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Best Chinese Restaurants According to Western New Yorkers

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 23, 2021
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The search for good Chinese food within a reasonable (whatever that means to you) radius of your house is basically a rite of passage when you move. So whether you’re moving or just still haven’t found *the one*, we’re here to help. Well, actually your neighbors are here to help.

To aid in your search for the best Chinese food in Western New York and/or your neighborhood, we polled our social media followers to bring you a list of the best Chinese restaurants around town. Pro-tip: save this post for future reference.

Let’s get into the guide – in order to pull the following list together, we asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers where to find the best Chinese food in Buffalo and WNY. They answered with their top picks and we’ve included the full list of reader recommendations below. If it was mentioned, it’s listed.

Because we received hundreds of comments resulting in tons of recommendations, there are options all across WNY including all kinds of service-types, all worth recommending according to Western New Yorkers.

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Best of the Best

While many recommendations were mentioned more than once, there were certain places mentioned over and over (and over) again. It’s safe to say these are our readers’ top picks for Chinese restaurants in Buffalo & WNY. Keep scrolling for the full list of mentions!

  1. Red Pepper (Amherst)
  2. Chang’s Garden Inc. (West Seneca)
  3. Home Taste (Kenmore)
  4. Asian Star (West Seneca)
  5. Ling Ling (Kenmore)
  6. Star Garden (Cheektowaga)
  7. Peking Quick One (Tonawanda)

Check out the comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for menu item recommendations and specific info you can’t get anywhere else, out of the mouths of customers! Plus explore more guides with recommendations according to Western New Yorkers.

Guide to Best Chinese Restaurants in Buffalo & WNY According to Western New Yorkers

007 Chinese Food

25 Grant St
Buffalo New York 14213 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

007 Chinese Food is run by husband and wife team Maung Maung and Than Than Nu Saw. Originally from Myanmar and Malaysia, they enjoy owning their own business

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Amherst Buffet

1551 Niagara Falls Blvd
Amherst NY 14228 • $$

Asian

Buffalo

Amherst Buffet offers delicious dining and takeout to Buffalo, NY. Amherst Buffet is a cornerstone in the Buffalo community and has been recognized

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Asian Star Restaurant

4060 Seneca St
West Seneca NY 14224 • $$

Asian

Buffalo

Welcome to Asian Star family restaurant, It is with great pleasure that we invite you to explore the refreshing and exquisite flavors of Chinese, Thai

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Bamboo China

5268 Main St
Williamsville New York 14221 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

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Buffalo Little Lamb Hotpot

3188 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo New York 14226 • $$

Asian

North Towns

Little Lamb Hotpot is an authentic Mongolian hotpot experience that is well known in mainland China.

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Chang’s Garden of Asia – West Seneca

1753 Orchard Park Rd
West Seneca New York 14224 • $$

Chinese

South Towns

Chang's Garden of West Seneca is a Chinese restaurant.

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China Express

238 Center Rd
Buffalo NY 14224 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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China King (On Lake Ave)

4271 Lake Ave
Ste 9 Buffalo NY 14219 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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China Kitchen

1600 Broadway St
Buffalo NY 14212 • $

Asian

Buffalo

China Kitchen is dedicated to providing all of our customers with fresh food in a friendly environment. The combined experiences of our chefs makes us

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China Max

681 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Amherst NY 14226 • $

Asian

Buffalo

China Max Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine in Amherst, NY.  China Max's convenient location and affordable prices make

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China Star

1565 Hertel Ave
Buffalo NY 14216 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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China Taste

1280 Sweet Home Rd
Getzville New York 14228 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

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Chinatown Kitchen

1525 Pine Ave
Niagara Falls NY 14301 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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Chinese Cookery

2355 Millersport Hwy
Getzville NY 14068-1221 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Welcome to Our Restaurant Located in the beautiful city of Getzville, our restaurant has been dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience

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Crystal Asian Cuisine

267 Grover Cleveland Hwy
Buffalo New York 14226 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

Crystal Asian Cuisine offers delicious dining and takeout to Amherst, NY. Crystal Asian Cuisine is a cornerstone in the Amherst community and has been

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Friendly Chinese Buffet

800 Harlem Rd
Suite 300 West Seneca NY 14224 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

Delicious Chinese Food, currently open for menu take-out only.

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Gin Gin Chinese Restaurant

3381 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo NY 14226 • $$

Chinese

Buffalo

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Ginger & Garlic

5685 McKinley Parkway
Buffalo New York 14075 • $

Chinese

South Towns

Serving quality Chinese food since 1980.

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Golden Dragon

3650 Harlem Rd
Buffalo NY 14215 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

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Golden Duck

1840 Maple Rd
Williamsville NY 14221 • $

Asian

Buffalo

The Golden Duck is a family-owned and operated Chinese restaurant located in Williamsville, New York. In addition to the regular menu, many traditional

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Golden Wok

3870 East Robinson Road
Buffalo New York 14226 • $

Chinese

North Towns

Golden Wok is a Chinese restaurant.

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Great Wall

914 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo NY 14222 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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Great Wok

4779 TRANSIT RD
Buffalo New York 14043 • $$

Chinese

Buffalo

At GREAT WOK we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our doors. Each dish on our menu is prepared

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Green Jade – Depew

1280 French Rd
Cheektowaga New York 14043 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

Green Jade Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese $ Japanese cuisine in Depew, NY. Green Jade's convenient location and affordable prices

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Home Taste

3106 Delaware Ave
Kenmore New York 14217 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

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Hong Kong Kitchen

4178 Union Rd
Cheektowaga New York 14225 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

Hong Kong Kitchen offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine in Cheektowaga, NY. Hong Kong Kitchen's convenient location and affordable prices

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Hot Wok

1100 Southwestern Blvd
West Seneca New York 14224 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

'Welcome to Hot Wok.' The restaurant specializes in the chef's authentic Chinese cuisine. We promise to do whatever it takes to serve high-quality Chinse

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Hunan Wok

3842 Harlem Road
#100 Cheektowaga NY 14215 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Hunan Wok in Cheektowaga, NY. Everything is prepared with high quality, rich taste and fresh food waiting for you to be served. Food in our restaurant

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Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

5415 Sheridan Dr
Amherst New York 14221 • $$

Asian

North Towns

Inchin's Bamboo Garden Pan Asian Cuisine is expanding into Buffalo, NY! We specialize in Indo Chinese food from Calcutta, but our menu has grown and expanded

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Lake Shore Chinese Restaurant

4483 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg NY 14075 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Lake Shore Chinese Restaurant offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Hamburg, NY. Lake Shore Chinese Restaurant is a cornerstone in the Hamburg

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Lin BBQ and Grill

485 Oliver St
North Tonawanda NY 14120 • $$

Asian

Buffalo

Lin BBQ & Grill offers delicious dining and takeout to North Tonawanda, NY. Lin BBQ & Grill is a cornerstone in the North Tonawanda community

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Ling Ling Restaurant

2758 Elmwood Ave
Kenmore New York 14217 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

Ling Ling Chinese Restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine and delicious tasting Szechuan, Hunan, $ Cantonese dishes in Kenmore, NY. Ling Ling's convenient

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Main Moon

5197 Broadway
Lancaster NY 14086 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Main Moon Chinese Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine in Lancaster, NY.  Main Moon's convenient location and affordable

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Mayflower

1187 Lincoln Ave
Lockport NY 14094 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Delicious Chinese food to take out

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Ming Cafe

3268 Main St
Buffalo New York 14214 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

Located near the UB South Campus on Main Street, Ming Cafe serves high-quality, made-to-order meals in a relaxing atmosphere. Our cooking style is traditional

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Miss Hot Cafe

3311 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$

Chinese

North Towns

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Mongolian Buffet

3513 McKinley Pkwy
Hamburg New York 14219 • $$

Chinese

Buffalo

Sprawling all-you-can-eat setup offering Mongolian, Chinese, sushi, salad $ more.

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New Dragon

140 Pine St
Hamburg NY 14075 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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New Hong Kong

2048 South Park Ave
Buffalo New York 14220 • $$

Asian

South Buffalo

New Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant specializes in Szechuan, Cantonese and Asian style of food.

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Number 1 Kitchen

1246 Abbott Rd
Lackawanna NY 14218 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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Panda Kitchen Inc

524 Niagara St
Buffalo NY 14201 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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Peking Quick One

359 Somerville Avenue
Tonawanda New York 14150 • $

Asian

North Towns

Peking Quick one is a Chinese restaurant and a popular eating place for UB students.

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Red Pepper

3910 Maple Rd.
Amherst New York 14221 • $$

Asian

North Towns

SOB Says About Red Pepper: If you're interested in a satisfying meal with super quick service at a terrific price point, Red Pepper is where it's at. By

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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

21 Main St
Tonawanda New York 14150 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

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Sun Garden

55 Crosspoint Parkway
Suite #118 Getzville NY 14068 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Sun Garden offers delicious dining and takeout to Getzville, NY. Sun Garden is a cornerstone in the Getzville community and has been recognized for

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Taste Good

1609 Military Road
Niagara Falls NY 14304 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Taste Good offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Niagara Falls, NY. Taste Good is a cornerstone in the Niagara Falls community and has been

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Taste of China

736 Alberta Dr
Amherst NY 14226 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Taste of China offers delicious dining and takeout to Amherst, NY. Taste of China is a cornerstone in the Amherst community and has been recognized

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The Eastern Pearl

938 Maple Rd.,
Amherst New York 14221 • $$

Asian

North Towns

The Eastern Pearl is Western New York's first and finest gourmet Cantonese Restaurant. The Cantonese Province of China, (Guangdong) is located in the southern

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Tin Tin Chinese

695 Kenmore Ave
Buffalo New York 14223 • $

Asian

North Buffalo

Tin Tin Chinese is a take-out restaurant.

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Tin-Chi HOUSE INC

12073 Broadway
Alden NY 14004 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Family owned and operated for over 10 years. Tin-Chi House brings delicious Chinese food to carry out or eat in Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese style.

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Wah Sing Kitchen

238 W Ferry St
Buffalo NY 14213 • $

Asian

Buffalo

We have an extensive selection of all your favorite chinese dishes and mouthwatering hispanic meals.

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Wok 28

1634 Hopkins Rd
Williamsville NY 14221 • $

Asian

Buffalo

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Wok and Roll

Sheridan Dr
Williamsville New York 14221 • $$

Asian

North Towns

At Wok $ Roll, we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience when you order from us. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order

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Xi An Gourmet

15 Willow Ridge Dr
Buffalo New York 14228 • $

Chinese

Buffalo

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Shoutout to SOB intern Kayla for her help with editorial research on this guide!

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