Skip to main content

Review of North China Restaurant in West Houston

I live in Houston and love writing reviews of the local restaurants and stores I visit with family and friends.

Exterior of the North China restaurant in Houston

Exterior of the North China restaurant in Houston

Specializing in Mandarin Cuisine

The North China restaurant in Houston specializes in Mandarin cuisine, and it is delicious! There is little doubt as to the type of food served inside this restaurant. It is emblazoned on the front of the building alongside the name and colorful koi fish painted on the exterior.

Beautiful outdoor patio area

Beautiful outdoor patio area

He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skills of the physician.

— Chinese Proverb

In Business Since 1976!

This is a family-owned restaurant that has been in business in Houston since 1976. That says a lot about 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 of the current location is 14525 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77079.

This 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 above. 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 Asian-style screen divides that room into two spaces, or it can be moved aside to make it one ample private dining space.

Complimentary Salad and Appetizer Bar

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.

Luncheon Plates

We have yet to taste all of the many dishes offered on the menu at this restaurant. You can see some of the ones that we have tried to get an idea of how one of their luncheon plates appears.

Hospitality and Service

My husband and I enjoy eating Chinese food. This type of food is typically well-flavored but not spicy as compared to Sichuan cuisine, which can be quite tantalizing to the taste buds.

The presentation is essential, as well. Expect to receive friendly and efficient service at this restaurant.

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

— Chinese Proverb

The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue.

— Confucius


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Peggy Woods