Best Chinese Restaurants In Orange County

February 24, 2016 5:00 AM

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Whether you want to dine in a restaurant or pick up some food to take home, Chinese food is a good option. The dishes feature a variety of meats and seafood and usually contain some a good amount of vegetables. Of course , the plain eaters can just enjoy the rice in Chinese food. Regardless of what dishes you enjoy, these are some great places to indulge.
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Kung Pao Bowl
6840 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-7262
kungpaobowl.com

Kung Pao Bowl is an incredibly inviting place. Offering a warm and colorful setting, you’ll find authentic and tasty dishes here, like the walnut shrimp (pictured). All the dishes here are great, but you’re really missing out if you don’t try the fried rice and sautéed green beans. When you come to this place, make sure you use the chili oil because it makes the good dishes even better. Come here hungry with friends so you can share a lot of the great things Kung Pao Bowl has to offer.

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King Lobster Palace
2045 N Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 282-9788
www.kinglobsterpalaceorange.com

You have a lot of good reasons to go to King Lobster Palace. First, the food is really good. The kung pao scallops (pictured), are a must have and a favorite for many visitors. King Lobster Palace also serves great dim sum, and the lunch specials are available all day. If you can’t find anything to eat here, it’s not the fault of the kitchen staff. Bring your appetite and your friends to this gem.

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Sam Woo
15333 Culver Drive, Suite 720
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 262-0688
www.samwooirvine.com

Sam Woo offers everything you could want in a Chinese restaurant. You’ll find barbecued items, including spareribs and pork, among others. You’ll also find delicious seafood that comes straight from the in-house aquariums. Sam Woo also has dim sum that will keep you coming back. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also find roast duck here that is sure to become a favorite.

Related: Best Dim Sum In Orange County

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Peking Dragon
34171 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 493-9499
www.pekingdragonrestaurant.com

If you’re in the mood for Chinese food in a more elegant setting, Peking Dragon is a great place to visit. As a great place to visit with a group of people, you can order Peking Dragon dinners (with starters and entrees) for as many as eight people. You’ll have plenty of food for everyone, and you won’t need to take the time to decide what each person wants. You’ll find traditional dishes and reasonable prices for lunch specials – including Mongolian beef and Kung Pao chicken.

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The Little Kitchen
24831 Del Prado Ave.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 276-7799
www.thelittlekitchenasiancafe.com

A visit to Dana Point’s The Little Kitchen is definitely worth seeking and finding. You’ll find a great collection of favorites here, from wontons to Sichuan fish. This is a good place to bring your vegetarian friends as well, because it features a lot of dishes like Kung Pao vegetables and tofu in brown sauce (pictured). The prices are reasonable, too, and all of the food is very tasty.

Related: Best Chinese Chicken Salads In Orange County

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com

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