Top ChoiceInternational in Dunhuang

Zhāixīng Gé

Part of the Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel, this rooftop restaurant is ideal for a meal (the western buffet breakfast is excellent) or a sundowner gazing out over the golden sand dunes. There's everything from...

Xinjiang in Dunhuang

Suǒfěiyà Qīngzhèn Fànguǎn

Come to this small and friendly Muslim restaurant down Confucian Temple Alley (Wenmiao Xiang) for lamb kebabs (羊肉串, yángròuchuàn; ¥2 each), roast lamb with cumin (孜然羊肉, zīrǎn yángròu; ¥70), spicy chicken chunks...

Street Food in Dunhuang

Speciality Snack Street

This road west off Mingshan Lu is stuffed with small hole-in-the-wall restaurants and larger eateries, perfect for dining on local specialities such as donkey meat, cuōyúzi (fish-shaped noodles), wonton,...

Noodles in Dunhuang

Yǒnghóng Cuōyúzi

A bowl of these fish-shaped noodles (搓鱼子, cuōyúzi) puts a spring in your step. Located on Speciality Snack Street off Mingshan Lu in the centre of town, it's a small family-run operation. The name of the...

Market in Dunhuang

Shazhou Night Market

Extending from Yangguan Lu south to Xiyu Lu, this market is both a place to eat and to socialise, night and day. Off Yanguang Donglu are dozens of well-organised stalls with English signs: expect Sichuan, Korean...

Breakfast in Dunhuang

Charley Johng’s Cafe

Western-style breakfasts, including scrambled eggs, muesli with yoghurt, and pancakes, are available all day either à la carte or as a set. There are also sandwiches, and a host of Chinese dishes such as...

Noodles in Dunhuang

There is a Yellow Flesh of a Donkey

This bright, clean and friendly restaurant specialises in Dunhuang's not-exactly-famous donkey-meat noodles (驴肉黄面, lǘròu huángmiàn). Warm noodles are served with a tasty tofu sauce and a side of cold, sliced...

Vegetarian in Dunhuang

Green Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

This very elegant (but expensive) choice is arrayed with all manner of exquisite ceramics and paintings and exudes an air of tranquillity and exclusiveness, an allure not matched by the bland flavours of the...