Becoming a successful Chinese restaurant in the United States is tricky. You need to cater to the American palate, but still be authentic enough to be considered a reputable Chinese joint.
With more than 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States, it's not easy picking a top 50. Based on interviews with chefs and Chinese restaurant associations, surveys of local food writers and polls, and our own experience, here are the 50 best Chinese restaurants in the country, arranged by state.
China Magic Noodle House, Chandler, Arizona
China Magic Noodle House, Chandler, Arizona [yelp.com]
2015 N. Dobson Road, Chandler, Ariz.; +1 480 786 8002
Beijing Pie House, Monterey Park, California
Beijing Pie House, Monterey Park, California [latimes.com]
846 E. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, Calif.; +1 626 288 3818