September 06, 2019

17 Chinese Restaurants in Cleveland That Offer Take-Out or Delivery

Cleveland is loaded with Chinese restaurants. Whatever type of cuisine you're looking for, in the form of hot pot soups, Szechuan, soup dumplings, dim sum or Cantonese food, we have it here. Trying to stick to a more familiar Americanized version of Chinese food? We've got that too. Here's where to get whatever you're looking for.

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 Siam Cafe
3951 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland
Neat, tidy, and friendly, this multicultural restaurant in the heart of Asia Town serves an enormous variety of authentic Asian eats. Ingredients are fresh, flavors are nuanced and masterfully balanced, and prices are notable values, particularly during the bustling lunch hours. 
Photo via @Mayepaz/Instagram

Siam Cafe

3951 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland

Neat, tidy, and friendly, this multicultural restaurant in the heart of Asia Town serves an enormous variety of authentic Asian eats. Ingredients are fresh, flavors are nuanced and masterfully balanced, and prices are notable values, particularly during the bustling lunch hours.

Photo via @Mayepaz/Instagram
 Szechwan Garden
13800 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
In addition to all of the Chinese dishes we expect on a familiar menu, this Lakewood joint also has a ‘Zen Menu’ featuring all sorts of vegan and vegetarian dishes for those looking for their Chinese fix but aren’t ino eating animals.
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Szechwan Garden

13800 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

In addition to all of the Chinese dishes we expect on a familiar menu, this Lakewood joint also has a ‘Zen Menu’ featuring all sorts of vegan and vegetarian dishes for those looking for their Chinese fix but aren’t ino eating animals.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Ball Ball Waffle
2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland
Owner Aldous Lau says that egg waffles (also known as bubble waffles) are one of the most popular street foods in Hong Kong, his hometown. Around since the 1950s, the trend has slowly been spreading across the globe, where the picturesque, honeycomb-shaped snacks are consumed throughout the day. Up until now, Cleveland has been surprisingly lacking in the treats. After noticing that dearth, Lau and his wife Alice opened Ball Ball Waffle inside Asia Plaza. Both sweet and savory options are available, with some coming naked while others feature cheese, chocolate or matcha and mochi. 
Photo by Douglas Trattner

Ball Ball Waffle

2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland

Owner Aldous Lau says that egg waffles (also known as bubble waffles) are one of the most popular street foods in Hong Kong, his hometown. Around since the 1950s, the trend has slowly been spreading across the globe, where the picturesque, honeycomb-shaped snacks are consumed throughout the day. Up until now, Cleveland has been surprisingly lacking in the treats. After noticing that dearth, Lau and his wife Alice opened Ball Ball Waffle inside Asia Plaza. Both sweet and savory options are available, with some coming naked while others feature cheese, chocolate or matcha and mochi.

Photo by Douglas Trattner
 Szechuan Cafe
2999 Payne Ave. Ste. 142, Cleveland 
There are so many great restaurants in Asia Town that this place tends to get overlooked. Hidden in the same shopping plaza that houses the popular Li Wah, Szechuan Cafe has great authentic dishes like ma po tofu and three pepper chicken.
Photo via Szechuan Cafe/Facebook

Szechuan Cafe

2999 Payne Ave. Ste. 142, Cleveland

There are so many great restaurants in Asia Town that this place tends to get overlooked. Hidden in the same shopping plaza that houses the popular Li Wah, Szechuan Cafe has great authentic dishes like ma po tofu and three pepper chicken.

Photo via Szechuan Cafe/Facebook
 Li Wah
2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland 
Located in the Asian Plaza — a three-floor complex of professional offices, gift shops, herb stores, and Asian food markets — Li Wah offers an assortment of traditional dim sum as well as a large menu of fresh seafood and authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine. If you’re going for their delicious dim sum, go on a Sunday afternoon, when the variety of dishes being pushed around on carts is at its maximum.
Photo via Li Wah/Facebook

Li Wah

2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland

Located in the Asian Plaza — a three-floor complex of professional offices, gift shops, herb stores, and Asian food markets — Li Wah offers an assortment of traditional dim sum as well as a large menu of fresh seafood and authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine. If you’re going for their delicious dim sum, go on a Sunday afternoon, when the variety of dishes being pushed around on carts is at its maximum.

Photo via Li Wah/Facebook
 Pearl Asian Kitchen
20060 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights
Pearl of the Orient has been a staple in Chinese cuisine in Cleveland for years. Unfortunately, their west side location recently closed, and although the east side location changed names, they’re still doing what they do best. A large menu of reliably well-prepared Asian standards has made Pearl of the Orient one of the area's most popular and enduring Chinese restaurants.
Photo via Pearl Asian Kitchen/Facebook

Pearl Asian Kitchen

20060 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights

Pearl of the Orient has been a staple in Chinese cuisine in Cleveland for years. Unfortunately, their west side location recently closed, and although the east side location changed names, they’re still doing what they do best. A large menu of reliably well-prepared Asian standards has made Pearl of the Orient one of the area's most popular and enduring Chinese restaurants.

Photo via Pearl Asian Kitchen/Facebook
 Szechuan Gourmet
1735 East 36th St., Cleveland 
When it comes to authentic Chinese food, this is the place in Cleveland. Located next to the Asian grocery store Tink Holl Enterprises, the best Chinese restaurant in town, bar none, boasts dishes that are out of this world. Try the three pepper chicken for some spice, the mapo tofu with pork, the cumin beef, the chili cucumber, and you’ll leave with a belly full and a smile on your face for how delicious this food really is.
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Szechuan Gourmet

1735 East 36th St., Cleveland

When it comes to authentic Chinese food, this is the place in Cleveland. Located next to the Asian grocery store Tink Holl Enterprises, the best Chinese restaurant in town, bar none, boasts dishes that are out of this world. Try the three pepper chicken for some spice, the mapo tofu with pork, the cumin beef, the chili cucumber, and you’ll leave with a belly full and a smile on your face for how delicious this food really is.

Photo via Scene Archives
 King Wah
20668 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River
One of the first Chinese joints in Northeast Ohio, this Rocky River spot has been serving up our favorite dishes since 1973. 
Photo via King Wah/Facebook

King Wah

20668 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River

One of the first Chinese joints in Northeast Ohio, this Rocky River spot has been serving up our favorite dishes since 1973.

Photo via King Wah/Facebook
 Imperial Wok
33825 Aurora Rd., Solon
Located out in the Eastern suburbs, this place is a more Americanized version of Chinese food. But if you’re looking for what is more familiar, they do it as well as anyone in town. The egg foo yung, the wonton soup and the lettuce wraps are all done to perfection.
Photo via Imperial Wok/Facebook

Imperial Wok

33825 Aurora Rd., Solon

Located out in the Eastern suburbs, this place is a more Americanized version of Chinese food. But if you’re looking for what is more familiar, they do it as well as anyone in town. The egg foo yung, the wonton soup and the lettuce wraps are all done to perfection.

Photo via Imperial Wok/Facebook
 Hunan By The Falls
508 East Washington St., Chagrin Falls 
A reliable choice for flavorful Thai and Chinese food, this good-looking East Sider offers options ranging from the traditional (think General Tso's Chicken) to the upscale (including specials like buttery rib-eye steak in spicy red-bean sauce), all served by efficient staffers in a charming if sometimes noisy room.
Photo via Hunan By The Falls/Facebook

Hunan By The Falls

508 East Washington St., Chagrin Falls

A reliable choice for flavorful Thai and Chinese food, this good-looking East Sider offers options ranging from the traditional (think General Tso's Chicken) to the upscale (including specials like buttery rib-eye steak in spicy red-bean sauce), all served by efficient staffers in a charming if sometimes noisy room.

Photo via Hunan By The Falls/Facebook