Are you looking for the best Chinese food in the Woodlands? We’ve assembled a guide to the restaurants that serve the best we’ve found in the Woodlands area.

Our criteria is simple: Who makes the most delicious Chinese dishes? Our guide is based around the Woodlands, but we’ll venture outside the immediate area if the food is worth the drive.

In each section, restaurants are listed in alphabetical order; they are not ranked within the section.

(Updated May 2022. Originally published in 2021.)

The Best

The best Chinese food in the Woodlands area, in alphabetical order

Elevated Americanized Chinese Food

Shanghai Bistro

🥇 Best Chinese
🥈 Recommended Asian
Suburban Chinese restaurants can be mind-numbingly predictable, but Shanghai Bistro brings its Manhattan sensibility to the Woodlands. No surprise, because the chef hails from New York City. His relocation brings a decidedly upscale approach to Americanized Chinese cuisine. Dishes that are often mundane are elevated by a savvy choice of better ingredients, and the housemade sauces are a welcome departure. Clean, airy setting in a strip center on Research near Gosling.

$$ | Chinese
Family-Run Small Business

4223 Research Forest Dr #300 | The Woodlands 77381
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Recommended Chinese food in the Woodlands area, in alphabetical order

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Atsumi $$ Chinese and Sushi   College Park
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P. F. Chang’s $$ and $$$ Chinese   Woodlands Mall
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Shanghai Bistro $$ Chinese   Research East
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