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Visiting Hangzhou? Here is Your Go-To Food Guide

If you're travelling in China and headed to Hangzhou, don't miss out on the best restaurants around with this go-to guide by Spoonhunt.

· Food Guide,Hangzhou,Travel

Hangzhou is the capital and most populous city in China’s Zhejiang province. Just an hour bullet train from Shanghai, Hangzhou is a popular spot to visit for both Chinese and foreign tourists because of it’s convenient location, beautiful scenery and Zhejiang cuisine. With attractions like West Lake, Qinghefang Old Street and Lingyin Temple, the city can be very exciting.

No matter where you go exploring in Hangzhou, 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 Hangzhou.

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

West Lake 西湖

West Lake 西湖 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China

Best Local Zhejiang Restaurant

Xin Bai Lu Restaurant 新白鹿餐厅 in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Xin Bai Lu Restaurant 新白鹿餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 1299378​

Address: Fengtan Road, Zhengxi Yintai Building B 3rd Floor 拱墅区 丰潭路城西银泰城B座3楼

Price Per Person: 51 RMB

Just north of West Lake and East of Xixi Park is the West Lake Culture Square. Xin Bai Lu is one of the most popular and delicious places to get classic Zhejiang dishes like egg yolk chicken wings, scallion bass, and stone pot bullfrog. It’s usually crowded but the dining hall is huge and the wait isn’t long.

Best Chinese Restaurant

Sumiao Restaurant 素描餐厅 in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Sumiao Restaurant 素描餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 1299715​

Address: 269 North Meiling Road, near Zhongtian Zhu 西湖区 梅灵北路269号(近中天竺)

Price Per Person: 96

Sumiao is a creative Chinese restaurant that features artsy twists on classic Chinese dishes as well as some fusion options. Even for the high quality and creativity, this restaurant won’t break your wallet and is located conveniently right next to West Lake. If you want a modern Chinese dining experience, this is it!

Best Barbecue Restaurant

Our Home Barbecue 我们家私房烧烤 in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Our Home Barbecue 我们家私房烧烤

Spoonhunt ID: 1299555

Address: 188 North Zijing Hua Road Room 107 西湖区 紫荆花北路188号107室

Price Per Person: 54 RMB

If you are looking for smokey, grilled meat with a little bit of a spicy kick, look no further. Our Home Barbecue stays true to its name, providing home-style grilled meat, fish and vegetables to its customers. You can get individual skewers or entire trays of food, based on how hungry you are.

Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Niu Yan Hot Pot 牛焱火锅 in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Niu Yan Hot Pot 牛焱火锅

Spoonhunt ID: 8325015​

Address: 380 Fengtan Road, Chengxi Yingtai 3F022/023 拱墅区 丰潭路380号城西银泰3F022/023

Price Per Person: 96 RMB

One of the most popular hot pot spots in the West Lake area is Niu Yan. Its signature ingredient is beef and has a high class, high quality feel to it. They pride themselves on impeccable quality and service while being the tastiest beef hot pot in Hangzhou.

Best Western Restaurant

Classic Laya Hamburger 拉亚汉堡经典餐厅 in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Classic Laya Hamburger 拉亚汉堡经典餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 8325016​

Address: 380 Fengtan Road, Chengxi Yingtai 1F088 丰潭路380号城西银泰1F088号

Price Per Person: 90 RMB

If you’re craving burgers after walking around West Lake, Classic Laya Burger is the place for you. It’s signature burger is the double stacked cheese burger that is sure to satisfy even your biggest hunger. Even if burgers aren’t for you, they have plenty of options like soup, salad, wings, paninis and sandwiches.

Best Bar

Late Market Bar in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Late Market Bar

Spoonhunt ID: 8325017

Address: 6 Fengqi Road, in the Zhejiang Friendship Center 西湖区 凤起路城河下6号2幢(浙江省联谊中心)

Price Per Person: 90 RMB

Just a short walk from the north side of West Lake, the Late Market Bar has an expansive collection of liquors to choose from. This swanky, dimly lit cool bar is a chill spot for a cocktail, a chat and a rest from a long day walking around Xihu.

Best Cafe

Auld Lang Syne Cafe in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Auld Lang Syne Cafe 一墙花开庭院咖啡馆民宿

Spoonhunt ID: 8325018​

Address: 20 Lingyin Baile Bridge, Xihu District 西湖区 灵隐白乐桥20号

Price Per Person: 53 RMB

This cute cafe has plenty of comfy seats, books and even a back patio. If you need a break from hiking the areas surrounding West Lake, Auld Lang Syne Cafe is perfect for you. Grab a cup of coffee and a book.

Best Tea House

Lakeside Tea House in Hangzhou 杭州 Near West Lake 西湖 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Lakeside Tea House 湖畔茶居

Spoonhunt ID: 2112763

Address: 18 Yanggong Ti, inside West Lake Hotel (Beishan Rod and Nanshan Road) 杨公堤18号西湖国宾馆内(北山路与南山路之间)

Price Per Person: 179 RMB

Perfectly situated right on the side of West Lake, Lakeside Tea House stays true to its name. While a little pricier than most tea houses, it will be hard to come by a place with a view as good as this. Located inside the luxurious West Lake Hotel, this is a great spot when the weather is nice and you need a break.

Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊

Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Cuisine Master Hot Pot near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Cuisine Master Hot Pot 食神锅奉行

Spoonhunt ID: 1300141​

Address: 7–9 Middle Zhonghe Road (Drum Tower, Hefang Street) 上城区 中河中路7-9号(鼓楼,河坊街)

Price Per Person: 460 RMB

One of the best hot pot places in the entire city, Cuisine Master Hot Pot absolutely lives up to its name. While more expensive than the other Hot Pot options, it is certainly worth the price. Located just at the East end of Qinghefang Street, this restaurant will blow you away with quality presentation and taste.

Best Dim Sum Restaurant

3.3 Restaurant near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

3.3 Restaurant 3点3港式茶餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 1300132​

Address: 22 South Yan’an Road, Shangcheng District 上城区 延安南路22号

Price Per Person: 55 RMB

This popular Hong Kong Tea Restaurant is situated just one block north of the Qinghefang Street entrance. With tasty dishes like shrimp wontons, honey chicken wings and changfen rolls, this place is a fun and affordable stop if you’re not craving the street vendors on the ancient street.

Best Local Hangzhou Restaurant

Yu Le Hall near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Yu Le Hall 御乐棠 戏茶食驿

Spoonhunt ID: 1300125​

Address: 62 Middle Zhongshan Road, Near Hefang Street 上城区 中山中路62号(近河坊街)

Price Per Person: 64 RMB

Sitting right at the end of Hefang Street is this local Hangzhou cuisine restaurant that is highly regarded for their West Lake specialties. Their signature dishes are their West Lake smoked fish and stir-fried pork. Once you’ve perused all of the stalls on Qinghefang, be sure to give this place a try for authentic local cuisine.

Best Cafe

Man Shi Shu Cafe near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Man Si Shu Cafe 漫私塾

Spoonhunt ID: 5119639​

Address: 45 Dajing Alley (Drum Tower, Nan Song Yu Street) 上城区 大井巷45号(鼓楼,南宋御街)

Price Per Person: 35 RMB

If you’ve walked down Qinghefang from West Lake and aren’t ready to turn back yet, Man Si Shu is a great place to snag a seat, a coffee and a break. Their coffee is carefully brewed and if you’re hungry they have waffles, chicken wings and fruit. Perfect place to hang out for a little while.

Best Tea House

Tea Are More near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Tea Are More 茶作物

Spoonhunt ID: 1300633​

Address: 1 Nan Song Yu Street, Across from the Observation Deck at 11 Middle Zhongshang Road 上城区 南宋御街一号观景台中山中路11号正对面(近鼓楼)

Price Per Person: 26 RMB

This colorfully decorated, trendy tea house has the coolest building on the block, almost like a stone tree house. Besides their prime location near Qinghefang and cool views, their interior is beautifully designed and they have a large selection of teas, both iced and hot.

Best Western Restaurant

In's Restaurant near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

In’s Restaurant 饮食餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 8325019​

Address: 98 Yan’an Road, West Lake Yin Tai 4th Floor 上城区 延安路98号西湖银泰4楼

Price Per Person: 113 RMB

While there aren’t many Western Restaurant options near Qinghefang, In’s Restaurant is top rated for the area. Anything from pizza and pasta to steak and french fries, In’s will be your go to spot for quality comfort food.

Best Bar

Dr. Ink near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Dr. Ink 墨水酒吧

Spoonhunt ID: 8325020

Address: 98 Yan’an Road, West Lake Yin Tai 4th Floor 上城区 延安路98号西湖银泰4楼

Price Per Person: 81 RMB

Directly next to In’s Restaurant, our Western Restaurant pick for Qinghefang, is Dr. Ink’s bar. This swanky place has low lighting and signature cocktails perfect for a chill night on the town after exploring the Ancient street.

Best Japanese Restaurant

Shangyue Cuisine near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Shangyue Cuisine 上越料理

Spoonhunt ID: 452933​

Address: 166 Middle Zhongshan Road, Shangcheng District 上城区 中山中路166号

Price Per Person: 86 RMB

Do you like handcrafted sushi that tastes as great as it looks? Shangyue Sushi is your go-to choice for fantastic Japanese food just a few hundred meters from the entrance of Qinghefang. Grab a seat at the Sushi bar and watch your chef expertly prepare your meal.

Best Dessert Place

Kiviti near Qinghefang Old Street 清河坊 in Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt

Kiviti 可微甜

Spoonhunt ID: 2117399​

Address: 107 Middle Zhongshan Road, Nan Song Yu Street 上城区 中山中路107号南宋御街(近河坊街)

Price Per Person: 28 RMB

If you need a sugary treat after perusing the vendors of Qinghefang, Kiviti is the perfect spot to grab an afternoon treat or two. From soft serve ice cream to shaved ice and fruit desserts, Kiviti has something for everyone with a sweet tooth.

Best of the Rest of Hangzhou

Rest of Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt Travel Food Guide

Best Local Hangzhou Cuisine Restaurant

Red Lantern Aunt and Uncle Restaurant Rest of Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt Travel Food Guide

Red Lantern Aunt and Uncle Restaurant 红灯笼大娘舅饭店

Spoonhunt ID: 1306125​

Address: Yao Lin Zhen Red Lantern Family Village in Tonglu County 桐庐其他区 瑶琳镇红灯笼外婆家乡村家园门前

Price Per Person: 48 RMB

If you’re up for a little trip outside the center of Hangzhou, southwest of the city is Tonglu County. Along the Fen Shui River sits this authentic and rural Zhejiang restaurant with covered outdoor seating, a view of the river and delicious Hangzhou style seafood.

Best Hot Pot Restaurant

Laowang Hot Pot Rest of Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt Travel Food Guide

Laowang Hot Pot 捞王锅物料理

Spoonhunt ID: 1299486​

Address: 294 Wenyi Road, Jihe Shopping Center 3rd Floor (and other locations) 西湖区 文一路294号集盒商城三楼(万塘路物美百货旁)

Price Per Person: 118 RMB

With a few locations around Hangzhou, Laowang Hot Pot is a great place to get your fix of quality ingredients and delicious broth. The portions are quite generous for their price and their shrimp slide balls are their specialty. Be sure to stock up on your special sauce to enhance your hot pot experience.

Best Western Restaurant

Mamala Rest of Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt Travel Food Guide

Mamala 西餐厅

Spoonhunt ID: 2125140​

Address: 111 Tongyi Road, LOFT49 Art Store #12, Gongshu District 拱墅区 通益路111号LOFT49艺术仓库12号

Price Per Person: 225 RMB

Located in LOFT49 the highest rated, elegant Western restaurant in Hangzhou is Mamala. Featuring high quality fish filets, steak, soups and pastas, Mamala is your go-to for amazing quality Western food. The beautiful prepared dishes will blow you away.

Best Bar

Mill House2 Rest of Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt Travel Food Guide

Mill House2

Spoonhunt ID: 8325021

Address: 217 Kunpeng Road, Shangcheng District 上城区 鲲鹏路217号

Price Per Person: 103 RMB

Southeast of West Lake on Qiantang River, Mill House2 is known for their large stocked bar and prime location. They have everything from fruity liquors for your margarita to scotch for your sophisticated cocktail.

Best Cafe

Photo Development Coffee Rest of Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt Travel Food Guide

Photo Development Coffee 显影咖啡

Spoonhunt ID: 8325022

Address: 50 Jiashan Road, Gongshu District 拱墅区 假山路50号

Price Per Person: 54 RMB

A relatively new cafe in Gongshu District has quickly become a favorite among locals in Hangzhou in just one year of being open. Riding its signature matcha latte, pies and tea to success, Development Coffee is the perfect place to read, do some work and just relax.

Best Asian Food Restaurant

Zhan Mu Shi Cheese Barbecue Rest of Hangzhou 杭州 Best Food and Restaurants in China Spoonhunt Travel Food Guide

Zhan Mu Shi Cheese Barbecue 詹姆士芝士排骨

Spoonhunt ID: 8325023

Address: Tianhong Shopping Center Building B, Floor 5, Jianggan District 江干区 天虹购物中心B座5楼,新塘路与凤起东路交叉路口

Price Per Person: 75 RMB

If you are looking for a cool new dining experience, you need to try Korean Cheese Barbecue. Hangzhou’s best Korean Cheese Barbecue restaurant is Zhan Mu Shi in Jianggan. Melted cheese on the outside just waiting for you to dip the barbecued ribs and meat into it.

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