Chinese food offers a spectacular mix of savory sweet and spicy flavors that have made it one of the most popular national cuisines in the United States. Chinese restaurants range from fine-dining establishments to street food vendors and everything in between. Here in Mission Viejo, we're spoiled for all kinds of food, and we have a range of fantastic Chinese restaurants to satisfy those cravings.

At Audi Mission Viejo, we love our hometown, and we love Chinese food. There's nothing better than fried rice or dim sum, and we want to help you find the best Chinese restaurants in Mission Viejo for both dine-in and takeout. Whether you're looking for classic dishes like egg rolls and sesame chicken or authentic regional cuisine, we've included options for you. Keep reading to learn about four of our favorite spots for Chinese cuisine in the Mission Viejo area.

New Shanghai Restaurant

Location: 20562 Regency Lane Suite K, Lake Forest, CA 92630 
Phone number: 949-830-1122 

The New Shanghai Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has been serving the Lake Forest area and nearby Mission Viejo for over 35 years. It serves a variety of classic Chinese favorites in a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for families. While dining in is great, you can also choose the takeout option. If you do, you can easily order online or give the restaurant a call. 

If you plan to dine in with a large party, it might be a good idea to place a reservation, which you can accomplish through the restaurant's website. If interested, you can even contact the restaurant to cater your next event.

The New Shanghai Restaurant has an extensive menu that covers all the basics as well as some restaurant specialties. For appetizers, you can choose wontons, egg rolls, barbecue ribs, potstickers, soups, and a range of other favorites. The main dishes include a huge range of options, starting with a variety of fried rice dishes and noodle dishes, including chow mein and chow fun.

Other entree items are divided into beef, tofu, poultry, pork, seafood, and vegetarian categories. These include classics like Mongolian and Kung Pao beef, orange peel chicken, garlic shrimp, and General Tso's chicken. New Shanghai also offers a variety of egg foo young, moo shu, and chop suey options. Smaller portions of many of these dishes are available for lunch. Remember that the restaurant doesn't include rice with the entrees, so be sure to order it separately.

Din Ho

Location: 21741 Lake Forest Drive Suite 103, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone number: 949-951-0427 

Din Ho is an established local Chinese restaurant that's been serving the Lake Forest and Mission Viejo communities since 1982. It offers a delicious and approachable menu of classic Chinese dishes and is a great place for a casual meal with the family. 

Din Ho offers separate lunch and dinner menus. Lunch is served every day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the dinner menu is served all day until close, which is 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The lunch menu includes a range of soups, appetizers, soup noodles, and rice dishes, as well as complete lunch plates. These include an entree, such as Szechuan beef, orange chicken, or beef and broccoli, as well as soup or salad, an egg roll, a wonton, and steamed rice.

On the dinner menu, you'll find a range of house specialties like sizzling beef and scallops, Moo shu chicken, and pineapple duck, all served with steamed rice. The rest of the menu is expansive and includes beef, poultry, egg fu young, pork, seafood, chow mein, fried rice, and chop suey options as well as soups and appetizers. You can make your meal complete by adding $5.25 per person. This adds the soup of the day, an egg roll, a wonton, fried shrimp, and fried or steamed rice.

Lakeside Chinese Cuisine

Location: 23022 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone number: 949-830-2999 

Lakeside Chinese Cuisine is another great spot for classic Chinese dishes in the Mission Viejo area. It's been serving the local community for years and offers a fresh take on old favorites. Like the other restaurants on this list, Lakeside offers a very large menu, including all the takeout favorites.

To start your meal, consider an order of egg rolls or wontons, egg drop soup, salad, or barbecue pork. Entree options include a wide range of pork, beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetable dishes, as well as fried rice, chow mein, chop suey, egg fu young, and moo shu. You can make any of these entrees a combo for a small price. This adds the soup of the day, an egg roll, a wonton, chicken, and steamed rice. You can easily order online and choose delivery or takeout. You can also choose to dine in at Lakeside's comfortable dining room.

Diho Siam

Location: 27702 Crown Valley Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Phone number: 949-365-8777 

Diho Siam isn't primarily a Chinese restaurant. However, this fantastic Thai spot offers a selection of Chinese-style dishes and is an all-around great establishment. Appetizers include familiar items like egg rolls, wontons, and potstickers, as well as traditional Thai options like satay, mee krob, and fresh rolls. Other starters include a variety of salads and traditional Thai soups.

Entrees include a variety of noodle dishes, including the classic pad Thai, as well as multiple Thai takes on fried rice. Also included are curries and a vast selection of sauteed and stir-fried dishes. If you're in the mood for Chinese food, Diho Siam offers a special selection of Chinese classics, including lo mein, orange peel chicken, moo shu, Mongolian beef, and Kung Pao chicken. Whether you're looking for great Thai or Chinese food, place your order online today.

That's a quick overview of some of the best spots for Chinese food in the Mission Viejo area. We hope this makes it easier to choose next time you're ordering takeout or looking for a place to eat. There are plenty of other great restaurants in town, and we, unfortunately, can't include all of them. If you live in the area and have a favorite Chinese restaurant that we forgot to mention, feel free to let us know and we'll see about adding it to our list. Remember to keep Audi Mission Viejo in mind for all of your automotive needs and we'll see you soon.

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