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Visiting Guangzhou? Here is Your Go-To Food Guide

Visiting Guangzhou? Check out the best restaurants nearby tourist attractions and find their English menus on Spoonhunt!

· Food Guide,Guangzhou,Travel

Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou, the namesake of Cantonese, is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong Province. The birthplace of China’s maritime Silk Road, Guangzhou is located just north of Hong Kong and has been a hotbed for tourists recently. With attractions like Chimelong Safari Park, Canton Tower and Shamian Island, Guangzhou is a fun place to explore.

No matter where you go exploring in Guangzhou, or China for that matter, Spoonhunt has great dining options for you to check out nearby. Here are some of our favorites near the hot spots in Guangzhou.

To find the English menus for any of these restaurants in Guangzhou, search the Spoonhunt Shop ID in the Spoonhunt APP!

Chimelong Safari Park 长隆野生动物世界

Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guanghzou Chimelong Safari Park 长隆野生动物世界

Best Guangzhou Restaurant

First Herbs Club壹会馆美食养生食府 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Chimelong Safari park

First Herbs Club壹会馆美食养生食府

Spoonhunt ID: 1310021

Address: 339 Big Stone Street, Shibei Industrial Street, 1st and 2nd Floor 番禺区 大石街石北工业路339号壹会馆致信酒店1–2楼

Price Per Person: 140 RMB

Just north of Chimelong is one of the best Cantonese places in the city: First Herbs Club. Their specialties include Green Tea Chicken, Foie Gras, and Cheese and Melon Fish. Their dining hall is big and fancy, creating a great atmosphere to complement their top notch service and food.

Best Chinese Restaurant

Meet Hunan 遇见湘 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Chimelong Safari Park Hot Pot

Meet Hunan 遇见湘

Spoonhunt ID: 8324997

Address: 105 Big Stone Street, Fu Li Cheng 3rd Floor 番禺区 大石街105国道富丽城三楼

Price Per Person: 44 RMB

As the name implies, this restaurant is a great introduction to Hunan cuisine if you’ve never had it. Just a short distance away from Chimelong, Meet Hunan features classic dishes like River Trout, Big Pot Beef, and Dry Pot Cabbage. Hunan cuisine is known to be hot, sour and salty, so prepare your tastebuds.

Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Savory Earth 香天下 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Chimelong Safari Park

Savory Earth 香天下

Spoonhunt ID: 8324998

Address: 102 Dabei Road, Oushan Plaza 4th Floor 番禺区 大北路102号禺山广场四楼

Price Per Person: 95 RMB

Representing the classic Chongqing hot pot style, Savory Earth is the top choice for locals and tourist looking to spice up their lives. With classic ingredients like mushrooms, thin beef, and vegetables, this hot pot place is fun for everyone.

Best Specialty Local Restaurant

Rongji 榕记 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Chimelong Park Snakes

Rongji 榕记

Spoonhunt ID: 1309886

Address: Shiqiao Street, in front of the Dongsha Memorial Arch 番禺区 市桥街东沙村东沙工业牌坊前面(公交东沙村站旁)

Price Per Person: 117 RMB

A few kilometers south east of Chimelong, Rongji is your go-to for foods you’ve probably never had before, in hotpot form. Revered by the locals for it’s local ingredients and flavor, this hot pot restaurant heavily favors snake as it’s headlining product. People say snake tastes like chicken and fish.

Best Seafood Restaurant

Zui Xian Shuishang Pao 醉鲜水上捞 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou Near Chimelong Safari Park

Zui Xian Shuishang Pao 醉鲜水上捞

Spoonhunt ID: 8324999​

Address: Shiguang Road, Jinyi Plaza 1st Floor 市广路 小罗村牌坊旁金亿广场一楼 — 醉鲜水上捞

Price Per Person: 82 RMB

This special seafood restaurant is a combination of barbecue and steam. Here, you get to pick your own ingredients and cook them on a big steamer in the middle of your table. It’s like hot pot without the pot. Seafood lovers rejoice.

Best Western Restaurant

MeyerBrau Brewery and Restaurant MEB麦尔堡自酿啤酒餐厅 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Chimelong Safari Park

MeyerBrau Brewery and Restaurant MEB麦尔堡自酿啤酒餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 1309929​

Address: 88 Luo Creek New City North Loop, Fisherman’s Wharf Bar Street 番禺区 洛溪新城北环路88号·广州渔人码头兰桂坊餐饮酒吧街

Price Per Person: 107 RMB

This brewery not only brews its own craft beer, but serves up some of the best Western meals in Guangzhou. Their pizzas, burgers and even scallops can be matched by one of their fine beers. Right on the water north of Chimelong, this brewery will fill you hunger.

Best Cafe

Canton & Me 看塘美民宿咖啡 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou Near Chimelong Safari park

Canton & Me 看塘美民宿咖啡

Spoonhunt ID: 8325000

Address: 66 Hanxi Road, Clock village 钟村镇汉溪村汉溪路66号

Price Per Person: 20 RMB

Just south of Chimelong Safari Park, Canton & Me cafe has handground, gourmet coffee perfect for an extended break from walking the safari. This small but modern cafe has foamy lattes and cold iced teas. Grab a seat and rest for a while.

Best Japanese Restaurant

Private Restaurant 私家食屋 Spoonhunt Best Restaurants in Guangzhou Guide Near Chimelong Safari Park

Private Restaurant 私家食屋

Spoonhunt ID: 467806​

Address: 128 Fu Huaxi Road, Panyu District 番禺区 富华西路128号

Price Per Person: 71 RMB

Authentic sushi and Japanese food is hard to come by in China. That’s why this restaurant is special and makes our Guangzhou list. Whether it’s sushi or rice bowls, Private Kitchen brings you the feel of traditional Japanese sushi house with tasty fish dishes.

Best Dessert Place

Heekcaa 喜茶 Spoonhunt Best Restaurants in Guangzhou Near Chimelong Safari Park

Heekcaa 喜茶

Spoonhunt ID: 8325001​

Address: 327 Fu De Road, Ao Yuan Plaza East Gate 番禺区 桥南街福德路327号之二,奥园广场东门(星巴克对面)

Price Per Person: 16 RMB

Heekcaa is both a bubble tea and dessert shop. Whether it’s fruity milk teas topped with smooth whipped cream, cake or macaroons, Heekcaa is the place for sugary treats. There are plenty of seats to enjoy your sweets.

Canton Tower 广州塔

Spoonhunt's Guide to the Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Canton Tower 广州塔

Best Cantonese Restaurant

Ju Hui Fang Restaurant 聚汇坊养生馆 Spoonhunt Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Canton Tower

Ju Hui Fang Restaurant 聚汇坊养生馆

Spoonhunt ID: 477655​

Address: 181 West Xingang Road, 1st Floor 海珠区 新港西路181号综合楼1楼(近地铁鹭江站A2出口)

Price Per Person: 81 RMB

One of the most popular Cantonese restaurants in the area, it is mostly unknown amongst travelers and tourist but loved by locals. Instead of Dim Sum, this popular local restaurant specializes in Congee Hot Pot. The fresh ingredient and thick broth keep customers coming back.

Best Chinese Restaurant

Lo Chuk Kee 老祝记 Spoonhunt Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Canton Tower

Lo Chuk Kee 老祝记

Spoonhunt ID: 8325002

Address: 139 Gexin Road, Inside Zhong Chuan Hui 海珠区 革新路139号中船汇内(近太古仓、船舶大厦旁)

Price Per Person: 54 RMB

Lao Zhu Ji is a restaurant with Northeastern Chinese food. They specialize in dumplings, Beijing shredded pork, and dry roasted cauliflower. If you need a switch up from the spicy Sichuan, sour Hunan and sweet Zhejiang food, try the salty Northern food at Lao Zhu Ji.

Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Tengqiang Shantou Beef Hot Pot 腾强汕头黄牛肉火锅​ Spoonhunt Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Canton Tower

Tengqiang Shantou Beef Hot Pot 腾强汕头黄牛肉火锅​

Spoonhunt ID: 8325003

Address: 79 South Dongxiao Road, Haizhu District 海珠区 东晓南路79号

Price Per Person: 76 RMB

A few quick metro stops west of the Canton tower, this beef hot pot restaurant has tables for individual hot pots and large groups. With thin sliced beef being their signature ingredient, it is a must order. Local love this restaurant for it’s flavor and service.

Best Western Restaurant

Messi Restaurant Spoonhunt Best Restaurants in Guangzhou near Canton Tower

Messi Restaurant

Spoonhunt ID: 8325004

Address: 2 Yi An Road, south of Jiangwan Bridge 海珠区 怡安路2号(江湾桥南仲凯路对面直入顺入80米)

Price Per Person: 75 RMB

Even though it has no connection to the International Soccer Star Lionel Messi, this restaurant has every Western dish you could want, from barbecue ribs to oysters and pasta. It’s a great date night spot as the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is delicious.

Best Korean Restaurant

Hannashan Korean BBQ 汉拿山 Spoonhunt in Guangzhou near Canton Tower Best restaurants

Hannashan Korean BBQ 汉拿山

Spoonhunt ID: 1308489​

Address: 40 Qianjin Road, All Nations Square 6th Floor Room 607 海珠区 前进路40号万国广场6楼607号

Price Per Person: 73 RMB

Korean Barbecue is the Hot Pot of South Korea. You get to pick out your own ingredients and cook everything to your liking on a circular grill in the middle of the table. You can also get some Bibimbap or Korean chicken if barbecue isn’t for you.

Best Cafe

GREEN HOUSE Spoonhunt Guide to Guangzhou Best Restaurants near Canton Tower

GREEN HOUSE

Spoonhunt ID: 8325005​

Address: 5 Qing Feng Big Street, #102 海珠区 青凤大街5号102

Price Per Person: 26 RMB

Decorated with flowers, candy, and funny characters, this tiny cafe is top rated for its fantastic service and even better coffee. If you can grab a seat at their window bar, you should absolutely take it. Grab a croissant or french fries while you’re at it.

Best Bar

MOOSA Spoonhunt Guide to Guangzhou best restaurants near Canton Tower

MOOSA

Spoonhunt ID: 8325006​

Address: 57 Meigui Second Street, Jiangnan Xi Road S 江南西路玫瑰二街57号

Price Per Person: 54 RMB

This unique bar has a modest collection of fruity cocktails, imported beers and wines. But what it lacks in selection, it makes up for in atmosphere. It’s two stories with couches, board games and even a piano. This is a fun chill spot with friends for a few handcrafted drinks and good times.

Shamian Island 沙面岛

Shamian Island 沙面岛 Spoonhunt Guide to the Best Food and restaurants in Guangzhou

Best Cantonese Restaurant

Tao Ran Xuan 陶然轩 Spoonhunt Guide to Guangzhou best food spots around Shamian Island

Tao Ran Xuan 陶然轩

Spoonhunt ID: 1310766​

Address: 50 Shamian South Street, Near Shamian Rose Park 荔湾区 沙面南街50号(近沙面玫瑰园)

Price Per Person: 82 RMB

Tao Ran Xuan is a fancy and cool fusion of Cantonese Dim Sum, Beijing Duck and a few other Asian specialty dishes. Their most popular dishes are shrimp dumplings, duck’s skin, and Beef Chow Fun. Make sure to grab an egg yolk bun for dessert while looking out over the river.

Best Korean Restaurant

The Frypan 韩国炸鸡 Spoonhunt Guangzhou Guide Best Food Around Tourist Spots for Travelers Shamian Island

The Frypan 韩国炸鸡

Spoonhunt ID: 455941​

Address: 2 Huangsha Road, West City Duhui L105 荔湾区 黄沙大道2号西城都荟L105店(必胜客旁边)

Price Per Person: 62 RMB

Specializing in Korean Fried Chicken and an upsidedown beer mixed drink, The Frypan is located right on the island and is a good lunch spot when you’re exploring the calm and beautiful Shamian island. You can also grab a big bowl of their Korean Hot Pot.

Best Cafe

Time Out Cafe Spoonhunt Guangzhou Guide to Best Food Near Tourist Spots Shamian Island

Time Out Cafe

Spoonhunt ID: 8325007​

Address: 39 Shamian Street, 1st Floor 荔湾区 沙面大街39号一层(翰艺艺术中心旁)

Price Per Person: 38 RMB

Smack dab in the middle of Shamian Island is a beautiful European building that Time Out Cafe calls home. With homemade pastries and freshly ground coffee, Time Out is a great chill spot. Just look for their black cat logo.

Best Western Restaurant

Orient Express French Restaurant 火车头法国西餐厅 Spoonhunt Guangzhou Guide Food near tourist spots Shamian Island

Orient Express French Restaurant 火车头法国西餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 474357

Address: 1 Shamian North Road, Liwan District 荔湾区 沙面北街1号之一(近人民桥)

Price Per Person: 153 RMB

The Best Western restaurant on Shamian Island is a restaurant shaped like a train car called Orient Express. While a little bit pricier because of the location, this french restaurant has tasty western comfort food to grab a filling dinner after exploring the island.

Best Hot Pot Restaurant

One Brother Macau Hot Pot 一哥澳门豆捞 Spoonhunt Guangzhou Guide for Travelers

One Brother Macau Hot Pot 一哥澳门豆捞

Spoonhunt ID: 455939​

Address: 8 Huangsha Road, West City Duhui Room 229 荔湾区 黄沙大道8号西城都荟广场2楼229铺

Price Per Person: 109 RMB

Just north of the island is this amazing Macau scoop hot pot restaurant where you can try the local style hot pot. This restaurant specializes in meatballs and shrimp slide. Be sure to use the ladle to carefully dunk all the ingredients.

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