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With Asians beings one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in Houston, it’s no secret that Houston’s Chinatown is bursting at the seams with fun, affordable things to do.

Originally located in East Downtown (EaDo), Chinatown has since shifted southwest and is now populated with Vietnamese, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Korean, and many more populations. To keep up with demand, businesses sprouted up all over Bellaire Blvd., leaving Houstonians with a diverse, exciting area to explore.

Read everything you need to know about Chinatown Houston 


Chinatown Houston – Best restaurants for delicious, authentic Chinese food

If you’re a fan of Chinese food or Pan-Asian cuisine, Houston is a wonderful place to be. Whether you’re in the mood for dim sum, fried rice, hot pot, noodles, or delicious stir-fried veggies, you don’t have to look far.

Chinese restaurants are especially great for outings with friends and family because food is often served family-style — the dishes are meant to be passed around and shared. We’ve put together a list of the best Houston Chinatown restaurants for you to choose from. 

Let’s look at some great food places in Chinatown, Houston

Fu Fu Café

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Delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine offered every day from early to late!
Where: B, 9889 Bellaire Blvd STE 105, Houston, TX 77036
Operating Hours: Open daily 11:00 am – 2:00 am


Tiger Den

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Tiger Den is Houston’s first Japanese Ramen and Yakitori Bar.
Where: 9889 Bellaire Blvd STE 230, Houston, TX 77036
Operating Hours: Monday CLOSED | Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Friday, Saturday 5:00 pm – 12:00 am


Cafe 101

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They are the first to offer over 100 kinds of Asian flavor teas and fresh fruit drinks. Their unique style of culinary art shows the spirit of Chinese cuisine with a Japanese and Korean twist. Their flavor sake and sake cocktail will make the nights at Cafe101 more memorable for you and your friends.
Where: Floor 1 Dun Huang Plaza, 9889 Bellaire Blvd #112a, Houston, TX 77036
Operating Hours: Open daily 11:30 am – 2:00 am


Nu Café

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They Offer a Variety of special drinks, from Milk Teas and Smoothies/Frappes to Vietnamese Iced Coffee and Fresh Fruit Juices.
Where: Floor 1 Dun Huang Plaza, 9889 Bellaire Blvd #112a, Houston, TX 77036
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Friday, Saturday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Crawfish Cafe

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Crawfish Cafe opened in 2013 in Houston, Texas. Since then, they have been voted as one of the best crawfish places in Houston and continue to serve viet-cajun crawfish and seafood to hungry locals daily.
Where: 11209 Bellaire Blvd, Suite C-36, Houston, TX 77072
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Crawfish & Noodles (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

Restaurant concept by James Beard Finalist Chef Trong Nguyen. The pioneer of Viet-cajun cuisine.
Where: 11360 Bellaire Blvd, Ste 990, Houston, TX


Cajun Kitchen

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At Cajun Kitchen, they offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food. The key to their success is simple: providing quality consistent food that taste great every single time. They serve customers with delicious genuine dishes like: Seafood, Vietnamese, Cajun
Where: 6938 Wilcrest Drive, Suite E, Houston, TX 77072, United States
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Things to do in Chinatown Houston – Shopping Markets

Hong Kong City Mall

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Hong Kong City Mall is another great Chinatown spot; an indoor mall containing dozens of restaurants, cafes, and small shops, all mostly Vietnamese. However, the most notable place to check out is Hong Kong Food Market. Here you can find all sorts of uncommon and international groceries and trinkets.
Where: 11205 Bellaire Blvd Houston, TX 77072
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm


Harwin Drive

If you’re looking for a great bargain, look no further than Harwin Drive, Chinatown Houston’s shopping district. You can find almost everything here, from cellphones to formal wear. Vendors change often so you’re in for a surprise during every visit. Even if you just window shop, it can be great free entertainment!
Where: Houston, TX 77036
Operating Hours: Always Open


Super H Mart

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For Korean and Chinese specialties, you can check out Super H Mart.
Where: 1302 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm


Viet Hoa International Foods

For an awesome selection of meats and seafood, Viet Hoa International Foods is the way to go.
Where: 8300 W Sam Houston Pkwy S STE 100, Houston, TX 77072, United States
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm


Fun Things to do in Chinatown Houston – Karaoke

Happy Zone KTV

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Happy Zone karaoke is the one and only place with themed rooms. Their rooms are well designed for customers to enjoy more in the comfortable environment that they provide.  They have more than 300,000 songs that are listed as Chinese English Korean. They also have special setups just for Vietnamese customers. 
Where: 9889 Bellaire Blvd ste 207, Houston, TX 77036, United States
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm | Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 pm – 2:00 am


Yes KTV

Yes KTV is an upscale Karaoke bar with private rooms that you can rent. You’ll be served with a selection over 10,000 songs in multiple languages that is updated frequently, so you’ll be in for hours of fun.
Where: 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036, United States
Operating Hours: Thursday and Sunday: 6:30 pm – 1:30 am | Friday and Saturday: 6:30 pm –  2:00 am


Neway Restaurant & Lounge

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Neway Restaurant & Lounge can accommodate and serve all your different needs and appetites. Whether you fancy drinking, karaoke, fine dining or simply chilling out, they have just the right props for you to stage your act.
Where: 9889 Bellaire Blvd suite d239, Houston, TX 77036, United States
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 5:00 pm – 2:00 am


Chinatown Houston – Massage places

Reflexology massages are to die for. And while driving up and down Bellaire Blvd., you’ll see the streets lined with businesses offering them. Many offer incredible services but will only cost you $20 for a full-hour foot massage (but these often include leg and even shoulder massages) or a full-body massage ranging from $40 – $60.

Lucky Feet

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Lucky Feet offers reflexology, foot and full body massage in Houston. They also offer hot stone and combination of both body and foot massage.
Where:
9715 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX, United States, Texas
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm


Oasis Massage & Salon

Oasis Massage Salon is a renowned massage parlor in Houston that provides excellent therapeutic massages. Their varieties of massages nurture, cleanse, relax the body and heal the mind.
Where:
9889 Bellaire Blvd #331, Houston, TX 77036, United States
Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm


Soul inn reflexology

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They specialize in massage therapy, herbal therapy, holistic healing & pain relief.
Where: 9600 Bellaire Blvd, # 135, Houston, TX, United States, Texas
Operating Hours: Always Open


Things to do in Chinatown Houston – Other Attractions

Teo Chew Temple

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You can also check out Teo Chew Temple, which is absolutely beautiful to tour and is open to the public. The temple runs on donations so feel free to give a little cash if you’re able to do so.
Where: 10599 Turtlewood Ct Houston, TX 77072
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm


Jade Buddha Temple

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Texas Buddhist Association’s (TBA) major decision-making body, the Board of Directors, is led by the Venerables. Its two major venues, Jade Buddha Temple and American Bodhi Center, are led by their respective Abbots. TBA is a non-profit religious organization. TBA adheres to the Buddha’s teachings and seeks to better the welfare of all by promoting the compassion and loving-kindness taught by the Dharma.
Where: 6969 Westbranch Dr, Houston, TX 77072, United States
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

What is your favorite spot to hit up in Chinatown Houston? Let us know in the comments below!


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