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Deyuelou Restaurant

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Founded during the years under Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty, the Deyuelou Restaurant has a history of over 400 years and mainly specializes in Suzhou cuisine. The restaurant consists of three smaller restaurants featuring different flavors. More than 300 dishes are served. Moreover, visitors can enjoy a nice view of the surrounding gardens.

  • Chinese name:得月楼De Yue Lou /duh-ywair-loh/
  • The specialties of the restaurant: Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish, Deyue Spring Chicken
  • Price per person: about 100 yuan
  • Address: 43, Taijian Lane, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District (平江区观前街太监弄43号)
  • How to get there: Buses 101, 102, 1, 38, 502, 5, and several others go there. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65222230 0512-65238940
  • Address: 8-18, Ligongdi Road (李公堤路8-18号)
  • How to get there: Buses 800, 811, and 923. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-62656066 0512-62656999

Xiehe Restaurant

Xiehe Restaurant is an old restaurant in Suzhou. Although not as famous as Deyuelou Restaurant and Songhelou Restaurant, it offers almost all Suzhou dishes at reasonable prices. Fried shrimp is a must-have, as it offers a tender and refreshing taste. The environment is quaint and the staff is enthusiastic.

  • Chinese name: 协和菜馆 Xie He Cai Guan /yeah-her tseye gwann/
  • The specialties of the restaurant: Fried Shrimp, Stir-fried Shredded Eel Paste
  • Price per person: about 50 yuan
  • Address: 15, Phoenix Street, Suzhou (苏州凤凰街15号)
  • How to get there: Tourist Bus 2. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65117830 0512-65154569

Guanyu Chi

The interior decor is quite elegant and creates a feeling of home. The restaurant mainly offers Su and Chuan cuisine. The braised pork in soy sauce has great color and a fantastic flavor. Paper Pot Tofu is unique, as it is boiled in a paper-made pot over a burning fire.

  • Chinese name:关于吃. COME Guan Yu Chi. Come /gwann-yoo chrr/. come
  • Restaurant specialties: Braised pork in soy sauce, boiling fish
  • Price per person: about 45 yuan
  • Address: 133, Shizi Street, Canglang District (沧浪区十梓街133号)
  • How to get there: Bus 8. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65222726

Songhelou Restaurant

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This 2000-year-old Songhelou Restaurant in Taijian Alley has long been known for its authentic Suzhou dishes. Prepared with the freshest of seasonal ingredients, Songhelou's most popular dishes are freshwater fish and shrimps, including sweet and sour mandarin fish, fried snails with shrimps, and braised eel. The sweet mandarin fish was a favorite of Qing Emperor Qianlong, who dined here every time he visited Suzhou.

  • Chinese name:松鹤楼菜馆 Song He Lou Cai Guan /song her loh tseye gwann/
  • Restaurant specialties: Sweet Mandarin Fish, Fried Shrimp
  • Price per person: about 105 yuan
  • Address: 72, Taijian Lane, Pingjiang District (平江区太监弄72号)
  • How to get there: Buses 101, 102, 146, 112, and 307. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-67272285 0512-67277006

Beimen Restaurant

Founded in 1985, this restaurant mainly offers Su cuisine. Intestine and Lung Soup has a great reputation, and it is so delicious that even those who do not eat offal cannot help but commend it. Chicken Sauce Boiled Radish is worth a try. The cuisine is abundant and reasonably priced.

  • Chinese name:北门饭店  Bei Men Fan Dian /bay mnn fan-dyen/
  • Restaurant specialties: Intestine and Lung Soup, Chicken Sauce Boiled Radish
  • Price per person: about 75 yuan
  • Address: Zuo’an Business Street, 78, Suhui Road (苏惠路78号左岸商业街内)
  • How to get there: Buses106, 258, and 28. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-67630368 0512-67630608

Panyulin Sugar Porridge Stall

The owners are a kind, elderly couple, and they supply authentic Suzhou sugar porridge. The sugar porridge is stewed glutinous rice, doused with thick and viscous sweet bean paste, and mixed with sweet-scented osmanthus, giving it a sweet and fragrant flavor. The locals say that the sugar porridge is like a taste of childhood.

  • Chinese name:潘玉麟糖粥摊 Pan Yu Lin Tang Zhou Tan /pan yoo lin tung joh tan/
  • Restaurant specialties: Little Wine-Brewed Glutinous Rice Ball, Yuanyang Sweet-Scented Osmanthus Porridge
  • Price per person: about 4 yuan
  • Address: North Gate, Bird and Flower Market, 172, Pishi Street, Pinjiang District (平江区皮市街172号花鸟市场北门)
  • How to get there: Tourist Bus 1. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.

Tongdexing Noodles

Today, seldom do Suzhou noodle restaurants sell red soup, white soup, broad noodles, and narrow noodles separately, but Tongdexing does. The noodles are slippery, the white soup with stewed meat is delicious and not greasy, and the fired fish with red soup is fragrant.

  • Chinese name:同德兴 Tong De Xing /tong-der sshying/
  • Restaurant specialties: Stewed Meat Noodles with White Soup, Fengzhen Meat Noodles
  • Price per person: about 12 yuan
  • Address: 6, Jiayu Lane, Renmin Road, Pingjiang District (平江区人民路嘉馀坊6号)
  • How to get there: Bus 313. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65113808

Sichuan Restaurants

Goodman Folk Snacks

Goodman Folk Snacks supplies a variety of Sichuan snacks. The snacks are authentic and sufficient in quantity, and are offered at low prices. Because of their good taste and low price, the restaurant always enjoys many guests.

  • Chinese name:好人民间小吃 Hao Ren Min Jian Xiao Chi /haoww rnn-min jyen sshyaoww-chrr/
  • Restaurant specialties: Crisp Fried Milk, Shao-Mai
  • Price per person: about 20 yuan
  • Address: 81, Bifeng Lane, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District (平江区观前街碧凤坊81号)
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65235206 0512-67273236
  • Address Two: Lvbao Square, 436, Changjiang Road, Gaoxin District (高新区长江路436号绿宝广场)
  • How to get there: Buses 302, 303, 322, 324, 329, 333, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-68186080 0512-65220957

Haidilao Hot Pot

Although Haidilao Hot Pot mainly serves the Sichuan Hot Pot, its core business is not the hot pot, but its service. At Haidilao, customers will truly experience a sense of God, and might even be embarrassed. We have to admit that Haidilao’s service has won over most hot pot enthusiasts. The environment and the food are great.

  • Chinese name:海底捞火锅 Hai Di Lao Huo Guo /heye-dee laoww hwor-gwor/
  • Restaurant specialties: Slippery Shrimp, Boiled Noodles
  • Price per person: about 96 yuan
  • Address: 7th Floor, Xinsutiandi Shopping Center, 219, Guangji South Road, Jinchang District (金阊区广济南路219号新苏天地购物中心7楼)
  • How to get there: Buses 300, 301, 307, 31, 332, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65899796

Western Restaurants

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Wang Steak

Wang Steak has an excellent reputation for its many years of good quality food. They choose ribs under a strict rule: bone long 17 cm and weight of 16 ounces, meaning that only six ribs from a cow can be selected! Under such a strict rule, the steak is definitely fabulous. From the steak to the desserts, every dish gives you both visual and taste enjoyment. The environment is extremely elegant and the service makes you feel like a noble. Prices are high, but the food is worth it.

  • Chinese name:王品台塑牛排 Wang Pin Tai Su Niu Pai /wung pin teye soo nyo peye/
  • Restaurant specialties: Wang Steak, Pastry Seafood Soup
  • Price per person: about 300 yuan
  • Address: 158-116, Xinggang Street, Industry Zone (工业园区星港街158号-116号)
  • How to get there: Buses 108, 138, 148, 158, 261, 4, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-62567071 0512-62567072

Tasty Steak

Tasty Steak is the No. 1 branch of Wang Steak. The restaurant also offers bread, appetizers, soup, main courses, beverages, and desserts as a set meal, and at half the price of Wang Steak. The restaurant offers many types of set meals, the steak is fine and smooth, and the sauce is savory and mellow. The environment is quiet and comfortable, and the service is good. People who have been there speak highly of the experience.

  • Chinese name:西堤牛排 Xi Di Niu Pai /sshee dee nyoh-peye/
  • Restaurant specialties: Black Forest Mousse, French Snail Soup
  • Price per person: about 100 yuan
  • Address: 1st -2nd Floor, Building 10, Yuanrong Time Square, Jinji Lake, Industry ZoneNo (工业园区金鸡湖东岸圆融时代广场10幢1-2楼)
  • How to get there: Bus 108, 117, 120, 138, 156, 219 and several others go there. You can show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-66966115 0512-66966117

Rhine Café

A five-star restaurant, Rhine Café offers unlimited American style ice cream, fresh juice, abalone, and other dishes. Enjoy more than 20 types of Southeast Asian seafood dishes, as well as salmon, Beijing roast duck, Mexican spicy chicken, and pizza. Everything you eat is cooked onsite.

  • Chinese name:莱茵咖啡厅 Lai Yin Ka Fei Ting /leye yin kaa-fay-ting/
  • The specialties of the restaurant: Salmon, Desserts
  • Price per person: about 120 yuan
  • Address: 1st Floor, Dongshouxincheng Garden Hotel, 1, Shishan Road, Gaoxin District (高新区狮山路1号东首新城花园酒店1楼)
  • How to get there: Buses 328, 35, 415, and 622. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-68256771 0512-68250228-2202

T.G.I Friday's

Many American friends say that this restaurant feels like home. The interior decor is in an authentic American style, with a red-striped ceiling and a wall pasted with colorful badges. The set meal is large, and patrons who cannot eat much usually share. The waiters are enthusiastic, and their spoken English is excellent.

  • Chinese name:美国星期五餐厅 Mei Guo Xing Qiwu Can Ting /may-gwor sshing-chee-woo tsann-ting/
  • Restaurant specialties: Clam Soup, Friday’s Hamburger
  • Price per person: about 105 yuan
  • Address: 1st Floor, Xuanmiao Square, 820, Ganjiang East Road, Pingjiang District (平江区干将东路820号玄妙广场1楼)
  • How to get there: Buses 112, 146, 32, 60, 900, 923, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-61913182 0512-68017777

International Restaurants Yuandi Teppanyaki

The environment at Yuandi Teppanyaki is elegant. The tables are next to the cooking area, allowing you to enjoy the performance of the chef cooking dishes in front of you. The dishes are beautiful and fresh, and the service is great. After you finish your meal, move to the café to enjoy music and desserts.

  • Chinese name:园邸铁板烧 Yuan Di Tie Ban Shao /ywan dee tyeh ban shaoww/
  • Restaurant specialties: Black Caviar with Goose Liver Boiled Egg, Sharon Steak
  • Price per person: about 220 yuan
  • Address: 5th Floor, Xinghai International Square, 200, Xinghai Street, Suzhou (苏州星海街200号星海国际广场5楼)
  • How to get there: Buses 100, 120, 148, 156, 215, 261, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-62567579 0512-62567959

Muslim Restaurants

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Dawanching

At Dawanching, the Xinjiang-style decoration makes you feel like you are in Xinjiang. The restaurant serves authentic Xinjiang food, and prices are a little higher than at other Muslim restaurants. The service is a bit slow when there are many guests. However, the mutton skewers are fantastic, and the restaurant offers a variety of feature dishes and snacks from Xinjiang.

  • Chinese name:达坂城 Da Ban Cheng /daa ban chnng/
  • Restaurant specialties: Mutton skewers, Saute Spicy Chicken
  • Price per person: about 32 yuan
  • Address: 114, the Entrance of Gong Lane, Pingjiang District (平江区宫巷口114号)
  • How to get there: Buses 112, 178, 202, 204, 309, 501, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-6777 1997

Xinjiang Jaaksi Restaurant

You can smell the strong fragrance of mutton soup when stepping into the restaurant. The food is well-cooked and sufficient in quantity. Mutton skewers, the best of all of the dishes served, have an attractive color and cumin flavor.

  • Chinese name:新疆亚克西酒楼 Xinjiang Yakexi Jiulou /sshin-jyang ya-ker-sshee jyoh-loh/
  • Restaurant specialties: Mutton skewers, Lamb Pizza
  • Price per person: about 50 yuan
  • Address: 768, Shiquan Street, Canglang District (沧浪区十全街768号)
  • How to get there: Bus 261. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65291798

Xinjiang Azhati Saute Spicy Chicken Restaurant

Xinjiang Azhati Saute Spicy Chicken Restaurant is a Muslim Xinjiang restaurant. The Saute Spicy Chicken is good in both quality and quantity. The Meat Pie is tasty. The restaurant is not large and guests often have to wait for a seat. The restaurant also offers takeaway service.

  • Chinese name:新疆阿扎提大盘鸡店 Xinjiang Azhati Da Pan Ji Dian /sshin-jyang a-jaa-tee daa pan jee dyen/
  • Restaurant specialties:Cumin Mutton, Saute Spicy Chicken
  • Price per person: about 34 yuan
  • Address: 418, Xueshi Street, Pingjiang District (平江区学士街418号)
  • How to get there: Buses 204, 262, 301, 313, 33, 69, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65111168

Beijiang Restaurant

Beijiang Restaurant is a famous Xinjiang restaurant. The Saute Spicy Chicken is authentic, the potatoes in it are tasty, and the noodle is chewy. In addition, Mutton skewers and the Meat Package are worth a try. Prices are reasonable, and the environment is good. The decor is elegant and unique.

  • Chinese name:北疆饭店 Beijiang Fandian /bay-jyang fan-dyen/
  • Restaurant specialties: Mutton skewers, Meat Package
  • Price per person: about 45 yuan
  • Address: 1st Floor, B District, Zuo’an Business Street, 108, Xinghan Street, Industry Zone (工业园区星汉街108号左岸商业街B区1座)
  • How to get there: Buses 4 and 518. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65113888

Vegetarian Restaurants

Lotus Veg Café

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Dishes at Lotus Veg Café are unique. The café uses pure water and organic vegetables to cook fresh and healthy dishes. Sorbets and jelly are offered in the summer, and Medicated Diet Hot Pot is served in the winter. The restaurant serves not only vegetarian dishes but also organic and Taiwanese vegetarian menu items. Sometimes it offers Taiwanese snacks, such as Zongzi, Suyuan, Smelly Tofu, and spiced corned egg.

  • Chinese name:水中莲有机餐饮 Shui Zhong Lian Youji Canyin /shway jong lyen yoh-jee tsan-yin/
  • Restaurant specialties: Filet Mignon, Salt Crisp Chicken
  • Price per person: about 50 yuan
  • Address: 121, Shop B1, Xindu Square, 8, Jinjihu Road, Industry Zone (工业园区金鸡湖路8号馨都广场1B商铺121号)
  • How to get there: Buses 146 and 178. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-62518440

Wuguantang Vegetarian Restaurant

The interior décor is very elegant and the ebullient boss will help you select dishes according to your taste. Dishes are not over-decorated, and some look quite ordinary, but your taste buds will wake up as soon as you take a bite! The dishes are different from those served at other vegetarian restaurants, and are delicious but not greasy.

  • Chinese name:五观堂素食 Wu Guan Tang Su Shi /woo gwann tung soo-shrr/
  • Restaurant specialties: Super Fresh, Roast Potato
  • Price per person: about 70 yuan
  • Address: Building 15, Phase 3, Ligongdi, Industry Zone (工业园区李公堤三期15号楼)
  • How to get there: Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-68733556

Bencaorensheng Vegetarian Restaurant

The design of this restaurant is based on the listed healthy foods in Compendium of Materia Medica, and the decor, layout, and everything in it create a great cultural atmosphere. Every dish includes traditional Chinese medicinal materials according to the Compendium of Materia Medica, and is good in taste and appearance. All of the servers in the restaurant are vegetarian, and they will tell you about vegetarian concepts when serving you.

  • Chinese name:本草人生 Bencao Ren Sheng /bnn-tsaoww rnn shnng/
  • Restaurant specialties: Pastry Soup, Double Cooked Pork Slices
  • Price per person: about 60 yuan
  • Address: 846  Binhe Road, Gaoxin District (高新区滨河路846号)
  • How to get there: Buses 328, 35, 415, and 622. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-68082747

Dishuifang Vegetarian Restaurant

Dishuifang is a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant with an elegant and comfortable environment that offers you peace of mind. The vegetarian dishes are cooked like meat, and the appearance and taste are fantastic. Waiters talk in a gentle tone. Prices are low compared with other restaurants in such a prosperous district.

  • Chinese name:滴水坊 Dishui Fang /dee-shway fung/
  • Restaurant specialties: Vegetarian Eel Meal, Lobster Ball
  • Price per person: about 27 yuan
  • Address: 27  Gong Lane, Pingjiang District (平江区宫巷27号)
  • How to get there: Buses 6, 112, 146, 32, 60, 900, and several others. Show the above address to the taxi driver or guide.
  • Reservation phone: 0512-65811216