Houston's Chinatown

With the second-largest Indochinese population in the US, after Los Angeles, Houston has a sizable and thriving Asian community. The initial Chinatown was founded east of Downtown, but today’s bustling international quarter has evolved in the city’s southwest.

Take a stroll through DFW Chinatown – a hub of trade, commerce and culture for Dallas’ Asian community located north of Dallas in Richardson. With large statues that greet\you upon arrival and a center filled with specialty restaurants and shopping, this area is a must-see.

Chinatown is a largely residential area, where family-owned restaurants serve dishes ranging from pho and dim sum to curry. The huge Hong Kong Food Market grocery store specializes in seafood and Asian produce, while discount shops on Harwin Drive sell electronics, fashion and jewelry. Quiet Arthur Storey Park is popular for its tai chi court and jogging trail. The Chinese Community Center runs Asian heritage tours. 

Houston, TX boasts a large and vibrant Asian community, with the second-largest Indochinese population in the United States, behind Los Angeles. The first Chinatown was established east of Downtown, but today the southwest area of the city has emerged as the thriving international district.

If you’re a fan of Chinese food or Pan-Asian cuisine, Houston Texas 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.

As one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation, it’s no surprise that Houston’s Chinatown is pretty large. Though the neighborhood was first established on the east side of Downtown, the cultural epicenter made its way to Southwest Houston real estate investments in the 1980s and ’90s. This expansive new ‘hood, also referred to as Asiatown, is home to a thriving community, filled with a density of shops, restaurants, and these awesome things to do.

 It’s safe to say there is no shortage of amazingly good, authentic spots to eat in Chinatown. Start by doing some dim sum at cult favorites like Fung’s Kitchen, where you’ll find the colossal dining room packed with hungry patrons ready to pick off a steady stream of Hong Kong-style eats, or Golden Dim Sum, which is just as cheap as it is tasty. Get Peking duck with traditional scallion pancakes at Peking Cuisine (call ahead), or get it crispy-skinned with a side of steamed buns at Arco Seafood

DFW ChinaTown is the epicenter of Asian food culture in the Dallas metro area of titillating restaurants, grocery stores, and bakeries. Immerse yourself in a traditional Asian experience from the moment you step foot in the shopping center. Chinese, Japanese, Korean…you name it.

Visit Kingwood as well.

Driving Directions

Chinatown Houston, TX 77036, USA, Get on Sam Houston Tollway N3 min (1.1 mi),Take Westpark Tollway E to Westpark Dr. Take the Westpark Dr exit from Westpark Tollway E 7 min (6.2 mi), Get on I-610 N4 min (1.2 mi), Follow I-610 N to W Loop N Fwy. Take exit 12A from I-610 N4 min (3.4 mi), Take W 12th St to your destination 4 min (1.1 mi), 3530 W 12th St #214 Houston, TX 77008, USA