Restaurants

Top Choice Grill in Qīngdǎo

Wángjiě Shāokǎo

Qīngdǎo’s kebabs are legendary and these are among the best, so give them your palate's undivided attention. Join the throng outside this streetside stand gorging on lamb (羊肉; yángròu), cuttlefish (鱿鱼; yóuyú) and ch…
Top Choice Shandong in Qīngdǎo

China Community Art & Culture

This lovely restaurant next to its namesake hotel is in a stylised Hakka roundhouse (the sort once mistaken by the CIA for missile silos). The kitchen turns out sophisticated regional cuisine from Shāndōng and Sìchu…
Street Food in Qīngdǎo

Huángdǎo Market

In the heart of Old Town, this long-standing, frenetic street market is chock-a-block with vendors selling (depending on the time of day) squirming seafood, fried chicken, pancakes, fruit, soy milk…it’s all cheap, s…
Shandong in Qīngdǎo

Chūn Hé Lóu

In the old quarter of town, this Lǔ (Shāndōng) cuisine institution was founded in 1891 and makes legendary pot stickers (锅贴; guōtiē) and crispy, fragrant chicken (香酥鸡; xiāngsū jī). The top-floor tables have the most…
International in Qīngdǎo

Cafè Yum

All-you-can-eat buffets go on all day in the swish Shangri-La Hotel, so save it for an empty tummy. They're pricey, perhaps, but the international spreads are a glutton’s paradise. Did we mention the free-flow beer?…
International in Qīngdǎo

Canvas

The owners’ craving for al dente pasta inspired this stylish bistro in Hong Kong Garden. The pasta and weekly specials are great, but the burger with blue cheese, rocket and tomato hits the spot and the menu is acco…
Street Food in Qīngdǎo

Firewood Court

Off Zhongshan Lu, an archway with a plaster motif ‘1902’ leads to a vast warren of food stalls and the Jiāngníng Assembly Hall (江宁会馆; Jiāngníng Huìguǎn), a long-time draw for renowned performers that still puts on m…
Noodles in Qīngdǎo

Mǎ Jiā Lāmiàn

This Old Town hole-in-the-wall isn't as done up as its neighbours, but the Hui family that runs it makes a variety of handmade noodles and skewers without short cuts. You can taste the effort. The beef noodle soup (…