Restaurants in Guilin
Restaurants can be found throughout Guilin. The local cuisine is available in every restaurant of Guilin, ranging from Chinese restaurants of 5-star hotels to the sidewalk stalls. However, taking prices and sanitary conditions into consideration, finding a good restaurant, whether you are looking for Chinese, Western or vegetarian food might be a little more difficult. Here are some restaurants in Guilin that would satisfy your palate.
◎Rosemary Café (迷迭香Mí Dié Xiāng)
It is a small western style restaurant in downtown Guilin. The Coffee, chocolate cake, and pizza there are the best you can get in Guilin and perhaps even the whole of China. Over half of the customers there are expats in Guilin.
Features: Good location, Best western food, relaxing environment, and good places to meet people.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun.09:00-02:00
Address: Yiren Road 1-1, 50 meters east to the Center Bell Tower
◎Guilin Boy (桂林仔 Guì Lín Zǎi)
It’s a national chain of restaurants which mainly serves local Guilin dishes. Some of the local dishes on offer are: Gingko stewed with Old Duck, Duck and Taro with Vinegar, Sour and Spicy Rice Flour Fish, Lipu Taro and Pork Loaf and Beer Fish.
Address: Chongxin Rd., Xiangshan District
Taste Made (味道制造 Wèi Dào Zhì Zào)
A new eating place in Guilin, Taste Made offering “new style Guilin cooking” has quickly gained a reputation as a place to get delicious food with the local population.
Features: local flavor, good prices, English menu, excellent services, spacious halls, pleasant environment.
◎McFound Co., Ltd. (麦香坊 Mài Xiāng Fāng )
Excuse the name (sounding like McDonalds). The only thing that they have in common is that this restaurant is also very popular and usually crowded. It specializes in food from the northern areas of China where wheat noodles and dumplings are served more often that rice.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun. 9:00-22:00
Address: 12 East Road of ChuanShan, in the Sports center, Guilin.
◎Chun Kee Goose (椿记烧鹅 Chūn Jì Shāo é )
Chun Kee companies were founded in 2001, engaged in catering services and related industries. Brand Chun Kee goose fried careful choice of materials, unique formula, with its pure natural health and crisp, fragile, fresh, fragrant and delicious taste won the majority of customers and experts praise. Hence, Chun Kee goose has become the model of Guilin catering industry. It is best known for the Cantonese roast goose，crispy tender，delicious but not greasy ,eating with sauce is a good choice. In addition, people who love sweet food will be keen on the drawing taro, Sweet taro appearing rich milk flavor. The simple and comfortable style of layout, the spacious hall, the neat desks and chairs, and the soft lighting, are adding a unique atmosphere of restaurant.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun.11:00-21:30
Address: 2 Zhongshan Road, near the Zhongshan Le Grand Large Hotel, Guilin
◎Zhengyang Soup City (正阳汤城 Zhèng Yáng Tāng Chéng)
Zhengyang Soup City, located on the Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, adjacent to 5-star Dayu Hotel, is a red themed two-storey building with antique and quaint gate. The restaurant serves up typical Cantonese soups and Chinese dishes with minority flavor. The highlight here is its soup and every day more than 30 kinds of soups are provided. Tips: terrific English menu is available and credit card is not acceptable.
Opening Hours: 09:30-03:00
Address: No. 60, Zhengyang Rd., Xiufeng District
◎Agam Restaurant (阿甘酒家 ā Gān Jiǔ Jiā )
When people mention Agam Restaurant, they will never forget its landlady, whose surname is gam (gan). She comes from Nanning, Guangxing Province. Agam’s private home cuisine profits from her grandmother's family heirloom, so the restaurant is named Agam. And With the film Agam calling up with the same name, such a coincidence that everyone soon remember it.
In early 90 times the first Agam Restaurant opened, then in Guilin its branch offices came into existence in droves. Its private home cuisine, qiang pan fish, Agam stew, boiled beef, Lijiang river shrimp ect. However, not too many gorgeous packaging, simple color but deeply penetrate into customers' taste buds. Acid, spicy are the features here, also Guilin people' favorite. The main cooking focused on Guilin cuisine, because of the pure taste, Agam Restaurant leaving the deep impression to Guilin people and the visitors.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun.10:30-21:30
Address: 11 Xicheng Road Pedestrian Street, Guilin
How to Get There: bus No 100,10,99,16 to the Xicheng intersection Station, walk several meters to get there.
◎Xiaonanguo Restaurant (小南国 Xiǎo Nán Guó)
Xiaonanguo restaurant is mainly operating in Shanghai dishes ,which is a mid, high-grade restaurant. As the representative of Shanghai delicacies, Xiaonanguo exquisite dishes, not only has kept at the rich crisp, delicious Shanghai cuisine features that home and abroad customers respected by, but also boldly do great innovations on this basis. It compromises the advantage of every style of cooking, and develops into its own unique and rich, delicate, exquisite, elegant new Shanghai cuisine style. After more than 20 years of accumulation, nowadays Xiaonanguo Chinese meal has become the specific embodiment of management brand, quantification, and standardization.
Its Special dishes like cask crisp chicken, shifting sand bread, fried eggplant, and spareribs in black pepper etc. are always leading the guests to endless aftertastes.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun.11:00-20:30
Address: 3 Wenming Road, Guilin
◎Haodama Food Plaza (好大妈 Hǎo Dà Mā)
As one of the biggest restaurants in Guilin, Haodama Food Plaza provides customers with an enormous variety of Guilin snacks, local dishes, western food as well as Japanese food. Here all the cooking materials are visible to the customers. The restaurant could hold 2,000 people at the same time.
Address: 5/F, Food Plaza of Bagui Mansion, Shizijie Square, Zhongshan Rd., Xiufeng District
◎Charlotte (夏绿地 Xià Lǜ Dì)
Charlotte is a leisure food plaza with two branches in Guilin. The one located beside the Center Square is called Zhongxin Outlet. It is on the west side of the pedestrian street with an entire wall of French window. Brown and white is the main tune. Getting a seat by the window is wonderful. It is a nice place to have afternoon tea.
Another branch is by the side of Rong Lake. That is a quiet venue compared to Zongxin Outlet which is on the busiest city center. Upholstering inside is simple and elegant. Leisure ambience will make your mood free.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun.10:00-22:00
Address: East of the Center Square, No.1 Zhengyang Road, Guilin
Address: 1 Ronghu Road South, Guilin