Shenyang Dining

A long tradition, finely-honed cooking skills and Manchu cuisine basis work together to bring distinctive features to Shenyang dining. Almost every famous traditional dish comes with its own legend and historical background, which enhances its appeal. The Man-Han Banquet is a feast most representative of traditional dishes in Shenyang. According to history, Shenyang was a place governed by the Han nationality and various minor nationalities in turn. Thus, many unique snacks originate here, such as Muslim and Manchu snacks.

As in other big cities in China, besides the authentic local Dongbei dishes, you can sample other Chinese cuisines and western food. Usually the best western food can be found in deluxe hotels, for example, Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel and Hotel Inter-Continental, Shenyang. You can also find fast food, like KFC, pizza hut, etc.

Introduction to traditional dishes and restaurants:

Built in 1929, this is one of the oldest restaurants in Shenyang. Lumingchun is famous for its various dishes and exquisite cooking skill. Of note is that it is one of only a few restaurants in which Man-Han Banquet is served in the city.
Address: No.28, Nanjing Beijie, Heping District

Laobian Jiaozi Guan (Laobian Dumpling Restaurant)
With 160 years of history, Liaobian Dumpling has become a calling card of Shenyang. The unique shape and delicious fillings of Laobian dumplings will definitely make your mouth water every time you see them.
Address: No.206. Zhongjie Lu, Shenhe District

Najia Guan (Najia Restaurant)
It was opened by Manchu cooks in 1884. The best-known dishes here are Bairou (tender pork sausage boiled in clear water and seasonings) and Xuechang (boiled pig intestine with pig blood and various flavorings inside).
Address: No.90, Shenyang Lu, Shenhe District

Liangui Xunrou Dabing (Li Liangui Bacon and Cake)
This is one of the most famous spots for a local snack. Delicious bacon and cake are specialties here.
Address: No.88, Zhengyang Jie, Shenhe District (general)

Yangjia Diaolu Bing (Yangjia Suspending Furnace Cake)
It was opened in 1913 by Yang Yutian. The cake is thin with clear layers, and delicious.
Address: No.2, Changxin Jie, Heping District

Majia Shaomai Guan (Majia Shaomai Restaurant)
Founded in 1796, Majia Shaomai Guan is the most famous Muslim snack shop in the city. Each Shaomai (a steamed dumpling with the dough gathered at the top) is in the shape of a peony; a feast to both eyes and mouth.

 Da Qing Hua Jiaozi Guan (Da Qing Hua Dumpling Restaurant)
After years of tradition and innovation, Daqinghua dumplings still keep the distinctive Manchu flavor and delicious taste.
Erjing Jie branch Address: No.128, Shiyi Wei Lu, Erjing Jie, Heping District

Laoshan Ji Haicheng Bing (Laoshan Ji Haicheng Pie)
With a history of more than 80 years, Laoshan Ji Haicheng Pie is one of the most celebrated snack shops in the city.
Address: No.131, Nan Wu Malu, Heping District

Little Potato Pickles
Little potato is a specialty food in Northeast China. This potato is much smaller but has much more nutrition than a normal potato. Tasty Little potato pickle is a popular snack in almost all areas of Northeast China.
Address: No.327, Taiyuan Nan Jie, Heping District

Xita Lengmian (West Tower Cold Noodle)
Xita Lengmian is a famous snack with a Korean flavor. Cold boiled noodles are matched with a special soup to yield a taste treat.
Address: opposite to Korean General Merchandise Hall (No.112, Shifu Dalu)

Featured dining streets
West Tower Street
This is the longest street with a distinct Korean flavor. Various kinds of restaurants, pubs, stores and entertainment centers stand on both sides of the street.
Address: Heping District

Huihui Ying
This is a gathering place for local Muslims. You can find the most authentic Muslim food here in Huihui Ying.
Address: Qingzhen Lu, Shenhe District

Recommended restaurants:

A Cha Zhenwei Dunpin
Speciality: Dongbei dishes (popular dishes in Northeast China)
Address: No.89, Sanhao Jie

Lvse Shengtai Yuan
Speciality: authentic Dongbei dishes
Address: Sha Gangzi, Changbai Jie

Ruyifang Doulao
Speciality: Guangdong cuisine

Shu Xiang Yu Fu
Speciality: Sichuan Cuisine
Address: north gate of Northeastern University

Pizza Hut
Zhongjie Branch: No.201, Zhongjie Lu
Zhonghua Branch: No.15, Zhonghua Lu
Sanhao Branch: No.90, Sanhao Jie

Xinjiang Shifu (Xinjiang Restaurant)
Speciality: Muslim food
Address: No.46-2, Chongshan Dong Lu

Kuan Xiangzi Vegetable Dishes Restaurant
Address: No.202, Erjing Jie, Shiyi Wei Lu

- Last updated on Jun. 27, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Shenyang Dining
Asked by Sadia Sultana from BANGLADESH | Jun. 29, 2016 02:26Reply
Is there any halal restaurant near Sheraton Hotel Shenyang?
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Answered by Micheal from CANADA | Jun. 29, 2016 03:50

You must refer to Sheraton South City Hotel, right? Qing Ya Zhai Muslim Restaurant is highly recommended. You can find nice halal foods there. And the prices are acceptable. It's located at Gate no.2, 21, 108, South Quanyun Road, Dongling District. Hope you like. :)
Asked by Dr Bangal V B from INDIA | May. 23, 2016 12:28Reply
Is there any Indian restaurant in Shenyang? Where is it located?
How far from fantawild garden hotel?
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Answered by Lily from USA | May. 24, 2016 03:45

Yes, you can go to Shi Cai Mei Indian Restaurant on 3F, Wanda Plaza, No.2, South Taiyuan Street, Heping District. It offers authentic indian dishes. Hope you like.

It is about 15 miles (24km) from the hotel. Take bus line 191 or 192 from Fantawild Adventure Station to Normal University (Shifan Daxue) Station, and change to bus line 255 to Main Railway Station North. Then, walk south for about 600 yards to the restaurant. Or, you can take a taxi from the hotel to there. It costs CNY 55-65 in the day time.
Asked by sazid from BANGLADESH | Dec. 09, 2015 04:56Reply
Is there muslim restaurant in the campus of shenyang aerospace university?
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Answered by Shan from RUSSIA | Dec. 10, 2015 00:52

Yes, there is a special area in the canteen that provides halal foods. You can easily find it.

In addition, there are several Lanzhou Beef Noodles Restaurants that also have Muslim foods near the campus. I happen to know one which is at No.55, South Daoyi Avenue. Hope you like.
Answered by sazid from BANGLADESH | Dec. 10, 2015 03:44

How about western food ? Is that available in campus ? And how far the campus is from city center ?
Answered by Shan from RUSSIA | Dec. 10, 2015 03:51

Yes, you can also find western foods in canteen and some shops in the campus. Don't worry.
In addition, what do you mean the city center? Generally speaking, Main Railway Station Area can be regarded as the busy commercial place. Take it as an example, the university is about 13 miles (20 kilometers) away.
Answered by Sazid from BANGLADESH | Dec. 10, 2015 04:24

Thanks man.I meants like shopping center etc ,,
Answered by Shan | Dec. 10, 2015 20:03

Well, there are many shopping malls near the Imperial Palace. It is about 11 miles (18km) away from the campus.
Answered by sazid from BANGLADESH | Dec. 11, 2015 12:14

Thanks man
Asked by Henry from SINGAPORE | Mar. 20, 2015 12:20Reply
How to go to this address from Zhong Jie. Shenhe district, Binhe small district?
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Answered by FRANK from I | Mar. 21, 2015 02:27

It is about 1.2 miles distance between these two places. Just to take a taxi, about CNY9.
Asked by Nathan from ETHIOPIA | Aug. 25, 2014 02:21Reply
Is there any dining place in Shenyang which serves international meals?
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Answered by Linda from THAILAND | Aug. 26, 2014 03:22

I know in the EXPO Garden, there is an International Food Square, you can have a try there.
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