If you love Chinese food, look no further than these 9 amazing dishes to find around the Dallas metroplex, metroplex emphasized as the best Chinese food is found outside of Dallas proper! A part of our 188 of the Best Dishes in Dallas series. 

Updated March 2024




Catfish | Hook Line & Sinker

The Catfish here are served two ways: a grilled 8 oz. fillet with grilled zucchini, squash and rice or a fried basket with options of a whole catfish and 1-3 piece fillets. Both are great options because at this southern bayou bait shack inspired restaurant, you can not go wrong. 

Uptown | Directions


Chilean Sea Bass | Al Biernats

From working at at on oyster bar in an Aspen nightclub in the 1970’s to owning and operating a top Steakhouse in Dallas, Al has done it all, including a fabulous Chilean Sea Bass. For lunch it is served with sautéed spinach and lobster broth for a lighter fare, versus the dinner version served with lobster risotto, citrus and basil. Both are simply delicious with their perfectly cooked sea bass. 

Multiple Locations | Directions


Crawfish | Aw Shucks

Voted best Crawfish in Dallas by the Dallas Observer, you do not want to miss this Louisiana boiled crawfish tossed with herbs and spices. This family establishment has been operating since 1983 and now have over five locations. Aw Shucks is truly a do not miss, especially during crawfish season. 

Multiple Locations | Directions


Halibut | Montlake Cut

Montlake Cut is a charming costal inspired restaurant serving up some deliciously, fresh seafood. As their fish is delivered daily, the Halibut is not always available to order but is a must order when it is in stock! The Halibut is simply prepared and is served with gribiche sauce.

University Park | Directions


Tuna Wrap | Dive

If you're looking for a tasty, fresh seafood wrap, Dive Coastal Cuisine has got you covered. Seared Ahi Tuna is wrapped up in spinach tortilla with ginger slaw, cucumber, avocado and coconut rice with a sweet chili sauce. Dive serves local organic produce and thoughtfully choses their seafood that is delivered daily, promising a tasty dish!

University Park | Directions