Jiāngsū restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Nánjīng

Element Fresh

Ever-trendy Element Fresh gives the iffy Nánjīng cafe culture a good kick in the pants. The setting is smooth, the ambient tunes funky, the lines clean, the wholesome menu a delight and candles come on at night. Bal…
Top Choice Noodles in Nánjīng

Xiānmǎn Táng Shíguō Mǐxiàn

If you've only ¥16 to your name and you're half-starved, hand your cash over to the staff. For ¥16 to ¥18 you can get a vast steaming bowl of rice noodles with copious amounts of chicken, beef, pork or fish thrown i…
Top Choice Jiangsu in Nánjīng

Dàpái Dàng

This hectic, fun and vast place, decorated like a Qing dynasty eatery, with waiters scurrying around in period garb and lanterns hanging overhead, is deservedly packed out. There's a handy photo menu for ordering fr…
Top Choice Noodles in Sūzhōu

Tóng Dé Xīng

This institution has been serving up classic Sūzhōu-style soup noodles for 200 years. The delicious broth, which is made fresh each night from herbs, spices and a variety of animal bones, is the key component – come…
Top Choice Dumplings in Sūzhōu

Yáng Yáng Dumpling Restaurant

Downtown branch of this popular restaurant that specialises in dumplings but also offers a variety of tasty, locally inspired and classic Chinese dishes. The set menus offer great value for money. This branch is hou…
Top Choice Bakery in Nánjīng

Skyways Bakery

Cosy bakery located in the student area around Nánjīng University. As well as delectable baked goods like cakes and breads, they make their own nut butters. Their morning deal of a pastry with a cup of coffee or tea…
Vegetarian in Tónglǐ

Xishantang Vegetarian Restaurant

This zen space combines fine dining and Buddhist pursuits, offering flavoursome and inventive vegetarian meals drawing on Chinese and Japanese Buddhist cooking methods, in a meditative atmosphere bedecked in soft wo…
Gansu in Sūzhōu

Xībù Mǎnfú Lóu

Charming joint serving tasty western China style food, including roast lamb, kebabs, hotpot, and the standout Lánzhōu-style noodles (兰州牛肉面, ¥32). Located in the Xietang Old Street, where pretty canalside streets are…
Jiangsu in Sūzhōu

Wúmén Rénjiā

Close to the Lion Grove Garden, this restaurant attracts a mix of locals and visitors for its subtly flavoured Sūzhōu cooking.The menu takes inspiration from what Qing-dynasty emperor Qianlong allegedly ate during h…
Dumplings in Sūzhōu

Yǎba Shēngjiān

With great clouds of steam rising from the kitchen, this 60-year-old institution mainly flogs noodles but its handmade shēngjiān bāo (生煎包; pan-fried dumplings), stuffed with juicy pork, are outstanding and flavour-p…