Qinghai restaurants

Top Choice Chinese Islamic in Golmud

Qíjì Shǒugōng Miànpiān Fāng

An unexpected gem, this noodle joint has both style that wouldn't look out of place in Běijīng and substance by way of delicious handmade miànpiān (面片; noodle slices). With its almost-Scandi decor and friendly servi…
Tibetan in Xining

Ah Ma La

Delish Tibetan food, tacky decor, English-speaking Tibetan boss, picture menu. That pretty much sums up the Ah Ma La experience. Slide into a booth seat and order up authentic Tibetan dishes such as yak tongue and m…
Hawker in Xining

Mǎzhōng Snack Centre

Stalls selling local and regional specialities line this indoor food court. Miànpiàn (面片; flat noodle pieces) and chǎodāo xiāomiàn (炒刀削面; stir-fried spicy noodles) are popular choices. This is an easy option for a c…
Tibetan in Tongren

Lǐngzhūmā Zàng Cāntīng

There's construction going on next door but this brand-new Tibetan restaurant located across the bridge in the eastern portion of town delivers the goods. Walk past a row of prayer wheels, slide into a booth seat an…
Tibetan in Tongren

Rebkong Teahouse

There are a few Tibetan tea houses in town but this is hands down the coolest. There's a small range of well-presented Tibetan dishes as well as snacks (from ¥5), tea (including yak-butter tea; ¥15), fresh coffee (f…
International in Xining

Elite's Bar & Grill

If you have a hankering for western food, Elite's extensive menu should do the job. Massive burgers, pulled pork, steaks, salads…Elite's serves it all. There's a good wine and beer list (including home-brewed takeaw…
Street Food in Xining

Shuíjǐng Alley

A busy snack street that's lined with vendors selling noodles, baked goods, yogurt and more. Pickpockets are known to operate in the area so be vigilant.
Noodles in Xining

Zhènyà Niúròu Miàn

Join the local Muslim population for their noodle fix at this busy place by Dōngguān Grand Mosque. There’s no menu, but the order of the day is gān bànmiàn (干拌面; mince beef noodles; ¥13 for a large plate), which is …
Noodles in Nangchen

Zhēngqì Niúròu Miàn Guǎn

A popular and cheap place for Muslim-style noodles. Try the zhá jiàng miàn (炸酱面), a dish consisting of hearty meat noodles topped with minced beef. Located roughly 200m west of the main bus station. There's another …
Chinese Islamic in Golmud

Ālán Cāntīng

Serves several types of Muslim-style noodles, including gānbàn miàn (干拌面; spaghetti-style noodles with meat sauce) or niúròu miàn (牛肉面; beef noodles). Other dishes are available from a separate photo menu.