Restaurants

Top Choice Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

Bǐngshèng Mansion

One of only eight restaurants awarded a star in the inaugural 2018 Guǎngzhōu Michelin guide, this is the upscale flagship of the esteemed Bǐngshèng chain, serving creative riffs on Canto classics in an elegant dinin…
Top Choice Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

Bǐngshèng Taste

This marvellous restaurant, one of several branches of Guǎngzhōu's highly regarded chain that also boasts upscale editions like Bǐngshèng Mansion and 'Little Bǐngshèng' (小炳胜; xiǎo bǐngshèng), serves hit after hit. A…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Táo Táo Jū Restaurant

An esteemed name in Canton's yum cha dynasty, Táo Táo Jū packs in the over-60s for dim sum wheeled out on heated carts. There's no menu; you'll be given a slip of paper which gets stamped each time you help yourself…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Diǎn Dōu Dé

With around 25 branches in Guǎngzhōu, Diǎn Dōu Dé is one of the best-loved names in dim sum, turning out delicious shrimp dumplings, shāomài (烧卖; shrimp and pork dumplings), rice rolls, durian puffs and all the othe…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Pànxī Restaurant

Set amid ornamental gardens interlinked with pools, courtyards and corridors, Pànxī is typical of Guǎngzhōu‘s garden-restaurants, designed to give the effect of 'every step, a vista' (一步一景). Choose from several sepa…
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Phoenix House

One of the most popular Cantonese chains in town, so expect noisy waits for a table after 11.30am. Must-try dim sum here are the sweet durian puffs (榴莲酥; liúlián sū) and chén cūn fěn (陈村粉), a speciality from the Guǎ…
Top Choice Chinese in Cháozhōu

Zhèng’s Private Kitchen

A private kitchen that whips up impressive Cháozhōu-style seafood dishes. Ask a Mandarin- or Cantonese-speaking friend to call and book at least a day in advance. Also tell them your budget per person. Shark fin is …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Dǐnghú Shān

Qìngyún Vegetarian Restaurant

An excellent but pricey eatery in Dǐnghú Shān Reserve that serves the famous Dǐnghú Vegetarian Dish (鼎湖上素; Dǐnghú Shàngsù; ¥68), supposedly an invention by monks around here. It also does an exceptional sweet-and-so…
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Hoi Fan

Get an iced lemon coke with your 'kung-fu' crispy duck at this fun contemporary Canto chain, originally from Guǎngzhōu. The bilingual picture menu presents all manner of treats from roast-meat platters to Cantonese …
Top Choice Dim Sum in Shēnzhèn

Fán Lóu

Excellent dim sum is served in square steamer baskets at this friendly and highly affordable restaurant. The tick-box picture menu is Chinese only; a simple payment key using Chinese characters denotes how much each…