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

August 3, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

One of Taiwan's oldest cities and the former capital, Tainan is a modern city of commerce and trade, history and culture. It is also a religious center, with more than a thousand temples (including Taiwan’s first Confucian temple) plus frequent festivals and parades. Visit Guohua Street to sample Taiwanese specialties and local markets. Discover Taiwan’s people and past at The National Museum of History. Chimei Museum includes beautiful gardens and a private collection of art and musical instruments.
Things to do in Tainan

1. Corner Steak House

No 12. Lane 22, Da Shuie Rd., Tainan 701, Taiwan Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards American, International, Steakhouse, European Lunch, Dinner +886 6 275 4321
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Corner Steak House

CORNER STEAK HOUSE The best choice for steak restaurant.

Reviewed By Chee Peng N - Singapore, Singapore

Order Boston lobster and medium done Angus steak. The lobster is very fresh. Good to be eaten by itself or with their prepared cheese source. The steak was tender and goes well with the rose sea salt. Generally the price well is reasonable considering the...More感謝您的光臨,對我們來說,顧客的認同就是對Corner Steak House(轉角餐廳)最高的肯定與鼓勵,讓我們能夠更有自信地持續為顧客提供一流的服務與餐飲,在此期待您的下次蒞臨! Many thanks for your appreciation. We look forward to see you again soon.

2. A Yu Fresh Beef Shabu Shabu

No. 525, Sec. 1, Zhongzheng Rd., Rende Dist, Tainan, Taiwan Takeout Asian, Fusion, Taiwanese Lunch, Dinner +886 6 266 8816
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

A Yu Fresh Beef Shabu Shabu

Reviewed By Po-Han C

The price is a little bit expensive but the beef hot pot is definitely the best in Tainan city. They offer four different kinds of beef and each of them provides very different flavor.
The owner of the restaurant would stand by your desk and watch if you cook the beef properly. Sometimes it's annoying.
There is a free parking lot nearby the restaurant. We will come here again.
The beef hot pot here is very good. You may have to wait for 30-60 mins during dinner time.

3. Chamonix Teppanyaki (Tainan Gongyuan S. Branch)

No. 379, Gongyuan S. Rd., North Dist, Tainan 704, Taiwan Reservations Dinner +886 6 220 1698
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

Chamonix Teppanyaki (Tainan Gongyuan S. Branch)

Reviewed By nicki2303

If you are in Tainan you have to go here. For just over $1000 dollars you get the most incredible 6 courses and drink. I had the amuse bouche, french onion soup, the beef salad, fillet steak, lemon sorbet, the passion fruit and chocolate pudding and the pineapple smoothie and they were all amazing. The staff were so lovely and the service was impeccable. One of the best meals I have ever eaten.

4. Wen Zhang Beef Soup

No. 590, Anping Rd., Anping Dist, Tainan, Taiwan Takeout, Outdoor Seating Asian, Taiwanese, Soups, Chinese, Fusion Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +886 6 228 4626
Excellent
49%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Wen Zhang Beef Soup

Reviewed By Flat_Planet - New York City, New York

I did a day long self guided walking tour of Anping and finished at Jianshi Park. Just east of the park on Anping I noticed a line going into a restaurant so I tried it and was served beef soup. It was excellent! The staff spoke limited English but they were happy to help me. When I got back to the hotel and showed them the pictures of where I ate they laughed and said this is favorite of locals and this is considered a Tainan specialty! And it clean and inexpensive.

5. Tan Zuo Ma Li Grill & Japanese Restaurant Tainan

No. 796, Zhonghua Rd., Yongkang Dist, Tainan, Taiwan Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Grill, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +886 6 203 5599
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Tan Zuo Ma Li Grill & Japanese Restaurant Tainan

Reviewed By Jonathan H - Tainan, Taiwan

Those who say this is the best in Tainan have not been to many places in Tainan, I would imagine. The service was OK, the food below par, and the prices make this a poor value. There are much better places to go, including the step-cousin restaurant to this one, 炭比里多.

6. A Tang Salty Rice Congee

No. 728, Sec. 1, Ximen Rd., West Central Dist, Tainan, Taiwan Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Taiwanese, Soups, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +886 6 213 2572
Excellent
41%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

A Tang Salty Rice Congee

Reviewed By Joelin W

Popular local breakfast place. This tasty salted congee is flavored with fresh ingredients like mackerel and milk fish (local delicacy) with crispy garlic. Porridge is not like the creamy, thick and mushy grains type. It's firmer and soupy, more like a traditional TeoChew porridge. I will definitely recommend you to try it out.

7. Chamonix Teppanyaki (Tainan Yonghua Branch)

No.129, Sec. 2, Yonghua Rd., Anping District | Tainan Yonghua Branch, Tainan 708, Taiwan Reservations Dinner, Lunch +886 6 295 0707
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Chamonix Teppanyaki (Tainan Yonghua Branch)

Reviewed By Kitty C

We were supposed to go to Taiwanese restaurant recommended by the hotel...
After checking around in the same area, we decided to come to this teppanyaki restaurant, one of the top ranking restaurant at trip advisor! Basically is set menu with quite a lot of choices each cause specially on the main! I chose seafood for the main and it came with one whole fish, prawn and 2 oysters... With totally 5-6 courses... We were very satisfied and the bill was not expansive at all!!

8. Cafe at Far Eastern-Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel

No.89 W. Sec., Daxue Rd., East Dist, Tainan 701, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Bar, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +886 6 702 8888
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 242 reviews

Cafe at Far Eastern-Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel

Reviewed By Preston Young S - Austin, United States

Excellent choice...great food, everything freshly prepared to your liking. Awesome chef's capable of meeting the needs of the most critical customers.

9. Jade Buffet Restaurant

No.1, Chenggong Rd., West Central Dist | Hotel Tainan, Tainan 700, Taiwan Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese Dinner +886 6 228 9101
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 443 reviews

Jade Buffet Restaurant

Reviewed By Pathfinder889 - Rancho Cucamonga, California

They have a large variety of food. The food is decent quality and is fresh. It is hard to find parking so take a taxi over there.

10. ikki (Rende Zhongshan Branch)

No.777, Zhongshan Rd., Rende Dist., Tainan City 717, Tainan 71742, Taiwan Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +886 6 249 5222
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

ikki (Rende Zhongshan Branch)

Reviewed By Jerome R

It's a single set meal with 5 courses but it was done very well and with a skill and nuance that was surprising in the small city that's Tainan. Very much enjoyed every course especially the starter kettle soup, the white fish salad and the rice dish with chicken soup. Great service too - the front desk lady very helpfully called us a cab as it was late.

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