Chongqing Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Chongqing

August 8, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Chongqing ([ʈʂʰʊ̌ŋ.tɕʰîŋ] ( listen)), formerly romanized as Chungking, is a major city in southwest China. Administratively, it is one of China's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in China located far away from the coast.
Things to do in Chongqing

1. DaDui ZhangLao Hotpot (BeiCheng TianJie)

BeiChengTian Street 10, YuanDong Shopping Mall Opposite, Chongqing, China Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Chinese Lunch, Dinner +86 23 6762 5802
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

DaDui ZhangLao Hotpot (BeiCheng TianJie)

Reviewed By SouthBaySurfer - Shenzhen, China

Absolutely love this hot pot restaurant. From the old Red Army outfits and Mao themes to the spectacularly SPICY hot pot. I don't think you can say you have had hot pot until you have visited this chain of restaurants. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Has a big bar area where you make your sauces to dip your meat/fish into.

2. Hao YouLai SuanLa Fen (JieFang Bei)

BaYi Road HaoChi Street, Chongqing, China Takeout +86 23 6372 2628
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Hao YouLai SuanLa Fen (JieFang Bei)

Reviewed By Beatrice T - Singapore, Singapore

When you think of food from Chong Qing, spiciness definitely is the first thing that comes to mind. Locals recommended this noodles, and we noticed long queues from 好又来. However, nothing much is different from other stalls - the spiciness overwhelmed all other tastes. Would recommend going opposite this and order from a stall which you can ask for less spice. Can't exactly remember the price but it seems cheaper in other stalls too.

3. Latest Recipe Restaurant

No.10 Jiangnan Avenue, WanDa AiMei Hotel 1 Floor, Chongqing 400060, China International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +86 23 8638 8888
Excellent
90%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 49 reviews

Latest Recipe Restaurant

all-day dining restaurant, guarantees a stimulating experience with its extensive international buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Every morning, experience Le Méridien's Signature Breakfast designed by three-star Michelin Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. Awaken your palate with a complimentary 'Eye Opener' juice, The Café at Latest Recipe's entrance serves a range of light breakfast items for an easy or take-away bite, perfect to accompany your choice of Illy coffee.In the evening, an extensive wine list, including the Starwood Wines of the World menu, complements Latest Recipe's enticing international buffet.

Reviewed By Bruce H - Brisbane, Australia

Looking at the description of this place I was not sure if it was the same 'Latest Recipe' Restaurant that we attende. But the Address of 10 Jiangnan Aveenue is correct but we were at Le Meridien Hotel not WanDa AiMei Hotel as stated in the details of the page. Our breakfast was excellent with a good variety of dishes available to choose from and all that we tasted was great.

4. Latitude 29

No.10 Jiangnan Avenue | Le Méridien Chongqing, Nan'an, Chongqing 400060, China Bar +86 23 8638 8888
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Latitude 29

Reviewed By CQ-Expat - Chepstow, United Kingdom

Bar in the Le Meridien Hotel - see separate review.... excellent. Australian Hotel Manager, so televised sports can be arranged if available. The bar normally has a happy hour between 5pm and 7pm where 2 for 1 beers are available.

5. Seasonal Tastes

50F, Xinhua Road 222# The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square, Chongqing 400010, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Buffet Asian, Chinese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$78 +86 23 6380 6666 ext. 8510
Excellent
86%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Seasonal Tastes

With breathtaking views of the city and river, this largest signature restaurant proves itself to be a perfect venue for buffet lovers. Interactive show kitchens and imaginative international menus presented all day long. Location: Level 50Opening Hours:Breakfast Buffet6:00a.m. ‒ 10:30a.m.Lunch Buffet 11:30a.m. ‒ 2:00p.m.Dinner Buffet 5:30p.m. ‒ 9:30p.m.A La Carte 6:00p.m. ‒ 11:00p.m.Westin Weekend Breakfast Menu will be extended to 3:00p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Reviewed By Cedric F - Xiamen, China

This is one of the best ADD Restaurants I saw so far in China! The choice is huge and the quality is good! The Restaurant is located at the 52nd Floor of Westin Hotel. Besides the food you can enjoy a beautiful view over the city of Chongqing!

6. Jin Yao Xuan Specialty Restaurant

53F-54F,Xinhua Road No.222 The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square, Chongqing 400010, China Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Chinese Dinner, Lunch HK$63 - HK$628 +86 23 6380 6666 ext. 8542
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Jin Yao Xuan Specialty Restaurant

Enjoy local flavors in a modern Chinese ambiance at Jin Yao Xuan. Stretching from the 53rd to the 54th floor—with the floors connected by a grand staircase and internal lift—this entrancing restaurant presents bird’s-eye city and river views through glass walls or outdoors, on the 54th floor. A glass pool adds to the contemporary setting, providing a semi-outdoor dining experience. The pool is also visible from the 53rd floor through glass flooring, which extends to the viewing deck. The breathtaking setting is matched only by the enticing cuisine, which unites a passion for the freshest seafood—flown in daily—with traditional Chongqing hotpot. Indulge in locally inspired, epicurean specialties, like Cantonese abalone stew, lobster, and fresh organic mushrooms, or opt for gourmet meat options, such as 4A-grade marbled beef slices and handmade meatballs. There is a private dining area on the 54th floor, which can be portioned for privacy and seats up to ten guests. Reservations are recommended for private dining.

Reviewed By KilburnKid - Hong Kong, China

I loved Jin Yao Xuan - so much I went twice in my short stay in Chongqing. Modern environment for a very good flavoured Chongqing hotpot with excellent ingredients. Gari ups, turbot and beef were all really fresh tasting. Wine also available as per Westin list which was reasonable. My mandarin is not good but the serving team spoke enough English so there were no problems. Thank you for bringing the good flavours of Chongqing into the Westin. Thanks also to Stephen the manager who skilfully helped in finalising arrangements.

7. Lobby Lounge The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square

No.222 Xinhua Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400010, China Cafe, Wine Bar HK$39 - HK$124,949 +86 23 6380 6666
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Lobby Lounge The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square

Reviewed By Cedric F - Xiamen, China

I just have been there to have a drink and Reading newspaper but I really enjoyed it! You have a beautiful view over Chongqing! The selections of drinks is nice and the cocktail I had was good made!

8. Restaurant A

No. 193-1 BeiBin One Road, JiangBei District | Level LG, Block 4, No. 8 Likely Wharf Commercial District, Chongqing 400023, China Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, French, European Lunch, Late Night, Dinner HK$377 - HK$628 +86 180 8405 6866
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Restaurant A

Restaurant A is situated at Chongqing latest and most popular commercial district, Likely Wharf. The Restaurant is led by renowned Executive Chef, Arthur Zhao who has more than 20 years culinary experiences in international luxury brand hotel. His team of Chefs is all experienced and specializes in molecular cuisine. Simplicity and yet fashionable with black and white color mainly is the styling concept of the Restaurant. The venue is ideal for business meeting, gatherings, parties and etc. A place that you must not missed!

Reviewed By Nick D - Chongqing, China

We took a visiting friend on their birthday. Most impressed with the food, staff and service. Well worth a visit for a respit from CQ life. This rating would be 5 star if they had given me my extra food as take away but they forgot.

9. Cupola Kitchen & Lounge

3/F, No.17 Zhongshan 4th Road, Yuzhong District | GPS Co-ords: 29.562671, 106.546919, Chongqing 400015, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +86 23 6351 7799
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Cupola Kitchen & Lounge

Reviewed By funt0travelwith - Geneva, Switzerland

Was told that it was a nice restaurant, obviously it was Chinese New Year so it was empty, but nevertheless either you open and you are ready or you should close.
It is an Italian with American music ??? Italian wine are expensive for what it is. The antipasti was good, nice variety. Then the penne Puttanesca were just horrible (why put Szechuan pepper in the sauce) it ruined the taste, and the pizza had more green hot peppers than anything else, and during our meal (RMB 950 for two ) they asked us if we were going to eat desserts because the chef wanted to go home. No wonder they have no one.
The server was probably the only one worth as he even escorted us outside to make sure we get a cab.

10. Qing Kitchen (JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing)

No. 235 Min Sheng Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400010, China International HK$267 - HK$424 +86 23 6379 9999
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Qing Kitchen (JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing)

-Best Value for quality Lunch & Dinner Buffets in town. -Exceptional local and Asian cuisine with live stations throughout. -Live cooking and chefs entertaining guest with cook offs. -Healthy and organic items will be available such as Egg station for Breakfast, as well as salads and seafood.

Reviewed By _ksundarr - Chongqing, China

Awesome food and great service. Very quiet place but would prefer a restaurant with a view and windows. It's too claustrophobic in spite of the huge size

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