Fujian restaurants

Top Choice Dim Sum in Xiamen

Lucky Full City Seafood

If you eat out once in Xiàmén, join the queues for this Cantonese culinary masterclass. Stack up the exquisite dim sum dishes like egg buns, roasted pigeon and pork dumplings. Try to visit outside peak times. Catch …
Top Choice Chinese in Gulang Yu

Lāohǎi Wù

It feels like you’re cutting through on the way to somewhere else, but stop at the wooden benches for incredible noodle and fish dishes at this friendly outdoor restaurant loved by Fujianese food fanatics. There’s a…
Dim Sum in Xiamen

Lucky Full City Seafood Dim Sum

Authentic and MSG-free dim sum is served in this ever-popular restaurant. Expect to wait at least 30 minutes to get a table.
Cafe in Xiamen

32/HOW cafe

If Xiàmén starts to wear you down, hide out in this atmospheric Taiwanese coffee shop located in an old house. The coffee is brewed with aplomb and the decor is mid-century Europe: velvety reds and browns, towering …
Cafe in Fuzhou

30ml Coffee Studio

Near the corner of ‘Seven Alleys', on the edge of the canal, 30ml is almost too cool for Fúzhōu. Here you’ll find delicious coffee (¥28-32), cake, chicken wings, imported fruit beer and the diverse sounds of Cash, C…
Hakka in Quanzhou

Ānjì Kèjiāwáng

The Ān family are well known across town for their Cantonese-style dim sum, which sneaks a few Hakka delights onto the trolley. The xiāmǐ chángfěn (虾米肠粉; shrimp in rice paper) and xián dànjuǎn (咸蛋卷; salty egg rolls)…
Cafe in Gulang Yu

Babycat Café

The sweet Amoy pies are the attraction at Babycat, a dimly lit haunt with a graffiti wall and feline and nautical touches. Go for the red bean or pistachio flavour. There’s another fancier branch nearby.
Modern European in Gulang Yu

Black Cat Dining Room

A former 1920s dance hall for sailors and diplomats, the Black Cat is now a collection of private dining rooms filled with antiques. The menu swings to its own sweet rhythm between Chinese and Western.
Vegetarian in Fuzhou


This reputable, 20-year old vegetarian restaurant has a welcoming outdoor area and a variety of mock-meat dishes. It gets busy with workers at lunchtime. It’s about 2km east of Sānfāng Qīxian.
Cafe in Gulang Yu

Chu Family Coffee

A little afternoon delight is found in this garden cafe where cats roam and an award-winning barista brews his magic. The Western desserts don’t scrounge on the cream.