Some relish prime rib and potatoes or turkey with all the trimmings on the holidays. But the non-traditional relish a good plate of Chinese food. And who can blame them? There are so many great Chinese restaurants in the Metro Detroit area, it’s hard to pick just a few. If you haven’t visited New Peking, Golden Chopsticks or China Moon to name a few, this is the time to give them a taste.


New Peking

29105 Ford Road
Garden City MI 48135
(734) 425-2230

New Peking boasts more than 20 years of traditional Chinese food experience, and what arrives at your table lives up to that statement. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’ll feel like you have left Michigan. Peruse the menu and you will find a huge selection of authentic Mandarin and Szechuan dishes. New Peking’s staff is helpful and the food is delicious.

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China Cafe

24299 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 449-4888

Despite being located in a strip mall, China Cafe is not run-of-the-mill Chinese fare. The setting is casual with a slightly upscale decor. You’ll find familiar dishes like General Tao’s and Mongolian Beef, but the flavors are clean, light and complex. Wash it all down with a cocktail from the full bar. Fans of the restaurant rave about the consistently stellar customer service.


Golden Chopsticks

24301 Jefferson Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080-1311
(586) 776-7711

It’s hard to miss the green roof of Golden Chopstick’s when you are in the Nautical Mile area. Locals have known about the great food to be found here since 1994. With over 150 dishes on the menu, everyone in your group should find something that appeals to them. Vegetarians, this restaurant has an extensive list of options for you as well. Lunch combinations are a very reasonable $5-$7, and dinner platters are in the $8-$10 range.


China Moon

34328 Harper Ave
Clinton Twp, MI 48035
(586) 791-8787

China Moon is on Harper, between 14 and 15 Mile roads. This restaurant has a loyal following who rave about the tasty dishes and great prices. Cuisine is Cantonese and Szechuan. House specialties include pork, noodle and beef dishes. You have three dining options, dine in, carry out, or delivery via Wok to You and Waiter on Wheels.


Peking House

215 S. Washington
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
(248) 545-2700

This Royal Oak mainstay is the perfect place to grab dinner before hitting the clubs. Peking House serves unique dishes you won’t find at every Chinese restaurant. Consider trying something new, or stick with your favorites, they are available too. Wait staff is very helpful, and willing to make recommendations if you aren’t sure what to order. Peking House also offers banquet facilities for private parties.


Kim’s Restaurant

102 E. Long Lake Rd.
Troy MI, 48085
(248) 524-9207

Customers rave about Kim’s, and many have been regulars since the family began serving the Troy area in 1974. If you aren’t familiar with “bubble tea,” visit their website for a video that explains it all. The tea alone has people driving from surrounding suburbs for a taste, and their menu has plenty to choose from. Consider sharing dishes with friends, the portions are large.

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