Must-Try Metro Detroit Chinese Restaurants

January 12, 2024
fried rice, soup, rice, spring rolls, and other dishes from the peterboro

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A night featuring takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant is always a good night. Good Chinese food features a unique blend of fresh ingredients and there are plenty of Metro Detroit restaurants that are offering customers just that. From tangy to sweet, and everything in between, here are some great Chinese restaurants in Metro Detroit. 


4710 Cass Avenue, Detroit

6407 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield

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Shangri-La has offered authentic Cantonese food since opening over a decade ago. The menu is extensive, with many noodle soup, fried rice, and vegetarian options available. Owner Choldada Chan has brought a bit of her heritage into her business, also offering a few Thai-inspired curry dishes. Shangri-La also has dim sum at both the Midtown and West Bloomfield locations and offers a selection of sushi in Midtown.


420 Peterboro Street, Detroit

The Peterboro, which first opened in the Spring of 2016 in Detroit’s historic Chinatown, is a casual contemporary restaurant serving a fusion of American-influenced Chinese fare,” shares owner Charles Inchaustegui. “In addition to serving a host of traditional Chinese dishes with our own personal take, we also offer an extensive bar program, which includes an array of signature house cocktails, as well as timeless classic cocktails. Whether you’re in the mood for an Asian-inspired meal or simply want to enjoy a handcrafted drink with the spirit of your choice, The Peterboro is a premier destination to gather with friends and family.” While visiting, check out menu items like the spring rolls, dumplings, and Chinese spare ribs. 

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29070 North Campbell Road, Madison Heights

LC’s Asian Kitchen is noted for its reliable and delicious Chinese takeout, offering a variety of traditional dishes​​. Open for more than 8 years, this restaurant has been dedicated to quality food and sincere service. Some of the most popular menu items include pan-fried dumplings, ma po tofu, and moo shu pork with pancake wraps. Some of the chef’s specialties include crispy duck, creamy walnut shrimp, and the sweet and sour pork chop. There is also a section of Thai dishes available, like pad Thai and royal chicken, which is crispy chicken sautéed in Thai barbecue sauce with carrots, onion, pepper, and broccoli. If you want more Thai options, we’ve got a list just for that, too. 


305 South Main Street, Royal Oak

Vera Asian is dedicated to using natural ingredients and creating simple yet bold and tasty dishes that are fresh to order. At Vera Asian, you custom-build your dish, starting with a base of white or brown rice, pasta noodles, or soba noodles. Then you’ll pick a protein, with options of chicken, beef, shrimp, and firm or soft tofu. Next, you can select up to 3 veggies, including asparagus, baby corn, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, tomato, bell pepper, and pineapple. To finish off your dish, you pick your sauce, ranging from Tokyo Sweet Teriyaki to Saigon Spring Garlic or Thai Spicy Red Curry, and more. Vera Asian also offers 2 dozen different types of sushi rolls to choose from. 


4173 East 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights

Lim’s Chinese Restaurant is a family-owned spot that offers Chinese and Thai cuisine. You can expect classic dishes like cashew chicken or Szechuan beef, but there are also some house specialties available. For example, the Seafood War Barr includes lobster, shrimp, and scallops with mushrooms and Chinese veggies with rice. The Volcano Beef is sliced beef with mushroom, pineapple, and Chinese vegetables in a hot and spicy sauce. Lim’s Chinese Restaurant also has Asian Fusion dishes and ramen to try. 


30120 John R Road, Madison Heights

Noodle Topia is known for its handmade Chinese noodles and fresh ingredients. This spot has many popular soups, like Szechuan noodle soup with a spicy beef broth, fried pork, garlic, soybeans, and more, and Shanghai-style wonton soup with small wontons, dried shrimp, seaweed, and scallions. You won’t want to miss out on the By-Gee-Mo, which is a Chinese bun with pork belly meat, a Griddle Pie, a Chinese-style crepe with crispy crackers, preserved Szechuan pickle, scallion, and sweet sauce, or the fried chive dumpling with egg, soft tofu, sweet potato noodles, and dried shrimp. 

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on January 4, 2019.