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Shenzhen Restaurants — Top Recommendations for Tourists

Eating Chinese food in a local restaurantEnjoying Chinese food in a local restaurant

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.

Chinese Style 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.

Jinyue Xuan Cantonese Dim Sum – Futian District

dim sumCantonese dim sum

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.

  • Chinese name: 金悦轩 Jinyue Xuan /jin-youair sshywen/
  • Average price per person: 113 yuan
  • Opening hours: 10am–3pm and 5pm–10:30pm
  • Address: Floor 1-4, China House Mansion, 6013 Shennan Avenue, Futian District (福田区深南大道6013号中国有色大厦1-4楼)
  • Tel: 9755-8886 8880

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Western Restaurants

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.

Trattoria D'Angelo – Sea World

Sea WorldSea World has a lot of popular restaurants and has this big restaurant/hotel boat.

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.

  • Chinese name: 艾嘉璐意大利餐厅(蛇口)
  • Average price per person: 230 yuan
  • Address: Taizi Plaza G12 Taizi Road, Shekou, Nanshan District (圳市南山区蛇口太子路太子广场G12号)
  • Tel: 755 2682-5927
  • Subway: Line 2 to Sea World Station (海上世界站).

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Southeast Asian, South Asian and Muslim Restaurants

Vietnamese foodVietnamese food is light and healthy.

Yes Tai — COCO Park Mall in Futian District

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.

  • Chinese name: 鑫海 Xin Hai /sshin heye/
  • Average price per person: 150 yuan
  • Address: 3/F, COCO Park, 269 Fuhua 3rd Road, Futian District (福田区福华三路269号COCOPark3楼)
  • Tel: 0755-25313918
  • Transportation: Take Line 1 to Shopping Park Station

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.

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Vegetarian Restaurants

Shenzhen has many vegetarian restaurants. We at China Highlights have listed some of the best ones in tourist popular areas.

Yunlaiju Dongmen Branch

Soybean and TofuChinese like to make vegetarian dishes that look like meat.

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.

  • Chinese name: 云来居素食馆东门店 Yunlaiju Sushi Guan Dongmen Dian
  • Average price per person: 57 yuan
  • Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
  • Address: Floor 4, Dongmen Ding Square, Dongmen Yongxin Street, Luohu District (罗湖区东门永新街东门町广场4楼), near Laojie Station, exit A (地铁老街A出口)
  • Tel: 0755-82383253, 0755-82383453
  • Transportation: Take Bus 10, 29, 104, 220, 223, 309, 311 or 336 or take the metro Line 1 or 3 to Laojie Station exit A.

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Touring Shenzhen With China Highlights

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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:

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