Many tourists who visit the Las Vegas area never end up leaving the famed Strip. This is much to their detriment, as Vegas has so much to offer beyond those (admittedly legendary) 4.2 miles. Lots of people don’t even realize that Las Vegas has a booming Chinatown. In fact, Lonely Planet calls Chinatown “Sin City’s Best Kept Secret.” Fortunately for you, we are Vegas Chinatown experts.
While there are plenty of interesting architectural features, stores, markets, and special events in the neighborhood, Chinatown’s real crowning glory is its restaurant scene. With over a dozen eateries to choose from, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by your options. So what are the best restaurants in Chinatown?
Veggie House is a popular local choice. They offers a diverse, plant-based pan-Asian menu. You can start your meal off with one of over a dozen vegan sushi options, like the Happy Roll featuring vegan eel, avocado, and carrots, lightly battered and fried, and drizzled with unagi sauce. There are also plenty of appetizers like spring rolls, roti with curry, seaweed salad, and edamame. You can even get an appetizer combo plate, combining 2-5 tempting options.
Moving on to the next course, Veggie House offers a number of healthy salads and hearty soups, all 100% plant-based. They have Asian American classics like miso soup, tom yum, and hot and sour. You can even get a vegan version shark fin soup.
For entrees, Veggie House has tons of delicious vegan options, including Oyster Mushrooms with Lemongrass Sauce, Spicy Pad Thai Noodles, Crispy Spicy Eggplant, Vegan Japanese Ramen and Kung Pao. The best part is, because the menu is 100% plant-based, you never have to worry about sneaky animal products like fish sauce making their way into otherwise vegan-friendly dishes. This makes Veggie House a perfect option for everyone from strict vegans to omnivores looking for the occasional meat-free meal.
Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Cuisine is another great option. Like Veggie House, it offers a vegan pan Asian menu. Its focus is definitely on meatless versions of Chinese American classics like fried dumplings, wonton soup, kung pao, sweet and sour, and General Tzo style dishes. Most of these dishes are available with a wide selection of meat substitutes including vegan fish, shrimp, scallops, chicken, duck, and beef.
While Chef Kenny’s and Veggie House are extremely popular options in Las Vegas’s Chinatown, don’t think for a second that everything in the neighborhood is vegan, or even Chinese for that matter! Island Malaysian Cuisine is an intriguing option serving up some seriously tempting, exotic dishes.
If you are not too familiar with Malaysian food, you might be forgiven. Not unlike Chinatown itself, it is less popular than it should be, but those in the know agree that it’s a true culinary gem. Malaysian food pulls together Chinese, Indian, and Southeast Asian influences into one delectably rich culinary tradition.
Island Malaysian Cuisine has a great menu for newbies and avid fans alike. They offer over a dozen unique appetizers, like Pandan Ayam - deep fried chicken wings wrapped in pandan leaves, or Rojak - a fresh pineapple, mango, jimaca, and shrimp pancake with savory dipping sauce. There are tons of soups, noodles, clay pots, and sizzling rice dishes. House specialties include Lamb Rendeng, slow-cooked in chilis and exotic spices, or the sweet and savory Mango Chicken. Whatever dish you choose, it’s bound to make you fall in love with this unique Chinatown eatery.
While these restaurants may all be thriving in Chinatown, you don’t actually have to leave your own neighborhood to sample their offerings. Thanks to Online Restaurants, you can have any of these delicacies delivered right to your door. It is the most convenient way to enjoy the best restaurants in Chinatown.
Online Restaurants is the only local delivery service that accepts cash. It’s open 7 days a week from 10am-11pm. They have the largest delivery radius in the Vegas area -15 miles while other services only deliver within 5-10 miles. Their state of the art food transportation system allows them to keep food hot and fresh longer, which means you can enjoy food from Chinatown even on the outskirts. Best of all, you can order right from your computer or download the free app.
By ordering through Online Restaurants, you are supporting small, family-run, local business in a vibrant, thriving Chinatown without having to leave your house. You don’t need to worry about parking, or waiting for a table. Online Restaurants brings the best of Chinatown to you!