When it comes to Chinese food, there are few places in America where you can actually find authentic cuisine —authentic Chinese food consists of dishes like scallion pancakes and Peking duck. Fortunately for all of the Chinese-inspired restaurants in America, we're not exactly begging for authentic Chinese and are more than happy to stick with rangoons and orange chicken.
Chinese food is a relatively new type of cuisine in America, not becoming widely popular until the early 1900s. Since then, however, it has taken off and is today one of the most popular ethnic cuisines in America.
If you're in the mood for some fried rice and dumplings, here are 15 mighty independent Chinese restaurants in Denver that are sure to delight.
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609 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80209
New China Cafe is a popular neighborhood spot that serves Chinese-inspired food, including seafood and soups.
1000 W. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80223
This is your spot if you actually want to experience authentic Chinese cuisine.
1305 Krameria St., Denver, CO 80220
Delicious and delightful, Little Dragon is always a great choice.
2831 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Pepper Asian Bistro delivers wonderful Asian fusion dishes that you'll want to tell your friends about.
10890 E. Dartmouth Ave., Denver, CO 80014
One of the hallmarks of Asian cuisine is colorful ingredients, which is exactly what you'll find here.
2917 W. Mississippi Ave., Denver, CO 80219
Star Kitchen specializes in Dim Sum and Cantonese foods.
440 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
Great Wall Chinese is always affordable and generous with portions.
9090 W. Sixth Ave., Denver, CO 80215
This spot is perfect for a delicious portion of General Tso's Chicken, Crispy Crab Wantons, or Hot and Sour Soup.
1625 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202
Zoe Ma Ma offers a couple options for vegans, which can be challenging to find in Chinese cuisine.
2710 E. Third Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Sweet Ginger brings the Denver community deliciously huge portions of food for great prices.
1048 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80219
Hong Kong Barbecue's speciality is Cantonese food, but be open to trying their yummy barbecue, too!
3500 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
The perfect spot for a drink and a meal, Hop Alley is an excellent option for a date night.
3698 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
New Dragon is affordable and the food can't be beat.
333 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80219
It's named after a Vietnamese city, but Saigon Bowl serves both Vietnamese and Chinese fare.
3985 E. 120th Ave., Denver, CO 80233
Chan's quick service and good portion sizes make this a great choice for busy families.