Yangshuo Restaurants

Last Updated
16th Apr, 2015

Yangshuo has no shortage of good food (and some not so good)

While you are in Yangshuo, you can feast on local dishes, such as beer fish and rice noodles or try more national dishes from areas like Sichuan or Guangdong

You can also get very good western food ranging from Italian, Mexican to Indian

The area around West Street has many restaurants that do a mix of Chinese and Western food but finding a good one can be tricky to newcomer. We will try to give you good advice based on the experience we have and what past visitors have told us

Please note that the Yak cafe has closed. That location is now the Mimosa Cafe.

Local Dishes

Beer Fish

This is Yangshuo's most famous dish

Traditionally the fish used is carp but some restaurants are using better quality fish

This dish serves the entire fish including bones and sometimes even the scales

The fish is lightly fried before the beer is added to the wok as well as the vegetables. This dish is spicy

You will find that this dish takes time to cook as the restaurant orders the fish in from the market where it is still swimming in a tank

Guilin Rice Noodles

This is the breakfast of choice for many locals

As this is a rice growing region, rice is made to make noodles and is very cheap

You should be able to see many small outlets around Yangshuo that sell rice noodles in the morning. They are normally sold in portions of either Yi Liang, Er Liang or San Liang, with each Liang being about 50 grams.

The noodles come with the shops secret sauce, beans, chopped spring onion and sliced meat. You can then add some pickled vegetables, garlic and chilli, and broth. If you are not sure what to do, just observe a few local customers before going for it.

This is one of our favorite breakfast dishes and at around 5 Yuan, it's an opportunity that is too good to miss.

Best Restaurants

Kali Mirch Indian Cuisine

Yangshuo's first and still the best Indian Restaurant in Yangshuo. Try out their excellent chicken and lamb dishes.

Cloud 9

Specialises in Sichuan dishes.

This is the place that only does Chinese food and it is a good place to get authentic Chinese dishes. Be sure to go for a balance between spicy and non-spicy dishes even if you like your food hot.

Try to get there early and grab one of the balcony tables so you can overlook West Street and observe the people visiting Yangshuo

The Alley

These guys specialise in Western Food. Every dish on their menu is excllent. They have a selection of burgers, steaks, pizzas ans starters.

They make their own bacon, smoked duck's breast and sun dried tomatoes. Brilliant!!!

They only have 8 tables, so get in early

Rock and Grill

Specialises in Western and Thai dishes

Dishes like the pasta salad, chicken fajitas, vegetarian lasagna are something very special

The quiet location is also a very big plus and the menu is exciting.

7th Heaven

7th Heaven is a great little place to get a filling meal. Their menu has a mix of Western and local dishes. The tables outside are great to enjoy the fresh air

Jin Long Zai

Located upstairs in the City-in-City complex on Chengzhong Road, this restaurant is part of a chain. The dishes are all Chinese and are consistently good.

Many local celebrations are held here - a good sign - but one that does mean that the atmosphere can be a bit smoky. Occasionally there will be a few customers looking like they have had a few toasts of baijiu too many.

Pure Lotus Vegetarian

A wonderful culinary experience in Yangshuo.

Many of the dishes are named after meat dishes, but they are truly authentic vegetarian.

The decor is beautiful and the setting is very relaxed. This is a lovely place to go to for a special evenin gout.