We are extremely honored that CNN included us in their list of the 50 best Chinese restaurants in the United States. Considering the fact that there are an estimated 41,000 Chinese Restaurants in the country, and there is only ONE restaurant from Minnesota selected, we’re obviously excited about the great honor to be on CNN’s list. Many thanks to our staff and customers for making Little Szechuan to the national level!
You’ve been abroad. You know your way around a pair of chopsticks. Now where do you find the best Chinese food in the U.S.?
Becoming a successful Chinese restaurant in the United States is tricky. You need to cater to the American palate, but still be authentic enough to be considered a reputable Chinese joint.
With more than 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States, it’s not easy picking a top 50. But since we’re suckers for controversial jobs (checked our reader comments lately?) we’ve gone ahead and done it.
Based on interviews with chefs and Chinese restaurant associations, surveys of local food writers and polls, and our own experience, here are the 50 best Chinese restaurants in the country, arranged by state.
Little Szechuan’s mapo tofu and typically spicy Sichuan fare will leave your taste buds screaming for water, but don’t worry; there are plenty of milder options. For those unfamiliar with authentic Chinese foods, pictures are provided on the menu.
Entrées tend to be larger than expected. We’re not complaining.