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Best Chinese Restaurant

Far East Restaurant

Folks in the Twin Cities go to Shakopee for a reason. Perhaps they're into betting on the horses, or seeking thrill rides and Dippin' Dots (ice cream of the past, so it would now seem), or maybe they're just into wearing corsets and yelling "Huzzah!" But if Canterbury Park, Valley Fair, and the Renaissance Festival don't really do it for you, let us tell you what will: Far East, a small Chinese restaurant in a strip mall, surrounded by nail salons and tanning booths. Owned by Maria and Peter Poon, this almost willfully unassuming spot doesn't look like much from the outside, but the fresh, original cuisine transcends expectations. With crispy fried pork dumplings handmade by grandma, an ethereal wonton soup, and delicious entrée options (we suggest the cashew chicken), Far East will show you what you've been missing: real, fresh, authentic Chinese food that didn't come off of a frozen food truck.

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