Best Restaurants in Guangzhou
Eating out is popular in Guangzhou, with locals spending more at
restaurants here than anywhere else in China. It is no wonder when
you look at what''s on offer: Cantonese cuisine is famous worldwide,
and Guangzhou is its heart. The staples of Cantonese food are
barbecue and dim sum, and you''ll find adventurous fare involving
reptiles, amphibians and even insects, or more palatable fare like
seafood and pork. Cantonese food is known for its good vegetarian
variety as well.
There are other restaurants in Guangzhou serving a range of
French, Italian, American and Japanese cuisine, though
international chain restaurants don''t seem to find a foothold in
the city. While tipping is not traditionally practiced in China, it
is becoming more common in Guangzhou restaurants; if there is no
10% service charge on the bill, a tip to the same value is
Tao Tao Ju
Tao Tao Ju is consistently rated the best dim sum restaurant it
Guangzhou, however tourists need to be aware that this delicious
food comes with garish decor, a loud atmosphere, and a selection of
animal parts not usually included on menus, like the kudzu and
snakehead soup (which is wonderful). They have more than 200
different kinds of dim sum. With this in mind, Tao Tao Ju is ideal
for tourists in Guangzhou looking to try authentic dim sum and
willing to step outside their comfort zone. The restaurant is open
from 6:30pm to midnight.
Address: 20 Dishipu Lu, Shangxiajiu
Prime is a steakhouse at the China Marriott Hotel serving the
best of Australian and Kobe steaks, succulent chops and prime-rib
burgers, all grilled to delicious perfection and served in very
satisfactory portions. Open for lunch and dinner daily,
Address: 122 Liu Hua Road
Dining at La Seine is a classy French affair with a tempting
lunch buffet and a dinner menu featuring the likes of escargot with
garlic and parsley butter, or pan-fried foie gras with caramel.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, reservations recommended.
Address: 33 Qing Bo Lu, Er Sha Island
Tairyo Japanese Restaurant
The Tairyo Japanese Restaurant offers diners the best in
traditional Japanese cuisine, and the freshest sushi, all to be
savoured in a calm and elegant environment. Open for lunch and
dinner daily, reservations recommended.
Address: 34-38 Huale Lu
This laid-back Italian/American diner offers delicious, homemade
dishes including roasted ribs, surf & turf, stracci and
pappardelle pastas, pepperoni pizzas and char-grilled beef burgers.
Don't miss the warm chocolate cake dessert. Open daily for lunch
and dinner; deliveries also made.
Address: 188 Huangpu Da Dao Xi
Bei Yuan Jiujia
Take a seat in the Bei Yuan Jiujia courtyard, with its beautiful
garden and pond, and enjoy a meal from the classic Cantonese menu -
favourites include the
(chicken in yellow wine),
(sweet and sour pork) and the
roasted goose. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner;
Address: 202 Xiao Bei Lu
1920 Restaurant & Bar
With its romantic location on the banks of the Pearl River, 1920
is a wonderful bar and restaurant serving classic European fare in
a café-style setting, with a live jazz band playing mellow tunes in
the background. The grilled pork in cheese sauce and the wild
mushroom schnitzel come highly recommended. Open for lunch and
dinner, reservations required.
Address: 183 Yuanjiangzhong Lu
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