Chengdu Restaurants

Sichuan Food, Chengdu Restaurants, Chengdu Travel GuideSichuan cuisine specializes in chili and hot pepper, and is best known for its aromatic and spicy sauces. The food often arrives glistening under a layer of bright red chili oil. Locals explain that chilies are warming in winter and cooling in summer, and, according to Chinese medicine, dispel "wet" illnesses brought on by damp or humid conditions.

Ingredients are edible wild herbs, and meat of domestic animals and birds. The most famous dishes from the region include spicy chicken with peanuts (Gong bao ji ding), and spiced bean curd with chili (Ma po Dou fu). Many dishes are served in a fish flavored sauce that is made from vinegar, ginger, sesame and soy. Hotpot is also very popular here.

PRICE GUIDE
$ = inexpensive
$$ = reasonable
$$$ = expensive
$$$$ = very expensive

Jie Mei Fan Guan
Add: #42 Bei Xing St. Chengdu
Tel: 86650619
Description: serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its two-floor restaurant. Specialties include such northern Sichuan favorites as Xipu Catfish (Xi Pu Lian Yu), Tai An fish (Tai An Yu), and Northern Sichuan Steamed Duck (Chuan Bei Mao Ya).
Type of Cuisine: Sichuan Cuisine
Opening Hours: 8:30-21:00
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Sichuan Hotpot, Chengdu Restaurants, Chengdu Travel GuideJia Jia Chuliang Wang
Add: Renmin East Road. Chengdu
Tel: 86657263
Description: Serves noodles, hot pot and most of the traditional Sichuanese fare.
Type of Cuisine: Sichuan Cuisine
Opening Hours: 10:30-22:00
Average Cost: $
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Square Pavilion Restaurant (Sifang Ge Fanguan)
Add: #98 Shuanglin Road. Chengdu
Tel: 84323888
Description: It features local dishes including Special-taste rice cakes (Yiwei Guoba) and spareribs (Juedai Shuangjiao).
Type of Cuisine: Sichuan Cuisine
Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00
Average Cost: $$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Dan Dan Noodle Restaurant
Add: #108 Taishan South Road. Chengdu
Tel: 86622608
Description: It serves Chengdu's favorite famous snacks.
Type of Cuisine: Sichuan Cuisine
Opening Hours: 7:00-21:30
Average Cost: $
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Rongcheng Restaurant
Add: #130 Shanxi St. Chengdu
Tel: 86112933
Description: A good place to sample Sichuanese cuisine at a reasonable price.
Type of Cuisine: Sichuan Cuisine
Opening Hours: 7:00-21:30
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Sichuan Cuisine, Chengdu Restaurants, Chengdu Travel GuideYuan Huitang Restaurant
Add: #219 Babao St. Chengdu
Tel: 86272389
Description: This wonderful Muslim-style restaurant, mainly serves delicious beef dishes, such as beef spine, beef brain etc.
Type of Cuisine: Muslim Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9:00-21:30
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Tianfang Lou
Add: #108 Xiyu St. Chengdu
Tel: 86144821
Description: A Hui minority Muslim restaurant is located on the first floor of the largest mosque in Chengdu. The restaurant specializes in qiang niu jiang (spicy cow hoof), and bang bang ji (cold chicken breasts cut in strips and served with a mildly spicy sauce).
Type of Cuisine: Muslim Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9:30-22:00
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Xin Guang Hua Su She Restaurant
Address: #35 Kehua N. Rd. Chengdu
Tel: 85213888
Description: the best vegetarian restaurant in Chengdu
Type of Cuisine: Vegetarian Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9:30-22:00
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Blue Sea Restaurant
The 2-story restaurant
Add: #113 Yikuan Rd. Chengdu
Tel: 87045474
Description: On the 1st floor, Cantonese dishes, such as crab with shallot and chicken soup are served. The 2nd floor offers hotpot, a tea room and a KTV. Hotpot is a specialty
Type of Cuisine: Cantonese Cuisine
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
Average Cost: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Food of Sichuan, Chengdu Restaurants, Chengdu Travel GuideBig River South North (Da Jiang Nan Bei)
Add: #105 Shenlong St. Chengdu
Tel: 85235703
Description: The restaurant specializes in Cantonese dim sum and diners can pick their fare from amid steamers and simmering clay pots inside the restaurant.
Type of Cuisine: Cantonese Cuisine
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Average Cost: $$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Marco Polo
Add: #18 Zongfu St. Chengdu
Tel: 86711446
Description: A fast food pizza restaurant.
Type of Cuisine: Italian Cuisine
Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Tandoor Indian Cuisine
Add: #234 Renmin Nan Rd. Chengdu
Tel: 85551958
Description: The food is authentic northern Indian cuisine, the dining room is beautiful and romantic (an Indian architect designed the building), and the service is superb.
Type of Cuisine: Indian Cuisine
Opening Hours: 11:30-14:00, 17:30-22:30
Average Cost: $$$
Credit Cards: All Major Credit Cards
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English