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Located in Croix-Rousse, this gem of a restaurant serves hot Sichuan meals in a cozy, relaxed setting. Carnet Gourmand is known for its authentic Chinese flavors that are just short of overpowering, and strike the perfect balance of spiciness levels. Understandably, this wildly popular restaurant is packed to the rafters most evenings, but is well worth the wait if you adore Chinese food. The service is both warm and friendly.
This quiet minimalist restaurant located on the brink of the Saône is where locals queue up for a taste of modern Chinese cuisine. Manto is independently run by a friendly couple who always greet guests with a warm welcome. Expertly prepared and gorgeously plated, some dishes even have a quirky French twist to it, making it all the more exceptional. Sample the pillowy dim sums filled with fresh minced meats and herbs, while the dumpling soup is a terrific original.
Tucked away on a quiet street near the Rhône, Chinese restaurant Engimono is wildly popular with the locals. A traditional Chinese menu features authentic, wonderfully steamed dumplings, filled with well-spiced minced meats, shrimp, sauces and herbs, besides usual staples such as rice and an array of curries. Bring a large appetite as each dish is well-portioned. This cozy eatery enjoys packed crowds most evenings, so call ahead before you visit.