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Best Restaurants to Eat in Changsha

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Dec. 30, 2020

See below a list of most recommended places to eat in Changsha.

Good Vogue Bayi Road Branch

Rarely can such refinement be seen in Changsha. The light in the chartered room is comfortable and even the restrooms there are pretty clean. Hunan cuisine and Cantonese cuisine prevail there. On the whole, the flavors of the dishes are not too spicy and can be accepted easily by foreign tourists. In addition, because of the popular business, you may need to queue if you get there late, so an early arrival is suggested.

  • Chinese name: 好食尚 (八一路店) Hao Shi Shang
  • Recommended dishes: duck cooked with sticky rice (雷公鸭), meat fried with peppers (辣椒炒肉),0731 chicken pot (0731鸡煲), marinated radish peel (腌萝卜皮), steamed corn buns (玉米馒头), braised meat (扣肉), cold dish cooked with goose liver paste (玻璃片), mixed vegetables baked together (首长健康菜), rice cooked with mushrooms and fungi (菌菇炒饭), papaya juice (木瓜汁), and corn juice (玉米汁)
  • Average price per person: 85 yuan
  • Address: Floor 1-5, Hongfei Mansion, 245 Bayi Road, Furong District 芙蓉区八一路245号鸿飞大厦1-5楼
  • Tel: 0731-84463030, 0731-84460303
  • Opening hours: 10am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus 1, 3 (tourism and up direction), 136, 142, 168, 302, 501 (up direction), 501 (down direction), 701 or 908 (east line) and get off at Yuanjia Ling (袁家岭).
  • Special service:Parking is free, a swiping card facility is available, takeaway dishes can be sent and banquets can be held.

Good Vogue Yanjiang Avenue Branch 好食上(沿江大道店)

  • Average price per person: 83 yuan
  • Address: 235 Yanjiang Avenue 沿江大道235号
  • Tel: 0731-84331118
  • Opening hours: 10am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus 11, 128, 368, 406, 501 (up direction), 501 (down direction), 707, 804 (up direction), 804 (down direction), 907 (interval) or 907 and get off at Tongqu Street (通泰街).

Good Vogue Xiangjiangzhong Road Branch 好食上(湘江中路店)

  • Average price per person: 83 yuan
  • Address: 235 Xiangjiangzhong Road, Kaifu District 开福区湘江中路235号
  • Tel: 0731-84331181
  • Opening hours: 10am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus 1, 2, 2 (tourism), 3 (one-way traffic), 11, 112, 123, 143 (up direction), 143 (down direction), 368, 406, 707, 803 (up direction), 803 (down direction), 804 (up direction), 804 (down direction), 901, 908 (west line) and get off at Changsha Ferry (长沙轮渡).
  • Special service: Parking is free and a swiping card facility is available.

West Lake Building

With an area of 88 mu, the restaurant can allow 4,000 people to have meals at a time. The splendid and magnificent buildings, the environment of antique beauty, the terraces and open halls, the rockeries, the waterside pavilions, and the small bridge over the flowing stream there, are pleasing to your eyes as well as your heart. The price of the food may be a bit high, but the food is worth the price, and the flavor will definitely satisfy you.

  • Chinese name: 西湖楼 Xihu Lou
  • Recommended dishes: steamed fish head with diced hot red peppers (剁椒鱼头), sheet of jelly and mutton hot pot (粉皮羊肉), nourishing duck cooked with eight ingredients (八宝养生鸭), fish head cooked with a sauce and peppers (酱椒鱼头), big meat buns (大肉包), rabbit meat cooked with Chinese chestnuts in a secret recipe (秘制板栗兔), and bouilli (红烧肉)
  • Average price per person: 85 yuan
  • Address: inside Kimmar Food City, Hongshan Tourist Region, Kaifu District (diagonally opposite the Provincial Broadcast Center) 开福区洪山旅游区金马美食城内(省广电中心斜对面)
    Tel: 0731-84258188, 0731-84258180
  • Opening hours: 10am – 1:40pm; 4:40pm – 8pm
  • Transportation: 1) Take Bus 132, 136, 158, 501 (up direction), 501 (down direction), 701, 901 (interval) or 915 and get off at the Broadcast Center (Convention Center) (广电中心(会展中心)), and then walk about 110 meters; 2) Take Bus 122, 158, 701, 704 or 915 and get off at Malan Shan (马栏山).
  • Special service: Parking is free, a swiping card facility is available, performances can be enjoyed and banquets can be held.

57 ℃ Xiang Furong Branch

The name of the restaurant comes from the universally accepted fact that 57℃ is the temperature that can entertain degustation the most. The environment is pretty brilliant, the fitments being fashionable as well as exquisite. Hunan-style teppanyaki is the main food. All of the dishes are cooked on the spot by the chefs. On the whole, the flavor is lighter than traditional Hunan-style dishes. Dorayaki is especially recommended.

  • Chinese name: 57 ℃ 湘 57 ℃ Xiang
  • Recommended dishes: egg steamed shredded volador (飞鱼籽蒸蛋), goose liver (鹅肝), sweet and sour spare ribs (糖醋排骨), chicken gristle (鸡脆骨), rice tofu (米豆腐), beef quick-fried with scallions (葱爆牛肉), sleevefish (鱿鱼), beef rolls (牛肉卷), and Chinese yams (山药)
  • Average price per person: 87 yuan
  • Address: 195 Furongzhong Road, Tianxin District 天心区芙蓉中路195号
  • Tel: 0731-88775757
  • Opening hours: 10am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus 105, 115, 150 or 159 and get off at Xiaolinzi Chong (小林子冲), and then walk about 60 meters.
  • Special service: A swiping card facility is available, wireless Internet is provided and parking is free.

57 ℃ Xiang Wangfu Branch

  • Average price per person: 70 yuan
  • Address: Floor 3, Bubugao Supermarket, Chezhanbei Road, Furong District 芙蓉区车站北路步步高超市3楼
  • Tel: 0731-84425757
  • Transportation: Take Bus 101, 143, 147, 156, 704, 705, 808 or 906 and get off at the East Gate of the Martyr Park (烈士公园东门).
  • Special service: Parking is free and a swiping card facility is available.
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