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Congratulations, Emperor of China!

Milwaukee's best Chinese, 2012


For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2012. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.

Year after year, Emperor of China takes our readers choice as best Chinese restaurant in Milwaukee. 2012 was no exception, easily besting the runner-up, No. 1 Chinese.

Despite a recent remodel, which includes the addition of a massive Chinese dragon hanging from the ceiling, this Brady Street staple isn't especially fancy, nor is its fare.

But with excellent lunch specials, including a great egg drop soup, and emphasis on quality and fresh vegetables, the Emperor is a solid pick for the best Chinese in town.

Recognizing the specialization in Szechwan, Hunan, Shanghai, Peking or Cantonese cooking techniques, Emperor of China's menu celebrates the diversity in regional Chinese cooking. The portions are large, often large enough for two diners, and the service is always top notch.

On the menu, classics like chow mein, egg foo yung, sweet and sour pork and Mongolian beef collide with house specialties like lava chicken, kung pao shrimp and the Emperor's seafood.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Lucky Liu's

Runners-up:

2. No. 1 Chinese (Bay View)
3. Jing's
4. Lucky Liu's
5. China Gourmet
6. Emperor's Kitchen
tie. Fortune Restaurant
8. Ching-Hwa
9. William Ho's
10. Yen Ching
11. Harvey Moy's
tie. East Garden
13. Lotus
14. Huan Xi
tie. Peony


Talkbacks

Lynn123 | Dec. 9, 2012 at 7:34 p.m. (report)

Who is voting?? I agree with BCZF...Yen Ching is well deserving of the #1 spot!

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InTheView | Nov. 4, 2012 at 2:49 p.m. (report)

pwno1 knows what's up. No. 1 Chinese sucks. If it closed tomorrow, I'd never miss it.

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pwno1 | Oct. 27, 2012 at 4:48 p.m. (report)

I realize this list is completely subjective but listing No. 1 Chinese in Bay View as runner up...what the WHAT? The conventional wisdom with a lot of folks in Bay View is that we really wish there was a half way decent Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. This ain't good food, Chinese or otherwise. Bleh, I'd rather eat my shoe than have a second meal at No. 1 Chinese.

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BCZF | Oct. 23, 2012 at 6:19 p.m. (report)

No Yen Ching or Lychee Garden?

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