Chinese New Year: 5 best Chinese restaurants in Newcastle according to Tripadvisor reviews

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Indulge in some cultural appreciation and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with these best rated Chinese eateries, according to Tripadvisor.

Happy New Year to all our Chinese readers celebrating Chinese New Year, which officially ticked over on Saturday evening. 2023 according to Chinese horoscopes is the Year of the Rabbit, the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture.

If you were born during the Year of the Rabbit, you share the same sign as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, Chinese martial arts actor Jet Li, Colombian author and winner of the Nobel literature prize Gabriel Garcia Marquez, French singer Edith Piaf as well as German-born physicist Albert Einstein and the recently deceased Pope Benedict.

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Chinese New Year is celebrated for 16 days, meaning if you missed the countdown at midnight on Saturday you still have time to celebrate with the Chinese community in Newcastle and wish them Xīnnián kuàilè (新年快乐) in Mandarin, or Gong Hei fat choy (恭喜发财) in Cantonese.

With food a big part of Chinese customs, now seems the perfect opportunity to experience Chinese culture on a plate with one of the five top-ranked Chinese restaurants on Tripadvisor in Newcastle. Traditionally, dumplings, fish, spring rolls, and Nian Gao are all served up around this time, each with their own symbolism behind their consumption.

Newcastleworld takes a look at those top Chinese restaurants in the area, so you can celebrate Chinese New Year by appreciating some of their culinary customs in Newcastle.

The five best Chinese restaurants in Newcastle according to Tripadvisor

Nan Bei

  • Location: 48 Grainger Street Grainger Mark, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JG 
  • Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

What diners said: “Happened across this place by chance on a weekend visit, I would 100% recommend. Quick, tasty, and delicious food. I’ll be returning!! The duck bao bun was 5* alone”

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For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor.

Palace Garden

  • Location: 45-51 Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4YB 
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

What diners said: “I’ve been enjoying dim sum for a long time and whenever in a new city I gravitate towards Chinatown if there is one. The food at Palace Garden is as good as I’ve had anywhere in the world.”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor

King Neptune, on Parkside 34-36 Stowell Street, received 4.5/ out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor (Credit: Tripadvisor)King Neptune, on Parkside 34-36 Stowell Street, received 4.5/ out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor (Credit: Tripadvisor)
King Neptune, on Parkside 34-36 Stowell Street, received 4.5/ out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor (Credit: Tripadvisor)

King Neptune

  • Location: Parkside 34-36 Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XQ
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

What diners said: “The food was amazing. Very tasty and plentiful. The service from the staff was 1st class. Very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend it!!!”

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For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor.

Jakki’s Chinese Takeaway

  • Location: 138 Heaton Park Road Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5NR
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

What diners said: “First time I used this takeaway, food was stunning, the staff were friendly and chatty, one of the best Chinese takeaways around the north east, thank you think will have another treat there this week”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurant’s page on Tripadvisor

Amaysia Restaurant

  • Location: 18 Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XQ
  • Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

What diners said: “Came here twice in a matter of weeks. Wonderful food each time. Yesterday I had the Capital Sauce Spare Ribs followed by chicken and cashew but! Absolutely splendid food and great service”

For bookings or more information, visit this restaurants page on Tripadvisor

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