Pretty much everyone loves Chinese food. It’s cheap, you get a lot of food for your money and it tastes good. Like every city, Baltimore has a lot of fantastic places to go to get the best Chinese food around.

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Hunan Wok is a favorite of our own Adam May. They have excellent crab wontons and good lunch specials and combination plates. Make sure to have a huge appetite; portion sizes are large. Adam loves the Sesame Shrimp and string beans.


Asean Bistro has an extensive, tasty menu. They have crab rangoons, sesame chicken and crispy beef—all the mainstays. But they also have things like orange duck, crispy fish roll and Kowloon shrimp. It might be hard to decide what to get for dinner, so if you order something for tomorrow’s lunch, we won’t tell.


No. 1 Chinese Kitchen has excellent lunch specials and combination plates. They also serve the best duck with garlic sauce. Order the Chinese donuts, too; they’re very good. No. 1 Chinese Kitchen offers all the traditional Chinese favorites that you love.


Paul Chen’s has an incredibly extensive menu—there are over a hundred choices. While we haven’t tried everything on the menu, everything we have tried has been very good. We especially recommend the kung pao lamb.

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While it’s a chain restaurant, P.F. Chang’s is usually mentioned as the best Chinese in the area by Baltimore Magazine. With their tasty crab wontons and Mongolian beef, it’s hard to argue with that. Go for happy hour and enjoy cheap appetizers and food to end your day on a great note and leave work behind.

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