Chinese New Year: 5 best Chinese restaurants in London according to Tripadvisor reviews

Indulge in some cultural appreciation and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with these best rated Chinese eateries, according to Tripadvisor.

Happy New Year to all our Chinese readers celebrating Chinese New Year, which officially ticked over on Saturday evening. 2023 according to Chinese horoscopes is the Year of the Rabbit, the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture.

If you were born during the Year of the Rabbit, you share the same sign as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, Chinese martial arts actor Jet Li, Colombian author and winner of the Nobel literature prize Gabriel Garcia Marquez, French singer Edith Piaf as well as German-born physicist Albert Einstein and the recently deceased Pope Benedict.

Chinese New Year is celebrated for 16 days, meaning if you missed the countdown at midnight on Saturday you still have time to celebrate with the Chinese community in London and wish them Xīnnián kuàilè (新年快乐) in Mandarin, or Gong Hei fat choy (恭喜发财) in Cantonese.

With food a big part of Chinese customs, now seems the perfect opportunity to experience Chinese culture on a plate with one of the five top-ranked Chinese restaurants on Tripadvisor in London. Traditionally, dumplings, fish, spring rolls, and Nian Gao are all served up around this time, each with their own symbolism behind their consumption.

Londonworld takes a look at those top Chinese restaurants in the area, so you can celebrate Chinese New Year by appreciating some of their culinary customs in London - including one particular Michelin star restaurants

The five best Chinese restaurants in London according to Tripadvisor

A Wong

  • Location: 70 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1DE England
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5
  • Recipient of two Michelin stars

What diners said: “This was a treat for our 20th wedding anniversary and wow, what a treat it was! We have eaten in Michelin starred restaurants before, but this was another level. The food in the ‘Five Movements’ menu was sublime and worth every penny. ”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor.

Michelin in their two star review said “If you want to experience the full repertoire of this talented kitchen, then go for the ‘Taste of China’ menu which takes you on a 3-hour culinary voyage around the country.” (Credit: Tripadvisor)

Chojo

  • Location: 16 Garway Road, London W2 4NH England
  • Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

What diners said: “Had an array of dishes but my favourite was the Taiwanese pork with rice. Cho was an absolutely outstanding host and it was an absolute pleasure to meet him. Will certainly be back..”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor

Crystal China

  • Location: 78-80 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 4TP England
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

What diners said: “I was visiting London and tried many Chinese restaurants. This is my favourite. The food was very delicious and the service was amazing. Definitely recommend it and will come back here next time I am in London. Come try it!”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor.

Min Jiang

  • Location: 2-24 Kensington High Street Royal Garden Hotel, London W8 4PT England
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

What diners said: “One of the best Chinese restaurants I keep going back to and for many reasons. The view over Hyde park is amazing especially lunch time. The food is consistently good at all times.”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor

Ma La Sichuan

  • Location: 37 Monck Street, London SW1P 2BL England
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

What diners said: “Absolutely outstanding!!! I booked a table for myself, my wife and my 9 year old niece for a meal a couple of months in advance. The food was absolutely outstanding!!!”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurants page on Tripadvisor