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Nanjing Restaurants

Nanjing Restaurants

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jul. 19, 2023

Local Restaurants

Fang Man Ting Shanghai Style Cuisine

The restaurant serves typical Shanghai-style dishes which are light sweet. The three-floor restaurant is a villa with typical old Shanghai style. All the waitresses there are in chipaur. Braised pork in brown sauce (红烧肉), rice cake with Babao sauce (八宝酱年糕), fried shrimp (油爆虾), stir-fried wild rice shoots (油焖茭白), sweet and sour spare ribs (糖醋小排), Jipin beef (极品牛肉), Sanhuang chicken (三黄鸡), little yellow croaker cooked with tofu (小黄鱼烧豆腐) and smoked fish (熏鱼) are several recommended dishes.

  • Chinese name: 芳满庭海派菜 Fang Man Ting Haipai Cai /
  • Average price per person: 103 yuan
  • Opening hours: 11am–2pm, 5pm–9pm
  • Address: 7 Nanjing 1912 Business District, 52 Taiping North Road, Xuanwu District (玄武区太平北路52号南京1912商业区7号楼)
  • Tel: 025-8452 1868, 8441 8616

Xuan Palace

The revolving restaurant maily serves Jiangsu-style dishes, with the most popular dishes are roast sucking pig (烤乳猪), stir-fried bamboo fungus (烩竹荪) and abalone (鲍鱼). It is good dinning environment with five-star level, customers can over look the full view of Nanjing there.

  • Chinese name: 璇宫 Xuan Gong /sshwen gong/
  • Average price per person: 289 yuan
  • Address: Floor 36, Jinling Restaurant, 2 Hanzhong Road, Gulou District (鼓楼区汉中路2号金陵饭店36楼)
  • Tel: 025-8471 1888

Jiang Yan Building

The restaurant is decorated in traditional Chinese style, serving exquisite dishes with light taste. Balloon fish is the special dish, with fine and smooth fish meat. Soup cooked with large meatballs and clams (河蚌狮子头汤) is fresh. Other recommended dishes are braised calf ribs with potato (小土豆烧牛仔骨), stir-fried bullfrog (馋嘴牛蛙), steamed sausage with dried tofu (香肠蒸干丝), dough balls (面疙瘩) and Shanghai Benbang smoked fish (上海本帮熏鱼).

  • Chinese name: 江宴楼 Jiang Yan Lou /jyang yen loh/
  • Average price per person: 123 yuan
  • Address: Xinanli Block, 400 Zhongshan South Road, Baixia District (白下区中山南路400号熙南里街区内)
  • Tel: 025-8662 9178
  • Transportation: Take subway line 1 and get off at Sanshan Street (三山街).

Xiao Chuniang Green Dragon Mountain Villa

The restaurant mainly serves Nanjing-style dishes (Jiangsu-style dishes) and Zhejiang-style dishes, and dishes there are cooked in home style. Braised fish in brown sauce (红烧杂鱼), egg dumplings cooked with radish strips in casserole (蛋饺萝卜丝砂锅) and braised balloon fish in brown sauce (红烧河豚) are several most popular dishes there. The environment there is quite well surrounding by green mountains and clean water, and the workers plant vegetables on private lpot. However, it is really a little difficult to find it.

  • Chinese name: 小厨娘青龙山庄 Xiao Chuniang Qinglong Shanzhuang /sshyoww chu nyang qing long shan jwung/
  • Average price per person: 97 yuan
  • Address: 888 Shenfeng Road, Shecun Village, Shangfang Town, Jiangning District (江宁区上坊镇佘村神凤路888号)
  • Tel: 025-5270 5066, 5270 1777

Zhang Mansion No.1 Hotel

The restaurant is decorated in European palace style, mainly serving Nanjing-style fishes (Jiangsu-style dishes). The ingredients of most dishes are from rivers, and some western food is also available. Braised soft-shelled turtle in brown sauce (红烧甲鱼), balloon fish (河豚) and crab legs cooked with broad beans (蚕豆蟹腿) are three dishes highly recommended by customers having been there.

  • Chinese name: 张公馆一号酒店 Zhang Gong Guan YIhao Jiudian /jung gong gwan yee-howw jyo-dyen/
  • Average price per person: 277 yuan
  • Address: 22 Dinghuai Men Avenue, Gulou District (鼓楼区定淮门大街22号)
  • Tel: 025-8629 1888, 8629 7277

Shanghai Night

The restaurant mainly serves Nanjing-style (Jiangsu-style) dishes and Shanghai-style dishes, such as seafood, minced green soya bean (青豆泥), fish head teamed in pot (鱼头煲) and braised cuttlefish (墨鱼大烤). The dishes there have light taste. Due to the nice position, customers can enjoy the beautiful lake when having dinners there.

  • Chinese name: 夜上海 Ye Shanghai /yeh shang-heye/
  • Average price per person: 164 yuan
  • Address: Inside Yueya Lake Park, 51 Houbiao Ying, Baixia District (白下区后标营51号月牙湖公园内)
  • Tel: 025-8463 0889

Meiyuan Restaurant

Meiyuan Restaurant mainly serves Nanjing-style dishes, and the popular dishes are boiled salted duck (盐水鸭), bean starch sheets cooked with crab cream (蟹黄粉皮), seafood soup served with crisp (酥皮海鲜汤), marinated mushroom (卤冬菇) and large meatballs cooked with crab cream (蟹粉狮子头).

  • Chinese name: 梅苑餐厅 Meiyuan Canting /may-ywan tsan-ting/
  • Average price per peson: 240 yuan
  • Address: Floor 2, Jinling Hotel, 2 Hanzhong Road, Gulou District (鼓楼区汉中路2号金陵饭店2楼)
  • Tel: 025-8471 1888
  • Transportation: Take bus 38, 60 or 68 and get off at Zhujiang Road (珠江路); or take bus 4 and get off at Shigu Road (石鼓路).

Yue Hong He

The restaurant has nice dinning environment, serving Cantonese style dishes, which are exquisite in both appearance and cooking. Fish served there has been taken off fish bones. Crackling young pigeon (脆皮乳鸽), crispy durian cake (榴莲酥) and assorted seafood with vermicelli en casserole (海鲜粉丝煲) are the most popular dishes.

  • Chinese name: 粤鸿和 Yue Hong He /youair hong he/
  • Average price per person: 108 yuan
  • Address: Jinying Tiandi, 1 Xuehai Road, Xianlin University Town, Qixia District (栖霞区仙林大学城学海路1号金鹰天地)
  • Tel: 025-6817 5888
  • Transportation: Take bus 97, 146, 310 or D1 and get off at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics (南京财经大学).

Prince Restaurant

The restaurant mainly serves Cantonese style dishes, with quite good decoration and dinning environment. Every private room is equipped with sofa, TV and washing room. The dishes there are both exquisite in appearance and taste. Some highly recommended dishes are Chinese forest frog cooked with pawpaw (木瓜雪蛤), goose webs in abalone sauce (鲍汁鹅掌), pleurotus nebrodenis in abalone sauce (鲍汁灵菇), goose liver (鹅肝), calf ribs (牛仔骨) and chicken and fin soup (浓汤鸡煲翅).

  • Chinese name: 王子饭店 Wangzi Fandian /wung-dsee fan-dyen/
  • Average price per person: 269 yuan
  • Address: Floor 1, Huanghe Mansion, 58 Longyuan West Road, Gulou District (鼓楼区龙园西路58号黄河大厦1楼)
  • Tel: 025-8620 0333

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

It is a very popular hot pot restaurant in Nanjing, and there are several branch restaurants in other streets of Nanjing. Some highly popular ingredients for hot pot are mashed shrimp (虾滑), sweet-sour plum juice (酸梅汤), mashed beef (滑牛), Kung Fu noodles (功夫面), mashed cuttlefish (翡翠墨鱼滑), tender mutton (嫩羊肉), needle mushroom (金针菇), duck blood (鸭血), shrimp meatball (虾丸), juicy beef ball (撒尿牛丸), tender beef (嫩牛肉), frozen tofu (冻豆腐) and bovine stomach (毛肚). The services there are very scrupulous: the servers may give you a mobile phone cover to protect customer's mobile phone, or give a lady a hair band to band the hair, so that she can enjoy the hot pot more comfortable.

  • Chinese name: 海底捞火锅 Hai Di Lao Huo Guo /heye dee laoww hwor gwor/
  • Average price per person: 88 yuan
  • Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Address: Floor 4, Communication Services Mansion, 501 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District (秦淮区中山南路501号通信服务大厦4楼)
  • Tel: 025-5221 9211, 5221 9311
  • Transportation: Take bus 23, 38 or 100 and get off at Xinqiao Station (新桥站); or take subway line 1, get off at Sanshan Street (三山街) and exist from E4.

New Century Branch (新世纪店)

  • Average price per person: 89 yuan
  • Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Address: Floor 4, New Century Square, Daxing Palace, 1 Taiping South Road, Baixia District ( 白下区太平南路1号大行宫新世纪广场4楼(近中山东路)
  • Tel: 025-8486 1728, 8486 1838
  • Transportation: Take bus 1, 5, 9, 25, 31 or 51 and get off at Daxing Palace (大行宫); or take subway line 2 and get off at Daxing Palace (大行宫).

Longyuan West Road Branch (龙园西路店)

  • Average price per person: 92 yuan
  • Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Address: Area C, Floor 2, Huanghe Mansion, 58 Longyuan West Road, Gulou District (鼓楼区龙园西路58号黄河大厦2楼C区)
  • Tel: 025-5878 1778

Saishang Ren Jia

The restaurant has simple decoration, serving Muslim dishes, such as mutton eaten by hands (手抓羊肉), braised chicken with potato and green pepper (大盘鸡), mutton kekabs (羊肉串), braised noodles (烩面) and beef cooked in pot (牛肉锅仔).

Chinese name: 赛上人家 Sai Shang Renjia /seye shung ren-jyah/
Average price per person: 40 yuan
Address: 55 Weigang, Xuanwu District (玄武区卫岗55号)
Tel: 025-8443 5770

Himalaya Nepalese & Indian Restaurant

The restaurant mainly serves Nepalese and Indian style food. Being decorated with unique ornaments and photos taken in Nepal and India by the boss, the restaurant show guests the conditions and customs in Nepal and India. Curry chicken (咖喱鸡) and cheese hotcake (芝士烤饼) are the most popular two kinds of food there. Shrimp cooked with sesame seeds and coconut juice (椰香芝麻虾), mango yoghourt (芒果酸奶), roast mutton (香烤羊肉), Indian style spicy vegetable (尼式辣味时蔬) and yoghurt ice cream (酸奶冰淇淋) are other kinds of recommended food.

  • Chinese name: 喜马拉雅尼泊尔印度餐厅 Ximalaya Niboer Yindu Canting /sshee-ma-la-yah nee-bo-er yin-du tsan-ting/
  • Average price per person: 87 yuan
  • Opening hours: 11am–2pm; 5pm–10:30pm
  • Address: Shi Gu Wan Food and Leisure Block, 193 Shigu Road, Baixia Distict (白下区石鼓路193号石鼓湾美食休闲街区)
  • Tel: 025-8666 1828
  • Transportation: Take bus 5, 9, 18 or 805 and get off at Mochou Road (莫愁路); take bus 312 or 317 and get off at Luolang Lane (罗廊巷); take bus 13, 43, 48 or 83 and get off at Mochou Road (莫愁路); take bus 29 or 68 and get off at Pailou Lane (牌楼巷) or take subway line 2, get off at Shanghai Road (上海路) and exist from E3.

Western Restaurants


The restaurant has good dinning environment and high-quality services. Bright seats nearby windows and privates rooms are all available there. Highly recommended food is steak, shark's lip collagen soup (鱼唇胶原浓汤), filet steak, bread, snail soup, salad with rare beef and pumpkin pudding.

  • Chinese name: 西提牛排 Xi Ti Niupai /sshee tee nyoh-peye/
  • Average price per person: 106 yuan
  • Opening hours: 11am–2pm; 5:30pm-9pm
  • Address: Floor 6, Jinying Tiandi, 1 Zhujiang Road, Xuanwu District (玄武区珠江路1号金鹰天地6楼)
  • Tel: 025-8360 885
  • Transportation: Take bus 6, 16, 33, 34, 35, 38, 65, 91, 100 or 132 and get off at Zhujiang Road (珠江路)

Mai Tribe

Many customers having been there regard Mai Tribe as a mini Pizza Hut. The small restaurant has simple and clean decoration. Honeydew chicken wings (蜜汁鸡翅), mashed potato (土豆泥), roast duck pizza (烤鸭披萨), bacon rolls (培根卷) and tiramisu are several kinds of highly recommended food.

  • Chinese name: 麦部落 Mai Buluo /meye bu-lwor/
  • Average price per person: 42 yuan
  • Address: 89 Xi Bridge, Yunnan Road, Gulou District (鼓楼区云南路西桥89号)
  • Tel: 025-83708867

Muslim Restaurants

Nanjing has many Muslim restaurants. We at China Highlights has listed some of the best ones, and you can check out more top Muslim restaurants in Nanjing.

Vegetarian Restaurants

Nanjing also has many vegetarian restaurants. China Highlights has listed some of the best ones, and you can check out more top vegetarian restaurants in Nanjing.

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