Restaurants

Top Choice Hangzhou in Hángzhōu

Green Tea Restaurant

Often packed, this excellent Hángzhōu restaurant, on the third floor of Intime Mall, has superb food. With a bare-brick finish and rows of clay teapots, the low-lit dining room is sleek and trendy. Prices are surpri…
Top Choice Hangzhou in Hángzhōu

Grandma’s Home

There's no end to the hype about this restaurant, which now has branches across the whole country, with eager diners constantly clustering outside. It almost lives up to its reputation, with low prices and generous …
Market in Hángzhōu

Zhongshan South Road Food Street

Hángzhōu is spoilt for choice when it comes to foodie streets, and this stretch of Zhongshan Nanlu (starting at the Drum Tower) is an absolute delight. Casual sit-down restaurants line the road, and stalls that run …
Dumplings in Hángzhōu

Nan Fang Mi Zong

Who would have thought the humble bāozi could taste so good? The fluffy steamed buns served at this small stall near the Rénhé Hotel building are simply huge, and come with either pork or a sweet bean filling. The p…
Chinese in Hángzhōu

Innocent Age Book Bar

You couldn't ask for a prettier setting than this cafe, set just down the slope of Bǎoshí Shān from Bǎochù Pagoda. Indoors, there's a quiet reading-room atmosphere and the shelves are full of books. Outside is a glo…
European in Hángzhōu

Carbon

The crowd is super-stylish, the lakeside location is outstanding, and the chandeliers, gorgeous botanical arrangements and soft-wood decor make Carbon a fine place for an evening meal. The food itself doesn't quite …
Noodles in Hángzhōu

Yīhé Zángxiāng Beef Noodles

A superb lunch stop, where the restaurant's namesake – beef noodles – is a must-order. These are done Lanzhou-style (read: magnificently fiery) and the meat is served separately so you can drop it in yourself. Long …
Chinese in Hángzhōu

Dōngyīshùn

Specialising in food from China’s Muslim Hui minority, this busy Gaoyin Jie spot has lamb kebabs (羊肉串; yáng ròu chuàn; ¥10 for four), roast mutton (¥40) and roast chicken (¥48) like all the others, but you’ll also f…
Chinese in Hángzhōu

Máocǎo Wū

Near the China National Tea Museum, this restaurant serves traditional Hángzhōu cuisine in a beautiful setting overlooking a pond and surrounded by tea bushes. The melt-in-the-mouth dōngpō ròu (东坡肉; braised pork bel…
Zhejiang in Hángzhōu

Lóuwàilóu

Founded in 1838, this is Hángzhōu's most famous restaurant. The local speciality is xīhú cùyú (西湖醋鱼; sweet and sour carp) and dōngpō pork, but there's a good choice of other well-priced standard dishes. The atmosphe…