clock menu more-arrow no yes

Where To Get Good Chinese Food In Louisville

View as Map

It seems Asian food can be found everywhere these days, and Louisville is no exception. Our city has a plethora of pretty good places from all around the Pacific Rim, and even bistros as far away as Owensboro will feature dishes that "Sichuan" this and "Toban-jan" that. In this map Eater attempts to cut through the confusion of local Chinese offerings, and presents 10 restaurants really doing Chinese cuisine right. Any suggestions, snipes or substitutions are, as always, welcomed in the comments section.


Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Joy Luck

Copy Link
1285 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 238-3070
Visit Website
Alvin Lin's vision of upscaled Taiwanese cuisine in an eclectic atmosphere delivers crispy boneless duck, craft cocktails and tempura fried ice cream in what is definitely not your father's Chinese restaurant.

2. August Moon

Copy Link
2269 Lexington Rd
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 456-6569
Visit Website
Peng Looi's first Louisville restaurant features Chinese cuisine with the Malaysian influences that reflect both his ethnic background and amazing talent as a chef. Try a craft cocktail along with a Malaysian-style curry.

3. Oriental House

Copy Link
4302 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 897-1017
Visit Website
Under some of the most awesomely kitschy/borderline racist decor on Earth, Oriental House unconcernedly serves "Authentic Chinese" dishes such as spicy pig ear and fish maw soup right alongside chop suey and chow mein. Dim sum, too! [Photo: Facebook]

4. Emperor of China

Copy Link
2210 Holiday Manor Ctr
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-0949
An old suburban movie theater is grandly decorated in traditional Chinese restaurant style, made even more dramatic by the descent into what was once the front row. Sesame beef, won tons and other traditional favorites abound.

5. Jade Palace

Copy Link
1109 Herr Ln
Louisville, KY
(502) 425-9878
Visit Website
Yes, this Westport Village restaurant has a buffet. But it also has a wide selection of dim sum, including congee and five-spice tripe, made in-house every day.

6. Yang Kee Noodle

Copy Link
7900 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 426-0800
Visit Website
Developed by Sullivan University Executive Chef John D. Castro, this funky, franchisable "Pan-Asian" place in Oxmoor Center serves up a pretty mean stir-fry. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Sichuan Garden

Copy Link
9850 Linn Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 426-6767
This sprawling restaurant has supplied Hurstbourne with high-quality Chinese fare for many years. Try the Hunan lamb for a smoky, spicy treat.

8. Tea Station Chinese Bistro

Copy Link
9422 Norton Commons Blvd
Prospect, KY 40059
(502) 423-1202
Visit Website
The Courier-Journal's Marty Rosen calls Amy and Paul Yang's Norton Commons place "an attractively appointed spot" where dishes such as "Mongolian beef, shrimp with snow peas, Moo Shu pork and lemon chicken ... display a distinctively personal touch."

9. Peking City Bistro

Copy Link
12410 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 253-6777
Visit Website
Robin Garr deems Peking City "truly authentic," recommending chicken marinated in sesame oil along with shredded pork with dried tofu in a decor he describes as "tasteful with an Asian sensibility."

10. Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

Copy Link
13823 English Villa Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
(502) 244-8896
Visit Website
This tidy Chinese place serves "authentic Szechwan Chinese cuisine," unafraid to offer hot & spicy intestines, pork belly with pickled mustard and thousand-year egg with hot pepper sauce. Do not miss the shredded radish with Szechwan pepper. [Photo: Jasmine]

1. The Joy Luck

1285 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Alvin Lin's vision of upscaled Taiwanese cuisine in an eclectic atmosphere delivers crispy boneless duck, craft cocktails and tempura fried ice cream in what is definitely not your father's Chinese restaurant.
1285 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

2. August Moon

2269 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Peng Looi's first Louisville restaurant features Chinese cuisine with the Malaysian influences that reflect both his ethnic background and amazing talent as a chef. Try a craft cocktail along with a Malaysian-style curry.
2269 Lexington Rd
Louisville, KY 40206

3. Oriental House

4302 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
Under some of the most awesomely kitschy/borderline racist decor on Earth, Oriental House unconcernedly serves "Authentic Chinese" dishes such as spicy pig ear and fish maw soup right alongside chop suey and chow mein. Dim sum, too! [Photo: Facebook]
4302 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207

4. Emperor of China

2210 Holiday Manor Ctr, Louisville, KY 40222
An old suburban movie theater is grandly decorated in traditional Chinese restaurant style, made even more dramatic by the descent into what was once the front row. Sesame beef, won tons and other traditional favorites abound.
2210 Holiday Manor Ctr
Louisville, KY 40222

5. Jade Palace

1109 Herr Ln, Louisville, KY
Yes, this Westport Village restaurant has a buffet. But it also has a wide selection of dim sum, including congee and five-spice tripe, made in-house every day.
1109 Herr Ln
Louisville, KY

6. Yang Kee Noodle

7900 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40222
Developed by Sullivan University Executive Chef John D. Castro, this funky, franchisable "Pan-Asian" place in Oxmoor Center serves up a pretty mean stir-fry. [Photo: Facebook]
7900 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40222

7. Sichuan Garden

9850 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
This sprawling restaurant has supplied Hurstbourne with high-quality Chinese fare for many years. Try the Hunan lamb for a smoky, spicy treat.
9850 Linn Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40223

8. Tea Station Chinese Bistro

9422 Norton Commons Blvd, Prospect, KY 40059
The Courier-Journal's Marty Rosen calls Amy and Paul Yang's Norton Commons place "an attractively appointed spot" where dishes such as "Mongolian beef, shrimp with snow peas, Moo Shu pork and lemon chicken ... display a distinctively personal touch."
9422 Norton Commons Blvd
Prospect, KY 40059

9. Peking City Bistro

12410 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243
Robin Garr deems Peking City "truly authentic," recommending chicken marinated in sesame oil along with shredded pork with dried tofu in a decor he describes as "tasteful with an Asian sensibility."
12410 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40243

10. Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

13823 English Villa Dr, Louisville, KY 40245
This tidy Chinese place serves "authentic Szechwan Chinese cuisine," unafraid to offer hot & spicy intestines, pork belly with pickled mustard and thousand-year egg with hot pepper sauce. Do not miss the shredded radish with Szechwan pepper. [Photo: Jasmine]
13823 English Villa Dr
Louisville, KY 40245