Chinese restaurants have been around Dhaka for quite a long time now. But then again, the availability of authentic Chinese cuisine was always rare since there was always a spicy deshi twist to it. However, recently many eateries have been showing up, offering original continental cuisine. Starting from dim sum havens to fiery chowmein, below is a list of trending Chinese restaurants that we think are worth visiting.
The two-floored restaurant located in Banani was heavily popularized for its Cantonese cuisine. The dramatic double-height ceiling perfectly complements their combination of contemporary and traditional Chinese interior. Among their popular dishes, their BBQ chicken bao, dim sum and spring rolls are must-trys. The food is carefully prepared by their Chinese chefs and the special ingredients are brought all the way from China. However, they have a variety of vegan dishes as well. Along with the fine dining, their bar offers a range of mocktails.
Opening hours: Everyday 12:30-3:30 PM, 6:30-10:30 PM
Yum Cha District
This place is definitely the talk of the town. With their vibrant and eye-catchy interior, the place is perfect for hanging out with friends and family. Not only do they offer perfect authentic dishes, they create their own unique dishes with secret recipes; that too, within reasonable prices.
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 12:00- 11:00 PM, Friday 2-11:00 PM
Cheong Shing Chinese Restaurant
Even though the sitting area is a bit cramped, this eatery offers authentic Cantonese cuisine. As much as the stuffy, dimly lit environment gets on your nerves, you won’t regret tasting their food at all.
Opening hours: Everyday 11:00-3:30 PM, 5:30-11:00 PM
The food lives up to its hype. The Asian distinctive setting along with its prompt service makes each visit worth it. The menu expands from oldies to modern twists with bright colors and surprising plating. Drop by with your friends for brunch of a mouth-watering and sumptuous Szechwan bite!
Opening hours: Everyday 12:00-10:30 PM
This restaurant is the go-to place for people who love dumplings. With their sophisticated décor and ‘revolving sections’, the restaurant has gained popularity over the years. Mainland China is one of the first few restaurants in Dhaka to offer authentic Chinese dishes. Even though it is a slightly upscale restaurant, the authentic bites are definitely worth the money.
Opening hours: Everyday 12:00-3:30 PM
If you like spicy food, Hakka Dhaka is the place for you. Located in the heart of Banani, this restaurant was the first ever restaurant to introduce authentic Hakka flavor in Dhaka. Don’t let the interior deceive you, though; this happens to be one of those restaurants who delivers what they promised. That is, generous portions at a VERY reasonable price.
Opening hours: Everyday 12:30-10:30 PM