9 Best Chinese Restaurants In Hamburg

Updated on March 15, 2024  

Best Chinese Restaurants in Hamburg

Ever found yourself wandering the streets of Hamburg with a fierce hankering for some authentic Chinese food? Thankfully, in this blog post, we'll explore the best Chinese restaurants in Hamburg based on our experiences as well as other local foodies!

Whether you're dreaming about those perfect little dumplings or yearning for a fiery Szechuan dish that'll have you reaching for water — our guide is here to satisfy that craving!👇

Top Chinese Restaurants In Hamburg

CAI Kitchen

We love diving into the flavors of CAI Kitchen. This place is a gem in Karolinenviertel for its authentic Chinese food, ready to whip up some amazing Cantonese-style dumplings and dim sum that'll make your mouth water.

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Cai Kitchen stands out in Hamburg with its wide range of traditional Chinese dishes mixed with modern twists.

The locals can't get enough, and neither can we! Every visit brings new tastes to explore, from succulent meats to fresh veggies cooked just right.

Der Chinese am Fleet 

At Der Chinese am Fleet in Hamm, taste buds go on an adventure. This spot is a hidden gem along the canal offering an authentic Chinese food experience.

They serve up big plates of Hunan and Sichuan cuisine that are perfect for sharing among three or four friends.

You'll find a menu full of Chinese delicacies to explore here. For those who like trying new things, this restaurant won't disappoint! Plus, they make paying easy with Alipay – something not every place can boast about.

Man Wah

We always make sure to visit Man Wah when we're craving authentic Chinese food. It's a hidden gem tucked away close to the bustling Reeperbahn in St. Pauli.

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The second you step into Man Wah, you're swept up by its traditional setting—just like being transported straight to China! With their wide variety of dishes, friendly service, and cozy ambiance, every meal here feels special.

They serve up some seriously tasty plates that keep us coming back for more. Whether it’s dim sum lunch or a hearty dinner feast, Man Wah never disappoints!

Mei Moon

Mei Moon in St. Georg is a popular Chinese restaurant known for its straightforward and no-frills atmosphere, Mei Moon offers an extensive menu with over 400 dishes (!)

This establishment has gained a reputation for serving authentic Chinese cuisine while providing visitors with a diverse array of delicious options to choose from.

The restaurant’s commitment to offering high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods ensures that customers experience the true essence of Chinese cuisine without compromising on taste or authenticity.

SomeDimSum

Located in the vibrant Eimsbüttel neighborhood, SomeDimSum is a standout among Hamburg's Chinese restaurants. 

Specializing in delectable dim sum, this establishment offers an authentic taste of Chinese cuisine that keeps patrons coming back for more.

Within Hamburg's diverse Chinese restaurant scene, SomeDimSum stands out as a must-visit destination for those seeking quality and genuine Asian flavors.

Han Yang

Han Yang is a well-established Chinese restaurant in Hamburg that has been serving Chinese specialties since 1982.

They bring the flavors of Shanghai to your plate - think Peking duck, dim sum and Yangzhou-style fried rice.

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Everything tastes amazing, with fresh ingredients. Try the summer menu if you're in time because each dish is unique, which typically you'll only find in China.

Just make sure to book ahead because it's always busy.

Restaurant Chen

Restaurant Chen has a flavor-packed menu featuring authentic Cantonese-style Chinese dishes, like homemade noodles and dumplings.

Dumplings are made fresh (important!) so nothing tastes frozen. For example, the shrimp inside the dumplings have a slight crunch, unlike the rubbery ones you get with frozen dumplings.

This is a small, family-run place with a limited menu, but the food is worth it. We're always surprised there isn't always a line snaking out the door!

China Feng

China Feng, one of Hamburg's top Chinese restaurants, is beloved for its authentic cuisine and delightful staff. Situated near the water and piers in the city, it offers a charming setting to savor traditional Chinese dishes.

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With a strong reputation, China Feng is a must-visit for those craving real Chinese dishes in Hamburg.

They offer a true authentic menu with the more "unusual" Chinese dishes like braised duck tongue, sliced pork lungs in chili oil, and preserved eggs, as well as familiar "Western" Chinese options such as Mapo tofu and roasted duck.

Dim Sum Haus

Dim Sum Haus stands out as one of the top Chinese restaurants in Hamburg, offering a wide array of Cantonese-style dumplings and the renowned Peking duck.

You'll want to book ahead because this place gets busy. I had to be seated at a large table with other diners, but it was no problem. 

The homemade dim sum is delicious, but the duck is legit phenomenal. It's crispy, juicy, and packed with flavor. I'm drooling thinking about it now.

What to Look for in a Chinese Restaurant

Authenticity

Authentic Chinese cuisine often reflects regional variations, so it's often best when prepared by individuals who lived in China who understand these cooking styles.

When dining at a Chinese restaurant, consider the "3.5-star rule" to find the most authentic dishes - this method suggests that restaurants with lower ratings are more likely to serve genuine Chinese food. [1]

Quality of ingredients

Chinese restaurants in Hamburg take pride in the quality of their ingredients, often utilizing high-quality vegetables, gras