A staple of any weekly dinner schedule, Chinese cuisine is often the most in-demand takeaway option for a Friday or Saturday night. Chinese cuisine is as versatile as it is flavoursome, boasting variety and imagination at every turn.
Exeter is arguably the culinary capital of the southwest of England, and so it goes without saying that the city has a plethora of cuisines on offer from all corners of the world. Luckily, for those with a penchant for Asian food, there are plenty of brilliant Chinese restaurants in Exeter perfect for an evening dining out with friends, or offering takeaway services for eating at home. Here are our top picks for the best Chinese restaurants in Exeter…
Dee Yi, located in the Heavitree area of Exeter, is as authentic a Chinese restaurant as it gets. With an expansive menu and dishes packed with flavour, you won’t be short on choice when choosing to dine with Dee Yi.
From spicy vermicelli Singapore-style noodles to sesame chicken strips, to sticky, spicy spare ribs, there’s so much to choose from on Dee Yi’s menu you might be eating leftovers for days after your initial order. Dee Yi offers both dine-in and takeaway options, so call ahead to reserve a table.
Location: 21A Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LD
This Asian-fusion restaurant located on Sidwell Street in Exeter, marries all the rich and enticing flavours of Japanese and Chinese cuisine to create some truly showstopping dishes.
Provisionally a noodle bar, Tyepyedong has a no-fuss approach to cooking that doesn’t compromise on quality. In fact, the literal translation to English of “tyepyedong” means “a place to eat without fuss.” The restaurant has over twenty years of experience in the catering industry and it shows with their excellent approach to service and cooking.
Location: 175 Sidwell Street, Exeter, EX4 6RH
Many restaurants in Exeter serving Chinese food opt for a Pan-Asian approach to cooking, adopting various styles of cuisine from all over the Asian continent to create imaginative dishes jam-packed with flavour.
ChopStix takes inspiration from the diverse flavours of Chinese, Japanese, and East Asian cuisines to create a noodle bar that feels like a Five Guys. All their noodle dishes are served in eye-catching containers with large drinks available to wash all the goodness down. ChopStix is located in the popular Guildhall Shopping Centre in the heart of Exeter and is the perfect place for a spot of post-shopping grub.
Location: 198 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3EB
Image from Mr Choy
Like all good international cuisines, what sets great Chinese food apart from its contemporaries is its adherence to heritage, tradition, and authenticity.
Mr Choy is leading the way in the southwest in serving Chinese food with family tradition at the heart of its cooking. The restaurant’s recipes have been proudly passed down from generation to generation, and as the old saying goes, a cook is only as good as his tools (and ingredients!) and Mr Choy’s kitchen is kitted out with all the most innovative, modern, and stylish fixtures and equipment tailor-made to construct some truly mouth-watering dishes for its patrons.
Fiercely independent with every dish cooked to order, Golden Wok is one of Exeter’s standout options for Chinese takeaway in the heart of the city. The cooking at Golden Wok is authentic and flavoursome, and the portions make good on the Friday night takeaway investment.
The menu at Golden Wok is jam-packed with Chinese crowd-pleasers, from house-special Chow Meins, sweet and sour dishes, to Foo Yung and Chop Suey specialities. There’s a dish to suit any palette at Golden Wok.
Location: 2 Isleworth Road, Exeter, EX4 1QU