Salt and Pepper Shrimp, served with green pepper and jalepeno, is a Chinese specialty at Ozu 852. The restaurant has won the Best Asian Food category in the Best of Dayton contest for numerous years. Located at 852 Union Blvd. in Englewood, the restaurant is known for fresh, quality sushi, hibachi, Chinese and Japanese foods. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Dayton’s finest destinations for Chinese food

Craving top-notch Chinese food? We hear you. 

For those seeking authentic Chinese food rich in flavor and ambiance, we’ve put together a guide to the best Chinese food spots in Dayton and the surrounding area, just in time for the Chinese New Year on Saturday, Jan. 25. 

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Here are some of our favorite Chinese food restaurants in Dayton. BONUS: Many of these destinations offer menus that also include Japanese, Korean or Thai dishes as well.

The yuzu salmon appetizer at Ozu 852 is made with black and ikura caviar. Ozu 852 has won the Best Asian Food category in the Best of Dayton contest for numerous years. The restaurant, located at 852 Union Blvd. in Englewood, is known for fresh, quality sushi, hibachi, Chinese and Japanese foods. LISA POWELL / STAFF

🥡Ozu852 

This spot, the reigning champion for Best Asian Food and Best Sushi in Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton poll, is known for high-quality customer service and fresh, delicious dishes. The restaurant specializes in sushi, but its menu offers Japanese and Chinese favorites from fried rice and lo mein to soups, appetizers and specialty dishes. Dine in and take out available, as well as online ordering.

 

Where: 852 Union Blvd., Clayton

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

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Mai Fun from CJ Chan. Photo via Facebook

🥡CJ Chan 

Offering both Japanese and Chinese cuisine, this spot features a create-your-own-dish option to appease nearly any palate and flavor profile. Select beer, wine and liquor are available as well.

Locations: 2747 W. Alex Bell Road, Moraine and 536 Wilmington Ave., Dayton

Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More info: WebsiteFacebook 

A pan-fried noodle cake topped with fresh cooked vegetables and seafood ($15) including a generous number of shrimps, scallops, mussels and clams served at Sugar & Spice Asian Bistro on Brown Street. Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen
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🥡Ginger & Spice Asian Bistro

Handcrafted Asian cuisine in a fast, casual setting. The menu offers small bites, homemade soups noodle and rice dishes, including Chinese favorites like Kung Pao chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken. Ginger & Spice offers local craft beers, bubble tea and is open for lunch and dinner and offers carryout. 

Location: 1105 Brown St., Dayton

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Shen's Szechuan & Sushi

🥡 Shen’s Szechuan & Sushi 

One of the best things about Shen’s — besides its tasty menu featuring traditional Chinese fare, more American Chinese dishes to sushi and Japanese and Thai favorites — is its beautiful, romantic setting. The menu includes wine, cocktails and craft beer, and family style menus can be available by special request.

Location: 7580 Poe Ave., Dayton 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday noon to 10:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

More info: WebsiteFacebook

Spicy, garlicky Sea Bass with XO Sauce served at a past China Cottage Chinese New Year celebration. Photo by Alexis Larsen

🥡 China Cottage 

When Daytonians think about Chinese food, China Cottage is one of the first places that often comes to mind. China Cottage offers a delicious Chinese menu with traditional Chinese dishes and more popular American favorites, fresh seafood and a warm, festive atmosphere with a live exhibition kitchen.

Locations: 6290 Far Hills Ave., Centerville; 3718 Wilmington Pike, Kettering; 1983 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood; and 784 N. Main St., Springboro.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

More info: Website

Ace Asian Cafe is poised to open at The Greene. Photo from Ace Asian Cafe Facebook page

🥡Ace Asian Cafe

This destination for Asian cuisine, including favorite Chinese dishes, is the newest on the block, opening at The Greene in spring 2018. This is a great spot to dine in while you shop, but you can also get it to go. This restaurant also offers wine, beer, sake and cocktails and a happy hour special Monday to Thursday from 3-5 p.m. with a buy two get one free deal for entrees, sushi, wine, beers, cocktails.

Location: 4394 Juniper Way, The Greene, Beavercreek

Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

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OTHER PLACES TO TRY

• Kung Fu Noodle

Location: 2801 S. Dixie Drive, Kettering

More info: Facebook

• Sky Asian

Location: 4090 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

More info: WebsiteFacebook

• North Village Chinese Restaurant

Location: 137 Jasper St., Dayton

More info: Website

• Asia Gourmet 

Location: 5518 Burkhardt Ave., Riverside

More info: Website

• Eat Rice

Location: 2236 S. Smithville Road, Kettering

More info: Website

• New Great Wall

Location: 1360 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek

More info: Website

• North China

Location: 6090 Far Hills Ave., Centerville

More info: Website

• Linh’s Bistro

Location: 5532 Airway Road, Dayton

More info: Website

• Asian Star

Location: 5613 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights

More info: Website

• J’s Cuisine

Location: 1743 W. Main St., Troy

More info: Facebook

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