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Restaurants in China

China's cuisine is amazingly complex and multi-faceted and travelers will find restaurants in China that specialize in all the various regional styles of cooking. The best restaurants in China range from some that offer white-glove service and banquets with countless courses to humble stalls that may sell only one particular broth or noodle dish. Peking duck is, of course, one of China's most famous dishes and the Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing is one of the best places to taste the duck exactly as it should be prepared and served, in three courses. 

The Donglaishun restaurants began as a food stall in 1903, but now they are famous for their Mongolian hotpots where diners cook their own meat (traditionally, thinly sliced mutton) and vegetables in a tableside pot of broth. The China restaurants scenes isn't limited to just Chinese fare. Miichelle Garnault's M restaurants (M on the Bund in Shanghai, M on the Fringe in Hong Kong, and M Capital in Beijing) are some of the most acclaimed of the many using locally sourced ingredients in European—and Middle Eastern and North African—dishes.

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  • 208 Duecento Otto

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Babbo alumnus Vinny Lauria serves hearty Italian standards—beef carpaccio; bucatini all’amatriciana; Neapolitan-style pizza—against a backdrop of t... More
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  • 28 Hu Bin Road

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Facing the lake, the Hyatt Regency's atmospheric, antiques-filled restaurant serves classic Hangzhou fare, such as beggar's chicken and Dongpo rou-... More
  • Ah Yee Leng Tong

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The long menu of à la carte Cantonese dishes here includes Chinese-style chicken soup and stir-fried scallops with vegetables in zesty XO sauce. Di... More
  • Allure

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    This restaurant on the eleventh floor of Le Royal Méridien hotel offers a taste of France in the hub of Shanghai. This 50-seat location puts food b... More
  • Aqua Roma and Aqua Tokyo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The über-chic modern dining room and towering, panoramic harbor views are stunning, but the cuisine—half Japanese, half Italian—is just as bold, wi... More
  • Aqua, Hong Kong

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  • Aria, Beijing

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The most fabulous of the restaurants in the sprawling China World Hotel, Aria attracts a hip, well-dressed, and largely Western-expat crowd. The sp... More
  • Arts Coffee Haven

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This small shop was originally intended to sell handmade crafts, but the owner found so many people stopping in looking for coffee that he decided ... More
  • Bed Tapas & Bar

    Designed by a New Yorker, this edgy lounge and restaurant is definitely not for the whole family. Bold canvases, antique opium beds, and polished c... More
  • Bellagio Restaurant, Shanghai

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    "This Bellagio is not a Las Vegas hotel, but a faux-swanky Taiwanese brasserie. There are several locations in Shanghai, and they're all open at al... More
  • Blu Lobster

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Irish-born chef Brian McKenna was something of a Continental wunderkind—by his early 20s, he’d already worked in several Michelin-starred European ... More
  • Bo Innovation

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This controversial restaurant serving molecular cuisine originated as one of Hong Kong’s storied private kitchens and then morphed into what it is ... More
  • Boris

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
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