Milwaukee/ Food & Drinks
Published on May 12, 2020
Milwaukee's 4 favorite spots to find low-priced Chinese foodAsian Papayoyo | Photo: Sarah P./Yelp

In search of a new favorite Chinese spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Asian Papayoyo

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Topping the list is Asian Papayoyo. Located at 2040 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Avenues West, the Asian fusion, Malaysian and Chinese spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Chinese restaurant in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 45 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Sarah P., who reviewed Asian Papayoyo on Feb. 24, wrote, "We ordered the roti canai, with lamb curry dipping sauce. We also ordered the beef rendang with shrimp sambal, and the shrimp and chicken laksa. The food is legit."

Madhurima D. noted, "Ordered lamb shank, red bean dumplings and Thai iced tea bubble tea. Lamb shank was perfectly cooked with meat falling from the bone. The accompanying sauce was pretty close to a mild Indian curry. Enjoyed every bite of it."

2. Tangled Noodles

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Next up is Avenues West's Tangled Noodles, situated at 1404 W. Wells St. With four stars out of 89 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot, which offers noodles and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

If you're looking for more, we found these details about Tangled Noodles.

"We opened our door on Aug 5, 2015," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "We proudly claim that all of our sauces are home-made and offer some of the most unique tastes in the Milwaukee area. We also offer freshly made-from-scratch noodles."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Asian fusion noodles are our specialty," it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "We offer authentic tastes from different regions of Southeast Asian."

3. Eat Rice

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Eat Rice, located at 7432 W. Holmes Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable Chinese spot four stars out of 55 reviews. 

We looked there for an overview of Eat Rice.

"Chinese restaurant take out and catering available," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.

4. King's Wok

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King's Wok, a Chinese spot, is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 21 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6969 N. Port Washington Road to see for yourself. 

Yelper Kristin Y., who reviewed King's Wok on Nov. 1, wrote, "The best Chinese food to the north of Milwaukee. My go-to is the salt and pepper squid: Can be mild or spicy depending on the peppers being in or out of season, but either way is tasty."

Tina B. noted, "There is a lunch menu which had items ranging in price from $6.50 to $6.95. Your typical sesame chicken, pepper steak and moo goo gai pan were among the options and served with a choice of chicken fried rice or white rice."


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