It’s a classic to-go dish that everyone loves; Chinese food. From the fragrant and savory sauces and sautéed vegetables to the peculiar and exotic main dishes you might try only with a friend. Cleveland too has some of the best Chinese restaurants around, in fact when you start looking you’ll be amazed at how many you find.
Pearl Of The Orient
19300 Detroit Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 333-9902

When you’re craving Chinese food there is one place on the west side of Cleveland that can hit the spot, Pearl of the Orient in Rocky River. For more than 30 years George Hwang has been feeding hungry customers the best food his kitchen can produce; and that’s no small undertaking. The dinner menu is extensive featuring entrees like soft shell crab, flour dusted and sautéed with Szechuan sauce or black bean sauce, broccoli, asparagus and bell peppers. Or try something with more “zing” like the “Pearl Classic” or the “Happy Couple” made with scallops, beef tenderloin sautéed with mushrooms, broccoli and water chestnuts in a light oyster sauce. Anyway you choose Pearl of the Orient is a Cleveland favorite.

Hunan By The Falls
508 E. Washington St.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
(440) 247-0808

In Chagrin Falls, Hunan by the Falls is always busy. It might be the specials like the Cantonese Duck, crispy and sweet served with a Chef special duck sauce and only available on the weekends or it might be the Hunan Shrimp, marinated then tossed with broccoli, mushrooms, baby corn and carrots in a spicy pepper sauce that draw a crowd. Maybe Hunan by the Falls is always busy because of the attention to detail and creativity they put into the food, winning this restaurant the Silver Spoon Award eight times. Whatever the reason, Hunan by the Falls is great spot to enjoy a delicious dinner and gather with friends.

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Sun Luck Garden
1901 S. Taylor Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 397-7676

Sun Luck Garden in Cleveland Heights has the perfect array of dishes for any palate. You can pick from Szechuan, Mandarin or Cantonese style preparation. Sun Luck Garden is a special place to have a great dinner or lunch; choose from the Lo Mein or Chow Mein noodles, soft or fried and chicken or pork or shrimp toss in a spicy peanut sauce and you’ve got a great dish! Whether spicy food is your desire or a simpler more balanced dish, heavy on the vegetables, Sun Luck Garden is your place.

Umami Asian Kitchen
42 N.Main St.
Chagrin Falls, Oh 44022

Chagrin Falls is a little spot filled with amazing restaurants. Take for example the Umami Asian Kitchen; fresh ingredients, local farmers and exceptional chefs make this a stand out spot. It’s even been placed on Open Tables Best of 2015 award list. Dig into the menu; small plates like the spicy tuna roll are perfect to nibble while large plates like the udon noodles or hanger steak remind you of the South Pacific. Make Umami Asian Kitchen a must try for 2016.

2247 Professor Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 274-1202

Another award winner on this list is Ginko, winner of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice 2015. This is simply because Dante Boccuzzi has a restaurant and menu worth coming back for over and over again. If you’re there once try the tartar appetizer; salmon, tuna or caviar with the cooked shrimp sushi roll. Order the chefs daily selection or the 6 course chefs tasting menu. When you’re at Ginko you can trust every taste and sensation will be phenomenal.

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Marissa Burke is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at