North China Restaurant in West Houston
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Specializing in Mandarin Cuisine
The North China Restaurant in Houston specializes in serving Mandarin cuisine, and it is delicious! There is little doubt as to the type of food served inside this restaurant because it is emblazoned on the front of the building alongside the name and the colorful koi fish painted on the exterior.
In Business Since 1976!
This is a family owned restaurant that has been in business in Houston since the year 1976. That says a lot for their popularity and staying power! According to their website, the owners operated a restaurant in Seoul, Korea, for decades before moving to the United States. Also mentioned, is the fact of their being named the “Best Chinese Restaurant in Houston” by KHOU which is our local Channel 11 Houston.
We ate at the North China Restaurant for many years when it was located behind the Memorial City Professional Buildings near the Memorial City Hospital. The address now is 14525 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. It is in the so-called Energy Quarter of West Houston near Highway 6. It is in an enclave of buildings with an assortment of other restaurants and businesses. They have an end cap with an outdoor dining space for those days in metro Houston when the weather invites outdoor dining.
The interior spaces are bright and inviting in the North China Restaurant as you can readily see from the photos below. The poster art that adorns the walls is eye-catching. The only room without some natural light emanating from windows is the private dining room. An Oriental screen divides that room into two spaces, or it can be moved aside to make it one ample private dining space.
Complimentary Salad and Appetizer Bar
Just as in the old location, a complimentary salad and appetizer bar is included when ordering any of the luncheon specials. People are invited to help themselves to the cold and spicy noodles, warm and crispy fried morsels and lightly dressed salad. Everyone we know seems to enjoy it.
We have yet to taste all of the many dishes offered on the menu at the North China Restaurant. You can see some of the ones that we have tried, or that guests of ours have ordered, to get an idea of how one of their luncheon plates appears.
Hospitality and Service
My husband and I enjoy eating Chinese food. North China Restaurant specializes in Mandarin-style Chinese food. This type of food is typically well-flavored, but not spicy as compared to Sichuan Cuisine, which can be quite spicy. Presentation is essential as well. Expect to receive friendly and efficient service at this restaurant.