Restaurants

Top Choice Tibetan in Kāngdìng

Taste of Tibet

This upscale joint offers a refined take on Tibetan fare in a rustic dining room decorated with a fine collection of traditional nomad tools and tapestries. The chef sources ingredients from the Kham – from Xīndūqiá…
Top Choice Sichuan in Chéngdū

Mǎ Wàng Zi

This high-end Sìchuān joint does everything right, from execution to ambience, but it's decidedly popular so you'd do well to make reservations beforehand.
Tibetan in Jiǔzhàigōu National Park

Ā Bù Lǔ Zī

The fanciest Tibetan restaurant in Jiǔzhàigōu, this excellent establishment is run by the same family behind Zhuo Ma’s Homestay (Zhuo Ma’s brother, Ke Zhu, is a Lhasa- and Běijīng-trained chef). There's an extensive…
Sichuan in Chéngdū

Chén Mápó Dòufu

The plush flagship of this famous chain is a great place to experience mápó dòufu (麻婆豆腐; small/large ¥12/20) – soft, house bean curd with a fiery sauce of garlic, minced beef, fermented soybean, chilli oil and Sìchu…
Dumplings in Lǐtáng

Tīanjīn Gŏubùlĭ Soup Dumplings

Don't be fooled by the diminutive size of this shop run by a family from Yúnnán province, because the large soup dumplings (汤包子; tāngbāozi) pack in quite a lot of taste. Be sure to ask for a dish of the spicy sauce …
Tibetan in Gānzī

Lake Mamosarovor Tibetan Restaurant

The friendly Tibetan family that run this restaurant serve a variety of authentic Tibetan dishes and a few local Sìchuān favourites, as well as a selection of tea styles from across the Tibetan cultural regions. It'…
Tibetan in Báiyù

Kăwăkăbù Zàngcān

Despite the lack of menus, ordering here is easy as the friendly Tibetan family drag you by the arm back into the kitchen for a look. Don't think too hard, though: the momos (牛肉包子; ¥2 each) are fantastic, among the …
Dumplings in Chéngdū

Dumplings Bar

Start (or end) your night in Tóngzǐlín at this very modern take on the traditional dumpling joints – there are several enticing varieties to choose from as well as a number of small plates (the eggplant is particula…
Market in Lè Shān

Zhanggong Qiao Jie

Zhanggong Qiao Jie's small night market is full of seafood restaurants that pull fish and more straight from tanks in front of the restaurant to throw into the pan. Dishes are priced by weight, so clarify a total co…
Barbecue in Chéngdū

Iron Pig BBQ

Texas-style barbecue, biscuits a Southern grandma could be proud of and a nice open-air bar facing the street – though you'll immediately forget people watching once a giant plate of meat shows up in front of you. C…