Looking for a tasty Chinese restaurant in Cardiff?

There is nothing better than having food cooked for you after a long day at work (or a hard days shopping!) and sometimes you deserve to treat yourself to something tasty. Sometimes a take-away just doesn’t cut it, you still have to do the washing-up after all! Luckily Cardiff has a huge range of restaurants to offer, but if you’re partial to a bit of Peking Duck, Beef in Black Bean Sauce or maybe a Chow Mein then here are a few great Chinese restaurants you may wish to check out.

Yang’s is a traditional Chinese restaurant situated on Penarth Road, within easy walking distance of both the Bay area and the city centre. The menu offers a great selection of Cantonese, Peking, Szechuan, and Hong Kong style dishes as well as a great array of vegetarian meals. A place where all the family would enjoy.

.cn is a tiny hidden gem of a restaurant which can be found in the Roath area of the city. Serving a great authentic Chinese menu, which includes everything from Peking Pork and Steamed Seabass to Duck Tongue and Chicken Gizzards if you’re feeling adventurous. Plus .cn is the only place in Cardiff to serve a traditional Chinese Hot Pot, which is a thousand year old traditional dining experience.

The Crispy Duck is Cardiff’s number one Pan-Asian restaurant with a menu covering all areas of eastern cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Malaysian dishes. Savour some perfectly crispy tempura, one of their great selection of Yakitori Skewers, or of course their Crispy Duck! Located on Whitchurch Road in the Heath area of the city.

Pearl of the Orient is perfectly located for pre or post theatre dinner if you’re seeing a show at the Wales Millennium Centre. You’ll find it in Mermaid Quays in Cardiff Bay where you can also get great views over the bay, and if the weather permits you can sit outside and watch the sun set over the water. As well as offering dishes normally seen in UK Chinese restaurants they also offer something a little different like Malaysian baked whole fish in banana leaf or stewed duck with supreme ‘Shaolin Monks’ mixed vegetables

Riverside Cantonese Restaurant is the oldest established Cantonese restaurant in Cardiff, serving everything from Dim Sum to a full Imperial Banquet. Their food speaks for itself and that’s what kept it running for so long. Plus if you’ve eaten something you’ve loved whilst on your travels (in Asia obviously!), ask their chefs and they’ll try their best to whip something similar up for you. You’ll find the restaurant on Tudor Street just across the river from the Millennium Stadium.

We hope you liked our list of great Chinese restaurants in Cardiff and found somewhere tasty to eat during your visit.


Chantele Cross-Jones works in the Cardiff Tourist Office in Cardiff Bay. She also runs lifestyle blog Two Hearts One Roof and a Photography company with her husband.