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The Official Chinese Quest Rankings

As of October, 2017

These are our official rankings of the best Chinese restaurants on Long Island and New York City:

Chinese RestaurantLocationCuisineRatingTasteServiceJew AppealPresentationCreativity AromaEat Again?Chinese RestaurantRating
Joe's ShanghaiFlushingSzechuan

5.0660

4.53004.36003.60003.40003.15003.50005.0000Joe's Shanghai

5.0660

Canton GourmetFlushingCantonese

5.0538

4.41254.58754.11254.25004.13753.88753.7500Canton Gourmet

5.0538

Legend of TasteWhitestoneSzechuan

4.8950

4.10004.00003.80003.95003.90003.80004.5000Legend of Taste

4.8950

Shanghai Cuisine 33FlushingShanghainese

4.7450

3.80003.80003.88003.53003.66003.58005.0000Shanghai Cuisine 33

4.7450

Spicy & TastyFlushingSzechuan

4.6828

4.20003.45003.11802.89003.07003.30005.0000Spicy & Tasty

4.6828

Asian Jewels Seafood RestaurantFlushingCantonese

4.6630

3.95004.05003.50003.57003.35003.41004.5000Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant

4.6630

LN 1380Little NeckCantonese

4.6260

3.99004.05003.14003.35003.49003.28004.5000LN 1380

4.6260

Pearl EastNassauCantonese

4.5920

3.40004.25003.90004.25004.07003.45004.5000Pearl East

4.5920

Red Tiger Dumpling HouseSuffolkShandong

4.4600

3.96253.62503.78753.43753.56253.37503.5000Red Tiger Dumpling House

4.4600

Foo Kee Seafood RestaurantFlushingCantonese

4.3550

4.11003.80002.90003.45003.55003.30003.0000Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant

4.3550

Fu RunFlushingDongbei

4.3190

3.79003.40003.22003.17003.30003.15004.0000Fu Run

4.3190

Lake PavilionFlushingCantonese

4.2812

4.00002.81253.25003.43753.12503.18753.5000Lake Pavilion

4.2812

MoonstoneNassauCantonese

4.2540

3.95004.10003.71003.86003.61003.51002.0000Moonstone

4.2540

The OrientNassauCantonese

4.2375

3.87503.37502.87503.75003.25001.75004.0000The Orient

4.2375

Imperial Taiwanese GourmetFlushingTaiwanese

4.2000

3.62002.90002.73002.95003.25003.10004.5000Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

4.2000

Nan Xiang Dumpling HouseFlushingShanghainese

4.1960

3.46003.44003.05003.00003.29002.88004.5000Nan Xiang Dumpling House

4.1960

PacificanaBrooklynCantonese

4.1930

3.77003.49002.85003.25003.25003.24003.5000Pacificana

4.1930

Chef WangNassauSzechuan

4.1901

3.66003.65003.22003.33063.32003.08003.5000Chef Wang

4.1901

Yao's DinerSuffolkSzechuan

4.1880

3.76253.75002.12503.31253.87503.00003.5000Yao's Diner

4.1880

Sahoo VillageNassauCantonese

4.1070

3.69003.89002.90003.75003.88003.20002.5000Sahoo Village

4.1070

Little DumplingLittle NeckTaiwanese

3.9338

3.29004.08803.25003.15003.25003.15003.0000Little Dumpling

3.9338

Northern Manor RestaurantLittle NeckCantonese

3.9340

3.70003.15003.10002.85003.00002.74003.0000Northern Manor Restaurant

3.9340

Shanghai GourmetNassauShanghainese

3.9200

3.25003.35003.06252.81253.06252.66254.0000Shanghai Gourmet

3.9200

Pine Crest Chinese BistroLittle NeckCantonese

3.8900

3.32502.93753.17502.71252.75002.70004.0000Pine Crest Chinese Bistro

3.8900

LOL Kitchen & GrillSuffolkShandong

3.8325

3.10002.12503.31252.82502.87502.68754.5000LOL Kitchen & Grill

3.8325

Jade Asian RestaurantFlushingCantonese

3.3825

3.25003.50003.25003.37502.90002.80003.1250Jade Asian Restaurant

3.3825

Grain HouseLittle NeckSzechuan

3.8120

3.28002.78002.89002.99013.16002.90003.5000Grain House

3.8120

Tao's Peking Duck HouseNassauCantonese

3.7200

3.18003.50003.15003.35003.30003.00002.5000Tao's Peking Duck House

3.7200

Fortune Wheel SeafoodNassauCantonese

3.6838

3.43753.62503.18753.00002.68752.15002.5000Fortune Wheel Seafood

3.6838

Orient OdysseyNassauCantonese

3.5380

3.23003.45002.75003.13003.05002.85002.0000Orient Odyssey

3.5380

Szechuan GourmetFlushingSzechuan

3.4175

3.00002.67502.10002.58752.43752.37503.5000Szechuan Gourmet

3.4175

Beijing HouseNassauSzechuan

3.2700

2.62503.37502.41252.87502.53752.37503.0000Beijing House

3.2700

Cho-Sen IslandNassauCantonese

3.2400

3.00003.35004.40002.85002.65003.15000.5000Cho-Sen Island

3.2400

Hunan TasteNassauHunan

3.2190

2.75003.14002.00003.15002.55002.60002.5000Hunan Taste

3.2190

Ancient GingerSuffolkCantonese

3.1560

2.88003.06002.75002.70002.40002.25002.0000Ancient Ginger

3.1560

Golden DynastySuffolkCantonese

3.1430

2.62003.24002.90002.85002.33003.01002.0000Golden Dynasty

3.1430

Golden PalaceFlushingDongbei

3.0500

2.91002.40002.20002.20002.60002.55002.0000Golden Palace

3.0500

OK RyanFlushingTaiwanese

2.3300

2.15003.05002.00002.20002.10002.20000.5000OK Ryan

2.3300

Dynasty of Port WashingtonNassauCantonese

2.2475

2.31252.25002.27502.25002.00002.13750.0000Dynasty of Port Washington

2.2475

Foo LuckSuffolkCantonese

2.1790

2.15002.95002.40002.04001.90001.75000.0000Foo Luck

2.1790

Kwong MingNassauCantonese

1.8760

1.90002.40001.66001.85002.05001.30000.0000Kwong Ming

1.8760

OrchidNassauCantonese

1.8500

1.87502.12501.50002.12501.62501.75000.0000Orchid

1.8500

P.F. Chang'sNassauCantonese

1.7250

1.93752.31251.00001.12501.25001.87500.0000P.F. Chang's

1.7250

Baybridge Chinese SzechuanBaysideSzechuan

1.5625

1.43753.12501.62501.18751.25001.25000.0000Baybridge Chinese Szechuan

1.5625

Hoi MingSuffolkCantonese

1.4425

1.40002.06251.25001.92501.06251.12500.0000Hoi Ming

1.4425

Jade KingNassauCantonese

1.3300

1.20002.10001.50001.50001.10001.10000.0000Jade King

1.3300

Nan Bei HoBaysideTaiwanese

1.3188

1.50001.25000.75001.43751.25001.00000.0000Nan Bei Ho

1.3188

Sifu ChioLittle NeckCantonese

1.2310

1.18751.43751.00001.56251.37501.00000.0000Sifu Chio

1.2310

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Legend:

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above-average-chinese-restaurantAbove Average Chinese restaurant.  Chinese Quest rated between 4.00 and 4.50

average-chinese-restaurantAverage Chinese restaurant.  Rated between 3.00 and 3.99

below-average-chinese-restaurantBelow Average Chinese restaurant.  Rated lower than 3.00

rated-chinese-restaurantLatest Chinese restaurant review, or article, published.

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As we review more restaurants, these rankings will, of course, change over time.  Our Quest is to find THE best Chinese Restaurant on all of Long Island and New York City.  If you have any suggestions, please Contact Us!

UPDATES:

October 11, 2017:  Our review of Canton Gourmet. This is a must eat Chinese restaurant in Flushing, NY. Especially if you enjoy fresh seafood.  Restaurants like Canton Gourmet make this journey so special.

September 27, 2017:  Our latest Quest landed us at Nan Bei Ho in Bayside, Queens, New York.  The owner Angela Mao was as famous as Bruce Lee, when she was a martial arts film star in Hong Kong during the 70’s.  We hoped to meet the living legend herself, and have a legendary meal. But alas, all we were met by was disappointment.

July 18, 2017:  For 28 years Baybridge Szechuan Cuisine Chinese Restaurant has been faithfully serving residents of northern Bayside, Queens, NY.  The restaurant itself is clean, though dated, and lacking some of the “charm of old school Americanized Chinese restaurants.

June 16, 2017:  Tao’s Peking Duck Housesister Chinese restaurant of Tao’s in Stony Brook and Tao’s in Selden, opened in Glen Cove.  How could we not try their Peking Duck?  Click to read what we thought of their newest establishment.

May 10, 2017:  Saaho Village in Great Neck Plaza just opened and The Chinese Quest was all over it.  The food was unlike any other Chinese food that we ever had.

February 27, 2017:  Legend of Taste recently opened in Whitestone, NY, and EXPLODED on our taste buds, and rocketed up our rankings all the way to #2!

January 16, 2017:  We tried something new today… Dim Sum at Jade Asian Restaurant in Flushing, NY.  So many dishes.  Click to find out which dishes that we liked best!

December 19, 2016:  Hoping to jump on the latest craze, Handmade Noodles, we went to Sifu Chio, The Noodle Restaurant in Little Neck, NY.  The noodles weren’t handmade.  What we did after might make you think we lost our heads!

November 16, 2016:  We dined at Golden Temple II, which in previously incarnations was known as Tao, Dao, Ao, and Hao.  So how was it?  You’ll have to read our review!

October 6, 2016:  You are going to love Fu Run Dong Bei Chinese Restaurant in Flushing, NY. Fair warning: This review is going to make you very VERY hungry! Go. Enjoy!!  Bet you can FEEL the sizzle!

September 12, 2016:  We went Back to the PAST!  Stepping in to a time warp, we were back in the early 1970’s when we entered Hoi Ming in West Sayville, NY.  Was the past really the good old days?  Check our review to find out.

August 11, 2016:  Little Neck, NY is fast becoming a mecca for authentic Chinese Cuisine as The Chinese Quest is quickly discovering.  Yet another new Chinese restaurant opened recently.  We reviewed Grain House, on Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY.

July 21, 2016:  Another trip to the East.  Another authentic Chinese restaurant opened up in Centereach, New York in Suffolk County on Long Island.  LOL Kitchen and Grill joins Red Tiger Dumping House, and a few others that cater to the Asian students at Stony Brook University and those who just love their authentic Chinese food.  Like US!

EDIT:  Removed the Chinese restaurants from the Rankings that are no longer open 🙁

June 21, 2016:  Orient Odyssey in Jericho, NY recently re-opened after a restart shortly after opening.  Confused?  Don’t be.  But, you won’t believe what changed!

May 26, 2016:  The Chinese Quest visited a recently opened new Chinese Restaurant in Little Neck, New York called “LN 1380“.  We don’t know why it’s 1380.  Even the owners couldn’t tell us.  But, what we do know is that you’re going to love it!

April 19, 2016:  2016 has gotten off to a great start, and we discovered yet another great Chinese restaurant for you to try.  Please check out our review of “Shanghai Cuisine 33“.  They’re located in Flushing, south of the congested downtown area.

March 7, 2016:  Opening on the site of the former Hunan Dynasty in Levittown, NY, springs forth Shanghai Gourmet.  Truly an authentic Chinese meal, this is one you’re going to want to try!

February 9, 2016:  We completed the trifecta of Gold Coast Chinese restaurants, dining this evening at Hunan Taste in Greenvale.  One day after Chinese New Year’s, the restaurant was packed.  What did the Chinese Quest think of Hunan Taste?

December 28, 2015:  One more trip to Flushing to perhaps the best Taiwanese Chinese restaurant we’ve ever been to.  Looks can be deceiving.  This place was packed.  And for good reason.  Check out our review of Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet.

December 9, 2015:  Back to Flushing and a Szechuan Chinese restaurant called Szechuan Gourmet.  We were overwhelmed by all of the chili spices.

November 18, 2015:  Long Island welcomes a new authentic Chinese restaurant, Beijing House in Syosset, NY.  We think they have promise and will grow to have a loyal following of those who most enjoy authentic Chinese food.

October 15, 2015:  After a two month break, The Chinese Quest was back!  So nu? Tonight we reviewed a Chinese restaurant in Flushing New York called OK Ryan. What was it? Ok? Yes, it was ok. Just not great by Flushing standards.

August 5, 2015:  After previewing Golden Dynasty (formerly known as Lotus East) in St. James, NY, the Chinese Quest came back en masse to write a formal review.  You’ll never guess who met us there!

July 16, 2015:  Nan Xiang Dumpling House, in Flushing, New York, was our first trip to a Shanghainese Dumpling / Noodle House.  Amazing dishes.  LOTS of food.  LOW LOW prices.  Definitely recommended!

May 21, 2015:  Chef Wang opens his first Chinese restaurant on Long Island.  Already a “Legend” in Manhattan with his three acclaimed restaurant, he’s bound to make his mark in New Hyde Park!

April 22, 2015:  Our Quest took us to the Dynasty of Port Washington.  Little did we know that the dynasty had already fallen.

April 1, 2015:  We reviewed Orient Odyssey, the sister restaurant on The Orient, that recently opened in Jericho.

March 10, 2015:  The Chinese Quest review their first restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.  Pacificana Restaurant in Brooklyn is located in Brooklyn’s Chinatown area on 8th Avenue in Sunset Park.

February 19, 2015:  The Chinese Quest Celebrated Chinese New Year’s, the Year of the Sheep, at one of Long Island’s oldest Chinese restaurant, Palace of Wong in Rockville Centre.  Palace of Wong has been open for nearly 50 years now.  If they keep doing what they’re doing, I’m sure they will be around for at least another 50 years!

January 21, 2015:  Our first review of 2015 and a reunion of Newsday, Camp Boiberik, and the Five Mee’s at Foo Luck in Commack, NY.  It was a decent dining experience, and a wonderful social evening.

December 23, 2014:  Erev Christmas Eve.  The last time in 2014 that The Chinese Quest would be getting together, and we reviewed Pine Court Chinese Bistro in Little Neck, NY.  Perhaps the most authentic Chinese restaurant east of Flushing, NY.

November 26, 2014:  ‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and the Mee’s celebrated by having dinner at Little Dumpling in Little Neck, NY.  An authentic Chinese restaurant.  Read our review, and let us know if you agree with us!

October 16, 2014:  We reviewed THE most authentic Chinese restaurant to date, Golden Palace is in Flushing, NY.  Did the authenticity translate in to high marks?  Read out review to find out.

September 17, 2014:  We ventured in to an above average neighborhood Chinese restaurant.  If you live in, or near, Levittown, NY, you’ll be sure to want to check out Hunan Dynasty on Hempstead Turnpike.

August 28, 2014:  Tonight, we were honored to have Long Island’s preeminent Food Reporter, Erica Marcus of Newsday join us on our Chinese Quest as we reviewed Ancient Ginger in St. James.

August 18, 2014:  A shocker!  Green Leaf Chinese restaurant in Port Washington vaults in to the top spot on the Official Chinese Quest Ranking of Chinese restaurants on Long Island (and New York City) due to their creativity and service.  Not to mention great taste!

August 5, 2014:  Mission Accomplished!  We have found a new number one restaurant on Long Island!!  Please enjoy our review of Moonstone in Great Neck, NY, as we enjoyed our dinner there this evening!

June 26, 2014:  Our first trip out to Suffolk County in a while, and we found not only a nice gem in Red Tiger Dumpling House, in Stony Brook, but we found soup dumplings for the first time on Long Island.

June 2, 2014:  Another trip in to Flushing and we found a Jewel.  The Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant.  By the slimmest of margins it booked Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant down a notch, and is the new #2 Chinese restaurant on our ranking, and is the #1 rated Cantonese style Chinese Restaurant.

April 28, 2014: We barely crossed over the county line in the Queens… Little Neck to be precise to bring you a review of Northern Manor Restaurant, an authentic Cantonese restaurant.  The taste was pleasing to our palates, but it was found a little wanting in some of our other criteria.  As a result it came in at #8 on our Official Rankings.

March 24, 2014:  After a two month hiatus, the Mee’s hit the road again reviewing Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant in Flushing.   A Cantonese Chinese restaurant that you’ll surely want to put on your must try list, as it vaulted in to the #2 overall spot on our rankings.  To read the full review, click here.

January 24, 2014:  Updated to include the ratings of our review of P.F. Chang’s that wasn’t posted until tonight.

January 22, 2014:  Our first Quest of 2014 to Spicy & Tasty in Flushing, NY.  We sure started the year off with fireworks!  Spicy & Tasty moved in to the Top three shoving Lake Pavillion down in to fourth place.

December 24, 2013:  A lunch Quest to Uncle Dai’s restaurant in Glen Cove, NY.  Nice neighborhood Chinese restaurant.  Click on the name to review our review.

December 18, 2013:  The Mee’s visited P.F. Chang’s in Westbury, NY.  The review is still pending.

November 20, 2013:  Our journey took us in to a very Jewish section of Long Island this evening, the Five Towns, in particularly, Lawrence, to review a Kosher Chinese restaurant, Cho-Sen Island.  We were very pleasantly surprised as our review reflects.  While it didn’t shake up the overall rankings too much, NOT surprisingly Cho-Sen Island did take over as the most highly rated Chinese restaurant based on Jew Appeal.

October 30, 2013:  We ventured in to Flushing tonight to review Lake Pavilion.  Overall we were quite impressed as you can tell by the review we posted, and Lake Pavilion moved in to the third spot overall on our rankings, and second best in the category of Taste.

October 2, 2013:  We reviewed Jade King today.  Our expectations were met.  Enough said.  No changes to our overall rankings.

August 26, 2013:  Our visit to Joe’s Shanghai has completely reordered our Rankings, as Joe’s shot straight to the top of the table, and nudged in to the Top Spot too in the categories of Taste, Aroma, and Service.

August 7, 2013:  Our review of Kwong Ming published today did nothing to change our overall rankings.

First Posting of Rankings:  The interesting thing to note about the overall rankings at this moment in time is not that Pearl East in Manhasset ranked #1 overall, but the fact that it didn’t place in the top three in Taste, which is weighted 50% of the overall score.

What do you think of our rankings?

What are YOUR favorite Chinese restaurants on Long Island?  Post your comments, and we will add them to our list.  We’ve picked out our new destination. And based on the recommendations that we received, it would surprise us not if the rankings changed after our review.

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6 comments

  1. How do you like the new format of our Rankings?

    Any suggestions for improvement?
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  2. This Mee was a little surprised by the placement of Red Tiger Dumpling House. Do you agree?

  3. Excellent site! I am always on the lookout for a great Chinese restaurant.
    Plus, I am on a quest for the best Mai Tai, so far it’s at Yoo Yoo in Middletown, NY.
    Keep up the good work.
    -Brian

  4. Do you agree with our reviews/rankings?

    What other Chinese restaurants would you recommend we review?

  5. Our first official rankings of Chinese restaurants has now been made public. There's no turning back now! The gauntlet has been thrown down. If you feel that there's a Chinese restaurant better than any that we've reviewed so far, please let us know!

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