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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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Red Pepper / Step Out Buffalo

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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  • Pizza Plant Italian Pub – Canalside

    125 Main St
    Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

    PizzaBuffalo FoodItalianBeer HallPub Food

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Sto Lat Bar

    4475 Transit Rd
    Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

    PolishAmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

    North Towns

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Avenue29 Foods

    Pop Ups
    WNY, • $

    VeganTex-MexAmerican

    Other

    Pop Up

  • The Village Bake Shoppe

    417 Center St.
    Lewiston, NY 14092 • $$

    BakeryCafe-Coffee

    Niagara County

  • Lenox Grill

    140 North Street
    Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

    AmericanBuffalo FoodSeafoodSteaks

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Bailey Seafood

    3316, Bailey Avenue, Kensington
    Buffalo, New York 14215 • $$

    SeafoodAmericanDeli-Sandwiches

    North Buffalo

    Fast Casual / Counter Service, Take Out

  • Rec Room

    79 W Chippewa St
    Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

    Pub FoodVeganAmerican

    Buffalo

    Bar, Casual / Full Table Service

  • Tavern at Windsor Park

    8444 Transit Rd
    Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$

    AmericanDeli-SandwichesEnglishPizza

    North Towns

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Panorama on Seven

    95 Main St
    Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$

    New American

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Simply Pierogi

    4475 Transit Rd
    Harris Hill, New York 14221 • $

    Polish

    North Towns

    Fast Casual / Counter Service, Take Out

  • Overwinter Coffee – Williamsville

    5548 Main St
    Williamsville, NY 14221 • $

    Cafe-Coffee

    North Towns

    Cafe / Coffee Shop

  • Allen Street Hardware Cafe

    245 Allen St
    Buffalo, New York 14206 • $$

    AmericanPub Food

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Maizal Mexican Kitchen and Mezcaleria

    4808 N French Rd
    East Amherst, New York 14051 • $$

    MexicanTex-Mex

    North Towns

    Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

  • Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd

    4475 Transit Rd
    Harris Hill, New York 14221 • $$

    Bakery

    North Towns

    Cafe / Coffee Shop

  • Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs

    707 Kenmore Ave
    Buffalo, New York 14223 • $

    AmericanHot DogsDeli-SandwichesBurgers

    North Towns

    Fast Casual / Counter Service

ARTICLE CONTINUED…

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

Take Out

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 ...

Amherst Buffet

1551 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, NY 14228 • $$

AsianChinese

North Towns

Buffet

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

Asian Star Restaurant

4060 Seneca St West Seneca, NY 14224 • $$

AsianChinese

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 ...

Bamboo China

5268 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $

Chinese

North Towns

...

Buffalo Little Lamb Hotpot

3188 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, New York 14226 • $$

AsianChinese

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

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

Chang’s Garden of Asia – West Seneca

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

ChineseAsian

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

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

China Express

238 Center Rd Buffalo, NY 14224 • $

AsianChinese

Buffalo

...

China King (On Lake Ave)

4271 Lake Ave Ste 9 Buffalo, NY 14219 • $

AsianChinese

Buffalo

...

China Kitchen

1600 Broadway St Buffalo, NY 14212 • $

AsianChinese

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 ...

China Max

681 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14226 • $$

AsianChinese

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

China Max offers delicious dining and takeout to Amherst, NY. China Max is a cornerstone in the Amherst community and has been recognized for its outstanding ...

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China Star

1565 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216 • $

AsianChinese

North Buffalo

...

China Taste

1280 Sweet Home Rd Getzville, New York 14228 • $

Chinese

North Towns

...

Chinatown Kitchen

1525 Pine Ave Niagara Falls, NY 14301 • $

AsianChinese

Niagara County

...

Chinese Cookery

2355 Millersport Hwy Getzville, NY 14068-1221 • $

AsianChinese

Other

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

Crystal Asian Cuisine

267 Grover Cleveland Hwy Buffalo, New York 14226 • $

Chinese

North Towns

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

Friendly Chinese Buffet

800 Harlem Rd Suite 300 West Seneca, NY 14224 • $

ChineseAsian

Buffalo

Buffet

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

Gin Gin Chinese Restaurant

3381 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, NY 14226 • $$

ChineseAsian

North Towns

...

Ginger & Garlic

5685 McKinley Parkway Buffalo, New York 14075 • $

ChineseAsian

South Towns

Take Out

Serving quality Chinese food since 1980. ...

Golden Dragon

3650 Harlem Rd Buffalo, NY 14215 • $

ChineseAsian

North Buffalo

...

Golden Duck

1840 Maple Rd Williamsville, NY 14221 • $

AsianChinese

North Towns

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

Casual / Full Table Service

Golden Wok is a Chinese restaurant. ...

Great Wall

914 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

AsianChinese

Buffalo

...

Great Wok

4779 TRANSIT RD Buffalo, New York 14043 • $$

Chinese

Cheektowaga and East

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

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 ...

Green Jade – Depew

1280 French Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14043 • $

ChineseJapanese-Sushi

Cheektowaga and East

Take Out

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

Home Taste

3106 Delaware Ave Kenmore, New York 14217 • $

Chinese

North Buffalo

...

Hong Kong Kitchen

4178 Union Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $

Chinese

Cheektowaga and East

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

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 ...

House of Gourmet Chinese Restaurant

2865 Sheridan Dr Tonawanda, NY 14150 • $

AsianChinese

North Towns

House of Gourmet Chinese Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine in Tonawanda, NY.  House of Gourmet's convenient location ...

Hunan Wok

3842 Harlem Road #100 Cheektowaga, NY 14215 • $

AsianChinese

North 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 ...

Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

5415 Sheridan Dr Amherst, New York 14221 • $$

AsianChineseIndian

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

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 • $

AsianChinese

South Towns

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

Lin BBQ and Grill

485 Oliver St North Tonawanda, NY 14120 • $$

AsianChinese

Niagara County

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

Ling Ling Restaurant

2758 Elmwood Ave Kenmore, New York 14217 • $

ChineseAsian

North Buffalo

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

Main Moon

5197 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

AsianChinese

Cheektowaga and East

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

Mayflower

1187 Lincoln Ave Lockport, NY 14094 • $

AsianChinese

Niagara County

Take Out

Delicious Chinese food to take out ...

Ming Cafe

3268 Main St Buffalo, New York 14214 • $

Chinese

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

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 ...

Miss Hot Cafe

3311 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

Chinese

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

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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. ...

New Dragon

140 Pine St Hamburg, NY 14075 • $

AsianChinese

South Towns

...

New Hong Kong

2048 South Park Ave Buffalo, New York 14220 • $$

AsianChinese

South Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

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 • $

AsianChinese

Buffalo

...

Panda Kitchen Inc

524 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14201 • $

AsianChinese

Buffalo

...

Peking Quick One

359 Somerville Avenue Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $

AsianChinese

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

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

Red Pepper

3910 Maple Rd. Amherst, New York 14221 • $$

AsianChineseVietnamese

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

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 ...

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

21 Main St Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $

Chinese

North Towns

...

Sun Garden

55 Crosspoint Parkway Suite #118 Getzville, NY 14068 • $

AsianChinese

North Towns

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

Taste Good

1609 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 • $

AsianChinese

Niagara County

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 ...

Taste Of Asia

494 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

AsianChinese

Buffalo

TASTE OF ASIA Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Japanesem Chinese, and Thai cuisines in Buffalo, NY.  Taste of Asia's convenient location ...

Taste of China

736 Alberta Dr Amherst, NY 14226 • $

AsianChinese

North Towns

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 ...

The Eastern Pearl

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

AsianChinese

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

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 ...

Tin Tin Chinese

695 Kenmore Ave Buffalo, New York 14223 • $

AsianChinese

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Tin Tin Chinese is a take-out restaurant. ...

Tin-Chi HOUSE INC

12073 Broadway Alden, NY 14004 • $

AsianChinese

Cheektowaga/East

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. ...

Wah Sing Kitchen

238 W Ferry St Buffalo, NY 14213 • $

AsianChinese

Buffalo

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

Wok 28

1634 Hopkins Rd Williamsville, NY 14221 • $

AsianChinese

North Towns

...

Wok and Roll

5467 Sheridan Dr. Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

AsianChinese

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

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 ...

Xi An Gourmet

15 Willow Ridge Dr Buffalo, New York 14228 • $

Chinese

North Towns

...

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

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