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The best Chinese restaurants in Paris

From delicate Cantonese cooking to fiery Sichuan delights, these Chinese restaurants will more than satisfy your cravings

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Book ahead to celebrate the Year of the Monkey in one of our best Chinese restaurants this Chinese New Year (February 8). Paris has two main areas for Asian eating: Belleville and Chinatown in the 13th arrondissement, where you can sample excellent Thai, Vietnamese and other South East Asian specialities.

Also check out our selection of Vietnamese restaurants in Paris – their Têt Nguyên Dán falls on the same day.

Our top four

Chez Ann

Chez Ann

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Starting out as a Sichuan noodle restaurant on the Rue Mouffetard, the family-run Chez Ann has now opened up a second outlet on the Right Bank specialising in...

Trois Fois Plus de Piment

Trois Fois Plus de Piment

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

You don’t mess about with the ultra-spicy cooking of the Chinese region of Sichuan, which is known principally for its ability to almost literally put fire in...

Mirama

Mirama

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Improvising with dinner choices on Saint-Michel can be as risky as trying to buy a present on Christmas Eve. Panicked and hopeless, you’ll probably end up with...

Mian Guan

Mian Guan

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Despite its fairly uninspiring décor (the usual plastic orchids, fake leather chairs and wooden tables), Mian Guan definitely impresses when it comes to what’s...

Belleville

Au Poivre du Szechuan

Au Poivre du Szechuan

Sichuan chilli is a fiery, lemony spice used in west China, Japan and Tibet, which has happily found its way to a laid-back, lime-green restaurant in...

Wen Zhou

Wen Zhou

The second Chinatown in Paris is in Belleville where, as in the 13th arrondissement, it’s difficult to know where to get a good Chinese meal rather than....

Ravioli Chinois Nord-Est

Ravioli Chinois Nord-Est

Steamed or grilled, with pork and courgette, with prawns, peppers, beef and celery, chicken, dry tofu, black mushrooms or white cabbage – it’s hard...

Le Pacifique

Le Pacifique

The big blue ocean at Pacifique is actually an aquarium full of fish that feed the restaurant’s cooking pots. The old-fashioned décor is not...

13th arrondissement

La Mer de Chine

La Mer de Chine

Tucked away in an inconspicuous enclave of Paris's Chinese quarter, La Mer de Chine is an exception to the rule of heavy sauces and high salt content in many a...

Délices de Shandong

Délices de Shandong

If there’s no shortage of Chinese restaurants in Paris, those dedicated to specific regions are few and far between. But this canteen with its red...

Li Ka Fo

Li Ka Fo

If you’re lost and starving in Chinatown of a lunchtime, choosing from among the serried ranks of neon signs offering Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai or all...

Hao Hao

Hao Hao

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Wander around the Place d’Italie in the 13th arrondissement and you’ll immediately be struck by the number of Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants in the area....

Chez Van

Chez Van

With its grey paint and lime green plastic tablecloths, Chez Van is anything but ostentatious. Noodles thread their way through all the dishes: lamb stew,...

Other areas

Trois Fois Plus de Piment

Trois Fois Plus de Piment

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

You don’t mess about with the ultra-spicy cooking of the Chinese region of Sichuan, which is known principally for its ability to almost literally put...

Chez Tonton

Chez Tonton

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

If you don’t like sharing your food then you can forget all about Manchu cuisine. At Chez Tonton, a self-proclaimed authentic regional Chinese...

Shang Palace

Shang Palace

  • 5 out of 5 stars

As the only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in France, Shang Palace certainly doesn’t disappoint with its subtle Asian décor (think marble...

L'Orient d'Or

L'Orient d'Or

For decades, Chinese restaurants in Paris have toned down their cuisine to suit delicate French palates, but lately this has been changing thanks to a handful...

Trois Fois Plus de Piment

Trois Fois Plus de Piment

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

You don’t mess about with the ultra-spicy cooking of the Chinese region of Sichuan, which is known principally for its ability to almost literally put...

La Taverne de Zhao

La Taverne de Zhao

You risk burnt fingers and tongues trying to get into your hotpot too soon at La Taverne de Zhao, with its wonderful casseroles full of bouillon, large...

For dim sum

Chez Ann

Chez Ann

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Starting out as a Sichuan noodle restaurant on the Rue Mouffetard, the family-run Chez Ann has now opened up a second outlet on the Right Bank specialising in...

Mitsou

Mitsou

The deliciously vintage décor of Mitsou in the very chic 8th arrondissement is the perfect backdrop for a dim sum session, with its turquoise walls hung...

Yoom

Yoom

Neo-Cantonese restaurant Yoom serves only dim sum, but it’s more of a New York-style hangout than an echo of Hong Kong, with big wooden tables, artful...

Mum Dim Sum

Mum Dim Sum

To say that something is all the rage implies that it will have its moment in the sun and then disappear – which can’t be said of dim sum, whose...

Yoom (17th arrondissement)

Yoom (17th arrondissement)

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

It’s hard to miss the latest outpost of this popular Chinese dim sum restaurant on Rue des Dames, the fifth to open up in five years. Peek through the giant...

Ravioli Chinois Nord-Est

Ravioli Chinois Nord-Est

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Steamed or grilled, with pork and courgette, with prawns, peppers, beef and celery, chicken, dry tofu, black mushrooms or white cabbage – it’s hard to choose...

For savoury buns

Fun Délices

Fun Délices

Enter this cosy Chinese-Japanese joint on the Rue des Rosiers, take a seat at the surprisingly long bar, and cop an eyeful of the weird and wonderful machines...

Wen Zhou

Wen Zhou

The second Chinatown in Paris is in Belleville where, as in the 13th arrondissement, it’s difficult to know where to get a good Chinese meal rather than....

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