As a coastal city in Jiangsu Province, Lianyungang is famous for its delicate Huaiyang cuisine and the abundant fresh seafood. Huaiyang cuisine is a genre of Chinese traditional cuisine which prefers a light taste, revealing the ingredients' true flavor, especially that of seafood. Therefore in Lianyungang, the most enjoyable thing to do is to sample authentic famous local dishes in the elegant restaurants along the beach as well as the delicious seafood in the streets of the city.
Haitang Road Food Street—the most popular place for tourists to enjoy local seafood
Located in Xugou of Lianyun District, Haitang Road Food Street is one of the renowned large food streets of Lianyungang City. There are over 70 restaurants serving a variety of seafood dishes with a fresh taste to satisfy your appetite at a favorable price.
Tips: Seafood here is sold according to weight. You can try to bargain the price down.
This is one of the famous old restaurants near the seaside. Dishes here are mainly in Zhejiang and Jiangsu style and the price is very favorable.
Average cost per person: CNY 50
Recommended dishes: Quanshui Yu (Sliced Fish in Hot Chilli Sauce)
Address: No.88, Haitang Road, Xugou
Bayi Cantin (Bayi Restaurant)
This is a medium sized local restaurant famous for its Spicy Crayfish. Sichuan Cuisine is served here.
Average cost per person: CNY 30~40
Recommended dishes: Spicy Crayfish
Address: Haichang Road
Dishes in Hunan style are served in a simple environment.
Average cost per person: CNY 30
Recommended dishes: Stewed Pork with Brown Sauce;
Address: Tongguan Road (South), Xinpu District
Korean food served in a comfortable environment.
Average cost per person: CNY 40~50
Recommended dishes: Rice in Stone Pot; Roasted Beef
Address: No.211-214, Building No.4, Dong Street of Xinpu Pedestrian
Xiaowu Liangpi (Wu's Cold Rice Noodle)
Although this restaurant is small, it has many branches in downtown area thanks for its tasty cold rice noodle.
Average cost per person: CNY5
Recommendations: Cold Rice Noodle
Address: Hailian Road, Xinpu District
Jiulong International Hotel
The restaurant in Jiulong International Hotel serves various western foods.
Average cost per person: CNY 100~150
Address: No.11, Jiefang Road (Middle), Xinpu District
Bus Route: 3
Average cost per person: CNY 30~50
Address: No.96, Nanji Road (North), Xinpu District
Bus Routes: 8
Hanguo Shao Kao (Korean BBQ)
Most of locals prefer to have leisurely dinner in this well-decorated restaurant. If you would love to try the Korean BBQ in Lianyungang, please don't miss it!
Average cost per person: CNY50
Recommendations: streaky pork
Address: Haichang Road, Xinpu District
Shanghai Laochenghuang Temple Snack Street
This restaurant is very popular in local who prefer the delicate Shanghai snacks, such as the fragrant fried dumpling.
Average cost per person: CNY15
Address: located in the NGS Supermarket, Hailian Road (West), Xinpu District
But if you wanna get some indian or malay sauces, you can go to some large supermarkets of the city. You will find them in the shelf of importing sauces.