Uighur in Ürümqi


This is a great spot to try Uighur food if you fancy something more formal than a street food kebab stand. There's a pictorial menu to help you decide between various beef and lamb dishes; take a seat in the red-vel…
European in Ürümqi


One of the best places to eat foreign cuisine in Xīnjiāng, Aroma showcases delicious pizzas, pastas, seafood and risottos in its warm bistro environment. Order the marbled T-bone steak in black pepper sauce for a re…
Shanghai in Ürümqi

Tiānfǔ Zhēngcài

A cosy and friendly neighbourhood place just northwest of the Hóngshān Intersection, featuring tasty eastern Chinese dishes and enjoying a tea house feel. Try the Shanghai-style braised meatballs (hóngshāo shīzi tóu…
Supermarket in Ürümqi


This French supermarket chain offers good produce and has excellent-value cafeterias. There's another branch located at Èrdàoqiáo Market.
International in Ürümqi


Well worth travelling out a little way for, this American-run cafe offers a welcome change of pace to Ürümqi's other dining options, with pizza, sandwiches, Tex-Mex and real coffee on the menu, not to mention an Eng…
Taiwanese in Ürümqi

Huāzhī Lín

This bright and stylish place, with plush booths, private nooks and city views is the place for a Taiwanese feast, though you'll struggle if you don't have a Chinese speaker with you as the menu has few photos. Try …
Cafe in Ürümqi

Tous Les Jours

This excellent bakery serves up an impressive selection of baked goods, including croissants, fresh bread and cakes, and does real coffee, fresh juice and a number of other things that might seem like a dream come t…
Noodles in Ürümqi


This fantastic place in the heart of the city is busy with hungry diners all day and night. The fare is simple but delicious: choose from a variety of steaming bowls of spicy noodles and delicious meat-filled buns. …
Market in Ürümqi

Wǔyī Night Market

This formerly animated Uighur night market has now been closed for several years as part of the government's campaign against terrorism. It was well known for its shish kebabs and handmade noodles, so it's well wort…