Top 10 restaurants in Taipei, Taiwan

July 24, 2017 Venice Greaves

You can eat very well—and very cheaply—in Taipei. The restaurants may not look posh, but the quality of the food is superlative. And there’s a huge variety of restaurants—in addition to local Taiwanese specialties, you’ll find regional cuisines from all over China, as well as great Indian, Japanese and even Italian options. Just make sure to leave some room for snacks—street-vendor food here is addictive.
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1. Da Wan BBQ

1F, No.22, 177Ln., Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da_an Dist., Taipei 177, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Barbecue, Asian Dinner +886 2 2711 0179
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

Da Wan BBQ

Reviewed By Janli0104

A bit on the pricier side for Taiwan standard. But hey you paid for premium meat quality and experience.
All the staff were very friendly and professional. Appreciate how they wouldn’t push you to order more instead they would tell you to order later if needed

2. The Kitchen Table

10 Zhongxiao East Road, Sec. 5,Xinyi District, Taipei 110, Taiwan Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Japanese, European, Asian, Taiwanese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$314 - HK$518 +886 2 7703 8888
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Kitchen Table

Come take a seat at our kitchen table, where we've opened up a world of gourmet selections featuring favorites from around the world, so take your time to explore each taste in an all-day casual, cheerful and fun dining room. At our kitchen table, we've taken the city's "yin shi wen hua" - food culture - to the next level on the 10th floor of W Taipei, where we'll take your palate on a worldwide epicurean experience from breakfast to dinner. Famous for the stylish vacation décor with bright yellow and white hues showcasing the colorful ceramic "Chrysalis" butterfly installation on the walls and the delectable dishes around the world. The kitchen table also offers an ultimate tropical escape. The interactive open kitchen is where all the creativity and love for food comes from. The journey begins with a full breakfast buffet of delectable Western and Asian dishes to start your day. At lunch, indulge in fresh and light buffet. The extensive buffet at night is simply splendid. With th

Reviewed By bcheong - Singapore, Singapore

Not a fan of buffets but my partner is a big eater. W buffets in general are better than the rest, but it's still a buffet
Quantity and spread are ok - international, with some local flavors thrown in , like beef noodles and oyster pancake
The roast beef at the carving station was unfortunately not of great quality
Good service. And 15% discount for starwood members!

3. Yen Chinese Restaurant

No.10, Zhongxiao East Road, Section 5, Xinyi District | 31f, Taipei 110, Taiwan Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$275 - HK$1,358 +886 2 7703 8887
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 889 reviews

Yen Chinese Restaurant

Enjoy your journey to the "New Chinese Cuisine," welcomes to YEN, our destination restaurant on the 31st floor at W Taipei. It's Chinese gastronomy like you've never encountered before. From cooking alongside the masters of Cantonese culinary arts, our culinary team has infused classical dishes with stylish innovation to present breathtaking creations into groundbreaking interpretations - nouvelle Chinese cuisine. Reflecting the flavors of all regions in China, from fresh seafood, signature soups, delightful dim sum and sensational desserts to show off our Chinese epicurean expertise.

Reviewed By Heryanti - Singapore

My husband and I truly enjoyed our dinner here. As we had dietary restrictions, we requested for our meals to be prepared Meat and Alcohol free and they were able to accomodate to us. The wait staff were also attentive and helpful. The best dish IMO was the Lobster bisque noodles! The broth was full of umami and satisfying on a cold Taipei night. The Vegetable fried rice was delicious as well!

4. Woobar

10F, No.10, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District, Taipei 110, Taiwan Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Late Night, Drinks +886 2 7703 8887
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Woobar

Reviewed By TravelPEAK

Not many hotel bars are happening but you can rely on Woobar to bring in beautiful people!
Excellent cocktail and service also. I had a sore tummy so didn't end up drinking but a waiter was so kind to provide a cup of hot water. Very attentive!

5. Merlot Cafe & Bistro

No.32, Lane 76, Section 2, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$196 +886 961 396 399
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

Merlot Cafe & Bistro

Merlot Cafe & Bistro is a small but cozy restaurant located in the alley right next to the Gloria Prince Hotel near the corner of Minsheng E. Road and Linsen N. Road. We serve western and Italian cuisine and focus on using fresh ingredients to create "clean" flavors. We offer a nice selection of wine to compliment our food, have cold beers from different parts of the world, and some simple cocktails. Merlot Cafe & Bistro is quite small and can only accommodate 15~20 guests so making a reservation in advance is suggested. We are closed on Mondays. Stop by for a bite to eat and a drink, and chat with Bob in English. Bob is from California but has lived and worked in Taiwan now for 13 years.

Reviewed By jemmoore - Lyons, Colorado

Fantastic family owned Italian restaurant, the food is fresh, inspired, and made with love. The proprietors, Bob and Vicky make every meal a treat, and are incredibly welcoming. They have a great selection of wines, the knowledge to recommend the right one, and a flair for the original. Little known fact, they also have a great whiskey selection too! Ask for the chef's special and you won't be dissapointed.

6. Mayur Indian Kitchen MIK-1

350-5, sec 1, Keelung Road | opposite Grand Hyatt hotel, Taipei 110, Taiwan Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pakistani, Indian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$118 +886 2 2720 0011
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mayur Indian Kitchen MIK-1

Mayur Indian kitchen Restaurant - a beautiful home style Indian restaurant with an open kitchen situated just opposite the Grand Hyatt and Taipei City hall on Renai and Keelung road intersection. We offer a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine, with special weekend cuisine. We believe in serving the best to our guest, so we would love to listen your choice, likes and dislikes. M.I.K.also provides customized cuisine restaurant apart from our versatile menu. See live cooking just in front of you.

Reviewed By Patrick D

Visited this restaurant for dinner whilst in Taipei as on trip advisor it called out as vegan options available which it does have. However by chance when ordering the naan bread the waitress said that the naan was not vegan even though on the page it says all naans are vegan but thanks to her for pointing it out.
Food is really tasty, a good level of spiciness and full of flavour definitely recommend people to try this one.

7. Balle Balle Indian Restaurant

No.12 Guangfu North Road, Songshan District, Taipei 105, Taiwan Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$16 - HK$141 +886 2 2570 7265
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 584 reviews

Balle Balle Indian Restaurant

Punjabi Indian Cuisine with a wide variety of Tandoori Snacks, Main Courses in Vegetarian & Non Vegetarians. We offer tasty Indian food with friendly service. Healthy Fresh Indian Cuisine using finest ingredients and freshest products. Owner of Balle Balle Indian Restaurant & Bar opened the restaurant with the Intention of providing Ethnic Indian Punjabi Cuisine. Mr.Kant has assembled a highly skilled team of chefs representing Punjabi Cuisine from India. This is an intimate restaurant extending over a ground floor and basement floor for inviting private room for parties and events. If you are looking for fine dining with great ambiance and formal service with high cost to match look else where, We Assure to serve good Indian food, lightning fast service and budget friendly. Located in the Heart of City. On Intersection Of Bade Road & Guang fu North road. Walk able distance of 5 to 8 Mins from Sun yat Sen memorial Hall Exit 5. Check out for Photos for Dishes & Name card with Chinese address.

Reviewed By Bacinac - Santa Clara, California

We came with a party of 10. The proprietor paid special attention to us and made some fabulous recommendations.
We were traveling with vegetarians so Indian food seemed like a good choice. There were plenty of veg and non veg options on the menu.
Our favorite veg dishes included a potato cake with a bean type of sauce as an appetizer. Pleasantly spicy-really opened up the appetite. An eggplant dish was also particularly good-our vegetarians were pleasantly surprised to see it offered.
As far as non veg goes we particularly enjoyed a shrimp plate, a grilled lamb roll and chicken tikka masala.
If you ever travel with vegetarians to Asia, as a compromise you end up eating a lot of Italian or they end up eating salads while you try the local cuisine.
Indian food was a perfect solution. And Balle Balle was a perfect choice. Check it out next time you are in Taipei.

8. Mayur Indian kitchen

Minsheng East Road No. 103 | Sec.3, Songshan district, Taipei 105, Taiwan Delivery, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$196 +886 2 2715 5277
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 718 reviews

Mayur Indian kitchen

Classic Mayur Indian Kitchen also known as MiK-2 is one of the branch of the chain of Mayur Indian Kitchen restaurants in Taipei. It is one of the biggest and finest Indian restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan which allows it's guests for BYOB just by paying corkage charges. It occupies more then 50 guests at one time and serves fine Indian cuisine. MiK-2 has most versatile Indian menu in Taipei which contains all the major Indian cuisines of India and popular for serving Idli, Dosa and Sambhar (South Indian cuisine in Taipei) The average price is NTD four hundred to NTD eight hundred per person without alcohol and also serves Business lunch for NTD two hundred forty nine only! It provides free Wi-fi & newspapers for all guests. Mayur Indian Kitchen also provides free home Delivery and catering services in Taipei, Taiwan depends upon guests request. The timings and other major details with Google maps are available on it's website, for discounts or festival offer, please check our facebook page.

Reviewed By Zues1020 - Kuala Lumpur

As Asian or Malaysian customer, we know better about spices. We been invaded and colonized by many colonial power before because of spices in our country. So don't tell me your few curry dishes that you provided to my clients and I were different. The food not that great. Taste for all 3 curries that you served were same and lame. All 22 of us not included my driver, my local tour guide and myself have a same thought. If i am alone felt that way it could be my tongue have a problem, but all of us. More disappointed when 3 of us were served with pack food, while all of my customers sitting at best serving table arrangements even the service was very slow. I know I am on duty here as a tour leader and not paying same package price with my customers then that kind of treat may ok with me even this is my first experience been given such food. local tour guide told me that the menu choose may not correct as per book by our land operators but as professional and well experience restaurants with expert,it is not acceptable. It was our last meals in Taiwan. After all great food served at others this one was absolutely spoiled my tour reputation. We even been told that if by any new walking customers came in we will be chased out as the restaurant was fully booked. Why u have to treat us like that. Coach driver,tour guide and tour leader who brought customers to u are your clients too u know. Infact we can promote u better if service given is good. But seems my efforts to pay about additional dishes Which is fish curry still not up to expectations I gave up. My clients even gave bad comments about this last restaurant and they saw what we ate that night. Yes we are working and maybe not pay our meals there. But we are tourism players too. Who related to this hospitality industry and waking on a same shoes with yours.

9. French Windows

No. 3, Aly. 18, Ln. 31, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist, Taipei 110, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$165 +886 2 2766 9663
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

French Windows

French Windows Taipei is our first British Tea House inspire property—where a legendary 300 years’ tea brand “Twinings” superior tea experience awaits. You’ll find seasonal and artisanal tea varieties in our Tea Library, its stock with more than 200 different teas from the world, served by fine tea specialists. When tea time strikes in Taipei, locals and visitors alike love French Windows for a classic British Afternoon Tea under the iconic "Golden Age" -inspired brass chandeliers. Stunning triple-tier towers filled with a delicious assortment of sweet and savory treats grace French Windows tables daily. Spoil yourself with our seasonal à la carte menu, featuring classic dishes, signature spaghetti, ideal for power lunches or a light, sophisticated dinner. Choose from a fine selection of international cuisine, from hearty Italian meals to Continental favorites and Asian specialties.

Reviewed By ericcV9471VD

我非常驚訝台北有這麼棒的餐廳。我先吃了下午茶 所有的甜點都是現做 非常的棒 環境非常的好 我都忘了時間又繼續吃Pasta 非常建議的一個好地方。 I think this is the best place for both fine dinning and tea time in Taipei. All the sweets are fresh made and pasta is also one of the dish I try today. And the quality can really compete with the 5 star hotel. But next time will try something difference One more thing. The service is excellent.

10. Host Shabu(Pot cooking)

No.28, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist | Bellavita 4F, Taipei 110, Taiwan Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$212 - HK$777 +886 2 2723 9222
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 594 reviews

Host Shabu(Pot cooking)

The most fresh and luxurious cuisine. Loyal to ingredients. To create a comfortable dining environment Carefully serve every guest.

Reviewed By Johnny C

Tried the Host Shabu restaurant. We had the beef, pork and seafood set.
The service was great, with server helping with the food to put into the hotpot. Also the order was important. We had the seafood first. After we finish then we have beef and pork. Afterwards we top it off with congee made from the soup, rice, egg, and seaweed. Delicious !
Finally a food plate, ice cream and red bean soup.
Although a bit pricy, but a very memorable experience.

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