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Jan 24, 2010 05:48 AM

Best Chinese in Providence RI

Any suggestions for the best Chinese in Providence? Enquiring taste buds want to know...

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    1. For American Chinese - Little Chopsticks on Smith St.

      For more authentic and/or dim sum Lucky Garden in North Providence on Rt. 44 (about 15 minutes from downtown Providence).

      1. As long as the limits of "Providence" are being stretched a bit, here's a vote for Red Ginger on Killingly St. in Johnston (maybe 5 min from the Providence line). Chinese families eat there.

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        1. re: Gin n Tonic

          Another vote for Lucky Garden. We are going there for Chinese New Year. IMO the food at Mumu was mediocre

          1. re: bawc

            Asian Palace on North Main Street (next door to Rite Aid). The place is very clean, the portions are generous, the food always tastes fresh (not reheated as is the case in some other restaurants).

        2. Gold Stone
          840 Allens Avenue
          Providence, RI 02905

          Need to visit again to be sure, but I wanted to put down a placeholder for this new "discovery".

          Tiny hole-in-the-wall Szechuan place. Name apparently comes from the owner's name translated into English. Yuxiang rou si (fish-fragent pork strips, a Sichuan touchstone) is way better and more authentic than at Boston's famous Sichuan Gourmet. Spicy, although judicious use of peppercorns, amazing. Xiang la ji (spicy chicken) was seriously spicy, with a great flavor.

          Run, don't walk...

          Sichuan Gourmet
          502 Boston Rd, Billerica, MA 01821

          Gold Stone
          840 Allens Ave, Providence, RI 02905

          1. Yes, it is definitely--Gold Stone Chinese Restaurant, at 840 Allens Ave in Providence. I heard that the chef there is the one who used to cook for The Iron Wok when they were located in Seekonk.

            Gold Stone
            840 Allens Ave, Providence, RI 02905

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            1. re: PickyEater2000

              I know I'm a bit late on this, but how is Iron Wok now on the East Side? I thought they had gone a bit downhill in Seekonk before the move and I haven't been there since the relocation.

              1. re: Garris

                I have only been there once since they moved. That was when they first opened. It wasn't even close to being as good as it was in Seekonk. Maybe they have gotten better since then--I haven't been back.