About Us

Welcome to New Canton Bistro & Lounge

Whittier's premier destination Chinese cuisine, banquets & Take Out

Serving Whittier residents and business customers since 1948

We also now serving Italian cuisine


 Setting the standard…

New Canton Restaurant Building in 1924

Established in 1948 New Canton was originally located adjacent to the historic Roxie Theater in Uptown Whittier where the New Canton Restaurant soon became known for serving the best Chinese food and Take Out in town.

When more seating was needed for banquets and private group dining. The proprietor relocated the restaurant to its current Philadelphia St. location near Greenleaf Ave. where the New Canton Restaurant has been serving gourmet Cantonese and Asian fusion cuisine to Whittier residents and business customers for more than forty years.

Asian fusion was added in 1980 when Gene hired Chef Jacky Chan who had recently completed a three-year apprenticeship with master chef Harry Yeung, MBE, pioneer of Asian fusion cuisine at the world famous Yang Sing, a Cantonese restaurant in Manchester, England. Chef Yeung is known for the Yang Sing Banquet – unique in that it is not a pre-set fixed menu but a menu tailored to suit the customer’s food favorites and fantasies – an exploratory step towards a culinary adventure. 

New Canton Restaurant Banquet Table

Jacky Chan became proprietor of the New Canton in 1989. As both host and chef he takes great pleasure in creating such individually designed banquets prepared with the finest market fresh ingredients for customers seeking both traditional and innovative gourmet Chinese cuisine.

With spacious private dining for up to 100 people with a full bar and lounge reception area the New Canton Restaurant and Lounge has hosted family and special occasion celebrations ranging from birthday parties to wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. We have provided banquets for healthcare, corporate and business meetings and seminars. Whatever your event or special occasion we look forward to serving your needs and exceeding your expectations.