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

January 30, 2018 Christa Meece

Lanzhou is the capital and largest city of Gansu Province in Northwest China. The prefecture-level city, located on the banks of the Yellow River, is a key regional transportation hub, connecting areas further west by rail to the eastern half of the country. Historically, it has been a major link on the Northern Silk Road. The city is also a center for heavy industry and petrochemical industry. Lanzhou was previously ranked as one of the cities with the worst air quality in the world, due to industrial pollution and its situation in a narrow river valley. Government measures to reduce the pollution have had their effect, and in 2015 the city was awarded China's climate progress title.
Things to do in Lanzhou

1. DaMo KaoRou (PanXuan Road)

PanXuan Road FeiTian Hotel, Lanzhou, China Barbecue +86 139 1912 9652
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

DaMo KaoRou (PanXuan Road)

Reviewed By Hiromu66 - OSAKA

夜9時過ぎに開いている店が少ない中で、ここは遅くまで営業していて、しかもいつもほぼ満員です。バーベキューの店ということで紹介されていったのですが、日本人の考えるバーベキューとは少し違います。焼き鳥を鉄の串にたくさん刺して焼いているようなイメージです。

2. DaMo KaoRou (DongFangHong)

DongFangHong Plaza East, Lanzhou, China Barbecue
Excellent
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Good
25%
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25%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

DaMo KaoRou (DongFangHong)

Reviewed By aeolous - Wakayama, Japan

いわゆるウイグル系の食べ物で、羊の肉にクミンなどのスパイスをきかせて焼き上げたものです。量は少ないですが、脂っこいため、お腹が膨れました。

3. Zhong Hua ShouZhua DaWang (Jian GouYan)

Jian GouYan 158, Lanzhou, China Halal +86 931 260 0096
Excellent
80%
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20%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Zhong Hua ShouZhua DaWang (Jian GouYan)

Reviewed By Evolution C - Deruta, Italy

My China friends invite me on this restaurant, I ate a special menu, so nice, so good! I think I'll go again the next time!

4. MaZi Lu Beef Noddle (DaZhong Xiang)

DaZhong Alley 86, Lanzhou, China Chinese, Asian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +86 931 845 0505
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 41 reviews

MaZi Lu Beef Noddle (DaZhong Xiang)

Reviewed By peggielv - Guilin, China

We have noodle stands selling so-called Lanzhou Raman (兰州拉面) back at home, but this time I HAD THE REAL DEAL at Mazilu!
When arrived in Lanzhou pretty early and this was one of the handful restaurants that open early. The dining hall was filled with mouth-watering smell and the waiters' yelling and shouting (for taking orders and serving food, not arguing :P) added a lively vibe to this cold morning.
The noodles were served in separated bowls and dishes. One was the big bowl with soup and noodles, the boiled beef was in a plate, and there were 3 other plates for side dishes, including pickle and shredded kelp. Back at home, we have almost everything inside one big bowl and I found this new way gave us a fresh and wholesome taste: You get to appreciate all the tastes as the way they should be, not mixed-up.
The serving portion was quite generous, too. One big bowl was enough for two girls. The price was reasonable and honest, it cost the four of us about 40 RMB for one never-forgettable breakfast!
Highly recommended!

5. Tianjin GouBuLi BaoZi (Zhongshan Road)

ZhongShan Road XiGuanShiZi South Side, Lanzhou, China Fast Food +86 931 840 1318
Excellent
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25%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Tianjin GouBuLi BaoZi (Zhongshan Road)

Reviewed By BlueFruit - Windsor, United Kingdom

We were taken here recently to a private dining room by our business partners.
Great atmosphere in the restaurant, very busy - but it had good service. Excellent range of Chinese food which came quickly. They also have their own GouBuLi beer which we enjoyed.
The food isn't that spicy - although I'm sure you could ask for more chilli. There's a good range of cold food (pickles etc)/ I thought their speciality dumplings were delicious, although I have seen that others were underwhelmed we loved them.

6. JinQiang Beef Noddle

Nan BinHe DongLu, Lanzhou, China
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

JinQiang Beef Noddle

Reviewed By brooney637 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Good noodles and don't be afraid to try the dried beef with red pepper it is very good.Try the pickles veggie it is very good. I don't to say more because it is not that difficult .

7. GanSuSheng BoWuGuan Cafe

Xi Jin XiLu 3Hao, Lanzhou, China Cafe Breakfast, Lunch
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

GanSuSheng BoWuGuan Cafe

Reviewed By Patrick P - Paris, France

Dans le musée un café charmant qui permet une pause.
Une carte de différent café, rare en Chine.
Pour ma part j ai pris un cafe américain a 28 yuan, le prix Ici.
Il y a le wifi et le service tres agréable.
Allez y ainsi qu'au musée.

8. U.B.C. Coffee (JiuQuan)

ChengGuanQu Jiuquan Lu 220Hao, Lanzhou, China Cafe, Fast Food +86 931 496 6075
Excellent
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4 based on 2 reviews

U.B.C. Coffee (JiuQuan)

Reviewed By aeolous - Wakayama, Japan

日本人にとっても慣れ親しんだコーヒー店であり、中国の地にも展開しており、一息つくにとても重宝する店でした。均質的なサービスと品質ですが、安全安心でよかったです。

9. MaZi Lu Beef Noddle (Railway Station)

HuoCheZhan XiCe, Lanzhou, China French, Asian
Excellent
40%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
60%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

MaZi Lu Beef Noddle (Railway Station)

Reviewed By aeolous - Wakayama, Japan

牛肉の量は多いながらもスープがあっさりしているため、食べやすかったです。パクチーも入れられており、中国西方の食べ物という印象でした。

10. MaDa HuZi (BinHe West Road)

QiLiHe District BinHe West Road 188, Lanzhou, China Chinese, Xinjiang +86 931 258 4556
Excellent
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5 based on 2 reviews

MaDa HuZi (BinHe West Road)

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

当地人推荐马大胡子,来兰州第一顿就在这里,感觉是比较高档的餐厅,很有特色也不很贵☺推荐羊羔肉,吃好吃好吃好好吃好好吃~

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