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North China Restaurant in West Houston

Exterior of North China Restaurant
Posted: June 21, 2019 at 8:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (4)

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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.

Outdoor Patio Area

Outdoor Patio Area

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.

Interior Spaces

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.

Interior dining space with bar area

Interior dining space with bar area

The other side of the main dining area divided by a bookcase and wine storage

The other side of the main dining area divided by a bookcase and wine storage

Colorful poster art on the walls at North China Restaurant

Colorful poster art on the walls at North China Restaurant

Bright lighted dining room with windows overlooking patio area

Bright lighted dining room with windows overlooking patio area

Partial view of private dining room

Partial view of private dining room

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.

Help yourself salad and appetizer bar at lunch

Help yourself salad and appetizer bar at lunch

Help yourself salad and appetizer bar at lunch

Help yourself salad and appetizer bar at lunch

Dish from salad bar

A dish from the salad bar

Luncheon Plates

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.

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

Gan Sho Shrimp

Gan Sho Shrimp

Beijing Beef

Beijing Beef

General Tsao Chicken

General Tsao Chicken

Yuxiang Shredded Pork

Yuxiang Shredded Pork

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.

Do you want to rub his belly?

Do you want to rub his belly?

Partial view as we exit the North China Restaurant

Partial view as we exit the North China Restaurant

Let the good times roll!

Let the good times roll!

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  • July 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm Suzan Galvan

    Peggy, on your recommendation we went with friends and had a wonderful meal. We each ordered (1) dish from the 4 main food groups. Chicken, Pork, Beef and Fish. We ate family style and all thoroughly cleaned our plates. The waiter was so happy. He told us clean plates are the best compliment they can receive. We will be back.

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    • July 10, 2019 at 10:45 pm Peggy

      Hi Suzan,

      So glad that you and your friends liked the North China Restaurant. Clean plates are definitely a cause for celebration in the kitchen! Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 4:06 pm Virginia Billeaud Anderson

    I want to rub his belly. Thanks Peggy

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    • June 26, 2019 at 11:04 pm Peggy

      Hi Virginia,

      It certainly is tempting since he is so near the front door entry. (Smile)

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