Chinese food is very popular in this country, mainly because it is easy to make and includes staple foods that can be found in nearly every dish. Although American Chinese food is not very similar to traditional Chinese food, both contain the same basic staple foods. Staple foods are basic to the various Chinese food recipes; these staple foods include rice, noodles, vegetables, wheat and soybeans. In the Baltimore area, there are Chinese restaurants all around. This list is just a small part of the offerings available. Whether ordering in or carrying out, here are the best Chinese restaurants that Baltimore has to offer.
Sonny Lee’s Hunan Taste
750 Main St., Suite 104A
Reisterstown, MD 21136
(410) 833-7288

Located in the southwestern part of Baltimore County, Sonny Lee’s is the place to go for the best in Chinese food and service. The wait staff is very cordial, and the food is excellent as well. Portions are generous, and the service is fast. Sonny Lee’s offers both Chinese and Japanese cuisine, with a mixture of stir fry and hibachi. Sonny Lee’s Hunan Taste even offers sushi! Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

Peking Court; Photo credit, Vickie Lawson

Peking Court
5421 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-8055

Peking Court is located in the Hilltop Shopping Center near the famous Pimlico Racetrack; the restaurant only offers carryout food. There are daily specials available, especially before 4:00 PM. You can actually watch the staff as they prepare your food. Call ahead if you need faster service, and they will prepare your food for when you arrive. Hours of operation are Sundays through Saturdays from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

David Chu’s China Bistro
7105 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 602-5008

David Chu’s China Bistro offers the best in kosher Chinese food. There are specials featured each day at this bistro located in the Pikesville area. They offer a wide variety of dishes that are sure to suit your palate. Carryout and delivery services are available. Hours of operation are Sundays through Thursdays from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and Fridays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The restaurant is closed on Saturdays.

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Peking House; Photo credit, Vickie Lawson

Peking House
11 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202-1802
(410) 528-8898

Conveniently located in downtown Baltimore, Peking House features the best of standard Chinese fare in takeout service. Prices are competitive and reasonable. Lunch and dinner menus are available. The food is good, and the servers are great. If it’s shrimp egg foo young, pepper steak with rice or some other Chinese dish that you have been craving, then this is the place for you. Delivery is available within a reasonable distance or area. For faster service, call ahead.

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