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3 top options for affordable Chinese fare in Raleigh

Fu Kee Express | Photo: Sonia B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 23, 2020.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Chinese fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around Raleigh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Fu Kee Express

Photo: Sonia B./Yelp

Topping the list is Fu Kee Express. Located at 6320 Capital Blvd., Suite 126, the Chinese spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Chinese restaurant in Raleigh, boasting 4.5 stars out of 230 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Kelly D. wrote, "General Tso's chicken is amazing, and you can get varying levels of spice depending on your preference. Overall, I highly recommend this place and will continue to use this as my go-to spot for great Chinese food!"

Yelper Neltonia P. added, "The taste and flavor of the sweet and sour soup is perfect. The lo mein noodles are sauced well and not dry. Every time I go, I must get an order of the crab rangoons, and, really, those are what keep me coming back each time. They are hands down the best crab rangoons that I have had."

2. Beansprout Chinese Restaurant

Photo: kong l./Yelp

Next up is Wade's Beansprout Chinese Restaurant, situated at 3721 Hillsborough St. With four stars out of 102 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. 

Yelper Dillon P. noted, "The sesame tofu is one of my favorite foods in the entire world; no one else even compares! If you're looking for the best takeout in Raleigh, go here."

Yelper Alyson J. wrote, "As good as take out Chinese gets! This was the best tofu I've ever eaten in my entire life, and I've been vegetarian for over 2 years. Portions are so generous, and I can't wait to go back!"

3. Cha House

Photo: Cha House/Yelp

Cha House, a Taiwanese spot that offers bubble tea, coffee, tea and more in Wade, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 26 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3001 Hillsborough St., Suite 108 to see for yourself. 

Yelp has more information about Cha House.

We found these details about the business' signature items: "Specializes in authentic, artisanal and made-to-order craft-brewed teas and Taiwanese street food," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. 


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