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Where to go for Chinese food?

Written by Joelle Shea, Community blogger | Nov 14, 2012 11:39 AM

WITF readers haven't led me astray in the past. You've suggested Chalit's,  you've offered comments about ice cream shops and you haven't been wrong yet!

In the past week, both my husband and my dad have asked about Chinese food Central PA, and I'm stumped. My parents recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary, and my father quipped "I read that this is called the 'China Anniversary,' so I guess I'm supposed to take Mom out for Chinese." Dad jokes aside, where do go for dumplings, bok choy, szechuan chicken or your favorite Chinese food?

Help a newcomer out - Where do you go to get your Chinese food fix in Central PA? 

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  • Tiffster img 2012-11-14 16:19

    I just moved to the area in March but have been enjoying Empire Asian Bistro at 3819 Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg.

  • Luna img 2012-11-14 16:31

    The lack of good Chinese dumpling places around here astounds me. Mitaka has some, but recently cut back on the dim sum portion of their menu. I honestly go to Philly or D.C. for good dumplings. :(

    • Tiffster img 2012-11-14 16:51

      Yeah, Philly's Chinatown rocks.

    • Tiffster img 2012-11-14 16:55

      Also, I found good Chinese in Northern Virginia but not in DC. Please do share where you found good dumplings.

  • Wanderingdoc img 2012-11-19 19:31

    We like Akitas in Lemoyne on Market St at 7th St. It has Chinese and Japanese cuizine.

  • claudzilla5 img 2012-11-23 10:32

    Yang's in Lancaster - just north of the city on Oregon Pike - doesn't look like much from the outside but their fried rice is delicious. Evergreen, another hole in the wall on the east end of the city, listens when you ask for spicy, so beware. Their spicy schezuan beef is full of vegetables and flavor!

  • Joe img 2012-11-25 20:57

    Yangmings in Bryn Mawr, PA is definitely worth a visit.

    It is on the mainline going towards Philly. The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful and their entree's are quite tasty although a little bit pricey. The fortune cookies are chocolate covered and a real treat to end a meal with. Yangmings is definitely a sit and dine experience.

    Feel free to check out my Philadelphia Foodie website for some more hidden restaurant gems!

  • KrisHinderliter img 2013-02-08 10:00

    I'm sad to see that these are all the suggestions you got for Chinese food in Harrisburg Area.

    Some great places are Jumbo's buffet on Paxton Street, has an amazing selection, and it is suggested to me by my friends, and it is the best price for the best food. They have gyoza, dumplings, peach dumplings, dim sum, and then they have the usual fare, and they are busy with Asian people. Some of their largest groups of customers are the Asians of this area.

    I'm sad that your readers suggested nothing that I thought was as good as Jumbo's, or nearly as is local.

  • b_reilly img 2014-02-21 13:49

    you don't. there is simply not a good option for authentic or quality chinese food in this area.

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  • Zeshan Bilal img 2015-12-16 05:43

    Thanks for sharing this information! I was looking for something special to eat in chinese :)

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