Sorry waistline, there’s nothing better than a great big Chinese when you’re at starvation-central to put a smile back on your face.

We asked you where your favourite place was for a Chinese in Belfast – and we listened.

So, just to tempt you into ordering a takeaway tonight, or dining out (we personally like to slip into something a little more ‘comfortable’ to facilitate our feasting), we’ve counted down our top places for a Chinese in Belfast.


1. The Welcome

22 Stranmillis Rd


Many of you singled out The Welcome, particularly its spectacular restaurant, as the best in Belfast. It has a separate restaurant and takeaway – both of which are extremely popular.

Whilst the restaurant certainly offers an amazing dine-in experience and has a host of mouth-watering specials, the takeaway is truly delicious. Try the Honey Chilli Chicken with cashew nuts.

2. Elements

131A Andersonstown Rd

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With its massive menu, competitive prices and absolutely scrumptious food, it’s no wonder Elements is always busy.

Despite the fact your food will be created within minutes thanks to its efficient service, it’s always cooked to utter perfection.

What really sets Elements apart from the rest though is its true value for money meal deals. From a tenner you can genuinely get enough food to feed an army – or, you know, just sit in with your eating partner and make a food baby.

 3. Tasty

40 Kennedy Way


Aptly named, order here for a truly tasty takeaway experience. Up there with the finest eastern cuisine in the west of the city.

4. Abacus

115 Eglantine Av


Top quality Chinese food in a top quality restaurant. whilst you can sit in or take away this is certainly a delightful dine-in experience. You can even bring your own wine.

5. Essence

635 Lisburn Rd


Critics have praised Essence as authentic whilst the budget friendly lunchtime and early bird menu options make it one of our best Lunch Deals In Belfast.

6. Wah Fu

157 Upper Lisburn Rd

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You voted for popular Wah Fu Fully Licensed Chinese Restaurant & Take Away and we’re not surprised – thanks to it’s amazing fully stocked bar, high quality food and excellent menu.

 7. Red Panda

60 Great Victoria St

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This Chinese and Asian Fusion Restaurant has a massive cult following and deservedly so. The food here is fresh and lovingly prepared.

And how amazing is the £9.99 lunch deal? Two people can indulge in one main course each with a side Monday – Friday 12pm – 2.45.

 8. Macau

271 Ormeau Rd


People rave about this fab BYOB Chinese – the Salt Chilli Prawn dish in particular is sublime.

9. Mandarin City

273-275 Upper Newtownards Rd


One of the most highly renowned Chinese restaurants in Belfast, you can either sit in or takeaway.

Despite being slightly on the pricey side, critics consistently concede the delicious food is worth it if you want to indulge yourself. Its seafood, particularly the lobster, is a must-try.

10. All Seasons

96 Botanic Av

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Authentic food, great deals and terrific service is why you understandably voted for this high-quality Chinese – and it has rave online reviews to back it up.

11. Joy Inn

25 – 35 Dublin Rd


The sizzling beef dishes are extremely highly recommended in this fabulously centrally located Chinese restaurant, which also has a host of European dishes on offer as well.

12. Tao Noodle Bar

79 Dublin Rd


People love this unpretentious restaurant, known for its extremely speedy service, delicious food, mega portions and above all else, its budget busting prices.

Great for grabbing a tasty bite to eat before a night out in the city-centre or after a long day in work or uni.

 13. Red Peach

5o Upper Newtownards Rd

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Just looking at this mouth-watering pic of Chilli & Garlic King Prawn Salad is making us reach for our phone (you can order online too. Double result).

14. Elements

239 Antrim rd

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No it’s not a typo, but this time it’s the Elements on the Antrim Rd. This popular North Belfast takeaway is highly renowned for its cleanliness, fast delivery, and massive portions.

One To Beat (or cause) The Hangover…

15. The New Emerald

55 Dublin Rd


Yep, just a cheeky one sure to cause controversy – but we can’t resist not mentioning theinfamous hangover cure / cause (depending on your experience) that is The New Emerald…

As previously mentioned in our ‘After-Hours Guide To Belfast – Get Your Foodie Fix‘ it’s like a rite of passage you must get a cheeky Special Box after a hard night out on the sauce. You just might end up feeling worse for it the next day.

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