The dishes are authentically flavored, wonderfully spicy, and cooked with fresh ingredients. The Ma Po Doufu is a lusty temple to the gods of chile and mala: superb and perfect on a nippy day, delightfully sweat-inducing on a hot day. Read our review.
13376 N Hwy 183, Ste 100 512/258-5445
667 Red River St.
Newly expanded, Asia Cafe brings it with the best and most authentic Chinese food in town. Unadulterated Sichuan cuisine is well worth the drive from anywhere. Read our review.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115 512/331-5788
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115 512/331-5780
You'll find knife-cut noodles on this menu, as well as leek or onion pies. The wonton soup is loaded with minced pork and garlic wontons. Read our review.
9900 South IH35 512/292-0303
3901-B Spicewood Springs 512/345-1938
The food is good here, and the delivery is fast.
13729 Research #695 512/331-7747
Offers all of your family's favorites at affordable prices without MSG. Flavors are based on rich stocks, and sauces contain a minimum of oil. The deep-fried items are crispy, and what lies under the thin batter are fresh ingredients. Read our review.
2110 W. Slaughter Ln. #101 512/280-3777
Definitely try the General Tso's chicken, a standout with a sinus-clearing spice rating. The hot-and-sour soup also leaves a pleasant, peppery afterburn.
111 W. William Cannon #312 512/443-2922
If you don't want to shell out more than six or seven bucks for a decent, filling Chinese dinner, this is a good bet. Try the sesame chicken.
1913 E. Riverside 512/448-3633
9505 Burnet 512/834-0788
This quiet neighborhood restaurant has been around for quite some time and provides good, fresh, standard Chinese fare at reasonable prices.
107 RR 620 S. #107 512/266-9328
The Palace was huge back in the Seventies and Eighties, with long lines and great Chinese cuisine. It's back with a vengeance and loaded with authentic flavor. Get it delivered if you don't want to leave the house.
6605 Airport 512/451-7104
735 Hill Country Dr., Kerrville 830/896-6688
Some say it's got the best dim sum in town, with a full bar, wine, and sake. The choices include mostly Hong Kong and Cantonese classics, and a new expanded sushi menu.
10901 N. Lamar 512/502-8887