Dallas, TX 75230
- Sun-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-10pm
- $; $$
- Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout
- Lunch, Dinner
- Full bar
- Parking Lot Available
- Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Top pick: Coming to Royal China and not ordering noodles is tantamount to sacrilege. Choose between the cold bowls of dan dan noodles or go for the meaty, super-savory lu rou mian.
The downside: Like many nonspecialist restaurants, Royal China is one-upped on individual dishes by its competitors, like the superior soup dumplings at Fortune House or spicy wontons at Wu Wei Din. But most of the competition is in the suburbs, and many Dallasites don’t like driving that far.
Fun fact: Nearing its 50th birthday, Royal China is the oldest restaurant on the Top 100. In recent years, it has survived more than just a pandemic; in 2019 a tornado passed within yards of the building, but the restaurant reopened weeks later.
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