Prague is dotted with Chinese restaurants and takeaways, located at nearly every corner. They are a good choice for those on a low budget, as they are not very frequently visited by travellers but rather tend to serve locals during lunchtime because of their cheap menus. However, there are a few fine places like Macao & Wok, Makakiko or Sasazu, where you can sample real Asian delicacies.
Prague is probably not the best place to find excellent Chinese food. This modern restaurant catering for those who are looking for Chinese cuisine, located right in the centre of town in Slovan house, might confirm the expectation. The menu is full of Chinese specialities accompanied by some European dishes. The food is true Chinese fare – if not the top-notch creation of true artists of this cuisine. Our tip is to try spicy Mongolian meat or the famous Peking duck. Mains are from 260 to 600 CZK.
Address: Na Příkopě 22, Prague 1; www.fusionrestaurants.eu
One of the first Chinese restaurants opened in Prague, this typical Chinese restaurant has two locations in Prague – one Vršovická 1 and the other at Kolbenova 1. Despite the extensive menu choice, most dishes are prepared with speed and agility. It’s definitely a better choice than most other similar Chinese restaurants and bistros, but do not expect fine dining. There are special lunch menus at bargain prices; most mains are from 150 to 400 CZK.
Address: Kolbenova 1, Prague 9 orVršovická 1, Prague 10; www.huanghe.cz
Hong Kong Restaurant
With its gaudy décor, amazing wood carving on the wall, and red silk seat cushions, this Cantonese restaurant attracts mostly the local Asian community. The restaurant atmosphere and service is good, and meals such as dim sum or chicken with five smells are above average. Still, they do not expect an extraordinary culinary or romantic ambience. Mains are quite cheap and mostly under 200 CZK.
Address: Letenské nám. 5, Prague 7; www.hkrest.50megs.com
Peking is a typical large Chinese restaurant located about five minutes from Pankrac metro, a bit out of the city centre. But it might be worth the journey if you are looking for nice authentic Chinese food with a nice interior. There are over 200 seats, 10 separate guestrooms with a flat-screen TV, karaoke and wi-fi.
Address: Pujmanová 10, Prague 4; www.pekingrestaurant.cz
This small Chinese fast-food restaurant is located close to Wenceslas Square at Rytířská 10. Their other branch, Pivoňkové Zátiší, is at Skořepka 5. On offer is a wide selection of Asian and international dishes. Mains are around 100 CZK.
Address: Rytířská 10 (entrance from ulice 28. Října no.9); www.smaragdovazahrada.cz