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The migration of large numbers of people from all over China gives Shenzhen cuisines from all over the country. Additionally, there are other Asian restaurants and Western-style restaurants.
Here is our selection of the best Chinese, Western, vegetarian, Muslim, South East Asian and Indian restaurants.
The most common Chinese restaurants are the local style Cantonese restaurants. Tourists especially like the dim sum and the noodle dishes. You'll find restaurants from every region of China.
Of all Cantonese foods, dim sum is the favorite of foreigners. Dim sum and good air-conditioning makes Jinyue popular with foreigners. Dim sum is served 8 am to 2 pm, and elegant dinners including seafood dishes are served in the evenings. Ranks 669 of 3,912 Shenzhen Restaurants on TripAdvisor.
As ones of China's richest cities with Westerners passing through by the tens of thousands daily, there are many good Western restaurants to chose from of many styles. Here is our recommended list for tourists/travelers.
For fine dining and fine authentic Italian food, this rates very high with a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor in 2016. There is an Italian chef with European management, but the staff are Chinese. Ranked 24 of 3,913 Restaurants on TripAdvisor in 2016.
Yes Thai is in a mall area popular with foreigners and expats (购物公园 in Chinese). It is a large restaurant with tables both inside and outside. They mainly serve Thai dishes and specialize in curries popular with foreigners such as curry crab (咖喱蟹), curry beef (咖喱牛肉), and stir-fired curry shrimp (咖喱炒皇虾). Rated 224 of 3,913 in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen has numerous Muslim restaurants. Most of these serve cheap Lanzhou noodles made by hand and are not particularly noteworthy. We at China Highlights have listed some of the best ones.
There are some restaurants of Southeast Asian and Indian styles too. We tried to select those most suitable for tourists and foreign travelers.
Shenzhen has many vegetarian restaurants. We at China Highlights have listed some of the best ones in tourist popular areas.
It is part of the same chain as the Yunlaiju in Futian above. It is notable for tourists/travelers since it is in the Dongmen pedestrian shopping area that is listed #2 of 124 Shopping in Shenzhen on TripAdvisor (2016). It is easy to reach via the metro. The restaurant itself is #229 of 3,915 Restaurants in Shenzhen in 2016.
Since dining well is an important part of touring, it would be helpful to have a local guide who can give you some insider recommendations on where and what to eat. Our guides ensure that you order only the best Chinese cuisine or other styles for you. See our most popular tours:
We could modify these suggestions to tailor-make for you a Shenzhen tour.