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The Most Popular Chinese Restaurants In Rome

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As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, Rome has an impressive array of international cuisine on offer. Next to Italian cuisine, Chinese food is one of the world’s favorites, so you’ll be glad to learn that Rome boasts some of the finest Chinese restaurants in Europe. Serving a wide range of dishes, suitable for both meat-eaters and vegetarians, Rome’s Chinese restaurants are a must-visit for anyone in the city. Popular with locals, Expats and tourists alike, there are options to suit all budgets while offering you an alternative to the pizza, pasta and gelato that you’ve mostly been eating of late.

To help you pick out the Eternal City’s premier Chinese restaurants, we’ve collated the premier establishments that have excellent reviews and have built an admirable reputation with their loyal customer base.

Dao Chinese Restaurant.

This elegant, minimalist Chinese restaurant serves delicious cuisine straight from its open-plan kitchen, so you can watch the chefs at work while you wait for your food. With a diverse menu that combines the ancient traditions of Chinese cuisine with modern fusion-style dishes, it’s a great place for a family to get together or a romantic meal for two. One of the menu highlights is the delectable spicy duck while the Dim Sum Bar serves a tasty aperitivo where you can pair tasty dumplings with a cocktail.

Stylish, refined, and boasting superb service, the Dao restaurant in north central Rome is definitely worth checking out next time you fancy a world-class Chinese culinary experience. The restaurant is open daily from 12 pm to 3 pm for lunch and from 6 pm to 10 pm for aperitivos and dinner.

Hang Zhou Da Sonia.

Founded and run by the flamboyant Zhou Fenxia who recently appeared in a Gucci advertising campaign and went viral in China, the Hang Zhou da Sonia restaurant serves a magnificent range of authentic Chinese cuisine that includes all the classic dishes as well as more unique fusion dishes to suit the contemporary palette. Attracting A-list celebrities, including Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, when you dine in the Hang Zhou da Sonia restaurant you never quite know who you’ll be seated next to for dinner.

Located just off the Piazza Vittoria Emanuele, the restaurant serves legendary steamed dumplings while the Sichuan-style chicken and the duck are absolutely unmissable. Open daily from 12 pm to 3 pm for lunch and 7 pm to 11.30 pm for dinner, the Hang Zhou da Sonia restaurant is a glittering jewel in Rome’s ultra-trendy culinary crown.

Oolong.

Inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Chinese Imperial Court, Oolong restaurant provides the ultimate in fine dining cuisine, right in the heart of the Eternal City. Situated in the Piazzetta di San Paolo alla Regola, Oolong’s menu includes temptingly unusual dishes such as the Mazara prawns, jellyfish and flying fish eggs, as well as the more standard dishes such as Chinese duck, chicken and pork.

This ultra-chic restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon till 3 pm for lunch and from 6.15 pm to 11 pm for dinner, and given its convenient central location it’s the ideal place to stop off for some heartwarming food after sightseeing in the city.

Green T.

Just a stone’s throw from the Pantheon, the Green T restaurant is frequently cited as the finest Chinese restaurant in Italy. In fact, Zhou Shenxian, the Minister of the Environment of China, once said that the ‘best restaurant in Beijing is no better than the Green T’ in Rome. And this huge compliment is well deserved by Green T which is also acknowledged by the Michelin group as one of the city’s premier dining destinations.

The up-market gourmet Chinese restaurant and boutique tea house has been wowing its customers since it first opened its doors in 2005. You’ll find all your favorite Chinese dishes on the menu, including Peking duck, Dim Sum and Sichuan chicken as well as fusion dishes and modern interpretations of the traditional classics.

After you’ve dined to your heart’s content, you should make sure to complete your exquisite gastronomic experience by allowing the expert sommelier to guide you through the outstanding selection of authentic Chinese teas to cleanse your palate after your meal. Green T is open from Monday to Saturday from 12.30 pm to 3 pm for lunch and from 7 pm until midnight for dinner and is undoubtedly one of Rome’s leading Chinese restaurants.

Damplings.

This intimate establishment in Prati is famous for its unique selection of dumplings from all over China and Asia. In China, dumplings are a symbol of warmth, family and good times because they bring people together to share precious moments, and that’s exactly what Damplings Restaurant does! With 18 varieties of handmade dumplings on the menu, there’s bound to be one that you’ve never tried before. What’s more, there’s also a great selection of Asian-style street food, Dim Sum, noodle and rice dishes, duck, chicken, pork and much more.

As well as Chinese cuisine, there’s also an innovative range of Asian recipes that have been reimagined with a Mediterranean twist, combining the authentic flavors of China with the best of Italian cuisine. So if you’re looking for a truly unique Chinese restaurant in Rome, then look no further than the beloved Damplings restaurant in Prati.

One Restaurant.

Originally founded by a group of Chinese students, One Restaurant has gone from strength to strength and created a wonderful environment in which you can enjoy some of the tastiest Chinese food in the city. Led by the charismatic chef, who hails from Chengdu, the menu offers typical Chinese food with an added contemporary flair as well as creative interpretations of classic Sichuan dishes.

When you visit One Restaurant just make sure to ask what the chef’s daily special is because it’s often a real show-stopper! There’s also a great choice of spicy dishes on the menu although if you prefer milder Chinese food there’s still lots to choose from as well as dishes that are designed for children to enjoy.

Mifang.

Mifang, or the ‘House of Rice’, offers you the chance to experience delicious cuisine from all over China, including the ‘Eight Great Cuisines’, that incorporate all the classic tastes and styles of the ancient nation. There’s everything you could hope for on the menu, including pungent and spicy, sweet and sour, fresh and flavorful and delightful sweet desserts to complete your meal.

With excellent staff who are always on hand to give you a few tips about the latest specials on the menu, a great family-friendly atmosphere and a convenient central location, Mifang is one of Rome’s must-visit Chinese restaurants. Open from Monday to Sunday each week from 11 am to 3 pm for a casual lunch, and from 6 pm to 11.30 pm for dinner, except on Tuesdays when it’s closed for lunch, Mifang Restaurant is one of the city’s leading Chinese establishments for anyone wanting a top-notch meal at a very reasonable price.

Song Dim Sum Restaurant.

Specializing in cuisine from Hong Kong and China, the Song Dim Sum Restaurant is spearheaded by its master chef, Lin San Chu, who has more than 40 years as a professional chef under his belt. All of his creations are exploding with flavor and only uses the freshest ingredients to provide customers with unforgettable dining experiences in a gorgeous restaurant setting.

You can order lovely fusion dishes such as lobster with spaghetti as well as more traditional Oriental classics such as Dim Sung meat dishes, Peking duck, Char Siu, and the unparalleled Duck Bao, a particular favorite among the restaurant’s many regulars. The restaurant’s stylish interiors are perfect for a romantic evening with a loved one or group parties to celebrate a special event. Open each day from 12.30 pm to 3 pm for lunch and 7.30 pm to 11 pm for dinner, the Song Dim Sum Restaurant must certainly be one of Rome’s best-kept secrets.

Chinese Food Is Popular In Rome.

Despite Rome’s incredible home-grown culinary heritage, it wasn’t until relatively recently that you were able to find world-class Chinese cuisine in the city. Although there were always low-key Chinese takeaways, the emergence of fine dining and gourmet Chinese restaurants in the city has been met with uncontained joy by the countless food buffs who live in Rome or are visiting on vacation. This means that if you’d like a break from the superb Italian cuisine while you’re in Rome, you’re absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to top-quality Chinese food.

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