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Where to Order Chinese Takeout in New Orleans

From spicy Sichuan dishes to Peking duck to soup dumplings

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Wishing Town Bakery Cafe’s spicy dumpling soup
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Okay, full disclosure. New Orleans isn’t known for its Chinese food. Vietnamese, definitely. Creole, seafood, soul, undoubtedly. That said, there are darn good Chinese eateries, traditional and otherwise, on both sides of the river and the lake, in the ‘burbs and near the airport. Here are Eater’s picks for where to satisfy a craving for takeout Chinese in and around New Orleans.

NOTE: A number of these restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Louisiana coronavirus website.

Don’t see a favorite Chinese restaurant? Let us know by sending a tip or leaving a comment. As usual, this list is grouped by neighborhood, not by ranking.

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1. Little Chinatown - Kenner

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3800 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065
(504) 305-0580
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This friendly little joint on Williams Boulevard near the airport has a massive menu of darn good traditional Chinese fare. Get the salt and pepper oysters if they’re on special or try the Peking duck, a rare find at most New Orleans Chinese spots. (The pancakes are bun style, not the thin kind, but very good). Avoiding fried? Try the chicken lettuce wraps, a light dish that doesn’t include a side of guilt.

2. Ming's

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7224 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 333-6341
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Tucked away by a Lakeview shopping center, Ming’s isn’t a typical Chinese joint. This Cantonese restaurant is open, airy, sans red dragon decor, and offers outside seating. There are cheap traditional lunch specials but chef and owner Ming Joe has a few tricks up his sleeve. Besides the usuals for dinner, try the crawfish velvet, a riff on shrimp with lobster sauce and a sultry moo shu pork, with five pancakes.

3. China Rose

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3501 N Arnoult Rd
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 887-3295
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Adventurous eaters love this Metairie hot spot for its exotic Chinese menu offerings. If bean curd skin, tripe with special sauce, and fried pork intestines aren’t your jam, crispy duck, orange beef and other traditional dishes more than suffice. Daily lunch specials are cheap and good. At $8.95 a person, the appetizer platter is a bargain, overflowing with egg rolls, wontons, fried shrimp, shrimp toast, crab ragoon, and barbecue ribs. Ask for the secret menu and get the soup dumplings.

Soup dumplings from the secret menu at China Rose
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4. Wishing Town Bakery Cafe

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3327 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 885-8272
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A little more than a year old, Wishing Town Bakery Cafe took over the former Morning Call on Severn Avenue, neighbors to the complimentary Sharetea Nola. While also a bakery, Guangzhou-born couple Vivi and Kevin Zheng version of Chinese specialties are some of the best in town. An extensive array of dim sum and cold noodle salads round out a menu of beautiful cakes and pastries, perfect for a celebration. Order online for pickup or delivery.

5. Royal China Restaurant

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600 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 831-9633

The sign may say Royal China, but all the locals call this place Miss Shirley’s, after host Shirley Lee, a Hong Kong native who has worked the dining room for decades. This Metairie fave is known for its dim sum, not offered on traditional carts, but made to order from the menu. Pan fried shrimp dumplings, gelatinous chicken feet, curry squid are a few of dozens of choices offered on a menu that has pictures, which is a big help. Delivery is available via Waitr and DoorDash.

6. Five Happiness

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3605 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 482-3935
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New Orleanians love Five Happiness, a sprawling eatery on Carrollton since 1979. Named for the Chinese tradition of five kinds of happiness: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and peaceful death, Five Happiness adds a full belly to the list. The crispy whole fish with black bean sauce is a winner, ditto the Peking duck, which comes with ten thin crepes for bundling. Lots of rooms and big tables, so this place works well for large parties.

7. Dian Xin

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1218 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 266-2828
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The joy of having spicy Sichuan food in the French Quarter is boundless for fans of the chili-driven fare from the province in southwest China. Absolutely try the xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, made with ground pork, ginger, and garlic swimming in a searing hot broth — best to coddle the dumpling in a spoon and gently poke it with the chop stick to let the steam out, and make it easy to slurp. Also say yes to pan fried pork dumplings and shrimp wonder in garlic chili sauce.

Dian Xin’s xiao long bao 
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8. China Orchid

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704 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-1428
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China Orchid in the Riverbend neighborhood has been around for more than 25 years, first opened by the mother of Joe Ming, proprietor of Ming’s in Lakeview. Ming’s mother, Susan, taught him how to cook Chinese food in the kitchen of the family-owned Uptown restaurant, which changed hands in 1992. It’s still a neighborhood go-to for Chinese takeout, with an extensive menu and delivery available.

9. Jung's Golden Dragon II

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3009 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-8280
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Jung’s is a popular spot Chinese-American fare, with a few Korean and Thai dishes thrown into the mix. A fixture in New Orleans for close to four decades, Jung’s keeps prices low even for specialty items on their Chinese menu, which offers the likes of boiled fish in hot sauce, spicy pan-fried chicken, and fiery ma po tofu. For the more conservative of palate go-tos include shrimp with lobster sauce and pork fried rice. Open for pickup (or delivery on Uber Eats).

10. LUVI Restaurant

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5236 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 605-3340
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Chef Hao Gong elevates everything he touches to an ethereal level, and while his mastery with sushi is Luvi’s calling card, his Chinese dishes, both hot and cold, are fantastic as well. Open for curbside pickup, delivery, and dine-in, the menu changes often, but usually features heavenly curried favor dumplings — beef and caramelized onions wrapped in the featherweight dough and swimming in a lightly curried broth — as well as Shanghai baby back ribs and crispy spring rolls.

Dumplings from Luvi
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11. Hong Minh Restaurant

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2101 8th St
Harvey, LA 70058
(504) 592-7316
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Right off the freeway and tucked behind a Best Buy on the West Bank, the unassuming Hong Minh has an excellent menu of Chinese specialties, alongside some traditional Vietnamese and Asian fusion dishes. It’s a hidden gem for takeout, with menu highlights that include the Mongolian beef, Peking duck, wonton soup, and beef with broccoli.

12. Hong Kong Food Market

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925 Behrman Hwy #3
Gretna, LA 70056
(504) 394-7075
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Although it’s not a restaurant, this spacious Asian supermarket carries a spinning globe of international ingredients along with prepared foods to take away. Head towards the back on the right for glistening, lacquered Peking duck and slices of red hued char siu (Chinese barbecued pork), fragrant with with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and Chinese five-spice powder. Plus, satisfy a Vietnamese craving too with the cheap and good banh mi.

13. Panda King

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925 Behrman Hwy
Terrytown, LA 70056
(504) 433-0388
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The only place around that serves traditional dim sum from push carts, Panda King on the West Bank has always drawn hordes to the Hong Kong brunch of steamed dumplings, baked buns, roasted duck, and pork. It’s still serving authentic dim sum off the menu for dining in and for takeout, and with rigorous safety precautions in place, cart service is offered on weekends.

1. Little Chinatown - Kenner

3800 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065

This friendly little joint on Williams Boulevard near the airport has a massive menu of darn good traditional Chinese fare. Get the salt and pepper oysters if they’re on special or try the Peking duck, a rare find at most New Orleans Chinese spots. (The pancakes are bun style, not the thin kind, but very good). Avoiding fried? Try the chicken lettuce wraps, a light dish that doesn’t include a side of guilt.

3800 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065

2. Ming's

7224 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124

Tucked away by a Lakeview shopping center, Ming’s isn’t a typical Chinese joint. This Cantonese restaurant is open, airy, sans red dragon decor, and offers outside seating. There are cheap traditional lunch specials but chef and owner Ming Joe has a few tricks up his sleeve. Besides the usuals for dinner, try the crawfish velvet, a riff on shrimp with lobster sauce and a sultry moo shu pork, with five pancakes.

7224 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

3. China Rose

3501 N Arnoult Rd, Metairie, LA 70002
Soup dumplings from the secret menu at China Rose
Yelp/ Katie S

Adventurous eaters love this Metairie hot spot for its exotic Chinese menu offerings. If bean curd skin, tripe with special sauce, and fried pork intestines aren’t your jam, crispy duck, orange beef and other traditional dishes more than suffice. Daily lunch specials are cheap and good. At $8.95 a person, the appetizer platter is a bargain, overflowing with egg rolls, wontons, fried shrimp, shrimp toast, crab ragoon, and barbecue ribs. Ask for the secret menu and get the soup dumplings.

3501 N Arnoult Rd
Metairie, LA 70002

4. Wishing Town Bakery Cafe

3327 Severn Ave, Metairie, LA 70002

A little more than a year old, Wishing Town Bakery Cafe took over the former Morning Call on Severn Avenue, neighbors to the complimentary Sharetea Nola. While also a bakery, Guangzhou-born couple Vivi and Kevin Zheng version of Chinese specialties are some of the best in town. An extensive array of dim sum and cold noodle salads round out a menu of beautiful cakes and pastries, perfect for a celebration. Order online for pickup or delivery.

3327 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002

5. Royal China Restaurant

600 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005

The sign may say Royal China, but all the locals call this place Miss Shirley’s, after host Shirley Lee, a Hong Kong native who has worked the dining room for decades. This Metairie fave is known for its dim sum, not offered on traditional carts, but made to order from the menu. Pan fried shrimp dumplings, gelatinous chicken feet, curry squid are a few of dozens of choices offered on a menu that has pictures, which is a big help. Delivery is available via Waitr and DoorDash.

600 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005

6. Five Happiness

3605 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

New Orleanians love Five Happiness, a sprawling eatery on Carrollton since 1979. Named for the Chinese tradition of five kinds of happiness: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and peaceful death, Five Happiness adds a full belly to the list. The crispy whole fish with black bean sauce is a winner, ditto the Peking duck, which comes with ten thin crepes for bundling. Lots of rooms and big tables, so this place works well for large parties.

3605 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

7. Dian Xin

1218 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Dian Xin’s xiao long bao 
Dian Xin/Official

The joy of having spicy Sichuan food in the French Quarter is boundless for fans of the chili-driven fare from the province in southwest China. Absolutely try the xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, made with ground pork, ginger, and garlic swimming in a searing hot broth — best to coddle the dumpling in a spoon and gently poke it with the chop stick to let the steam out, and make it easy to slurp. Also say yes to pan fried pork dumplings and shrimp wonder in garlic chili sauce.

1218 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

8. China Orchid

704 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

China Orchid in the Riverbend neighborhood has been around for more than 25 years, first opened by the mother of Joe Ming, proprietor of Ming’s in Lakeview. Ming’s mother, Susan, taught him how to cook Chinese food in the kitchen of the family-owned Uptown restaurant, which changed hands in 1992. It’s still a neighborhood go-to for Chinese takeout, with an extensive menu and delivery available.

704 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

9. Jung's Golden Dragon II

3009 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Jung’s is a popular spot Chinese-American fare, with a few Korean and Thai dishes thrown into the mix. A fixture in New Orleans for close to four decades, Jung’s keeps prices low even for specialty items on their Chinese menu, which offers the likes of boiled fish in hot sauce, spicy pan-fried chicken, and fiery ma po tofu. For the more conservative of palate go-tos include shrimp with lobster sauce and pork fried rice. Open for pickup (or delivery on Uber Eats).

3009 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. LUVI Restaurant

5236 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Dumplings from Luvi
Luvi/Official Photo

Chef Hao Gong elevates everything he touches to an ethereal level, and while his mastery with sushi is Luvi’s calling card, his Chinese dishes, both hot and cold, are fantastic as well. Open for curbside pickup, delivery, and dine-in, the menu changes often, but usually features heavenly curried favor dumplings — beef and caramelized onions wrapped in the featherweight dough and swimming in a lightly curried broth — as well as Shanghai baby back ribs and crispy spring rolls.

5236 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

11. Hong Minh Restaurant

2101 8th St, Harvey, LA 70058

Right off the freeway and tucked behind a Best Buy on the West Bank, the unassuming Hong Minh has an excellent menu of Chinese specialties, alongside some traditional Vietnamese and Asian fusion dishes. It’s a hidden gem for takeout, with menu highlights that include the Mongolian beef, Peking duck, wonton soup, and beef with broccoli.

2101 8th St
Harvey, LA 70058

12. Hong Kong Food Market

925 Behrman Hwy #3, Gretna, LA 70056

Although it’s not a restaurant, this spacious Asian supermarket carries a spinning globe of international ingredients along with prepared foods to take away. Head towards the back on the right for glistening, lacquered Peking duck and slices of red hued char siu (Chinese barbecued pork), fragrant with with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and Chinese five-spice powder. Plus, satisfy a Vietnamese craving too with the cheap and good banh mi.

925 Behrman Hwy #3
Gretna, LA 70056

13. Panda King

925 Behrman Hwy, Terrytown, LA 70056

The only place around that serves traditional dim sum from push carts, Panda King on the West Bank has always drawn hordes to the Hong Kong brunch of steamed dumplings, baked buns, roasted duck, and pork. It’s still serving authentic dim sum off the menu for dining in and for takeout, and with rigorous safety precautions in place, cart service is offered on weekends.

925 Behrman Hwy
Terrytown, LA 70056

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