Best Chinese Restaurants in Chinatown, London

Our top picks for the best Chinese restaurants in central London's Chinatown area of Soho near Leicester Square

Younger people familiar with Chinawtown in the Soho area of London will probably not know that the original Chinese area of London was in east London close to the docks where Chinese sailors first arrived after manning trade ships bring spices and tea. The current "Chinatown" centred around Gerrard Street, hemmed in by Shaftesbury Avenue and Leicester Square, did actually not find its footing until the 1970s.

The very first Chinese restaurant in the UK opened in London in 1907 according to the history books and over a century later Chinese food is more popular than ever. Noodles based dishes, spicy beef, roast Peking duck with Hoisin sauce and pancakes; everyone has a favourite so to think before the second world war most Brits had never tried these tastes is all the more reason to get down to Chinatown and try one of these Chinese restaurants that we love.

Haozhan

Mitsuryu

New Loon Fung Restaurant

Wan Chai Corner

Golden Dragon

London Chinatown Restaurant

If you have a favourite Chinese restaurant we have not featured in our London guide or London blog we would love to hear about it. What are your favourite dishes and what made it so special?

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Last updated on 30/03/2019, 07:52

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Haozhan
Haozhan

8 Gerrard Street, London, W1D 5PJ

Expect witty, fine dining-esque takes on Far Eastern dishes at Chinatown’s Haozhan. Best for: BBQ & Roast, Dim SumRead more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Haozhan
Hygiene Rating: 1/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Haozhan
Inspected: on 07/12/2017

Mitsuryu I Chinatown London
Mitsuryu I Chinatown London

9 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7JR

Understated Japanese simplicity combines with traditional Teishoku-style dining at Mitsuryu. Find your zen in...Read more

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New Loon Fung Restaurant
New Loon Fung Restaurant

42 Gerrard Street, London, W1D

Big in size with a big menu to match, Chinatown’s New Loon Fung is an elegant spot, perfect for banqueting. Best for:...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for New Loon Fung Restaurant
Hygiene Rating: 1/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for New Loon Fung Restaurant
Inspected: on 13/03/2019

Wan Chai Corner
Wan Chai Corner

3 Gerrard Street, London, W1D 5PD

Super tasty, super affordable, Wan Chai Corner’s dim sum is some of the best in Chinatown London. Discover this...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Wan Chai Corner
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Wan Chai Corner
Inspected: on 31/07/2018

Golden Dragon
Golden Dragon

28-29 Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JW

A hit with Chinese, Londoners and celebs alike, Golden Dragon provides dim sum by day and a mixture of Cantonese and...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Golden Dragon
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Golden Dragon
Inspected: on 23/01/2019

London Chinatown Restaurant
London Chinatown Restaurant

27 Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JN

London Chinatown Restaurant has been cooking up a storm on Gerrard Street for over thirty-five years. Best for: BBQ &...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for London Chinatown Restaurant
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for London Chinatown Restaurant
Inspected: on 03/01/2018

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