Special Report

Best Chinese Restaurant in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Golden Phoenix Restaurant via Yelp

South Dakota: Golden Phoenix Restaurant
> Location: Rapid City
> Yelp Rating: 4 out of 5

The individual combination dinner here, including an egg roll, a chicken wing, fried rice, and a choice of three soups, plus such main dishes as garlic shrimp, cashew chicken, or bell pepper steak, goes for $11.75, and other package deals, for two or more diners and with additional dishes added, cost only slightly more. Portions are huge, report reviewers on Yelp, and the food is “simply amazing.”

Source: Courtesy of John M. via Yelp

Tennessee: China Cottage Restaurant
> Location: Madison
> Yelp Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Among the house specialties at this restaurant in suburban Nashville are steamed sea bass, walnut shrimp, and crispy beef. An array of chow mein, lo mein, rice noodle, and noodle soup dishes are also offered. “I have been coming here for years and never had a bad meal,” wrote one fan on Yelp. “Make sure you either go hungry or with people to share with,” counseled another.

Source: Courtesy of Tiger Noodle House via Yelp

Texas: Tiger Noodle House
> Location: Katy
> Yelp Rating: 4.5 out of 5

“If you haven’t tried Tiger Noodle you are missing out,” according to a local fan of the Katy outpost of this four-unit Houston area chain, writing on Yelp. “It’s really that simple.” With both a counter service and a full service side, the place offers a menu of Szechuan dishes that goes far beyond just noodles. Taiwanese sausage, Chengdu grilled sliced fish, shredded pork in Beijing bean sauce, and tea-leaf-smoked duck are a few of the specialties.

Source: Courtesy of Fred B. via Yelp

Utah: Mandarin Restaurant
> Location: Bountiful
> Yelp Rating: 4 out of 5

The variety of dishes in various styles at this no-reservations restaurant in suburban Salt Lake City includes Peking baby back ribs, Singapore vegetarian noodles, Szechuan halibut, and Nanking pork with yams and sugar snap peas. Yelp users particularly like the imperial noodles, cashew chicken, and char siu fried rice.

Source: Courtesy of Olivia C. via Yelp

Virginia: Judy’s Sichuan Cuisine
> Location: Chesapeake
> Yelp Rating: 4.5 out of 5

According to a review in the Virginia Pilot, “The freshness, quality of food at affordable pricing and pleasant service make Judy’s Sichuan Cuisine habit-forming.” Yelpers praise the place, too — both this location and another one in Virginia Beach. The wontons in chili oil, pork in Yu-Shiang sauce, dan dan noodles, and kung pao chicken are among reviewers’ favorites.