Guangzhou Restaurant Guide

Guangzhou Restaurant
Guangzhou Restaurant One of the city’s best-known eateries, Guangzhou Restaurant serves up all manner of local delicacies to hungry throngs.
Be warned: this place gets very crowded, especially the location on Wenchang Nanlu. Most meals are cheap at ¥20-30, but more expensive offerings such as shark fin soup are also available. There are dishes to suit both the adventurous and those with less tolerance for trying new things. Guangzhou Restaurant is more accessible for non-Chinese speakers than most local restaurants with a relatively clear English menu. Guangzhou Restaurant is a place to experience leisurely. The meals are simply wonderful.
Address: 2 Wenchang Nanlu Subway: Changshou Lu Ph. (020) 8138 0388
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Lianxiang Lou Restaurant
Lianxiang Lou Restaurant, Guangzhou Lianxiang Lou is a very popular and long-standing restaurant serving local Cantonese fare.
They do have an English menu here, but you might have to ask them for it especially. Waiters speak little or no English but do their best to accommodate you. Most dishes are priced around ¥20-30, but there are more expensive dishes for ¥100 or more. Be adventurous and try some intestines, or fish heads, or even crocodile. But if your stomach can’t handle that there are plenty of straightforward meals to choose from. Beers are equally cheap at ¥12-15 for a large bottle. Lianxiang Lou doesn’t have much in terms of decor, but the hustle and bustle of the place provides character. A good restaurant to try if you’re looking to really experience the local restaurant scene.
Address: 67 Dishifu Lu Subway: Changshou Lu Ph. (020) 8181 1638
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去莲香楼,谢谢。地址:第十甫路67号。
Cow and Bridge Thai Restaurant Editor Pick!
Cow and Bridge Restaurant, Guangzhou The Cow and Bridge is a truly excellent Thai restaurant in a prime location for tourists on Shamian Island.
This is the best place to grab lunch or dinner on your dutiful sightseeing adventure to the former colonial concession. The restaurant boasts an extensive menu, including plenty of options for vegetarians. Most main courses are about ¥45 and can range up to ¥90 for more elaborate or seafood meals. Beers cost ¥15-20 and there is a special range of Thai drinks for ¥20. Waiters speak good English and the service is generally efficient, although it can be hard to get their attention at times. But it’s the quality of the food that makes this place great. The meals are absolutely delicious.
Address: 54 Shamian Bei Jie Subway: Huangsha Ph. (020) 8121 9988
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La Seine French Restaurant
La Seine Restaurant, Guangzhou Guangzhou’s best-known French restaurant, if you’re in town on a weekend then a visit to La Seine is an absolute must.
They put on a spectacular weekend buffet brunch for a mere ¥98 – all you can eat, including one coffee. What’s more, the absurdly pretentious service will help you forget that you’re paying less than you would for the salad bar at Sizzler back home. La Seine is well worth visiting at other times as well, offering a wonderful menu of delicious and creative dishes. Meat-based main courses cost between ¥100-190, seafood is around ¥130, while chicken meals are around ¥80. Salads and starters cost about ¥40-50. La Seine’s interior is suitably plush, decked out in soothing purple and cream hues.
Ph. (020) 8735 2531 Web: Open: 11:00-14:30; 17:30-0:00
Address: 33, Qingbo Lu (G/F Xinghai Concert Hall), Ersha Island
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The Italian Restaurant
The Italian Restaurant, Guangzhou This restaurant with the creative name serves delicious Italian cuisine in peaceful environs.
Located in the north-east commercial district, it’s not worth seeking out especially, but if you’re in the area then it’s a great place to eat. The Italian Restaurant features efficient service from friendly waitresses and reasonably priced meals. Pastas are ¥40-50, steak dishes are ¥100-130, seafood meals are around ¥90 and poultry-based main courses cost ¥60-80. They also have draught Carlsberg at ¥28 for a pint and cocktails for ¥20-45. Located on the 3rd floor, the view through the wall-length picture windows onto busy Huanshi Dong Lu below provides a nice distraction. Otherwise, the restaurant’s interior is simple but appealing, if a little cramped.
Address: 360 Huanshi Dong Lu, Zhujiang Building, East Tower, 3rd Floor Ph. (020) 8386 3840
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1920 Restaurant and Bar
1920 Bar and Restaurant, Guangzhou This very popular place is self-proclaimed as Guangzhou’s first German restaurant and serves equally well as a pub.
Paulaner Weissbier and Bitburger are on tap for ¥48, while draught Heineken (¥40) and Tiger (¥30) are also offered. A number of other imported German beers are offered by the bottle and there is a good selection of cocktails for ¥45-50. The daily happy hour from 5pm-8:30pm takes about 30% off these prices. On the food menu, snacks and sandwiches are ¥40-60 while main courses range from ¥68 for schnitzel up to ¥148 for sirloin steak. 1920 Restaurant and Bar features a quaint little beer garden (though the ambience suffers from traffic noise), while the restaurant’s interior is stylish but cozy. The building was built by Germans in 1920 and was once a small factory.
Address: 183 Yanjiang Xi Lu Subway: Haizhu Square Ph. (020) 8333 6156 Web:
Directions: Take Exit D from Haizhu Square subway station and head directly towards the river. 1920 Restaurant and Bar is on the corner.
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