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5 Places to Find Great Chinese Food in Nashville

All of the comforting hot pots, noodles and dim sum 2020 requires

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That slight nip in the air can only mean one thing: Nashville needs some steamy bowls of egg drop soup and fried rice — stat. There’s something about Chinese cuisine that feels like being wrapped up in a comfy, cozy blanket on a chilly night. It fills the belly, warms the soul… and can be easily delivered to a couch that’s primed for a night of Netflix binging.

Nashville may not have a Little Chinatown to call its own — yet. But there are a handful of spots around town that can fulfill a hankering for umami-packed stir-fries and pillow-y balls of bao.

Below, a handy guide to locating these spots. Pass the soy sauce.

Missed your favorite Chinese spot? Drop it in the comments below.

*Map is listed geographically, not ranked.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
4204 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 915-3102
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Ryan and Ann Bernhardt’s East Nashville location may not check all the marks on a Chinese food purist’s bingo card, but their inventive Southern take on the cuisine is most definitely worth noting — and ordering. Standouts include cheesy broccoli fried rice, chiu-chow tater tots and stir-fried hangar steak from local farm Southern Natural. The menu changes frequently, so be sure to pop on over to their website and check out their offerings before placing an order.

*TKO is currently open only for curbside takeout and delivery.

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2. Steam Boys

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1200 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 678-6336
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Germantown’s fast-casual ode to comfort Chinese cuisine offers a variety of options for those craving warm, steamy baskets of bao. Along with their addictively fluffy buns, Steam Boys also

serves up handmade dumplings stuffed with pork or shrimp, hearty noodle soups, bao and dumpling bowls, and liters of Thai milk boba tea to go. A second location in Hermitage offers a

similar menu.

* Currently open for dine in and takeout

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3. Meet Noodles

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2121 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 679-9941
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This Brooklyn transplant dishes up blisteringly spicy bowls of Chongqing noodles, also referred to as “xiao mian” in Chinese, which translates to “little noodles” in English. In Chongqing, xiao

mian are popular wheat-based, numbingly spicy noodles served either with or without soup, using Sichuan pepper, plus a wide variety of meats and vegetables — the perfect antidote to a

chilly fall evening. Meet Noodles Nashville menu offers 16 varieties of noodle bowls along with special snacks like sesame seed balls, dumplings and takoyaki.

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4. Sichuan Hot Pot & Asian Cuisine

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5680 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 750-2582
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As the name implies, hot pots are the star attraction at this spot off of Nolensville Pike. Diners are greeted with burners on their table that hold simmering pots of assorted broths (think:

herb, tomato, lamb, curry and winter melon). The pots can be filled with an extensive list of ingredients such as beef, shrimp, chicken, and a variety of fresh mushrooms and veggies. Chow rice cakes, chow mei fun and chow ho fun (stir-fried noodles) round out the menu along with dim sum, which is available daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

5. China Spring

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8165 TN-100
Nashville, TN 37221
(615) 662-3883
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China Spring has been providing locals with all of the typical U.S. Chinese restaurant staples in reliably generous portions since 1999. Cantonese-style lo mein, moo shu, fried rice, egg rolls and egg drop soup are all options on the menu and are offered with a variety of fillings that range from beef, pork and chicken to shrimp and lobster. The General Tso platter and bourbon chicken are popular go-tos.

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1. TKO

4204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
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Ryan and Ann Bernhardt’s East Nashville location may not check all the marks on a Chinese food purist’s bingo card, but their inventive Southern take on the cuisine is most definitely worth noting — and ordering. Standouts include cheesy broccoli fried rice, chiu-chow tater tots and stir-fried hangar steak from local farm Southern Natural. The menu changes frequently, so be sure to pop on over to their website and check out their offerings before placing an order.

*TKO is currently open only for curbside takeout and delivery.

4204 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216

2. Steam Boys

1200 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Germantown’s fast-casual ode to comfort Chinese cuisine offers a variety of options for those craving warm, steamy baskets of bao. Along with their addictively fluffy buns, Steam Boys also

serves up handmade dumplings stuffed with pork or shrimp, hearty noodle soups, bao and dumpling bowls, and liters of Thai milk boba tea to go. A second location in Hermitage offers a

similar menu.

* Currently open for dine in and takeout

1200 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

3. Meet Noodles

2121 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

This Brooklyn transplant dishes up blisteringly spicy bowls of Chongqing noodles, also referred to as “xiao mian” in Chinese, which translates to “little noodles” in English. In Chongqing, xiao

mian are popular wheat-based, numbingly spicy noodles served either with or without soup, using Sichuan pepper, plus a wide variety of meats and vegetables — the perfect antidote to a

chilly fall evening. Meet Noodles Nashville menu offers 16 varieties of noodle bowls along with special snacks like sesame seed balls, dumplings and takoyaki.

2121 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

4. Sichuan Hot Pot & Asian Cuisine

5680 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

As the name implies, hot pots are the star attraction at this spot off of Nolensville Pike. Diners are greeted with burners on their table that hold simmering pots of assorted broths (think:

herb, tomato, lamb, curry and winter melon). The pots can be filled with an extensive list of ingredients such as beef, shrimp, chicken, and a variety of fresh mushrooms and veggies. Chow rice cakes, chow mei fun and chow ho fun (stir-fried noodles) round out the menu along with dim sum, which is available daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

5680 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

5. China Spring

8165 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

China Spring has been providing locals with all of the typical U.S. Chinese restaurant staples in reliably generous portions since 1999. Cantonese-style lo mein, moo shu, fried rice, egg rolls and egg drop soup are all options on the menu and are offered with a variety of fillings that range from beef, pork and chicken to shrimp and lobster. The General Tso platter and bourbon chicken are popular go-tos.

8165 TN-100
Nashville, TN 37221

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