Shenzhen is one of China's most international cities. Bordering Hong Kong the international influence on the city is strong. The city is covered in foreign restaurants, steak houses and diners with an excellent choice of top-end food.
Shenzhen really caters for everyone, you're guaranteed to find the style of cuisine you prefer in Shenzhen.
Yinxing Porridge Shop
Wupi duck porridge in Yinxing has long enjoyed a good reputation. The material of this porridge is Beijing force-feed ducks. After peel the skin of the duck, preserve it with original-created seasonings. When the porridge has been cooked with slow fire for about three hours, put the preserved Wupi duck in it and cook together. Wupi duck porridge gives off a delicately sweet flavor which gladden the heart and refresh the mind. The porridge taste rich, mild, refreshing, but not greasy. You will not want to stop your chopsticks.
Besides, there are many other kinds of porridges served in Yinxing Porridge Shop. The popular ones are seafood porridges like Gaoxie porridge, Niyumeng porridge, Finless eel porridge and Lobster porridge. The game porridges like Pheasant porridge, Partridge porridge and Hare porridge are delicious too. Since every kind of porridge is cooked up elaborately, it is great enjoyment to eat the porridge and the aftertaste will remain in your mouth for a long time.
Address: Jianshe Road, Gongming Town, Bao'an District
Telephone: 7736856, 7737836
Chaotai Beef Restaurant
The beef broth of Chaotai Beef Restaurant, which is stewed tens of hours everyday, is the nutritious soup full of the essence of the beef. The sirloin tastes tender, the beef tastes delicate, the tripe tastes refreshing and the beef meatball taste flexible. Then, try the vegetables in the hot broth and drink the thick broth. You will find that the taste of beef has penetrated into the radish, the dried rolls of bean-milk cream, the lettuce and the dried bean curd. Meanwhile, the fragrance of vegetables dissolves in the beef broth. The mixture of beef and vegetables make them taste better. The thick broth, which assembles the essence of beef, sirloin, tripe and the vegetables, has been stewed thoroughly. It is supreme feast to drink the broth. The famous dish of this restaurant is the beef chafing dish. You can taste the delicious beef meatballs in it and drink the thick broth. The restaurant pays lot of attention on stocking the materials. All the dishes here are made by high-quality ox in China, which taste great.
Address: It is near Binghe Restaurant, opposing Jingfu Mansion, Binghe Avenue.
Huizhou Niuzai Chicken
The Niuzai Chicken, which is steamed by salt and other seasonings, is chopped into several parts and brought to the table. The guests put on their gloves and chaw the chicken happily. The taste of Niuzai Chicken is similar to that of Salt Steamed Chicken, but Niuzai Chicken has more juice in it. It smells savory and tastes delicious.
Besides Huizhou Niuzai Chicken, another famous dish is Yuanzhong chicken broth in coconut. Although the cooking method of the chef is important, it is more important to choose an old coconut, as the old one has a specially deep fragrance.
Address: South Songyuan Road, Luohu District
All the raw materials are stocked in Hakka habitat and they are all natural food without any pollution. All the chefs in this restaurant are Hakka people and the food served here are made by traditional methods. The dishes gather the soul of Hakka cuisine. The featured dishes are: Stewed Sanhuang chicken without soy sauce, Specially cooked Sanbei duck, Self-grind bean curd, Sanbei pig intestine, Hakka alcohol cooked chicken, Stewed fish mouth with Zijin sauce, Countryside pork soup and many other new dishes of Hakka. The prices of these dishes are reasonable. So this place is your first choice of business meals, friends gatherings or organization activities.
Address: Room 1912 Building 2 Pengyi Garden, Baguayi Road, Shenzhen
Hakka City headquarters on Erlu: 82055888
Hakka City branch on Yilu: 82055466
Hakka City branch on Shazui: 83300303
The restaurant is gallantly decorated. Guangdong style dishes are mainly served, with seafood is the highlight. Crispy durian cake (榴莲酥), shrimp dumplings (虾饺), goose liver (鹅肝) and steamed creamy custard bun (流沙包) are highly recommended.
Chinese name: 金悦轩 Jinyue Xuan /jin-youair sshywen/
Average price per person: 113 yuan
Address: Floor 1-4, China Youse Mansion, 6013 Shennan Avenue, Futian District (福田区深南大道6013号中国有色大厦1-4楼)
Tel: 9755-8886 8880
Liyuan Restaurant mainly serves Guangdong style dishes, and chicken claws with abalone sauce (鲍汁凤爪) and green duck are signature dishes there. Roast food and sea food are another two highlights.
Chinese name: 利苑酒家 Liyuan Jiujia /lee-ywen jyo-jyah/
Average price per person: 219 yuan
Opening hours: 11:30am–02:15pm and 05:30pm–09:15pm (from Monday to Friday); 11:30am–04:30pm and 05:30pm–09:30pm (in weekends)
Address: Wanxiang City, 1881 Bao’an South Road, Luohu District (罗湖区宝安南路1881号万象城)
Tel: 0755-2265 5339, 2265 5319
The restaurant mainly serves Guangdong style dishes. Recommended dishes there are: morning tea, crispy durian cake (榴莲酥), steamed creamy custard bun (流沙包), shrimp dumplings (虾饺), hicken claws with abalone sauce (鲍汁凤爪), Chencun rice noodles (陈村粉) and beef short ribs (牛仔骨).
Chinese name: 凤凰楼 Fenghuang Lou /fnng-hwung loh/
Average price per person: 73 yuan
Opening hours: 07:30am–11:00pm
Address: Floor 1-3, Eastern Area of Shengting Yuan Hotel, 4002 Huaqiang North Road, Futian District (福田区华强北路4002号圣廷酒店东区1-3楼)
Tel: 0755-8207 6688, 8207 6338
Transportation: Take bus 9, 13, 41, 212, 225, 238, 302, 317, M 202, Night 12, Night 13 or Night 17 and get off at Huaqiang Zhong Stop (华强中公交车站).
Jia’ning Na Vip House
The restaurant has been regarded as a supper restaurant in Shenzhen, for its quite nice decoration and delicious dishes. Beef short ribs (牛仔骨) and assorted marinated meat (卤水拼盘) are two signature dishes.
Chinese name: 佳宁娜贵宾楼 Jia’ning Na Guibin Lou /jyah-ning naa gway-bin loh/
Average price per person: 262 yuan
Address: Floor 3, Marco Polo Hotel, Fuhua Yi Road, Futian District (福田区福华一路马哥波罗好日子酒店3楼)
Tel: 0755-8272 8001
Sheng Family Restaurant
It is a very popular restaurant in Shenzhen, serving Guangdong style dishes. Recommended dishes are crispy durian cake (榴莲酥), young pigeon (乳鸽), Huangsha clam (黄沙蚬), chicken claw (凤爪), beef short ribs (牛仔骨) and shrimp dumplings (虾饺).
Chinese name: 胜记 Sheng Ji /shnng jee/
Average price per person:91 yuan
Address:1001 Hongling Middle Road, Futian District (福田区红岭中路1001号)
Tel: 0755-8209 5333, 8209 5933
Hangzhou and Shanghai Styles
Jiangnan Cook serves Hangzhou style dishes which features sweet taste. The decoration there has combined modern elements and classical elements. It is really a popular restaurant in Shenzhen. The recommended dishes are: Dongpo meat (东坡肉), Longjing shrimp meat (龙井虾仁), glutinous rice with red dates (糯米红枣) and west lake beef soup (西湖牛肉羹).
Chinese name: 江南厨子 Jiangnan Chuzi /jiung-nan choo-zi/
Average price per person: 97 yuan
Address: Unit 499, Wanxiang City, 1881 Baoan South Road, Luohu District (罗湖区宝安南路1881号万象城499商铺)
Tel: 0755-8269 1688, 8269 1699
Transportation: Take bus 18, 207, 309, 313, 321, 336, 337 or 366, and get off at Baoan South Road (宝安南路).
Yuyuan Shanghai Restaurant
Yuyuan Shanghai Restaurant serves Shanghai style dishes, featuring exquisite appearance and smooth mouth feel. The elegant decoration makes it more attractive. Steamed buns wrapped with crab meat (蟹粉小笼包), sweet and sour pork side ribs (糖醋小排), crackling chicken (脆皮鸡) and reeves shad (鲥鱼) are recommended dishes.
Chinese name: 豫园上海饭店 Yuyuan Shanghai Fandian /yoo-ywen shung-heye fan-dyen/
Average price per person: 124 yuan
Opening hours: 10am–02:30pm and 05:30 pm–10pm
Address: 411 Floor 4, Zhongxin Chengshi Square 1093 Shennan Middle Road, Dutian District (福田区深南中路1093号中信城市广场4楼411号)
Tel: 0755-2594 3228
Transportation: Take bus E2 and get off at Science Museum (科学馆).
Liu Yuan restaurant serves Shanghai style dishes such as Steamed buns wrapped with crab meat (蟹粉小笼包), braised ham in honey sauce (蜜汁火肪) and lotus root (莲藕). It serves business set meal in the noon, whose price is more affordable.
Chinese name: 留园 Liu Yuan /lyo ywen/
Average price per person: 150 yuan
Address: Floor 3, Huarun Mansion, 1881 Baoan South Road, Luohu District (罗湖区宝安南路1881号华润大厦3楼)
Tel: 0755-8269 1333, 8269 0045
Transportation: Take bus 18, 207, 309, 313, 321, 336, 337 or 366, and get off at Baoan South Road (宝安南路).
Steamed pork with rice flour (粉蒸肉), fish filets in hot chili oil (水煮鱼), mao xue wang (毛血旺, a unique Chuan dish with the major ingredient is duck blood, the dish features spicy, hot, fresh and aromatic) and cold noodles with shredded chicken (鸡丝凉面) are signature dishes in Rong Yue restaurant.
Chinese name: 容悦 Rong Yue /rong youair/
Average price per person: 91 yuan
Opening hours: 11am–10pm
Address: Floor 4, Wanciang City, 1881 Baoan South Road, Luohu District (罗湖区宝安南路1881号万象城4楼)
Tel: 0755-8611 2188, 8611 2198
Transportation: Take 18, 207, 309, 313, 321, 336, 337 or 366, and get off at Baoan South Road (宝安南路).
It can be the flag of Chuan cuisine in Shenzhen, having several branches in the city. Fish filets in hot chili oil (水煮鱼), mao xue wang (毛血旺, a unique Chuan dish with the major ingredient is duck blood, the dish features spicy, hot, fresh and aromatic), lao tanzi pickles (老坛子), dry-fried French beans with minced pork and preserved vegetables (干煸四季豆), crab cream with tofu (蟹黄豆腐), pork lungs in chili sauce (夫妻肺片) and steamed chicken with chili sauce (口水鸡) are highly recommended.
Chinese name: 巴蜀风 Bashu Feng /ba-shoo fnng/
Average price per person: 53 yuan
Opening hours: 11am–2pm and 5pm–09:30pm
Address: Building 405, Sangda Area, 7 Zhenxing Road, Futian District (福田区振兴路7号桑达小区405栋)
Tel: 0755-8324 6874
This western restaurant is quite famous for its steak, well-done but very tender. Only set meal is available in the restaurant, the biscuit is very exquisite. The comfortable, quiet and tasteful environment gives customers more happiness to have dinner there. Besides steak in the restaurant, the bread before meal (餐前面包), julep (玫瑰露), goose liver and lamp chop also enjoy high fame.
Chinese name: 王品台塑牛排 Wang Pintai Su Niupai /wung pin-teye su nyo-peye/
Address: Floor 1, Building 1, Hongling Mansion, 1045 Middle Shennan Road, Futian District (福田区深南中路1045号红岭大厦1栋1楼)
Tel: 0755-2586 6333
Average price per person: 245 yuan
There is a branch in Nanshan District.
Address: Floor 3, Yitian Jiari Square, 9028 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District (南山区深南大道9028号益田假日广场3楼)
Tel: 0755-8629 8729
Average price per person: 259 yuan
This restaurant belongs to the group of Wang Steak (王品台塑牛排), with well-decorative, comfortable and quiet environment. The professional severs there will bring customers more comfort. Madrid thin slices of raw beef (马德里薄切生牛肉), filet steak, sorbet with passion fruit flavor, caramel pumpkin pudding (焦糖南瓜布丁) and chocolate mousse are highly recommended.
Chinese name: 西提牛排 Xiti Niupai /sshi-ti nyo-peye/
Address: Floor 1, World Financial Center, 4003 East Shennan Road, Luohu District (罗湖区深南东路4003号世界金融中心1楼)
Tel: 0755-2598 1298
Average price per person: 103 yuan
Opening hours: 11:30–14:00 and 17:30–21:00
Transportation: Take public bus 3, 10, 18, 59 or 203 and get off at Renmin Bridge (人民桥).
Blue Italian Restaurant
It can be one of the best western restaurants in Shenzhen, with tasteful decoration and quite nice environment, and the price is also much higher than other restaurants. The appearance of the restaurant is attractive with blue color, a color rare used in restaurants. The dishes in this restaurant are so exquisite that they look like works of art. There are various kinds of red wine meeting different customers’ demands.
Chinese name: 蓝色意大利餐厅 Lanse Yidali Canting /lan-se yee-da-lee tsan-ting/
Address: 9026 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District (南山区深南大道9026号)
Tel: 0755-2693 6888 transfer to 8022
Average price per person: 430 yuan
Transportation: Take public bus 59, 90, 222 or Night 6 and get off at Window of the World (世界之窗).
The restaurant’s decoration gives customers leisurely atmosphere. Open-air seats are available. Some servers there are from Italy and Germany. Pizza and pasta are highly recommended.
Chinese name: 艾嘉路意大利餐厅 Aijia Lu Yidali Canting /eye-jyah lu ee-da-lee tsan-ting/
Address: G12 Taizi Square, Taizi Road, Nanshan District (南山区太子路太子广场G12号)
Tel: 0755-2682 5927
Average price per person: 142 yuan
Gaucho Garden Grill
It is said Gaucho Garden Grill is the oldest rotisserie in Shenzhen. Diners loving barbecue are highly recommended to the rotisserie. Fresh salad, nice desserts and singer’s singing with playing the guitar make it much better. Buffet dinner, roasted steak, bacon and hump meat are recommended by customers having been there.
Chinese name: 花园巴西烤肉 Huayuan Baxi Kaorou /hwah-ywen baa-sshee koww-roh/
Opening hours: 6 pm–10 pm
Average price per person:
Address: Floor 1, Taizi Hotel, 3 Shekou Tai Road, Nanshan District (南山区蛇口太子路3号太子宾馆1楼)
Tel: 0755-2667 6608
Transportation: Take bus 113, 204, 328, K113, K204, Night 4 or Airport line 10 and get off at Haiyang Mansion (海洋大厦).
Southeast Asian Dishes
It is a restaurant serves Vietnam dishes, such as fried rice noodles with raw beef (生牛肉河粉), Vietnam spring roll (越南春卷), shrimp cake (金钱虾饼) and Thailand style chicken claw (泰式凤爪).
Chinese name: 越厨 Yue Chu /youair choo/
Average price per person: 35 yuan
Opening hours: 10:30am–10:30pm
Transportation: Take bus 1, 12, 101, 203, 302 or E8 and get off at International Trade Subway Station (国贸地铁站).
Yes Thai mainly serves Thailand style dishes, with the signature dish are dishes cooked with curry. Unique dishes can be curry crab (咖喱蟹), curry beef (咖喱牛肉), stir-fired curry shrimp (咖喱炒皇虾) and Wutou fish (乌头鱼, a kind of fish only has a chine, and the fish is very tasty).
Chinese name: 鑫海 Xin Hai /sshin heye/
Average price per person: 107 yuan
Address: Unit 517, Floor 5, Haian Cheng Square, 33 Wenxin Fifth Road, Nanshan District (南山区文心五路33号海岸城广场5楼517号铺)
Tel: 0755-8635 9989, 8635 9929
Transportation: Take M209 or J1 and get off at Haian Cheng (海岸城).
The restaurant mainly serves Southeast Asian dishes with rich curry dishes. Highly recommended dishes are Hainai chicken rice (海南鸡饭), Thailand style curry crab (泰式咖喱蟹), curry beef (咖喱牛肉) and vinegar-pepper chicken claw (酸辣凤爪).
Chinese name: 马拉爸爸 Mala Baba /ma-la ba-ba/
Average price per person: 56 yuan
Address: Unit 012, Building B2, Jin’guanghua Square, 2028 Renmin South Road, Luohu District (罗湖区人民南路2028号金光华广场B2楼012号)
Tel: 0755-8261 1000
Transportation: Take bus 2, 11, 14, 17, 82, 102, 205, 229, 300A or 300B, and get off at Jin’guanghua Square (金光华广场).
Address: No.3085, Shennan Dong Road, Luohu District (罗湖区深南东路3085号骏庭酒店1楼)
Average Price per person: 42 yu
Tel: 0755-8222 0856
Address: No.3018, Dongmen Nan Road, Luohu District (罗湖区东门南路3018号天俊大厦群楼1楼旁)
Average Price per person: 114 yuan
Tel: 0755-8220 2129 (2139 7117)
Indian Meichu Restaurant印度美厨
Address: No.42, Zhenhua Road, Futian District (福田区振华路42号)
Average Price per person: 63 yuan
Tel: 0755-8332 7822
Shenzhen has a great numerous Muslim restauratns. We at China Highlights has listed some of the best ones, and you can check out more top muslim restaurants in Shenzhen.
Yunlaiju Vegetarian Restaurant云来居素食馆(东门店)
Address: Dongmen Ding Square, Yongxin Street, Luohu District (罗湖区东门永新街东门町广场4楼)
Average Price per person: 58 yuan
Tel: 0755-8238 3253 8238 3453
Yunlaiju Vegetarian Restaurant云来居素食馆(香蜜湖店)
Address: Mihu Holiday Village, Futian District (福田区香蜜湖度假村中国娱乐城大门南侧)
Average Price per person: 65 yuan
Tel: 0755-8289 4181 (8289 4191)
New Concept Vegetarian Restaurant天厨妙供新概念素食餐厅
Address: No.2, Hongbao Road, Luohu District (罗湖区红宝路2号广东省军区深圳接待处大院内)
Average Price per person: 59 yuan
Tel: 0755-2558 5035
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