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 non-specialist restaurants, Royal China is one-upped on individual dishes by its competitors, like the superior soup dumplings at Fortune House, hand-pulled noodles at Imperial Cuisine or soups at Wu Wei Din. But most of the competition is in the suburbs, and many Dallasites don’t like driving that far.
Fun fact: After The Grape closed in October, Royal China became the oldest restaurant in the Top 100. Just a few weeks after The Grape’s last service, Royal China had a particularly close call with fate when a tornado destroyed the shopping center across the street, but left this restaurant’s building more or less undamaged. The kitchen was open again just a few weeks later.
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