8 of the Very Best Chinese Take-Out Joints Across Connecticut
There always seems to be a decent Chinese take-out restaurant nearby, but how far would you drive for GREAT Chinese take-out?
Maybe you're simply not in the mood this year for the typical Superbowl pubgrub like wings, chili, nachos, or pigs in a blanket. Instead, maybe you've got a hankerin' for Chinese take-out. Not just any old Chinese take-out, but EXCEPTIONAL Chinese take-out! How far would you drive for Chinese food rated the best in the state of Connecticut? I, of course, have done the research for you, so let's take a look. Does anyone remember Hunan Wok in Danbury?
Two Newtown Chinese restaurants have been rated, The Best, in Connecticut Magazine's Best Restaurant 2017 edition. New Wok, at 228 S. Main St. in Newtown was named as one of the Expert's Pick.
Distance from Danbury - 27 minutes or 14.7 miles.
Toro in Newtown earned the Readers Choice award for the best Chinese food in Connecticut from Connecticut Magazine's Best Restaurants 2017 edition.
Distance from Danbury - 17 minutes or 14.1 miles
Great Taste is located at 597 W Main St. in New Britain and scores close to 5 out of 5's on Trip Advisor and Yelp, and is one of the top mentions in Zagat.com. The question is, is it worth the drive? Weird name, great food!
Distance from Danbury - 1 hour, 3 minutes or 47.3 miles
Jeffrey's Chinese Kitchen at 7 Pembroke Rd., otherwise known as Rt. 37, in Danbury is our go-to Chinese take-out restaurant. Yelp and Googlre reviewers give it a 4.15/5. Simply put, we find the food fresher and tastier than other Chinese take-outs.
I checked with I-95's Large Dave, who's a definite foodie and asked him about his favorite Chinese take-out joint and he told me, "Cheng Square in Middlebury is f***ing unreal!" That's good enough for me! They're located at 1655 Straites Turnpike in Middlebury.
Distance from Danbury - 37 minutes or 26.8 minutes
Kai's Place located at 45 Padanaram Rd. Danbury made the list simply for the rave reviews on Yelp and Google reviews which was 4.5/5. Many reviewers raved about their Szechuan Dumplings and Crab Ragoon. Ohhh boy, gonna have to try this place now!
Moon Star at 483 Federal Road in Brookfield also gets high end reviews! Yelp and Google reviewers give it a 4.5/5. Often mentioned as favs were the General Tso's Chicken, Sesame Chicken, and their Crab Rangoon. Who was this General Tso guy anyway?
Not only is Taste of China located at 954 Chapel St. in New Haven great for take-out but it's also a beautiful eat-in restaurant as well, which makes me wish Taipei Tokyo was still around in Danbury. This could be the foodies go-to Chinese restaurant, but is it worth the drive? One last thing, I don't need the music jumping out at me when I click on the website. Just a pet-peeve of mine.
Distance from Danbury -1 hour or 35.4 miles