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About Chan's

Chan's Fine Oriental Dining has become an institution in Rhode Island, offering fine Oriental dining along with some of the finest jazz, blues and other musical offerings in the country. 

Chan's introduced Woonsocket to its unique oriental delicacies in 1905.  In 1965, Ben F. Chan purchased the then New Shanghai Restaurant and nine years later the Chan family refurbished the original dining area, changing the name to Chan's Fine Oriental Dining. In 1986, we had the opportunity to double our restaurant size to offer jazz, blues, folk, cabaret, and comedy performances to our customers.  Since then, Chan's has played host to many of the finest local and internal artists and has earned a reputation as one of the premier jazz and blues clubs in the country.


Patrons can enjoy our standard, unique and customized fare offered in the 4 schools of Chinese cooking: Cantonese, Szechwan and Hunan, Mandarin and Shanghai.  They can dine in our spacious, well-decorated dining room, our Horseshoe Bar Lounge, or in our our cozy, 130 seat Four Seasons Jazz and Blue Club while experiencing up close some of the finest music in the world performed by internationally renowned musicians.

In addition to our regular menu and facilities, Chan's offers banquets and catering, lunch menus, takeout, a drive up window and delivery.  A buffet is available on nights when musical events are taking place. 

Dining hours are as follows: 

Monday - Wednesday

11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Thursday & Sunday

11:30 am - 10:30 pm

Friday & Saturday

11:30 am - 12:30 am

Reservations for dining, banquets, and catering may be made online or by calling at 401-765-1900.  Menus may be downloaded here.  More

Jazz and Blues Club

Our nationally recognized jazz and blues club allows patrons to view some of the finest musical and other entertainment acts in the world while munching on our exceptional cuisine.  We have presented some of the best known local and international blues, jazz, folk and other musical artists, along with several special events such as Rhode Island premieres of films with a Rhode Island connection, including "There's Something About Mary" and the recent film about the Warwick Tent.  In addition, a monthly "open mic night" takes place on the final Wednesday of each month, providing anyone with musical talent to play on stage by themselves, with other participants or occasionally, a celebrity artist.   Tickets can be purchased by calling Chan's or using an online form, and a current event calendar can be viewed hereMore

John Chan

A graduate of Providence College, John Chan has been at the helm of Chan's restaurant since the 1980's.  In addition to the positive impact Chan's has had on Northern Rhode Island and the entire state, John Chan has been often recognized for his personal contributions to the arts, tourism, and nonprofit communities throughout the years.  The restaurant has been recognized several times by Rhode Island Monthly as the best oriental restaurant in Northern Rhode Island, while Chan has personally received several recognitions, including induction into the William Blackstone Society of the BVTC in 1998 and being a 2005 recipient of Business Volunteer for the Arts (BVA) Encore Award in Small Business.





267 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI  02895

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