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Jul 6, 2012 12:32 PM

Best of the bunch - Chinese Restaurants in Seattle (NOT north, east, or south)

I am hoping to find a non-Szechuan restaurant recommendation in Seattle. I know. I know. But, I really want to find one IN Seattle. I know it might not be as good as Vancouver or even the east side but I am interested in your recommendations.

We go to Jade Garden for dim sum sometimes. Have you had other meals (non-dimsum) there?

And although not necesarily Chinese, what do you think about Red Lantern?

What about Chiang's on Lake City Way?

Mike's Noodle House or Fu Man Dumplings?

Any place in the ID?

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  1. I like JG for dim sum only.

    Sea Garden used to be my go to place, but not as much any more. Red Lantern isn't bad.

    1. My one dinner at Jade Garden was mediocre at best. No experience with the others...I have pretty much given up on stellar or even very good Chinese cuisine in Seattle.

      1. I've had some decent meals at 663 Bistro and Hing Loon in the ID, but haven't been in a couple of years (my home and office used to be nearby; now, not so much)

        Jade Garden is best avoided for anything but dimsum.

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          1. re: NoodleQueen

            rumor has it that the chefs from 663 opened up Fortune Garden in the former Ga Ga Loc location. I've eaten there a couple times and have been happy for Seattle Cantonese food. The interior is also cleaner and upscale for being new.

            plus, i usually dont mind a health violation now and then for my chinese restaurants, but 663 had one too many for my liking. i'll still eat at 663, but not by choice anymore. =\

            also OP, I would throw in Gourmet Noodle Bowl into your list. They are famous for their hotpot, but their noodles are homemade and i havent been disappointed in their dishes as well.

            1. re: shaolinLFE

              +1 Fortune Garden

              I stumbled upon Fortune Garden while on Jury duty and was greeted by our old waitress from 663 who assured me that they have almost the same menu as 663 but with more seafood and that anything from the 663 menu that we missed they would make for us. In a couple visits I found the food to similar to 663 and maybe just a bit better.

        1. Prefer Sun Ya to Jade Garden for dim sum. Really like Shanghai Garden and becoming a Red Lantern convert.

          1. Chiang's on Lake City is my personal favorite, but others have their specialties--Sichuanese Cuisine on Jackson is good, Mike's for congee or noodle soup, King Noodle for giant, not necessarily authentic noodle bowls, Sea Garden for Seafood ONLY, Fu man for greasy street food style dumplings, Sichuanese Noodle Bowl for noodles, Gourmet Noodle Bowl for hot pot, and Shanghai Garden for Americanized Chinese. Henry's for Taiwanese.