Top 10 Guilin Restaurants

1: Xiao Nan Guo Restaurant

Chinese Name: 小南国 xiǎo nán guó
Xiao Nan Guo Restaurant is a famous high-end Guilin restaurant, where you can eat authentic Guilin dishes. If tourists want a quiet environment, they can book a balcony in the restaurant in advance. Chicken in wooden cask, Lijiang Shrimp and Glutinous Ribs are the most frequently ordered dishes.
 Wenming Branch: No.3 Wenming Road, Xiangshan District
 Jiefang Branch: 2F, No.3 Jiefang West Road, Xiufeng District
 Huayuan Branch: No.1 Chuanshan East Road, Qixing District
 Operating Time: 11:30 –14:00; 17:00 – 21:00
 Average cost per person: ¥ 50-70

2: Jinlongzhai Restaurant

Chinese Name: 金龙寨酒楼 jīn lóng zhài jiǔ lóu
The cuisine of Jinlongzhai Restaurant is mainly based on northern Guilin dishes, plus Cantonese, Hunan and Sichuan cuisine. Special dishes to recommend are pork & taro, steamed swordfish, chicken in wooden cask, and mushroom duck soup. These dishes not only use fresh ingredients, but also have authentic taste.
 Central Plaza Branch: 4F, Shanhu Hotel, Guilin Central Plaza, Xiufeng District
 Wenming Branch: No.8 Wenming Road, Xiangshan District
 Jiefang Branch: No.7 Jiefang West Road, Xiufeng District
 Operating Time: 11:00 – 14:30; 16:30 – 20:30
 Average cost per person: ¥50-70

3: Chun Ji Company

Chinese Name: 椿记烤鹅 chūn jì kǎo é
Chunji is one of the most famous Guilin restaurants. The dishes here blend the characteristics of Hunan cuisine, Guangdong cuisine and local flavors of Guilin, among which roast goose is a signature dish, known for its crispy skin and tender meat. Chunji Roast Goose is very popular locally, so it’s best to reserve seats in advance. There are many other special dishes here, such as rice noodles, scallops, goose wings, viviparid, goose intestines, durian cake, duck jaw, char siu, taro, goose feet, and so on.
 Zhongshan Branch: No.2 Zhangshanzhong Road, Xiangshan District
 Diecai Branch: No.1 Zhongshan North Road, Diecai District
 Jiangan Road Branch: No.12 Jiangan Road, Qixing District
 Operating Time: 11:00 – 14:00; 17:00 – 21:00
 Average cost per person: ¥60-80

4: Xiedajie Beer Fish

Chinese Name: 谢大姐啤酒鱼 xiè dà jiě pí jiǔ yú
Xiedajie Beer Fish has been in business for more than 20 years. Of all the Guilin restaurants that serve beer fish, Xiedajie Beer Fish Restaurant is arguably the most famous. The restaurant provides a variety of fish, and you can choose whatever you like. In addition, visitors can also taste other popular dishes, such as brewed field snails, stir-fried pork, beer duck, stir-fried vegetables, shredded lettuce, stir-fried cauliflower, yam braised with meat, brewed bitter gourd, sauteed sweet potato leaves, stir-fried sweet bamboo shoots, brewed eggplant and so on.
 Furong Branch: No.1-3 Furong Road, Yangshuo County
 Diecui Road Branch: No.18 Diecui Road, Yangshuo County
 Operating Time: 10:00 – 22:00
 Average cost per person: ¥50-80

5: Shanhaijin Sauce Stewed Pot

Chinese Name: 山海津 汁味焖锅 shān hǎi jīn zhī wèi mèn guō
Shanhaijin is famous for its “Fresh Ingredients and Delicious Flavor”. The speciality “Braised Guilin Rice Noodle”, which combines the traditional Guilin rice noodles with the unique sauce, is a must-order dish in the restaurant. Other hot dishes here are sauce stewed Lijiang swordbone fish, hand-pulled noodles, octopus, baby cabbage, sliced cucumber, chopped pepper and preserved egg and seaweed salad.
 Wanfu Plaza Branch: 2F Wanfu Plaza, No.90 Kaifeng Road, Xiangshan District
 Guomao Branch: 4F Yihua Shopping Mall, Guomao, Qixing District
 Operating Time: 09:30 – 21:30
 Average cost per person: ¥70-80

6: Jiulong Restaurant

Chinese name: 九龙酒家jiǔ long jiǔ jiā
Established in the 1980s, this Guilin restaurant is famous for its seafood delicacies. The restaurant is located in the beautiful bank of the Li River, adjacent to the legend of thousand years of Chuan Mountain and Ta Mountain. Over the past 20 years, it has provided excellent service to guests from different countries and regions, and successfully received many domestic and foreign dignitaries and celebrities.
 Location: No.18 Anxin South Road, Xiangshan District
 Operating Time: 09:30 – 22:00
 Average cost per person: ¥180

7: Guke Restaurant

Chinese Name: 桂客膳房 guì kè shàn fang
The restaurant is not far from the Li River, and visitors can enjoy the Lijiang River while enjoy delicious food here. The signature dishes of the restaurant are roasted goose and white cut chicken which taste quite good. In addition, there are steamed sword fish, Tingzai porridge, field snail, beef soup with sour flavor, sauerkraut and lotus fish, beef with black pepper, Li Riverside taro, golden lava bao and so on.
 Location: 1F Baili Hotel, N0.2 Jiefang East Road, Xiufeng District
 Operating Time: 11:00 – 22:00
 Average cost per person: ¥50-70

8: Lonely Bamboo Rice

Chinese Name: 寂寞竹筒饭 jì mò zhú tǒng fàn
Although the restaurant is not large, the decoration and atmosphere give people a warm and pleasant feeling. Dishes recommended to everyone are field snail, Lijiang River shrimp, bamboo rice, sour bamboo shoots, shredded eggs, pork & taro, beer fish and spiced beans.
 Location: No.A109 New West Street, Yangshuo County
 Operating Time: 10:00 – 15:00; 17:30 – 21:30
 Average cost per person: ¥40-50

9: Chongshan Rice Noodles

Chinese Name: 崇善米粉 chóng shàn mǐ fěn
Rice noodle is an indispensable part of Guilin food. Chongshan Rice Noodle is an old shop frequented by local people. The rice noodles here are very delicious, especially the Gravy Dry Noodles. You can choose dry or soup rice noodle then choose beans, chili sauce, garlic seedlings and other ingredients, and add a marinated egg and a little pork belly to eat together, which is amazing.
 Yiren Branch: No.5 Pedestrian Street, Yiren Road, Xiufeng District
 Wenming Branch: No.6-14 Wenming Road, Xiangshan District
 Furong Branch: Diecai Road, Diecai District
 Operating Time: 07:00 – 22:00
 Average cost per person: ¥15

10: Brothers Restaurant

Chinese Name: 老表记 lǎo biǎo jì
The interior decoration of Brothers Restaurant is antique, creating a feeling back to the 1970s and 1980s. The signature dish is boiled snail and duck feet, stir-fried snail noodles, stir-fried flower crab, roasted pig lung and other dishes

 Location: No.3 Building, Mingpin Street, Cultural Palace, Xiangshan District
 Operating Time: 11:00 – 02:00
 Average cost per person: ¥65
- Last updated on Dec. 20, 2019 -
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