Mein interior
Mein's stylish decor sets it apart from other Chinatown restaurants. Photo by Eric Sandler

Chef Mike Tran owns over half a dozen restaurants in Chinatown that serve food from across east and southeast Asia, and this spot devoted to Cantonese comfort food remains his finest. Dishes like the signature wonton soup and charsiu pork with spicy mustard deliver big flavor at reasonable prices. Other highlights include salt and pepper shrimp, the many creative fried rice options, and soups made with housemade noodles. Save room for the molten French toast dessert.   

Decorated with ’30s-inspired scenes, the room offers a little more style than other Chinatown spots, and the friendly, welcoming service raises the bar, too. 


9630 Clarewood Dr. #A-13
Houston, TX 77036


Sun: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Fri: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Sat: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Vegetarian Friendly