Best Chinese

Pearl of the Orient

Readers' Choice

For what seems like forever, the good folks at the Pearl have been treating locals to damn fine Chinese food — from New Year's Eve to Christmas Day. Nobody in Cleveland does shrimp in black bean sauce better, and the mu shu pork is the bomb. This Cantonese gem is the rare ethnic eatery that nails food, setting and service every day of the year.

20121 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights, 216-751-8181,