Noodle Pot upon our return to Las Vegas. After eating burgers, sandwiches, pizza, fried chicken, and Tex-Mex on the tour, noodles and dumplings at Noodle Pot really hit the mark.

A simple menu revolves around noodle soups with some dumplings and snacks.

Everything we have tried is scrumptious, but we haven’t gotten around to trying much because their specialty, Beef Noodle Soup (listed on the menu as #1 stewed beef with noodle spicy beef soup), is just too good to pass up (although, it asserts a bit of spice, so be careful if you’re sensitive to spicy food).

If we’re in a group setting, we usually split a plate of the squash, shrimp, and pork dumplings.

Simple yet delicious dumplings

The interior space is humble, but for delicious, authentic Taiwanese food that’s offered for reasonable prices, Noodle Pot is tough to beat.

Noodle Pot

Open 9 AM to 12 AM daily

4215 Spring Mountain Road

Ste B112

Las Vegas, NV

702-522-8989

https://www.noodlepotvegas.com/

Chubby Cattle

A family pot surround by meat and veggies

To get the best Chinese food in Las Vegas, you need to go to Chinatown; and for the best hotpot in Chinatown, you need to go to Chubby Cattle.

The restaurant’s TVs sometimes feature an episode of Bizarre Foods where host Andrew Zimmerman samples Chubby Cattle’s fare, so to say Chinese hotpot is as well-known in the United States is untrue.

But this eatery is known for reforming traditional Mongolian cuisine, and it’s sure to keep you coming back for more.

A combination of rich broths and high-quality beef products that are hand-picked by the restaurant owner makes this the finest hotpot in Las Vegas.

The conveyor belt brings small plates around, see it before you eat it

A big deal has been made of the novel conveyor belt that transports the food around to guests, but we find that there is so much more to this restaurant than conveyor belt-delivered hotpot meals.

While we were living in China, hotpot was always marked by making our own blends of beautiful dipping sauces, but the broth at Chubby Cattle is so rich and flavorful that we end up not needing the sauces at all! The tomato pot, in particular, is not to be missed.

Chubby Cattle

5 PM to 11:45 PM, Monday–Thursday

12 PM to 11:45 PM, Friday–Sunday

3400 South Jones Boulevard

Ste 15

Las Vegas, NV

702-868-8808

https://www.chubbycattle.com/chubby-cattle-las-vegas/

Asian BBQ and Noodle

Roasted Duck Wonton Soup

Walk into Asian BBQ and Noodle and you’ll notice one thing: everyone speaks Cantonese. For a dive that serves food from the Cantonese-speaking region of China, nothing could be sweeter on the ears.

BBQ 3 combo plater with roasted duck, BBQ pork, and roasted pork belly

The food here is equally sweet on the palate and revolves around barbeque, hanging meats, and a variety of noodle dishes.

We love to order the BBQ 3 Combo Platter with roasted duck, barbeque pork, and roasted pork belly.

For noodles, the roasted duck wonton noodle soup is amazing, as are the shrimp wonton noodles.

All their fried noodles are amazing!

One small caveat: This establishment accepts cash only. But for authentic Chinese Cantonese street food, it’s worth the bit of trouble.

Asian BBQ and Noodle

Open from 10 AM to 9 PM, Saturday–Thursday

3400 South Jones Boulevard 5C

Las Vegas, NV 89146

702-202-3636

http://www.asianbbqnoodle.com/

Ping Pang Pong

Dim sum from the cart

While not technically in Chinatown, Ping Pang Pong is too good to leave off of this list. Rated by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the top ten best Chinese restaurants in the United States, this local favorite is located only two blocks away from Chinatown inside the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.

Ping Pang Pong specializes in dim sum, which is served by traditional pushcarts for diners to see, smell, and explore.

Aside from the dim sum, there is an impressive variety of other Chinese food; the roasted duck, sweet and sour pork, walnut prawns, and Taiwanese-style three-cup chicken are among the menu’s standouts. Book in advance if you are coming—lines form every day!

Fresh fried green beans

Please be aware that they only serve the dim sum pushcart for lunch between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM.

Ping Pang Pong

Lunch from 10 AM to 3 PM daily

Dinner from 5 PM to 3 AM daily

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino

4000 West Flamingo Road

Las Vegas, NV

702-247-8136

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ping-pang-pong-las-vegas

Meet Fresh

Boba Tea and Strawberry shaved ice

We saved dessert for last. For the best jellies, shaved ice, and bubble tea in Las Vegas, Meet Fresh is the place to go.

Meet Fresh originated in Taiwan and now boasts additional locations in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. After a splendid dinner at one of the above restaurants, pop in to Meet Fresh for dessert. You won’t be disappointed.

This establishment prioritizes traditional Taiwanese desserts that highlight tastes of the uppermost quality.

While the drinks and desserts are great, the service can be slow; come in with a relaxed attitude and you’ll be all set.

Meet Fresh

Open 12 PM to 12 AM daily

3930 Spring Mountain Road

Las Vegas, NV

702-478-9188

http://www.meetfresh.us/

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Matthew Meier
World Traveler. Mandarin Speaker. Founder of MaxTour.