You can also find Chinatown restaurants specialising in other cuisines, from Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese to European and Middle Eastern dishes.
1. Four Seasons
Sample some of the best roast duck in London at Four Seasons. The restaurant has been open for more than three decades and uses grain-fed, free-range birds that are seasoned in its secret blend of spices. Its roast duck is a must-try London dish.
2. Dumplings’ Legend
Feast on delicious dumplings with pan-Asian influences at one of Chinatown’s most popular dim sum restaurants: Dumplings’ Legend. Watch as the chefs create magic as they fill and fold the dumplings behind a glass wall.
Head to BaoziInn for delicious noodles and spicy dishes served in a modern, cosy Chinatown restaurant. It serves delicious northern Chinese street food and all-day Cantonese dim sum.
4. Imperial China
Visit Imperial China, one of the largest London Chinatown restaurants, for a wide selection of Cantonese dishes and dim sum with a focus on seafood. Housed over three floors and featuring karaoke rooms and even its own carp pond, this spot is ideal for big groups and families.
Enjoy tasty pan-Asian snacks at Bake. Savoury offerings include the bakery’s best-selling char siu bao (barbecue pork steamed buns). If you have a sweet tooth, try taiyaki, a fish-shaped waffle filled with matcha ice cream.
Find a nondescript blue door in Chinatown to enter Opium, a speakeasy-style cocktail lounge and dim sum parlour that's well worth seeking out. Set over three floors of a historic townhouse, Opium takes inspiration from all things Chinese, from the ingredients and flavours used in the cocktail list to the dim sum menu and vintage decor.
7. Plum Valley
Treat yourself to high-end Chinese cuisine at Plum Valley, one of the best fine-dining restaurants in London's Chinatown. Explore the vast menu that features Cantonese specialities such as taro croquettes, wasabi king prawns, and crab and pork soup dumplings.
8. Good Friend
Good Friend is thebest place in London Chinatown to try Taiwan’s legendary crispy fried chicken. Take your pick from breast, wings or popcorn chicken and then add some oomph with one of the many flavoured powders to pick from, such as pepper and chilli or plum.
9. Cafe TPT
Find a huge variety of top-quality Chinese and Malaysian dishes at street-food shop Cafe TPT. Choose from noodles, hot stone sizzling pots, seafood and more, and wash it down with a bubble tea.
10. Leong's Legend
Head to wooden-panelled Leong’s Legend to sample specialities from Taiwan and beyond, including mouthwatering pork buns, delicious soup dumplings and slow-braised pork belly cooked to perfection.