Restaurants in Taipei
As a confluence of Chinese, Japanese and Western cultures, Taipei Restaurants offer everything from traditional staples like braised beef noodle broths and pork dumplings to western fast food. Taipei's food is in the truest sense "fusion" cuisine with many chefs borrowing from a number of the city's cultural influences to create dishes that will surprise and delight even the most discerning foodie.
Taipei's food markets and street stalls are a great way to sample the city's "little eats" for next to nothing. For coffee lovers, Taipei is also one of the best city's in Asia to get caffeinated, and traditional tea houses serving everything from oolong to bubble tea are bountiful.
One of the best restaurants in Taipei for a traditional Taiwanese hot pot is Lau Jio, while So Zhi Thang is a local favorite serving Taiwanese fusion. Other Taipei restaurants to try include Chili House for its outstanding Sichuanese cuisine and Gi Yuan known for its chicken soup.
No matter what your personal tastes there are restaurants in Taipei to suit the needs of every traveler.
An arty favorite among students at the nearby universities with spot-on coffee drinks.
A café/gallery/restaurant/design store, the Museum of Tomorrow stocks ingenious Japanese home wares and furniture.
An art house movie theater, café, and cinephile bookstore in the old U.S. ambassador’s residence.
Music from Chinese lutes floats through the room; sunlight streams in from wood-framed windows and skylights and bamboo curtains create dappled patterns on the tatami mats. Green moss clings to the dark red-brick walls.
Established in 1934, Taipei’s first Western-style restaurant.
Outstanding Sichuanese cuisine. Be sure to order the wontons in chili oil, the dry-fried green beans, and the stir-fried cabbage with pork, served with shaobing, a sesame-seed bread.