Chow time: 15 mighty independent Chinese restaurants in Denver to satisfy your hunger

by Carrie Bradon | Jan. 3, 2018, 11:46pm |

Chinese food is a relatively new type of cuisine in America.

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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New China Cafe

609 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-2833
New China Cafe is a popular neighborhood spot that serves Chinese-inspired food, including seafood and soups.

Szechuan Tasty House

1000 W. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80223
(303) 955-0069
This is your spot if you actually want to experience authentic Chinese cuisine.

Little Dragon

1305 Krameria St., Denver, CO 80220
(303) 322-2128
Delicious and delightful, Little Dragon is always a great choice.

Pepper Asian Bistro

2831 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-8377
Pepper Asian Bistro delivers wonderful Asian fusion dishes that you'll want to tell your friends about.

Hong Kong Cafe

10890 E. Dartmouth Ave., Denver, CO 80014
(303) 696-6688
One of the hallmarks of Asian cuisine is colorful ingredients, which is exactly what you'll find here.

Star Kitchen

2917 W. Mississippi Ave., Denver, CO 80219
(303) 936-0089
Star Kitchen specializes in Dim Sum and Cantonese foods.

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

440 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-6611
Great Wall Chinese is always affordable and generous with portions.

Szechuan Restaurant

9090 W. Sixth Ave., Denver, CO 80215
(303) 232-4558
This spot is perfect for a delicious portion of General Tso's Chicken, Crispy Crab Wantons, or Hot and Sour Soup.

Zoe Ma Ma

1625 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202
(303) 545-6262
Zoe Ma Ma offers a couple options for vegans, which can be challenging to find in Chinese cuisine.

Sweet Ginger

2710 E. Third Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 996-7270
Sweet Ginger brings the Denver community deliciously huge portions of food for great prices.

Hong Kong Barbecue

1048 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80219
(303) 937-9088
Hong Kong Barbecue's speciality is Cantonese food, but be open to trying their yummy barbecue, too!

Hop Alley

3500 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
(720) 379-8340
The perfect spot for a drink and a meal, Hop Alley is an excellent option for a date night.

New Dragon Restaurant

3698 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-5622
New Dragon is affordable and the food can't be beat.

Saigon Bowl

333 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80219
(303) 935-2427
It's named after a Vietnamese city, but Saigon Bowl serves both Vietnamese and Chinese fare.

Chan's Inn

3985 E. 120th Ave., Denver, CO 80233
(303) 457-8010
Chan's quick service and good portion sizes make this a great choice for busy families.

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