Best of Boston

2022 Best Chinese Restaurant

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

If there were a Spotify-style algorithm for restaurant recommendations, Sumiao’s colorful, midcentury-pop dining room might make it an “If you like … ” suggestion for casual fans of Myers + Chang. But where that veteran pan-Asian spot is merely anchored by Chinese cuisine, Sumiao makes smash hits by dialing in specifically to the underrepresented Hunan region — get the “Beef on Fire,” a red-chili-sauced stir-fry — and spotlighting baijiu, a bracing, scarce-’round-here white liquor.

270 Third St., Cambridge, 617-945-0907,