Look, we know that Chinese food is one of the most regionally diverse, dynamic, manifold cuisines – but just scratching the surface, the tip of the iceberg… these are just a few of our favourites we’re excited to have in Perth.
Good Fortune Roast Duck House
As the name of this stalwart of the Perth Chinese restaurant scene may attest, they know their way around duck. It’s been running the game in Perth for over 20 years now thanks to head honcho Mr. Jin Shou Chen, whose special prep techniques have made his restaurants world-renowned. If it’s duck you’re hunting, Good Fortune should be where you aim.
354 William Street, Perth
884 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
Bumplings’ Brendan Pang is a master(chef?) of uniting tradition with innovation. The menu is pared-down; getting straight to the nitty-gritty of what we really, really want to eat. Dumplings – served out of a lustrous, repurposed Airstream caravan, of course – include Sichuan chicken and prawn, veg with garlic soy, and crispy pork wontons with chilli mayo and Chinese pickles, with a few rice and noodle dishes for good measure. Kind of Chinese, kind of Mauritian, kind of Perth, 100% amazing.
The Sunshine Harvester Works, 1 James Street, Fremantle
One of the best spots for Chinese down Freo way, Vivisen have been doing it right for over 10 years now. The casual atmosphere definitely feels right at home given its location, the food is fresh and light, their house made dim sum is beautiful, and if you’re game, you gotta try the twice cooked pork belly with chilli and black bean.
15 Point Street, Fremantle
Authentic Bites Dumpling House
Ok, we might be double-dipping, already including Authentic Bites on our best dumplings list (check it HERE), but it really is that good. As the lines out the door will attest, Authentic Bites is a must-visit for Perth dumpling lovers. While you might have to wait for a table, the xiao long bao will make it worth your while, as will the spicy pork and prawn wontons. And if you’re curious about how these juicy parcels are created, just take a peek into kitchen to see the process of how they are hand made!
3/145 Newcastle Steet, Perth
Another popular Newcastle Street haunt, Endless Delight’s secret weapon is their hand-cut noodles that will have you coming back time and time again. The competitive pricing and gluten free and vegetarian options combined with friendly staff and a very passionate, friendly owner make it another Northbridge winner.
5/145 Newcastle Street, Perth
8 On The Point
8 On The Point brings fine Chinese dining to the banks of the Swan River, with a tantalising mix of traditional and modern Chinese cuisine. It’s a little on the pricier side compared to other places on this list, but it’s also a little fancier than them, and you’ll be happy to pay it thanks to the great service and super fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They also do one of the best dim sums going around.
306 Riverside Drive, Perth
This small Chinese joint in the CBD is a favourite amongst the locals thanks to a commitment to more traditional Chinese fare and preparation. Along with their great selection of traditionally prepared noodles, their naughty little bao burgers are hard to go by, and the generous serving sizes should keep your satisfied. Not just any bun, this is Mr. Bun, if you please.
148 Murray Street, Perth
Golden Mile in Como has been a popular family favourite for years, and once you stop in you’ll understand why. The menu is huge, the service is always with a smile and even though it’s popular with families, the atmosphere inside is quiet and relaxed. If you’re looking for old favourites like honey and lemon chicken and sweet and sour pork done right, look no further.
Shop 1/6 Preston Street, Como
Alright, so Billy Lee’s might not be the best rated, and it might not be the classiest or flashiest option for Chinese in Perth, but it’s a gosh darn Northbridge institution and we’d kick ourselves for leaving it out. Nothing caps off a night out in the ‘Bridge quite like a sitting around a Billy Lee’s lazy susan and chowing down on a hearty meal with all your mates.
15/66 Roe St, Northbridge
Hong Kong BBQ
If Good Fortune is our go-to for roast duck, Hong Kong BBQ has to take the crown when it comes to roast pork. Open since 1997, they’ve had decades to perfect the art of Cantonese barbecue – with crispy and tender roast pork, perfectly salty-sweet char siu, plus moist and flavourful duck.
76 Francis Street, Northbridge
If you’re looking for home-style jiaozi, you’d better head to Peoples Inn, stat. Serving up the Northern style staple pan-fried or boiled, you’ll find the classic fillings like prawn and pork or pork and cabbage, as well as less-often seen flavours, like beef and celery or mackerel, pork and chives. And while we’re dumpling lovers, it’s pretty hard to go past an extra order of the pan fried pies, or those noodles…
3/369 Hay Street, Perth
We’ve run the gamut through this list of cheap and cheerful to a bit more glitzy, and Grand Orient definitely lands on the glitzier side of things. With a focus on Cantonese-style dishes, it’s a great dinner date if you feel like the theatrical grandeur of table-side Peking duck, all in a beautiful setting. Or why not stop by for a more glamorous weekend dim sum?
33 Milligan Street, Perth
If you’re looking for a bit of hustle and bustle about your feast, Chilli Panda’s rowdy atmosphere and Sichuan menu should do the trick. Indeed, it’s called Chilli Panda for a reason, with most of their dishes packing some kinda punch, with some challenging even the bravest of warriors. Their huge menu is matched with pretty reasonable prices, and it’s BYO!
Suite 2/137 Newcastle St, Perth
Sometimes to find a gem, you need to do a bit of chasing – and with our city’s high calibre of food trucks, you’re sure to find something worth the hunt. Master Panda is one of those gems, serving up Chinese street food at markets across Perth. Specialising in Northern-style jianbing – a savoury filled crepe, popular as an on-the-go breakfast – as well as bao and mo. For these, we’ll follow Master Panda just about anywhere.
Header image: Chilli Panda