Haikou restaurants

Top Choice Hainan in Haikou

Ā Bo Pó

Ā Bo Pó means ‘grandma’ in Hainanese, though we’d also translate it as ‘best chicken ever'. Indeed made by a 70-something grandma, the chicken here is buried in sea salt and baked for four hours, then sealed in plas…
Hainan in Haikou

Hǎikǒu Qílóu Snack Street

This marvellous colonial arcade is the repository of many of the street vendors swept off the street in the clean-up campaign and is easily the best place to sample local Hainanese dishes. Buy a prepaid plastic card…
Seafood in Haikou

Bǎnqiáo Road Seafood Market

For a fresh seafood dinner with lots of noise, smoke and toasting, head to the hectare of tables at the Bǎnqiáo Road Seafood Market, known island-wide. First bargain for the raw ingredients from the market – local o…
Sichuan in Haikou

Red Bar

This moody, lantern-lit villa down an alley in Guómào is where you’ll find Hǎikǒu’s cool kids sampling fiery Chóngqìng-style street food (refined to yuppie standards). On the northwestern corner of Guomao Lu and Yus…
Dumplings in Haikou

Guǎngfúlóng Wontons

This Hǎikǒu institution in Old Town does a brisk business in scalding bowls of wonton soup. A ‘small’ is plenty filling. There’s a picture menu.
Supermarket in Haikou


Big-box store with a supermarket and daily necessities.