It's the weekend, which means you deserve a treat. You've worked hard all week and all you want to do is sit back, relax and get stuck in to some seriously delicious food.
But what's cooking? Pasta, again. Something from the freezer, eugh. Salad, as if.
No, no, no. You deserve something truly spectacular, delicious, flavoursome. Tonight, we're having a Chinese.
Whether you fancy getting your fill of the Orient from the comfort of your own home or sat in a swanky restaurant, we've comprised a list of the very best places in Cambridge.
From prawn toast to noodles, Hoisin duck to dumplings, whether you like to go all in, or stick to one dish, you'll be able to get it all from one of our specially selected Chinese restaurants and takeaways.
Top Chinese Restaurants in Cambridge
Hakka Seafood Chinese Restaurant, Milton Road
Hakka Seafood Chinese Restaurant offers a unique treat for all lovers of Chinese cuisine. The restaurant has a whole host of amazing foods, from authentic flavours of the Spice Islands to the delicious street food of Bejing.
Hakka Seafood Chinese Restaurant aims to bring Chinatown to your doorstep, offering originality and authenticity.
Doubling up as both a restaurant and a takeaway you'll be able to feast on the delicious offerings both at home or in town.
We recommend the incredible Salt and Chilli King Prawns and the Hakka Seafood cowder.
They don't just sell seafood, but as the name would suggest, that's what they do best.
The only down side is that it can be a tad expensive, with the set menus ranging from anywhere between £19 to £38 per person. Nevertheless, it is well worth a visit.
Four Seasons Chinese Takeaway, Milton Road
If you're anything like we are, food is always a hot topic of conversation amongst friends and family, and every time Chinese food comes up, this restaurant is mentioned.
A bit like Navadhanya is the underdog of curry houses, we strongly believe Four Seasons Chinese Takeaway is also an unsung hero.
Scoring a full house of five stars on TripAdvisor we think it's fair to say Cambridge folk love Four Seasons, with generous portions, sensational flavours, and all for an incredibly reasonable price.
If you want to sit at home and fantasise about being on holiday in China with a massive plate of Chow Mein, we can confidently say there is no where better.
We highly recommend the Kung Pao chicken and everything else on the menu, just try it, please.
Cafe Oriental & Dumpling Bar, Burleigh Street
This unassuming little restaurant is an absolute win for people who like to eat Chinese food on the go. The perfect pit stop for hungry shoppers, Cafe Oriental & Dumpling Bar promises good food for good value.
And thanks to the blissful invention of Deliveroo you're now able to eat these delicious dumplings at home too.
Serving authentic Chinese dumplings, made in the traditional manner, jam packed with a variety of fillings, there will definitely be something for everyone.
Want Chinese food without the lethargic bloated after feeling? This Chinese dim sum restaurant is perfect for any city dwellers' lunch.
Yim Wah Express, Lensfield Road
This small Asian inspired dining spot focuses its menu around authentic Chinese and Cantonese cuisine - delivered to your door or in store.
Open six days a week, the restaurant offers both set menus and a range of food to choose from. Specialising in both dim sum and traditional dishes, you can sit down and devour steamed dumplings, buns, soups, braised meats, sizzling specialities and a whole range of noodles for a very reasonable price.
We recommend getting stuck into Duck tongues in sesame and chilli sauce. You might think we're mad but trust us, this could be a new takeaway favourite.
Charlie Chan, Regent Street
This traditional Chinese restaurant set in the heart of the city is on a mission to deliver simple, delicious and affordable food to loyal customers.
As one of the oldest restaurants in Cambridge, Charlie Chan aims to stay true to tradition, providing classical tastes and dishes.
There are more obscure dishes on the menu such as salt and pepper pig's trotters as well as more recognisable fare, like shredded garlic and chilli chicken.
Whatever you eat at Charlie Chan, you will be pleased with the clean flavours and filling nature. It's a perfect restaurant to while away a few hours with friends enjoying good food, good company and occasionally live jazz.
Noodles Plus, Mill Road
We often think the biggest problem with having a Chinese is that you get full up too quickly. Six minutes in and you've already devoured 13 pancake rolls, and 20,000 prawn crackers. That's not something you have to worry about at Noodles Plus.
Oodles of noodles, light soups, and dumplings, this is a far cry from the bright orange sweet and sour sauce we are used to. Open for lunch and dinner to dine in or take out, this is the perfect way to eat Chinese food without the guilt.
We recommend trying a drunken noodle. You can pair it with what you like but for us, noodles, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and broccoli topped with stir fried chicken sounds pretty fantastic.
Orchid Restaurant, Newmarket Road
This is the ultimate Chinese restaurant for parties. Where else in Cambridge would you be able to eat and sing your heart out in one place? Owing to that we may say this is the greatest place on EARTH.
With a brand new A La Carte menu specialising in a whole host of dishes, the Orchid offers the type of Chinese food we know and love with a swanky restaurant twist.
There are a whole host of dishes available from soups, specials, seafood and crispy chilli beef. You can stick with what you know or branch out and try something a bit more authentic.
Whichever you choose, the Orchid restaurant promises great quality and truly delicious food.
In 2015 the Orchid was voted as one of the Top 10 restaurants in Cambridge by the Good Food Guide.
Plus you can do karaoke in one of the restaurant's five private karaoke rooms, with a great selection of songs and exclusive snacks and drinks. What more could you want?
Chung Hwa, Waterbeach
Okay, we know this isn't strictly IN Cambridge, but it's very close and people in villages deserve a takeaway too.
Chung Hwa Chinese Takeaway offers fast service, really yummy food and Tupperware pots - yep you read that right. Reasonably priced the takeaway doesn't deliver but foodies within the area will know it's well worth the drive.
We would definitely recommend the salt and chilli chicken, and you heard it here first, the prawn crackers are second to NONE.
Yippee Noodle Bar, King Street
Yippee Noodle Bar offers a casual Asian dining experience focusing on fresh, healthy ingredients, vibrant flavours, and fast friendly service.
Diners will be able to enjoy a range of tasty dishes in a stylish and informal open kitchen setting.
The menu has many dishes on offer including classics such as spare ribs marinated in a unique mix of traditional Chinese spices.
There are also Yippee speciality dishes such as Chilli Udon: thick white Japanese noodles, fried with mixed vegetable, pak choi, garnished with fresh chilli, shallots and sesame.
You will be able to choose from a variety of freshly squeezed juices, maintaining a fresh, wholesome and clean meal. Or you can have wine if you prefer...
The Wok n Grill, Trumpington
If you're a dedicated chinese food fan, chances are you've been here before, once, twice, a thousand times. It might not be Michelin Star quality but it is what it says on the tin, all you can eat delicious Chinese food.
If you want to eat 20 duck pancake rolls, who's going to stop you? Like squid but the family hate it? Who cares. This is Chinese food eaten your way, as much as you like, as little as you like, for as long as you like.
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Get the gang together and make a night of it. We can safely say you will wok (get it) out of those doors feeling 100 per cent satisfied and stuffed.
Plus you can have a banana fritter for pudding, and who is saying no to that?poll loading
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