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