Local Snack Restaurants in Hangzhou

Most people are keen to taste local snacks when traveling, as snacks usually represent the folk culture. Hangzhou boasts a variety of snacks, such as steamed stuffed buns, shrimps and roasted chicken. Due to the various flavors and cooking methods, Hangzhou snacks should not be missed. Here are recommended restaurants with delicious snacks:

 Zhi Wei Guan
Zhi Wei Guan was founded in 1913 by Mr. Sun Yizhai. It is now one of the most famous restaurants in Hangzhou. The best part of Zhi Wei Guan is its tasty and reasonable snacks, including sausage rolls, three-color glutinous rice balls and shallot cake. Other dishes are also available, including smoked fish, beef with potato and lamb chops with pimiento.
Recommended dishes: Mao Er Duo (small dough in the shape of cat's ears), Glazed Lotus Root with Honey Sauce, Pumpkin Steamed Buns, Zhi Wei Wonton, Three-color Glutinous Rice Balls
Average cost per person: CNY30 – 60
Weilin branch: No. 20, Jietansi Lane, Wulin Commercial Zone, Yan’an Road, Xiacheng District
Weiyuan branch: Building no. 7, Hejiayuan Yiyuan Road, Yangmeishan Road, Xihu District
Weilu branch: Store no. C101, 1F, Innovation Building, East Software Park, No. 90, Wensan Road, Xihu District
Puyan Road branch: No. 1692, Xipu Road, Binjiang District
Gongbei branch: No. 1035, Shangtang Road, Gongshu District
Weicui branch: Building H, Hope Plaza, Wuchang Avenue, Yuhang District
Weixuan branch: Building no. 11, Yuniao Liusu Commercial Street, Vanke Liangzhu Cultural Village, Liangzhu Town, Yuhang District
Weijia branch: in the square of Qinqin Jiayuan Community, Liangzhu Town, Yuhang District

 Old Folk’s Restaurant (Old Man Quick Fried Shrimp)
Old Folk’s Restaurant serves the best shrimps in Hangzhou. If you want to dine here, you have to obey their rules. For instance, you might be served anything they have rather than ordering by yourself because they have no menu. When you finish dining, they request an immediate pay and don't accept any additional orders. Its quick fried shrimp, fried hairtail and spiced duck are the most popular. Although the restaurant may be neither clean nor big, it is always full of guests.
Recommended dishes: Quick Fried Shrimps, Fried Hairtail, Spiced Duck.
Average cost per person: CNY30 – 60
Opening hours: 10:00—22:00
Wulin branch: Building no. 2 of Hongda Hotel, No. 25, Jietansi Lane, Xiacheng District
Opening hours: 10:00 – 14:00, 16:30 – 21:00
Gushui Street branch: No. 272, Xiawan Lane, Gushui Street, Gongshu District
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Sasseur Life Plaza branch: Store no. 007, Liehu Street, Sasseur Life Plaza, No. 8, East Jiefang Road, Jianggan District
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Xiaoshan Inlong branch: 3F, Inlong Department Store, No. 288, Middle Shixin Road, Xiaoshan District
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Xiasha branch: 4F, Dongsha Commercial Center, No. 161, Middle Tiancheng Road, Xia Sha, Jianggan District
West Wensan Road branch: No. 493, West Wensan Road, Xihu District

 Wushan Roast Poultry Restaurant
This restaurant has a long history and it provides the most famous roast chicken in the city. The roast chicken is sold in a limited number every day, so you might get nothing after a long queue. Hence go there early.
Recommended dishes: Roast Chicken
Average cost per person: CNY30
Wushan branch: No. 62, Wushan Road, Shangcheng District
Qingchun branch: 1F, Century Mart, No. 86, Qingchun Road, Xiacheng District
Guangfu branch: No. 158, Guangfu Road, Shangcheng District (near Huimin Road)
Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00
South Hushu Road branch: No. 432, South Hushu Road, Gongshu District
Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:30

 Kui Yuan Guan
Kui Yuan Guan has the fame of being King of Noodles in the south of the Yangtze River. It is said that without having the noodles of Kui Yuan Guan your trip to Hangzhou is not fulfilled.
Recommended dishes: Xia Bao Shan Mian (Noodles with Fried Eel Slices and Shrimps), Pian Er Chuan Mian (Noodles with Preserved Vegetable and Sliced Pork and Bamboo Shoots in Soup)
Average cost per person: CNY20 – 50
General store location: No. 154, Jiefang Road, Shangcheng District (near Middle Zhongshan Road)
Opening hours: 06:00 – 20:30
Wenhui Road branch: No. 346, Wenhui Road, Xiacheng District
Opening hours: 09:30 – 20:30

 Zhuang Yuan Guan
This restaurant serves the best noodles in Hangzhou together with Kui Yuan Guan. Zhuang Yuan means the Number One Scholar, which is conferred on the one who ranks the first in the imperial examination). In ancient China, people would order a bowl of noodles in Zhuang Yuan Guan before their imperial examination with the best expectations.
Recommended dishes: Xia Bao Shan Mian (Noodles with Fried Eel Slices and Shrimps), Pian Er Chuan Mian (Noodles with Preserved Vegetable and Sliced Pork and Bamboo Shoots in Soup), Sautéed Noodles with Minced Meat
Average cost per person: CNY20 – 60
Opening hours: 07:30—22:00
Address: No.87, Hefang Street, Shangcheng District

 Xinfeng Snacks
This restaurant is known for various snacks, such as steamed stuffed buns and shrimp wonton. People enjoy having breakfast here.
Recommended dishes: Bean Vermicelli with Beef, Shrimp Wonton, Steamed Stuffed Buns
Average cost per person: CNY10 – 25
Jiefang Road branch: No. 62, Jiefang Road, Shangcheng District (near Jianguo Road)
Opening hours: 05:30 – 21:00
Zheda Road branch: No. 39, Wai Dongshan Lane, Xihu District (near Zheda Road)
Opening hours: 06:00 – 21:45
Qingchun Road branch: No. 209, Qingchun Road, Xiacheng District
Operating hours: 07:15 – 21:45
Middle Zhonghe Road branch: No. 35, Middle Zhonghe Road, Shangcheng District (near Gaoyin Street)
South Hushu Road branch: No. 486, South Hushu Road, Gongshu District (near Xin Yi Fang)

 Wu Fang Zhai
Wu Fang Zhai is famous for all kinds of glutinous rice dumplings. Aside from that, it serves great breakfast such as porridge and bean vermicelli with beef.
Recommended dishes: glutinous rice dumplings with meat, salted duck egg
Average cost per person: CNY15
Shihuqiao Road branch: No. 4, Shihuqiao Road, Xiacheng District
Huansha Road branch: No. 347, Huansha Road, Shangcheng District (near Xueshi Road)
Hangzhou Railway Station branch: No. 8, East Huancheng Road, Shangcheng District
Wensan branch: Store no. C104, 1F, Building C, Huaxing Times Plaza, No. 478, Wensan Road, Xihu District (near Wantang Road)
Operating hours of the four branches above: 07:00 – 21:00
Jingfang branch: No. 346, Tanhua’an Road, Jianggan District
Sijiqing branch: 1F, No. 116, Qingjiang Road, Jianggan District
Lotus Square branch: Lotus Square, No. 333, Lianhua Street, Xihu District
Operating hours of the three branches above: 07:00 – 20:00

 Yaobude Gaozu Shengjian
You will have many choices of Hangzhou snacks in this restaurant. Go early to avoid a long queue.
Recommended dishes: Fried Dumplings, Pian Er Chuan Mian (Noodles with Preserved Vegetable and Sliced Pork and Bamboo Shoots in a Soup), Minced Pork Congee with Preserved Egg
Average cost per person: CNY10 – 30
Temple of General Yue Fei branch: opposite the Temple of General Yue Fei, Xihu District
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00
West Wensan Road branch: No. 398, West Wensan Road, Xihu District
Opening hours: 07:00 – 23:00
Incity Plaza branch: 4F, Incity Plaza, No. 588, Gudun Road, Xihu District
Wener Road branch: No. 206, Wener Road, Xihu District
Gaoyin Street branch: No. 22-30, Gaoyin Street, Shangcheng District (near Middle Zhongshan Road)
Tiyuchang Road branch: No. 253, Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng District (near Zhonghe Road)
Tiancheng branch: 1F, Ex Outlets, No. 86, Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District (near North Qiutao Road)

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