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 Urumqi Restaurants

Urumqi Restaurants

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Feb. 7, 2021

Ku Er Gan

The restaurant is quite near International Grand Bazaar. Most dishes there are made of fresh mutton and beef, tasted very nice. The restaurant is decorated with typical folk style, and the considerate servers there wear folk style clothing made out of silk. Yoghourt and grenadine juice are very delicious and popular. Roast meat, rice eaten by hands (手抓饭, the rice is cooked with carrots, fresh mutton, onions and mutton oil), roast stuffed buns (烤包子) are several kinds of recommended food.

  • Chinese name: 库尔感 Ku Er Gan /koo ker gan/
  • Average price per person: 47 yuan
  • Address: 489 Heping South Road, Tianshan District (天山区和平南路489号, 近国际大巴扎)
  • Tel: 0991-8558811

Mi La Ji

The restaurant looks like a cafe in a European small town, being decorated in gorgeous Turkish style. The host returns to Urumqi from Turkey, hence the restaurant serves various kinds of local food and Turkish style steak and snacks. Many art wares and national musical instruments collected by the host are shown inside the cabinet. Roast stuffed buns (烤包子), rice eaten by hands (手抓饭, the rice is cooked with carrots, fresh mutton, onions and mutton oil), grenadine juice, Huandi porridge (皇帝粥), noodles served with soy sauce, sesame butter, etc (拌面), mutton chops (羊排), yoghourt, roast meat and camel milk (骆驼奶) are several kinds of popular food.

  • Chinese name: 米拉吉 Mi La Ji /mee lah jee/
  • Average price per person: 72 yuan
  • Address: the Office of the Eight Route Army, Yan’an Road, Tianshan District (天山区延安路八路军办事处)
  • Tel: 0991-2885522

May Flower

The dinning environment is designed with unique folk style, being magnificent. It mainly serves pure Xinjiang style food (a kind of Muslim food). There are performances of dances and singings during night time. Dinners can enjoy the delicious food and splendid performances at the same time. Rice eaten by hands (手抓饭) tastes sweet and salted without any confliction. Roast meat (烤肉) is tender but never greasy. Yoghourt tastes sweet and sour, being added with some sugar. Other kinds of recommended food are grenadine juice, mutton shashliks (羊肉串) and soup cooked with wild pigeon (野鸽子汤).

  • Chinese name: 五月花 Wuyue Hua /woo-youair hwah/
  • Average price per person: 40 yuan
  • Address: Near Huanghe Road, 37 Hetian Street, Shyibake District (沙依巴克区和田街37号, 近黄河路)
  • Tel: 0991-8955555

May Flower Flagship Restaurant

  • Average price per person: 59 yuan
  • Address: Floor 2, Urban Construction Mansion, Nanhu South Road, Shuimo Gou District (水磨沟区南湖南路133号城建大厦2楼)
  • Tel: 0991-4881599, 4881699

Xiaolizii Blood Station Dapan Chicken

There is a blood station on the opposite side of the restaurant, that why its name has “blood station”. Dapna Chicken (大盘鸡, braised chicken with potato and green pepper) is the signature dish there, with spicy taste. The potato in Dapan Chicken is crisp in surface and glutinous inside. Dapan Lamb or Ox Tripe (大盘肚, stir-fried cooked lamb or ox tripe with pepper) is a nother highly recommended dish.

  • Chinese name: 小李子血站大盘鸡 Xiao Lizi Xuezhan Dapan Ji /sshyaoww lee-dzee sshyeh-jan daa-pan jee/
  • Average price per person: 35 yuan
  • Address: 2 Xibei Road, Shayi Bake District (沙依巴克区西北路2号)
  • Tel: 0991-4830146, 4827838

Red Crown Jiaoma Chicken

The restaurant serves Xinjiang style food (a kind of Muslim food), with the signature dish is Jiaoma Chicken (椒麻鸡, spiced chicken with chili sauce). Qiang Lian Bai (炝莲白, fried cabbage) is another highly recommended dish, tasted light spiced, sweet and sour. The dinning environment and the services there are okay, not being so good as that in a grand restaurant. However, it still very popular in Urumqi.

  • Chinese name: 红冠椒麻鸡 Hongguan Jiaoma Ji /hong-gwan jyaoww-ma jee/
  • Average price per person: 32 yuan
  • Address: at the Back Door of Hongshan Market, Xibei Road, Shiyi Bake District (沙依巴克区西北路红山市场后门)
  • Tel: 0991-4521753

Chongqin Restaurant

It is the most popular Sichuan style restaurant in Urumqi, with good dinning environment The most popular dish is Mao Xue Wang (毛血旺, a famous Sichuan style dish, with the main ingredient is duck blood, tasted hot and spiced). Fish filets in hot chili oil (水煮鱼), steamed fish head with diced hot red peppers (剁椒鱼头), steam spare ribs with glutinous rice (糯米排骨) and braised pig’s large intestines (干煸肥肠) are some other dishes worthy to have a try.

  • Chinese name: 重庆酒家 Chongqing Jiujia /chong-qing jyoh-jyah/
  • Average price per person: 50 yuan
  • Address: 28 Kela Mayi East Road, Shuimo Gou District (水磨沟区克拉玛依东路28号)
  • Tel: 0991-4601888, 4625888
  • Bus Routes: 34, 104, 105 and 302

The Greenery Cafe

  • Chinese name: 绿茵阁 Lü Yin Ge Kafei Xican Ting /lyoo yin ger ka-fay sshee-tsan ting/
  • Average price per person: 52 yuan
  • Address: Floor 1-2, Chengji Mansio, 8 Jianshe Road, Tianshan District (天山区建设路8号成基大厦1-2楼)
  • Tel: 0991-2846777

Pizza Hut

It is a international chain western-style restaurant. Pizza is the highlight of Pizza Hut. Roast chicken wins, cakes, Tiramisu and snails are several kinds of recommended food. The dinning environment is really good.

  • Chinese name: 必胜客 Bi Sheng Ke /bee shnng ker/
  • Average price per person: 71 yuan
  • Opening hours: 12pm-11pm
  • Address: Floor 1, Huijian Time, 103 Zhongshan Road, Tianshan District (天山区中山路103号汇嘉时代1楼)
  • Tel: 0991-2304088
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