Chinese Restaurants in Chongqing

Propitious Winds 123 Editor Pick!
This wonderful restaurant is the most accessible place for foreigners to try local Chongqing food.
Most of the menu at Propitious Winds 123 has been translated to English and there are pictures of all dishes. The restaurant boasts a bright, stylish interior and the waiters try hard even if service could be more efficient. Meals start at just ¥30-40, though seafood dishes cost much more. Multiple locations in Chongqing.
Ph. (023) 6383 3123 Web: www.sf123.cn
Address: 68 Zourong Lu. Inside Metropolitan Plaza, 3rd Floor.
Directions: Walk down Zourong Lu from the Jiefangbei monument.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去顺风123,谢谢。地址:邹容路68号大都会广场三楼。
RuiTaiFeng
RuiTaiFeng serves up tasty Sichuan and Yunnan treats, but lacks an English menu.
On the top floor of Metropolitan Plaza with picture windows overlooking an ice skating rink, RuiTaiFeng serves up tasty Sichuan and Yunnan treats. Fairly upscale decor and decent service, but there is no English on the menu – pictures are the only guide. Dishes have an average price of around ¥30, while beer is around ¥15.
Ph. (023) 6383 1388
Address: 68 Zourong Lu (Inside Metropolitan Plaza, 7th Floor)
Directions: Walk down Zourong Lu from the Jiefangbei monument.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去邹容路68号大都会广场7楼,谢谢。
Nanbin Lu (Nanbin Road)
A flashy dining strip on the south bank of the Yangtze River that is home to Chongqing’s most highly rated restaurants.
Restaurants on Nanbin Lu include Tao Ran Ju (陶然居), which specializes in Sichuan dishes and is considered one of the city’s best for local food. There is another outlet of Propitious Winds 123 (顺风123) in the area, while Yi Guan Piao Xiang (一罐飘香) is another Sichuan restaurant that will really test your tolerance for spicy food. Average bills are around ¥80.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去陶然居,谢谢。地址:南滨路下段A7-A9号。
(Note that this will take you to Tao Ran Ju restaurant.)

Western Restaurants in Chongqing

Amalfi Pizza
Amalfi Pizza offers a good variety of pizzas and is a solid option if you’re craving western food.
This place features in just about every guide to Chongqing. There’s a nice variety of good quality pizzas on offer for ¥70-90. There is also steak, pasta and soups on the menu but it’s best to stick with the pizza. The staff at Pizza Amalfi try very hard – it’s cute to watch them struggling through their memorised English phrases.
Ph. (023) 6381 7868
Address: 3 Minquan Lu (3rd Floor)
Directions: You can see the sign for this restaurant from the Liberation Monument (Jiefangbei).
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去民权路3号3楼,谢谢。
Floweriness Cafe
Good coffee and simple, tasty western food makes Floweriness Cafe a solid place for lunch or a light dinner.
There’s nothing outstanding about Floweriness Cafe, but it’s fresh, bright and the food and service are reliable. Prices range from ¥25 for a sandwich to ¥100 for a steak. The strong(ish) coffee costs ¥25. There are also pastas and seafood dishes on offer.
Ph. (023) 6372 6100
Address: 68 Zourong Lu (Inside Metropolitan Plaza, 7th Floor)
Directions: Walk down Zourong Lu from the Jiefangbei monument.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去邹容路68号大都会广场6楼,谢谢。