Top 8 Cuisine Restaurants

Top 8 Cuisine Restaurants

In addition to the scenery and the treat to both body and soul, a bite of Qingdao is also an ideal choice favored by visitors. It’s not only about the food, it is also about the dining atmosphere.

1. Cuihua Seafood Restaurant

cuihua seafood restaurant

This restaurant is not a very big place, but it offers authentic local food. The signature dish, braised abalone, enjoys an especially good reputation. After steaming, the chef spoons his secret sauce over the abalone. Each abalone is big, fresh and soft. In addition, spicy fried oysters, garlic scallops, garlic oysters, etc. are very popular dishes there.

Average per person: RMB 89
Open hours: 09:00 – 23:30, Monday to Sunday
Address: No. 18, Yunxiao Road, next to the Ginza (near the May Fourth Square and the Municipal Government)

2. The Front Dining hall (Jiangxi Road Branch)

the front sining hall (jiangxi road branch)

Memories from the revolutionary time in China can be found here. Nostalgic feelings are evoked by large tea jars, canned glass bottles, aluminum lunch bowls, aluminum lunch boxes, etc. The owner of the shop can give an alias for all the dishes. For instance, the Round Moon of the Front Dining Hall is a glutinous rice ball. The Basin Clam means the clams are served in a basin. It is actually a generous helping and is really delicious. The waiters are very enthusiastic.

Average per person: RMB 81
Open hours: 11:00 – 21:00, Monday to Sunday
Address: No. 118, Jiangxi Road (near Jiangxi Road and Zhangzhou Road)

3. Qianhaiyan Restaurant (MOMA Branch)

qianhaiyan restaurant (moma branch)

This restaurant features both the architectural style of the old houses in the west and the directions indicated with Qingdao Roads. It is very sweet. In addition to the "Qingdao flavor", the owner endeavors to provide authentic gourmet food with conventional cooking methods. People feel very comfortable when enjoying the dishes that resemble the flavor of home.

Average per person: RMB 65
Open hours: 11:00 – 21:00, Monday to Sunday
Address: 4F, Zhengda MOMA, No. 880 Tong'an Road

4. Haijia Courtyard

haijia courtyard

The decoration of the restaurant is simple and stylish. Its theme features seafood. The signature dish is fried sea cucumbers with cucumbers. It does not taste greasy. Dehydrated cucumbers add to the fresh and cool feeling. Other well rated dishes include: Seafood Bucket, Baked Oysters With Cheese and Red Island Clam Iron Box.

Average per person: RMB 94
Open hours: 10:00 – 22:00, Monday to Sunday
Address: No. 206, the 3rd Yan'an Road (next to the People's Bank of China)

5. Gyeongbokgung Korean Restaurant (West Hong Kong Road Branch)

gyeongbokgung korean restaurant (west hong kong road branch

The whole building is the Gyeongbokgung hotel and restaurant. The appearance is very stylish, and the decoration of the hall is simple and graceful. Guests can enjoy the beautiful view of the sea from the second floor. Koreans in Qingdao often visit this restaurant for its authentic flavor. The marbled meat is usually baked really well. It has fat, but it never tastes greasy. Bibimbap (Korean dish of rice with meat and vegetables) and ox-tail soups are the classic choices on the menu.

Average per person: RMB 99
Open hours: 7:00 – 22:30, Monday to Sunday
Address: No. 43, West Hong Kong Road, Shinan District, Qingdao (close to the 1st Donghai Road)

6. Yishengpin Seafood Restaurant (the 3rd Yan'an Road Branch)

yishengpin seafood restaurant (the 3rd yan'an road branch

The classic Chinese style decoration is one of grandeur. ‘Baked oysters with cheese’ is the signature dish here. The mouth-sized meaty oysters taste great with cheese. The original burdock beef is created with selected beef from Northwest China. After being cooked in the pressure cooker, it is then slowly stewed over a light fire. The served beef is tender and easy to chew.

Average per person: RMB 114
Open hours: 10:00 – 22:00, Monday to Sunday
Address: No. 212, the 3rd Yan'an Road (opposite to the telecom office)

7. Xiang Chuancheng Chongqing Hot Pot (the 2nd Zhangzhou Road)

xiang chuancheng chongqi hot pot (the 2nd zhangzhou road)

This restaurant is one of the hottest Chongqing hot pot restaurants in Qingdao, and it is just behind MyKAL Plaza. It features the traditional Chongqing hot pot tastes and the greens and meat are fresh. Less than one year after the opening of the business, it was rated among the "Top Ten Hot Pot Famous Shops in Qingdao" by Qingdao TV.

Average per person: RMB 107
Open hours: 10:30 – 23:00, Monday to Sunday
Address: No. 45, the 2nd Zhangzhou Road, Shinan District, Qingdao (north of MyKAL Plaza)

8. Small Dinner Table and Big Pot for Steaming Fish

small dinner table and big pot for steaming fish

This restaurant's signature cauldron steamed seafood is very special. Seafood is on the top layer and the soup is boiled in the lower layer. The infiltrated seafood juice is nice too. Chinese hoecakes are put around the cauldron. It is just delicious.

Average per person: RMB 96>
Open hours: 9:00 – 00:00, Monday to Sunday
Address: No. 525, Hefei Road, Shibei District, Qingdao