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Best Chinese Restaurant

Chinatown Café

Michelle Gienow

323 Park Ave., (410) 727-5599

Posted 9/22/2004

Naming someplace the best Chinese restaurant in Baltimore is something of a backhanded compliment; it’s like being called the smartest kid on the short bus. For years there was a dearth of truly decent Chinese chow in and around the city, but now we have Chinatown Café. The tanks of live fish, eel, and crabs at the restaurant’s entrance are the first clue that this isn’t the overcooked, MSG-laden glop that is the sad local standard. Inside, the menu is full of dim sum treats and authentic dishes made from sparkling fresh ingredients, some of which, you may remember, greeted you at the front door.

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Other Awards for Best Chinese Restaurant:

Grace Garden, 9/16/2009

Grace Garden, 9/17/2008

Szechuan House, 9/19/2007

Café Zen, 9/20/2006

Chinatown Café, 9/21/2005

Chinatown Café, 9/17/2003

Chinatown Café, 9/18/2002

Bamboo House, 9/19/2001

Szechuan Best, 9/13/2000

Café Zen, 9/15/1999

Grand Palace, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Chinatown Café:

Best Chinese Restaurant, 9/21/2005

Best Chinese Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Best Chinese Restaurant, 9/18/2002

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