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Best Chinese Restaurants According to Western New Yorkers

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 1, 2022
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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

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007 Chinese Food – Hamburg

84 Lake St Hamburg , New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Chinese
  • Asian

Bringing Dim Sum to Western New Yorkers! 007 Chinese Food is run by husband and wife team Maung Maung and Than Than Nu Saw. Originally from Myanmar and ...

  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
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Amherst Buffet

1551 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, NY 14228 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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 ...

  • Take-out

Bamboo China

5268 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Chinese

...

Full Service

Buffalo Little Lamb Hotpot

3188 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Chang’s Garden of Asia – West Seneca

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

Buffalo

  • Chinese
  • Asian

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

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out

China Express

238 Center Rd Buffalo, NY 14224 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

...

  • Take-out

China King (On Lake Ave)

4271 Lake Ave Ste 9 Buffalo, NY 14219 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

...

China Kitchen

1600 Broadway St Buffalo, NY 14212 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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 ...

Full Service

China Max

681 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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 ...

  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly

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China Star

1565 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

...

China Taste

1280 Sweet Home Rd Getzville, New York 14228 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Chinese

...

Chinatown Kitchen

1525 Pine Ave Niagara Falls, NY 14301 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Asian
  • Chinese

...

Chinese Cookery

2355 Millersport Hwy Getzville, NY 14068-1221 • $$$$$

Other

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Take-out

Crystal Asian Cuisine

267 Grover Cleveland Hwy Buffalo, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Chinese

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

Buffet

Friendly Chinese Buffet

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

Buffalo

  • Chinese
  • Asian

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

  • Take-out

Gin Gin Chinese Restaurant

3381 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, NY 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Chinese
  • Asian

...

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Ginger & Garlic

5685 McKinley Parkway Buffalo, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Chinese
  • Asian

Serving quality Chinese food since 1980. ...

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out

Golden Dragon

3650 Harlem Rd Buffalo, NY 14215 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Chinese
  • Asian

...

Golden Duck

1840 Maple Rd Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Take-out
  • Lunch

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Full Service

Golden Wok

3870 East Robinson Road Buffalo, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Chinese

Golden Wok is a Chinese restaurant. ...

Full Service

Great Wok

4779 TRANSIT RD Buffalo, New York 14043 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Chinese

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 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Chinese
  • Japanese-Sushi

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 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Chinese

...

Hong Kong Kitchen

4178 Union Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Chinese

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 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Chinese

'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 ...

Hunan Wok

3842 Harlem Road #100 Cheektowaga, NY 14215 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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 ...

Full Service

Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

5415 Sheridan Dr Amherst, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Halal

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 ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy Options
  • Order Online
  • Take-out

Lake Shore Chinese Restaurant

4483 Lake Shore Rd Hamburg, NY 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Take-out

Ling Ling Restaurant

2758 Elmwood Ave Kenmore, New York 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Chinese
  • Asian

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 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Take-out
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Mayflower

1187 Lincoln Ave Lockport, NY 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Asian
  • Chinese

Delicious Chinese food to take out ...

Full Service

Ming Cafe

3268 Main St Buffalo, New York 14214 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Chinese

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 ...

Full Service

Miss Hot Cafe

3311 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Chinese

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | MENU ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out

Mongolian Buffet

3513 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg, New York 14219 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Chinese

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

New Dragon

140 Pine St Hamburg, NY 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

...

Full Service

New Hong Kong

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

South Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out

Number 1 Kitchen

1246 Abbott Rd Lackawanna, NY 14218 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

...

Panda Kitchen Inc

524 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Chinese

...

Fast Casual

Panxin Express

485 Oliver St North Tonawanda, NY 14120 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Chinese

...

  • Take-out

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Full Service

Peking Quick One

359 Somerville Avenue Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Red Pepper

3910 Maple Rd. Amherst, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese

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 ...

  • Lunch
  • Take-out

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

21 Main St Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Chinese

...

Sun Garden

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

North Towns

  • Asian
  • Chinese

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

  • Take-out

Taste Good

1609 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Asian