As a large, international city, Hangzhou is home to a wide range of both Chinese and foreign restaurants that will cater to every palette. On top of the huge number of amazing restaurants that the city has to offer, there is also a world of street-food to enjoy.
Below is a selection of just a few restaurants to get you started on your culinary adventure in Hangzhou!
Green Tea: Serving a huge range of Hangzhou food, this chain has several branches in Hangzhou, all with stylish yet comfortable interiors. Great for sharing dishes with a few friends. Expect to queue at peak hours.
Address (West Lake Intime Mall branch): West Lake Intime Mall L3, 98 Yanan nan Road
Beijing Lao Pu Roast Duck: While you might not be in Beijing, there is no reason why you can’t sample some Peking Duck. Make sure that you also try out the lotus leaf cake, Beijing-style sauced pork and fried chicken peppers.
Address: 63 Xintang Road
Tarhar Silk Road: Those looking to sample Xinjiang’s unique cuisine need look no further than this chain. Be prepared for juicy lamb skewers, hearty naan bread and filling chicken and potato stew.
Address (Lishui branch): Yuangyangle Digang L4, 58 Lishui Road
Coucou Hot Pot: Combining flavours from across China rather than sticking to just one region, Coucou is perfect for feasting on tasty meat, fish and vegetables cooked in your favourite soup base.
Address: Longfor Paradise walk L7,1515 Jianghan Road
Gatto Matto Pizza & Bar: Situated just a couple dozen metres from popular student hang-out Ellen’s, Gatto Matto is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic pizza, shawarma or hummus before a night out.
Address: Booth 104, Huaxing Chuanye Mansion, Huanggushanheng Road
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant: Those on the hunt for tasty Mexican food need to look no further than this popular joint. Satisfying burritos, cool guacamole, crunchy corn chips, spicy salsa; Panchos has it all.
Address: 376 Gudun Road
Wade’s Bar and Grill: With two branches serving everything from salads, steaks, pizzas and tacos on top of a wide selection of imported beers, Wade’s is a solid choice for anyone looking for a taste of home.
Address (Wensan branch): Room 105, 1/F, Building H, Dragon Vanke Center, 77 Xueyuan Road
Mango Thai: This small chain serves a multitude of Thai and fusion dishes from lemongrass pork, breaded squid and pineapple rice, to caramelised banana and curry puffs.
Address (Zhongda branch): Zhongda Intime Mall L5, 822 Dongxin Road