11501 Rock Rose Ave. #152, 512/334-9387
photo by Katy Fordyce/Giant Noise
Located at the Domain Northside, this locally owned Chinese joint serves handmade dumplings, wok fried rice, lo mein noodles, and more. Need to soak up a night of boozing? Lotus keeps extra-late hours on the weekend.
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.
3407 Greystone, 512/343-9307
has a menu long on fresh seafood and meat, all authentically prepared and priced right – try roast or Beijing duck, Chinese barbecue pork, whole roast pigs, hot pots, and more. Get it to go, or eat there.
8557 Research #116, 512/832-8788
Bustling Sichuan eatery shines with their dumplings.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #109, 512/258-7587