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 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…
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…
European in Guǎngzhōu

Wilber’s

Hidden on the edge of Yuèxiù District, gay-friendly Wilber’s gets top marks for cocktails and atmosphere, and the food isn't far behind. You can munch on cold cuts and mini burgers at the sleek bar, or opt for seafo…
Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

Bǐngshèng Restaurant

This exquisite restaurant surprises with every visit, and the price is right! Shùndé (a town south of Guǎngzhōu) cuisine's freshwater fish is the speciality here. The dòufuhuā zhēngxiègāo (豆腐花蒸蟹羔; bean curd with cra…
International in Guǎngzhōu

Social&Co

The Australian owners of this casually cool cafe command some of the best international dishes in Guǎngzhōu. Highlights are banoffee pie, Portuguese-style chicken, pork belly with plum sauce and a drinks list that i…
Cantonese in Guǎngzhōu

Chén Tiānjì

This old hole-in-the-wall serves three things – crunchy blanched fish skin (鱼皮; yúpí) tossed with peanuts and parsley; sampan congee (艇仔粥; tǐngzǎi zhōu); and rice-flour rolls (肠粉; chángfěn). Turn right from the metr…
Desserts in Guǎngzhōu

Yúyìn Shānfáng Dessert Shop

This dessert shop on the scenic premises of Yúyìn Mountain Villa is famous for ginger milk curd (姜汁撞奶, jiāngzhī zhuàngnăi), a delicacy popular in this part of Guǎngdōng. It's made by adding ginger juice to heated bu…