Looking for a place to dine on December 25 that doesn't pack the menu with traditional Christmas fare? Chinese restaurants have your back. For many, dining at Chinese restaurants on the 25th is more of a ritual than opening presents. Below are the top Chinese restaurants in Austin that are open on Christmas Day. My top picks are designated with an asterisk.

*A+A Sichuan. 13376 Research Blvd. 512-258-5445, aasichuanchina.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

*Asia Cafe. 8650 Spicewood Springs Road. 512-331-5788, asiacafetx.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Chen Z. 6705 US 290. 512-892-8888, chenzaustin.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Chinatown West. 2712 Bee Cave Road. 512-328-6588, austinchinatown.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chinatown MoPac. 3407 Greystone Drive. 512-343-9307, chinatown-mopac.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Din Ho Chinese BBQ. 8557 Research Blvd. 512-832-8788, dinhochinesebbq.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

*First Chinese Barbecue. 10901 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-835-8889, firstchinesebbq.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Ho Ho Chinese BBQ. 13000 N. Interstate 35. 512-339-9088, hohochinesebbq.com. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Julie’s Noodles. 8557 Research Blvd. 512-394-6967, juliesnoodles.com. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lin Asian Cuisine + Dim Sum. 1203 W. Sixth St. 512-474-5107, linasianbar.com. Open for dim sum brunch from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.

Sichuan River. 4534 West Gate Blvd. 512-892-6699, sichuanriver.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

*Szechuan House. 11005 Burnet Road. 512-832-8989, austinszechuanhouse.com. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m

*Wu Chow. 500 W. Fifth St. 512-476-2469, wuchowaustin.com. Open 6 to 10 p.m.