Introducing Taichung

by NCHU DFLL × MIS

Where to Eat

京 華 煙 雲
Jīng Huá Yān Yún

An antique rickshaw leans against a quaint wall, and beautiful calligraphy written on couplets greets you near the door. Walking in the small courtyard, gourmands find themselves in the atmosphere of Beijing at the beginning of the twentieth century. Named after the novel, Moment in Peking, written by Lin Yu-Tang, the restaurant features traditional interior decorations and various cuisines from northern China. Suāncài hot pot, walnut duck, and stewed pork are mouthwatering signature dishes that you must try. If you are seeking a restaurant with a relaxing dining environment and delicious food, don’t miss this Moment in Peking.

Opening Hours:
AM10:00 - PM10:00
Lunch:
AM11:30 - PM14:00
Dinner:
PM17:30 - PM21:00
Tel:
04-2372-5066
Address:
No.57, Wǔquán 7th St., West Dist., Taichung 403, Taiwan
京華煙雲 京華煙雲 京華煙雲 京華煙雲
春 水 堂
Chūn Shuǐ Táng

The Chun Shui Tang in Sìwéi Street is said to be the cradle of bubble tea. The teahouse offers various beverages from bubble tea to hot ginger tea. In addition to beverages, traditional Chinese dishes and refreshments are served, such as kong fu noodles and turnip cake. If you want to taste the original flavor of bubble tea or kong fu noodles, visit Chun Shui Tang in Sìwéi Street and enjoy your time there.

Opening Hours:
AM10:00 - PM10:00
Tel:
04-22297991
Address:
No. 30, Sìwéi St., West Dist., Taichung 403, Taiwan
春水堂 春水堂 春水堂 春水堂
Rú Yì Lóu
如 意 樓
Jīng Huá Yān Yún

An antique rickshaw leans against a quaint wall, and beautiful calligraphy written on couplets greets you near the door. Walking in the small courtyard, gourmands find themselves in the atmosphere of Beijing at the beginning of the twentieth century. Named after the novel, Moment in Peking, written by Lin Yu-Tang, the restaurant features traditional interior decorations and various cuisines from northern China. Suāncài hot pot, walnut duck, and stewed pork are mouthwatering signature dishes that you must try. If you are seeking a restaurant with a relaxing dining environment and delicious food, don’t miss this Moment in Peking.

Opening Hours:
Mon.~Sun. 11:00- 14:00&17:00- 22:00
Tel:
04-23727899
Address:
No.79, Zihjhih St., West Dist., Taichungn
如意樓 如意樓 如意樓 如意樓 如意樓 如意樓
Walnuts Castlet
核 果 美 食 工 房
Hé Guǒ Měi Shí Gōng Fáng

Walnuts Castle is located on one of the most beautiful streets in Taichung City. It’s surrounded by flourishing trees and marvelous walkways. Therefore, you can take a relaxing walk before or after your meal. When you first see this small restaurant, you will definitely be surprised by its unique appearance.

When you go in, you will be encompassed by its exotic atmosphere. One of the themes of the restaurant is western music and there are numerous CDs and albums inside while candles provide a romantic dining atmosphere.

In addition to its exquisite decorations, Walnuts Castle is also famous for its genuine and fresh materials in each dish.The manager uses the freshest materials to offer consumers healthy and delicious set meals. Their set meals, which range from antipastos to desserts, are really delicious. The price for a meal is between NT$300~700, and it is a good place for a small party.

Opening Hours:
Mon.~Sun. 11:00–15:30 & 17:00–22:00
Tel:
04-23781768
Address:
No.61, Wuquan W. 4th St., West Dist., Taichung
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無 老 鍋
Wú Lǎo Guō

If you want to eat hot pot, but are afraid of consuming too many calories, Wú Lǎo Guō is your best choice. This restaurant is known for its healthy cuisine, but these dishes are not as boring as typical health food.

You can choose pork, chicken, or mutton with fresh vegetables as ingredients for your hot pot. All types of meat are lean and cut into thin slices. The most important element for their hot pots is soup bases that are stewed with traditional Chinese medicine and seasonings from Japan.

The inner decoration of Wú Lǎo Guō is fantastic. You can see many sky lanterns floating above your head, and mists emerge and cover a small pond in the center of the restaurant.

Tel:
04-2319-1158
Address:
No. 74, Section 2, Gōngyì Rd, Nantun District, Taichung
無老鍋 無老鍋 無老鍋 無老鍋
八 錢 火 鍋
Bā Qián Huǒ Guō

If you are a genuine hot pot lover, you will want to visit Bā Qián Huǒ Guō. This restaurant is famous for its Japanese style hot pots. There are various flavors of soup bases you can choose from, and you can also try Sukiyaki, a special traditional Japanese dish. Sukiyaki typically contains sliced meats, tofu, and various vegetables. Special formulated soy sauces are added to enhance the hot pots’ unique flavors.

Tel:
04-2319-1768
Address:
No. 25, Section 2, Gōngyì Road, Nantun District, Taichung
八錢火鍋 八錢火鍋 八錢火鍋
Taichung Steak House & First Yuan Mongolian BBQ
台中牛排館&元太祖蒙古烤肉
Tái Zhōng Niú Pái Guǎn & Yuán Tài Zǔ Méng Gǔ Kǎo Ròu

Taichung Steak House & First Yuan Mongolian BBQ is the first steak house in Taichung and was founded in 1973. Through years of transformation, Taichung Steak House & First Yuan Mongolian BBQ has developed its distinguishing feature by separating several food areas in the restaurant. There are various areas, including seafood, BBQ, steak, Chinese & Japanese cuisine, and an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Opening Hours:
11:30 - 14:00 (Lunch)
17:00 - 22:00 (Dinner)
Tel:
04-22493522
Address:
No.345, Sec. 2, Chongde Rd., Beitun Dist., Taichung 406
台中牛排館&元太祖蒙古烤肉 台中牛排館&元太祖蒙古烤肉 台中牛排館&元太祖蒙古烤肉
Kitaro
樹 太 老
Shù Tài Lǎo

Kitaro is a Japanese restaurant where Japanese meal sets are served; each set is quite cheap. The most popular dishes are Japanese style fried pork steak and fried poultry steak. During the meal, there are waiters and waitress passing by asking if any customers need more side dishes or steamed rice. You will definitely enjoy the Japanese dishes in Kitaro to your heart’s content.

Opening Hours:
11:00-21:30
Tel:
04-2486-1488
Address:
No.487, Defang S. Rd., Dali Dist., Taichung 412
樹太老 樹太老 樹太老
Mr. 38

This restaurant is located in Yi Zhong Street. It’s famous for its special curry, which has about 30 kinds of seasonings. The atmosphere is also quite good, so there are always many people lining up outside anticipating a great meal.

Opening Hours:
10:30-22:30
Tel:
04-22230866
Address:
No.109, Yizhong St., North Dist., Taichung 404
Mr. 38 Mr. 38 Mr. 38
Taiwan Style Pasta
就 醬 拌
Jiù Jiàng Bàn

This restaurant is located in front of the front gate of Taichung First Senior High. It sells dry noodles topped with many kinds of sauces. The amount of noodles is very sufficient, and the restaurant also serves free drinks. If you want to feast on delicious meals for very little money, this restaurant is the best choice.

Opening Hours:
11:00-22:00
Tel:
04-22259301
Address:
No.38, Zunxian St., North Dist., Taichung
就醬拌 就醬拌 就醬拌
Copain Italian Fine Food

Copain, which means friends in Italian, is an Italian reaturant. It was originally founded in Tokyo, and the one in Taichung is the only branch restaurant in Taiwan. Both the boss and the chef are Japanese. The restaurant provides different kinds of pastas and pizzas. Moreover, it is also famous for its lemon black tea and homemade desserts. The average price per person is about 300NT dollars. You don’t want to miss this restautant if you want to eat some delicious Italian food.

Opening Hours:
11:30~14:30
17:30~22:30
(Closed on Monday and the fourth Tuseday of every month)
Tel:
04-2328-5686
Address:
No.55,Darong W.St.,XitunDist.,Taichung
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法 義 風 味 餐 廳
Fǎ Yì Fēng Wèi Cān Tīng

This restaurant has been open for nineteen years. It has a medieval-like style; the building resembles a castle and has a great atmosphere. Moreover, there is a piano in the first floor and the pianist plays after 7:00 pm every day.

In addition to its unique style, it also provides various kinds of French and Italian dishes; for example, different kinds of pasta and steak are on the menu. The average price per person ranges from 400NT dollars to more than 1000NT dollars. With its nice atmosphere and delicious food, it is undoubtedly a good restaurant to go with friends, family, or lovers.

Opening Hours:
11:30~22:30
Tel:
04-23105577
Address:
No.1, Daren St., Taichung
法義風味餐廳 法義風味餐廳 法義風味餐廳
Tripot King
鼎 王
Dǐng Wáng

Ding Wang is a hotpot restaurant which is famous for its spicy soup; there are many different kinds of herbs and spices in the soup. Ding Wang only uses high quality vegetables and meats; these two elements make Ding Wang outstanding and it has become one of the most popular hotpot restaurants in Taichung. Apart from the great food, Ding Wang also values the quality of service and the dining environment. Therefore, when you step into Ding Wang, the waiters bow to welcome you. Then you find you are surrounded by an environment which is a combination of Chinese and Western styles.

The most popular dish is their tofu that comes with free refills. Yóutiáo is also recommended, which is a fried bread stick. After dipping it in the spicy soup for a while, the Yóutiáo becomes a little soft and is soaked with the delicious soup. Experience the charm of hotpot in Dǐngwáng.

Opening Hours:
Mon.~Sun. 11:00a.m.~6:30a.m.
Tel:
04-2326-1718
Address:
No.42, Gongyi Rd. Sec 2,West Dist., Taichung
鼎王 鼎王
Shark Bites Toast
鯊 魚 咬 吐 司
Shā Yú Yǎo Tǔ Sī

By the cute name of Shark Bites Toast, you can tell that this is a unique restaurant. Shark Bites Toast offers toast and waffles, as well as breakfast in the morning. It is famous for its delicious French toast and papaya milk. You can choose to have sweet or salty French toast. If you choose the sweet one, you will see the toast covered with fruits, ice cream, or chocolate. If you choose the salty one, you can eat the toast along with ham, bacon, or egg. The size of one meal is big, so be careful not to get too full.

You also don’t want to miss the papaya milk or the lemon shake; they are both very popular. Get up and go to Shark Bites Toast!

Opening Hours:
Mon.~Sun. 7:00a.m.~9:00p.m.
Tel:
04-2260-9816
Address:
No.365, Gaogong Rd., South Dist. Taichung
鯊魚咬吐司 鯊魚咬吐司
Tea Work
人 水 私 房
Rén Shuǐ Sī Fáng

Tea work is a complex restaurant which is located in downtown Taichung. It covers a broad area; therefore, customers can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere inside and outside the building. A calligraphy sculpture on the lawn has the characters:人水私房(Rén Shuǐ Sī Fáng).

Tea work is not only noted for its variety of cuisines such as Japanese, Italian, but also famous for its Taiwanese snacks and drinks. The menu here changes regularly, and there are daily specials to choose from.

There are some interesting decorations inside the restaurant such as this wooden horse.

Tel:
04-2258-8666
Fax:
(04)2251-0786
Address:
No.21, Sec. 2, WénXīn Rd., Xitun Dist.
人水私房 人水私房 人水私房 人水私房
Cairns Restaurant
凱 恩 斯 岩 燒 餐 廳
Kǎi Ēn Sī Yán Shāo Cān Tīng

Cairns Restaurant is famous for its steaks and intricate dishes. Steak is placed on a flat stone which reaches 400°C high to keep the meat juicy and delicious. The highly modern appearance of the building also attracts customers. All in all, Cairns is a restaurant that provides diners a place to feast both their eyes and stomachs. If you have no idea what to eat, give Cairns Restaurant a try.

Tel:
04-2254-3838
Address:
No.536,Sec. 2, GōngYì Rd., Nantun Dist.
凱恩斯岩燒餐廳 凱恩斯岩燒餐廳 凱恩斯岩燒餐廳 凱恩斯岩燒餐廳
Sichuan Dishes Chinese Restaurant
十 分 有 味
Shí Fēn Yǒu Wèi

Shí Fēn Yǒu Wèi is mainly a Sichuan restaurant. There are many spicy and delicious dishes on the menu. But there are also non-Sichuan dishes available. The dishes range from NT$299 to NT$359.

You can also have a one-person buffet for NT$168 that includes 8 dishes and 1 soup. The dishes are very delicious and beautiful. If you are a fan of tasting different dishes, it is a suitable choice for you.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday, 11:20~14:30 and 17:20~21:30
Tel:
04-2305-3058
Address:
No. 163 Gong-yi Road, Xi District, Taichung
十分有味 十分有味 十分有味 十分有味
Little Paris
小 巴 黎 法 蘭 斯 料 理
Xiǎo Bā Lí Fǎ Lán Sī Liào Lǐ

Little Paris is operated by a French cook and his Taiwanese wife. It is located in an inconspicuous lane, and the food is authentic. It attracts a lot of foreigners, especially French people, who commend the restaurant for its authentic and delicious food. The restaurant has also drawn a few reporters. One can find French dishes such as rabbit stew and snail risottos here, which are rarely found in Taiwan.

Tel:
04-2310-8326
Address:
No.31, Jingcheng 3rd St., WestDist.
小巴黎法蘭斯料理 小巴黎法蘭斯料理 小巴黎法蘭斯料理
The Naked Café
尼 克 咖 啡
Ní Kè Kā Fēi

The Naked Café is a restaurant which is famous for its American, German and English brunch, and it is popular among young people. There are also French subs and sandwiches, but one cannot miss the most popular dish in the restaurant----Focaccia. Also, the “Teapresso” awaits you, which is the restaurant owner’s invention and a unique drink.

Tel:
04-2326-1168
Address:
No.68, GongyiRd.,West Dist.
尼克咖啡 尼克咖啡 尼克咖啡 尼克咖啡 尼克咖啡
Pin-Tian Ranch
品 田 牧 場
Pǐn Tián Mù Chǎng

This is a fried pork steak specialist restaurant and meals come in sets. The popular sets are Fried Pork Loin/Fried Pork Tenderloin/Fried Pork Loin with Curry/Fried Pork/ Tenderloin with Curry/Takoyaki Fried Pork Loin. There are also some original pork steak dishes and seafood items as well. All sets are served with appetizers, cabbage salad, soup, a steamed egg, and rice. Customers can also order desserts and drinks.

Hours::
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 14:30; 17:30 - 22:00
Sat-Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Price Range:
284NTD~350NTD
Tel:
04-2226-6966
Address:
No.69, Yucai N. Rd., North Dist., Taichung 404, Taiwan
品田牧場 品田牧場 品田牧場 品田牧場 品田牧場