On the hunt for the best Chinese eats in Perth? Make your way through 11 of Perth’s Top Chinese Restaurants.
Forget the honey chicken or sweet and sour pork, real Chinese food has a great presence here in Perth. As well as loyal followers, who flock to the different premises with chopsticks in hand as they order their way through the menu. Whether you’re chasing Cantonese barbeque, Sichuan spice or something in between, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites. But if its dumplings you’re craving, don’t forget to check out our list of Perth’s Best Dumplings.
Hong Kong BBQ House
Arguably the venue with Perth’s best roast duck and pork, Northbridge’s Hong Kong BBQ has been open since 1997 and continues to dominate with their barbeque meat game.
The modern space has a second floor ideal for private functions, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the buzz of the local bar scene. Open seven days a week, you can stop by for lunch (think delicious noodles laden with vegetables and meat) or dinner (cheeky banquet anyone?) – or get a takeaway meal at either time.
Good Fortune Roast Duck House
Rivalling the above in the duck stakes game is Good Fortune Roast Duck House, which is located in both Northbridge and East Victoria Park.
Founded in 1999, it’s a powerhouse venue specialising in Chinese style fare – in particular, Peking duck which you can enjoy as duck pancakes, san choy bow and other accompanying dishes. You can also pre-order suckling pig here to make your next dining occasion a special or celebratory one. Add on lobster yee mee and you’ve got our idea of heaven!
Traditional Cantonese cooking is at the heart of Northbridge’s Fortune Five Chinese Restaurant. The menu’s seafood offering is sensational, with snow crab, lobster and fresh fish being just some of the many options. They bring a very strong approach to Chinese food with their claypots – from salted fish with eggplant, to black pepper intestine or pork belly with yam. One meal here and you’ll be transported to flavour town immediately.
8 On The Point
With a beautiful waterfront location overlooking the Swan River, 8 On The Point brings a modern and stylistic approach to Chinese food.
The fine dining offering is a rich tapestry that nods to Hong Kong cuisine, while showcasing local produce. The Chaozhou style twice cooked fish with aged vinegar and dark soy sauce, squid with samba chilli sauce and premium beef fillet with Chinese numbing and spicy sauce are worth calling out, but there are so many more worth trying to. And for the vegetarians or tofu lovers, there is a strong non-meat offering too that will have your tastebuds singing.
Kung Fu Kitchen
With four different locations in Perth (Northbridge, Canning x 2 and Morley), Kung Fu Kitchen is open 7 days a week from lunch to dinner.
The dine-in and take away menu includes Sichuan dishes, braised meats and more unusual (by Australian standards) items like pork blood, beef tripe or braised duck giblets. If you dine in, enjoy their hot pot, which is a Chinese cooking method where you have simmering broth in front of you to add in your ingredients and cook yourself before devouring. Similar to Shabu-Shabu, or Korean BBQ’s experience, it brings another unique aspect to what is a great dining atmosphere.
Remember the old Oriel Café in Subiaco?
That’s where Rice Baby now sits and is slinging out modern Asian food with fun boozy cocktails to accompany. The bang bang chicken, sticky mandarin ribs and braised cabbage are just some of a stellar line up which you should include as you make your way through the menu. Owned by the same team behind Miss Chows in Claremont, expect refined but still playful food that is ideal for sharing amongst groups of friends.
If you love spicy food, Lin’s Cuisine is the place for you. It’s tucked away and relatively unknown, and yet those in the know will happily swear by it as one of Perth’s best.
The epic menu brings something for everyone, but it’s the Sichuan yabby hotpot, whole crispy fish and homestyle sizzling bean curd that have us crying out for more. Try the East Victoria Park venue for yourself and see whether it’s your jam – because it’s definitely ours.
Apple Daily Eating House
Named after Hong Kong’s popular daily newspaper, Apple Daily Eating House is situated on the second story of Print Hall in Brookfield Place.
It offers refined and sophisticated Chinese food that is designed for sharing – from snacks, to large plates, sides and desserts. All of the above ideal to enjoy with an Asian-inspired cocktail, Taiwanese whisky or sake. Key menu highlights are the massaman curry with lamb shank, crispy smoked barramundi salad, and the sticky coconut braised beef short ribs.
Mount Lawley’s Dainty Dowager is a roasting house, snack joint and bar all rolled into one.
Similar to banquet menus at most Chinese restaurant, Daintys have ‘The Far East Feast’ which is a $55 per head offering that gives diners an eating experience where the chefs send out their greatest hits and seasonal treats from entrée to dessert. But if that doesn’t strike your fancy, you can enjoy their char siu barbeque pork, spicy hand made noodles, soft shell crab or silken tofu. Whatever you do, save room for a sweet ending – we recommend the soy ice cream with deep fried bao bun and caramel popcorn.
Andly Private Kitchen
Oriental flavours and new-world modern plating have now come together here in Perth thanks to Andly Private Kitchen.
Located in West Leederville, this private kitchen was opened in 2015 by Chef Andly to create a space that felt like dining at a friend’s house rather than a restaurant. The degustation experience is bespoke and unlike anything else you’ll find, with the meal crafted together by accommodating your choice of key ingredients. To get a sneak peak of what to expect, check out their Instagram page – you’ll see food that looks like works of art!
Situated on William Street in Northbridge, Tak Chee might look like any other Chinese restaurant, but what they’re doing inside is pretty special.
The décor is dated, but you won’t care the moment you taste their authentic Penang food: particularly the Hainanese chicken rice. You can order it steamed or roasted; it comes to the table with fragrant rice, clear broth, bean shoots and the necessary dish’s sauces. And for that extra added hawker goodness, try their laksa or kway teow too. It’s cheap, delicious and oh so addictive.
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