Sichuan restaurants

Top Choice Tibetan in Kangding

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 Chengdu

Mǎ Wàng Zi

This high-end Sìchuān joint does everything right, from service and cuisine to ambience, but it's decidedly popular so you'd do well to make reservations beforehand.
Tibetan in Jiuzhaigou 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 Chengdu

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 Litang

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 Ganzi

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 Baiyu

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 Chengdu

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 Le Shan

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 Chengdu

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…