Kuqa restaurants

Top Choice Market in Kuqa

Uchar Darvaza Bazaar

The best place in Kuga for Uyghur food is this street at the junction of Tianshan Zhonglu and Youyi Lu. Kebabs, noodles and samsas (baked mutton pies) are all served hot and fresh, though our favourites are the chic…
Barbecue in Kuqa

Yàlì Náng Kēngròu

It's all about meat at this Han Chinese place in Kuqa's new city, where nevertheless a very Uyghur style of cooking is served up (complete with beer!). Choose your meat platter from the photo menu, or simply order d…
Hotpot in Kuqa


Xiǎohǎi makes for a welcome change to the rigours of eating lamb kebab day in, day out, though as no English is spoken you may struggle here without a Chinese speaker. If you're unfamiliar with hot pot, the process …
Bakery in Kuqa

Xīntián Cafe

This bakery is a great breakfast option, and offers a range of pastries, cakes and sandwiches, as well as good coffee. Upstairs there's a cosy seating area where there are even waffles pizza, chicken wings and steak…
Noodles in Kuqa

Chóngqìng Lǎotàipó Tāntān Miàn

This cheap and cheerful noodle bar serves up a range of simple dishes in the Chóngqìng style (read: very spicy). It has a pictorial menu, friendly staff and cheap, cold beer, a rarity in these parts.