Restaurants

Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Pànxī Restaurant

Set in a majestic garden and embracing another one within its walls, Pànxī is the most representative of Guǎngzhōu‘s garden-restaurants. Corridors and courtyards are brought together to give the effect of ‘every ste…
Top Choice South Indian in Shēnzhèn

Bollywood Cafe

One of the top restaurants for international food in Guǎngdōng – definitely the best Indian. The South Indian flavours have kick in the Kedai chicken or flaky naan. A steady flow of Indian families and businessmen t…
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…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Guǎngzhōu

Guăngzhōu Restaurant

Guăngzhōu's oldest restaurant is dedicated to serving well-made dim sum with an exquisite selection of teas (¥8 to ¥50 per person). Times may have moved on but this is the traditonal dim sum model. Tables and dining…
Top Choice Noodles in Méizhōu

Dàbù Handmade Noodles

This neighbourhood shop whips up al dente Hakka tossed noodles (腌面; yānmiàn) and pig-innards soup (三及第湯; sānjídì tāng). The strands also come stir-fried (炒面; chăomiàn). Bus 4, which runs from Méizhōu train station, …
Top Choice Chinese in Cháozhōu

Liánhuā Vegetarian

An excellent vegetarian restaurant opposite Kāiyuán Temple. The menu also features Cháozhōu specialities, including the delightful desserts on the last page.
Vegetarian in Guǎngzhōu

Huìfú Vegetarian

Serve yourself a selection of extremely fresh vegetarian Cantonese dishes such as sweet-and-sour tofu, and red bean with lotus root. Sweet ginger and rice cake soups, and dumplings are also available. No menu or Chi…
Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

Táng Lì Yuán

This garden-restaurant, known for its roasted pigeon (金牌乳鸽; jīnpái rǔgē), is located inside Lìwān Lake Park (荔湾湖公园; Lìwān Hú Gōngyuán). A highlight are the tables on boats that you can reserve for dinner. They’re in…
Vietnamese in Guǎngzhōu

Tiger Prawn

The large queue (plan on 15 to 60 minutes) between 7pm and 9pm reflects how popular Vietnamese food has become in Guǎngzhōu. Tiger Prawn is the long-standing star for Southeast Asian food in the city, using the righ…