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Royal China

Map & Directions 6025 Royal Lane, 201
Dallas, TX 75230
  • Chinese
  • Sun-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Lot Available


Dallas Observer's Description

The specialty at this rarity -- a Chinese restaurant in Dallas -- is Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) revered by many as a delicacy too often botched. Royal China, opened in 1974, is still in the family. The original owner's son, Kai-Chi (aka George) Kao is now in charge. He cooks in the kitchen part-time, alongside chef Chung Shien Lin, who's been behind the wok for 10 years. The dumplings, however, are handmade at the Dumpling Bar by Yu-Xia Zhong and Hwa-Juan Shen. Aside from the signature scallion pancake, the kitchen puts out several renditions of hand-pulled noodles and chef's favorites like pork with edamame and jalapeño and the seafood hot pot. Though the white table clothes speak to refined dining, Royal China, in an upscale shopping center (Preston Royal), is a comfortable environment and its servers pleasant. The menu is as long as the rich history of China.

Member Reviews

  • angelnjj wrote a review for Royal China
    on 07/22/09

    Awesome...authentic and tasty chinese fare in a swanky atmosphere. Dumplings are A+. They deliver to a limited area too...

  • dallasobserverbestof wrote a review for Royal China
    on 05/06/09

    No doubt about it, the Preston Royal mainstay since 1974 needed a sprucing up; no matter the quality of the food, always high and occasionally top-notch, the place felt and smelled its age. Not even a sneak peek at the plans for the redo could have prepared us for what we found upon the eatery's reopening in late August, following a two-month shutdown. The place feels absolutely... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Dallas Observer on 01/10/11

    The Dallas Observer's, Hanna Raskin says Royal China's jalapeno edamame pork almost outshines its scallion pancake.

  • Dallas Observer on 01/25/13

    The dumplings are amazing!!!

  • Eater on 01/21/13

    A Dallas mainstay for over 20 years, Royal China continues to wow loyal diners with xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and hand-pulled noodles. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Madelynn M. on 08/24/11

    Get the dumpling sampler. You will never be disappointed. Also a great place for lunch with a friend, grab the dumplings and an entree and share!

  • Liz L. on 03/07/10

    Rolling Napa Cabbage dumplings are a unique spin on the classic dumplings! Plus, all dumplings are made in an open area in the main dining room.

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