Ring in the Year of the Pig with Charlotte's best Chinese restaurants

On Feb. 5, families around the world will take part in the celebrations for Lunar New Year. To kick off the 15 days of celebration, Chinese families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Eve for a reunion dinner, often featuring noodles for longevity, fish for prosperity and dumplings for wealth.

If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Pig with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in Charlotte, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!

1. Baoding

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Topping the list is Baoding. Located at 4722 Sharon Road, Suite F, in Beverly Woods, it is the highest rated Chinese restaurant in Charlotte, boasting four stars out of 161 reviews on Yelp.

2. Choi's Korea & Wing

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Next up is Montclaire South's Choi's Korea & Wing, situated at 808 E. Arrowood Road. With four stars out of 116 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese and Korean spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Ma Ma Wok

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Ballantyne East's Ma Ma Wok, located at 11914 Elm Lane, Suite 100, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Chinese, vegan and vegetarian spot four stars out of 108 reviews.

4. Persuasian Restaurant

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Persuasian Restaurant, a Chinese and Asian fusion spot in Dilworth, is another go-to, with four stars out of 106 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2214 Park Road to try it for yourself.

5. Taipei Express

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Over in Eastover, check out Taipei Express, which has earned four stars out of 83 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Chinese spot at 731 Providence Road