Special Report

Best Chinese Restaurant in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Yang Y. via Yelp

Vermont: Zen Gardens
> Location: South Burlington
> Yelp Rating: 4 out of 5

The menu here offers what it identifies as traditional Chinese dishes like seaweed with garlic sauce and aromatic sliced beef, as well as such specialties as tangerine chicken and sizzling beef hot pot. Comments on Yelp also call out such items as scallion pancakes, duck with basil, and Hunan beef. “So excellent!!!” exclaimed one local.

Source: Courtesy of Huan D. via Yelp

Washington: Szechuan Brothers
> Location: Vancouver
> Yelp Rating: 4.5 out of 5

In addition to more expected dishes, this “great restaurant,” “a treasure in the area” — per Yelp — serves such items as seafood okra soup, chopped pickled chili fish fillet, salted fish and chicken fried rice, and shredded pork with dried bean curd and Chinese celery. “Ask your server about the mural on the wall,” one Yelp reviewer recommends. The “art shows people making the dishes on the menu.”

Source: Courtesy of Sam B. via Yelp

Wisconsin: Sze Chuan Restaurant
> Location: West Allis
> Yelp Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Fans of this restaurant in a Milwaukee suburb tell Yelp that they enjoy specialties like spicy Szechuan dumplings, chicken in spicy numbing sauce, and fish fillet in chili pepper soup. Even the “more Americanized Chinese dishes…are better versions of what you’d get elsewhere,” wrote one reviewer, though another one thinks ordering those would be a shame because “This is a really authentic Chinese restaurant with some excellent Sichuan style cooking.”

Source: Bruce K. / Yelp

West Virginia: Main Kwong
> Location: Charleston
> Yelp Rating: 4 out of 5

“Every time I eat from here (both dine-in and take-out) the food is delicious, fresh, and made from good quality ingredients,” reported one Yelper of this Charleston staple. “I can’t say enough good about this place!” exclaimed another. Still another one recommended the pork-fried rice, General Tso’s chicken, steamed potstickers, and the “orgasmic” boneless barbecue spareribs.

Source: Courtesy of Sierra H. via Yelp

Wyoming: Wonderful House Restaurant
> Location: Rock Springs
> Yelp Rating: 4 out of 5

A recent transplant from California called this place in a southwestern Wyoming city “a life saver for Chinese food” on Yelp, while another asked rhetorically, “Wow, who would have expected such a great Chinese restaurant in this small town?” The “freakin’ fantastic” food includes crab Rangoon, braised tofu, sizzling rice soup, and honey walnut shrimp.