You Voted: Best Chinese Restaurant in Capital Region


You Voted: Best Chinese Restaurant in Capital Region


I asked, and you answered. this is what you said was your favorite Chinese restaurant locally. As always, if there are any that we missed, feel free to comment below.

On Facebook, weekly, I’ll ask questions about some of your favorite things in the area and then put them in a post. These opinions reflect what you posted on Facebook (though, I’m pumped to add the new ones to my list of places to try).

Azuma Sushi Bistro – 2452 US-9 #109, Malta
To be honest, this looks more like a Japanese restaurant than your traditional Chinese restaurant. They do offer some Chinese food favorites like General Tso’s and Mongolian Beef as well as hibachi and some Thai options.

Best Hunan – 418 Geyser Rd, Ballston Spa
This looks like what you’re expecting when you hear Chinese restaurant. They have various combination meals, Lo Mein options, Egg Foo Young, Chow Mein and more. FYI I’ve heard their soups are very good!

Shining Rainbow – 209 Central Ave, Albany
Chinese on the menu along with English? Love to see it! Along with the traditional meals, they also have hot pots, bubble tea, different kinds of food balls and half a Peking duck!

Ala Shanghai (mentioned a couple of times) 468 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham
Soup dumplings & a large menu of traditional Chinese dishes & Shanghai specialties in modest digs. When I hear about local Chinese, this place is usually at the top of the list. What makes Ala Shanghai special are the dim sum options! And though it may not be what you’re used to ordering, there are a ton of delicious options to try.

Sam’s Chinese Restaurant – 824 Saratoga Rd, Burnt Hills
There’s gotta be a reason that this restaurant opened in 1997 and has lasted as long as it has. There are so many food options to choose from and they have gluten-free options!

Sushi King – 200 Broadway #101, Troy
What’s interesting about this place is that by calling themselves “Sushi King” you think that they’re a Japanese restaurant but they have two different menus, one Japanese and one Chinese to choose from so there’s really something for everyone.

Tai Pan – 1519 Halfmoon Pkwy, Clifton Park
Informal Pan-Asian restaurant serving Hong Kong-style dishes, dim sum & Thai-inspired options. Another one where logic stands if a restaurant has been successful since 1987, they’ve gotta be doing something right.

Hong Kong Bistro – 8 Wolf Rd, Colonie
Vibrant Chinese eatery offering Cantonese specialties, dim sum & a range of traditional baked goods. Take a look at their website because some of the cakes they make are just beautiful.

Northeast Chinese II – 900 Central Ave, Albany
Restaurant offering a range of traditional Chinese specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Their food looks beautiful on their website and they offer what looks like a more upscale version of your favorites.

J’s Kitchen (mentioned a couple of times) 726 Loudon Rd, Latham
J’s Kitchen Chinese Latham offers Asian, BBQ, Chinese, Japanese, Noodles, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian, Wings.

Yang’s Asian Bistro – 594 Loudon Rd, Latham
Familiar Japanese, Chinese & Thai entrees, plus sushi, presented in a casual yet classy space. When I used to work in Latham, it was just known that you go to Yang’s for Chinese food for lunch.

Rain Modern Chinese – 259 Lark St, Albany
Offering contemporary Chinese cuisine specializing in modern authentic Cantonese fare, and on the weekends, dim sum brunch served on carts.

Hu’s House – 1619 Central Ave, Albany
They specify that they feature Shanghainese food on their website. They have pictures of everything that they serve and there are some favorites as well as some interesting options that sound interesting and delicious.

Plum Blossom Chinese Restaurant (mentioned a couple of times) 685 Hoosick Rd, Troy
Chinese menu includes Thai & Japanese fare served beside stylish Asian decor & unique woodwork. I only found a menu via AllMenus and no active website and I’m not quite sure how updated that is.

Asian Tea House – 117 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer
This restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.

Mr. Wok – 772 NY-50 #8, Burnt Hills
They don’t have a website with any photos but if you’re looking for traditional Chinese food, they offer all of the options you’re expecting.

My addition – Part of me is afraid to tell people about this Sch’dy hidden gem but it’s my household’s go-to Chinese food. Fortune Cookie in the Hannaford Plaza on Consaul Rd. They’re quick, they’re delicious and their food is always consistent.

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