Craving Chinese food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.
1. Baoz Dumpling
Topping the list is Baoz Dumpling. Located at 1001 Fannin St., Suite M180, downtown Houston, the Chinese spot is the highest rated inexpensive Chinese restaurant in Houston, boasting four stars out of 86 reviews on Yelp.
This spot specializes in pan-fried or steamed dumplings with chicken, pork, shrimp and vegetable varieties. There's also a wide selection of beverages, from shaken iced teas to milk-infused blends to slushies.
2. House Of Bowls
Next up is Sharpstown's House of Bowls, situated at 6650 Corporate Drive, Suite F. With four stars out of 695 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot, which offers noodles and sandwiches, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
At this spot, look for a wide selection of pan-fried noodles, fried rice and specialty entrees like salted egg yolk spare ribs and curry chicken. On the menu, there's also American fare like egg and corned beef sandwiches.
3. P. King
P. King, located at 5313 Bellaire Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap Chinese spot 4.5 stars out of 142 reviews.
At this Chinese and Vietnamese spot, look for pad Thai, fried rice and meat-focused dishes like almond chicken and Mongolian beef. There's also a small selection of veggie plates like eggplant with tofu.
4. Juice Box
Juice Box, a Taiwanese spot that offers juice and smoothies, shaved snow and more in Sharpstown, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 510 Yelp reviews. Head over to 9889 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 109, to see for yourself.
At this spot, look for specialty soups like sesame, red bean, hot tofu and walnut blends. There's also an extensive beverage menu featuring green tea, durian-infused drinks and more.